Prince William Forest Park


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Prince William Forest Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).
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Prince William Forest Park

Address:18100 Park Headquarters Rd
Triangle, VA 22172

Phone:703-221-7181
Fax:703-221-3258
Web: www.nps.gov/prwi/
Size: 16,003 acres.
Established: Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area transferred from Resettlement Administration on November 14, 1936; changed to Prince William Forest Park on June 22, 1948.
Location:In northeast Virginia, 32 miles south of Washington, DC, and 22 miles north of Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Exit 150.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, hiking trail, playing fields. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Prince William is the greatest expanse of a Piedmont forest in the National Park System and the largest natural park in the metropolitan Washington area. It includes a major portion of the Quantico Creek watershed.

See other parks in Virginia.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The federal government decided to retain Chopawamsic, renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, as a unit of the National Park System because it was the first RDA opened for public use, and its proximity to Washington made it a convenient model for officials to visit and show off.

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