Prince William Forest Park Site Pass

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park is the largest greenspace in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Established in 1936 as Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area on reclaimed farmland. It opened as a youth summer camp during the Great Depression, and later as a training facility for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to the CIA) during World War II. The park is approximately 15,000 acres of forested land and hosts large sections of north and south forks of Quantico Creek. Today visitors enjoy the natural solitude of 37 miles of hiking trails, 21 miles of bicycling roads, traditional camping, and historic cabin camping. For more information visit 

Do you already own a pass? Prince William Forest Park honors the Interagency annual and lifetime passes that are valid at multiple national park and federal sites. Passes include American the Beautiful annual pass, Senior Lifetime and annual pass (Golden Age), Military pass (including active duty and dependents, Veterans and Gold Star family passes), 4th grade pass, and Access pass (Golden Access). If you own one of these passes you DO NOT need to purchase a digital site pass. 

Prince William Forest Park requires all visitors to pay an entrance fee. 

You are purchasing a digital site pass that is valid only for weekly or annual entrance fees at Prince William Forest Park.

Pass details to help determine which pass to purchase:

Please be prepared to show your site pass on your mobile device (or printed on paper) and photo ID to NPS staff upon request. 

The person whose name is on the pass must be present for the pass to be valid.

Entrance passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, will not be replaced if lost or stolen and will be void if altered or reproduced.

Are you visiting multiple parks? Upon arrival at Prince William Forest Park you may purchase Interagency annual and lifetime passes that allow entry at multiple national parks and federal lands. For information about other pass options, please visit the 'Buy a Pass' page or compare the passes at the USGS Pass Store: 

Passholders are not required to display the pass in their vehicle while visiting the park. Those entering the park in vehicles, walking in, or on bicycles or motorcycles should carry the pass with them and be prepared to present it to NPS staff upon request.