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PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST NATIONAL PARK                              703-221-7181
18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA  22172   

DIRECTIONS: I-95, Exit 150-B.  Entrance is 1/4 mile West on Rte 619.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The park has over 17,000 acres of woodlands and watershed and offers naturalist programs, 37 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center and five types of camping.  The Pine Grove Forest Trail is paved but does have steep grades which would require assistance for persons in wheelchairs.  It is 2/10 miles long.

Encompassing more than 12,000 acres of woodlands, streams, ponds, and scenic trails, this park is the largest nature area in the National Park Service's Washington Capital Region. Offering a RV park, cabins, and both primitive and developed camping sites. The park features extensive nature trails, an abandoned mine and numerous sites of cultural, geological, and historical interest.

Link to video about the park and what it has to offer.

PARKING:  5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces, located Visitor Center and Picnic Area.  RV parking.

ENTRANCE TO VISITOR CENTER:  Approximately 1 mile inside park.  4 exterior steps, each 6 in. in height.  Handrails on left and right.  Ramps provided.  Glass entry doors, 33 in. wide, easily open out with  clearly marked metal handle located 36 in. above floor. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Visitor Center, campgrounds and picnic areas.  Doors 33 in. wide, open out.  Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for a lateral transfer.  Turns to enter.  Sink height 31 in. Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate menor women.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are amplified audio units,  on “Pine Grove Forest Trail,” push-button automated, describes forest.  Indoor/outdoor FM loop.  Call to request.

For guests with visual disabilities, there is a touch table with tactile items in the visitor center. Link to audio described video about the park.

PICNIC AREAS:  Located at Pine Grove and Telegraph Road.  Picnic areas have 2 tables for guests in wheelchairs, 29 in. high.  The aisles are 48 in.  The paths are asphalt, grass and dirt. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles are 35 in. wide, and counters are 32 in. high.  Clerks  assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

CAMPSITES:  Oak Ridge Campground, numerous campsites and the restroom located at the B-loop is wheelchair-accessible (complete with shower facilities). The amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible. Open Mar to Nov. Reservations are required in B and C loops from late April - Oct 31. Link to reservation site. Each site has a picnic table, parking slip, grill and lantern post. Camping fee.

Turkey Run Ridge Campground, the restroom, campsites and parking areas are wheelchair-accessible.Cabin Camp 1, numerous buildings are wheelchair-accessible. Open all year round. Each site has a picnic table, grill/fire pit, parking area and lantern post. Restrooms feature sinks and flush toilets (no showers). Camping fee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Credit cards accepted at Gift Shop MC and V.  Hours of operation are sunrise to sunset.  Admission  free to persons with disabilities.  Golden Access Pass available.

Visitor Center open Mar 1 to Oct 31 daily 9-5; Nov 1 to Feb 28 daily 8-4. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays.


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