Prince William Forest Park

Just about 35 miles from Washington DC lies an area that was once used to teach new spies their trade.
Prince William Forest Park was used by the predecessor of the CIA, what was then known as the Office of Strategic services for a training facility for spies during the years of World War II.
Today you can sleep in the same cabin where a spy for the war effort learned how be a spy.

Old Bridge in Prince William Forest Park

Nestled between to other National Parks, that of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Prince William Forest Park is equipped with cabins, campgrounds, and is the perfect place to stay when you want to visit washington DC but you really don’t want to stay within the confines of the city.

Within Prince William Forest Park you can hike the nine miles along the Quantic Creek South Fork, or ride a bicycle to the old fire roads and find what remains of the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine.

Fools Gold, or pyrite as it is more correctly called, because it was so plentiful and had such a great content of sulphur, was mined here to be used in multiple products, including soap and light bulbs.

YOu might also choose to camp here, spending the night in one of the cabins and fishing early in the morning or wandering through the nearly fifteen thousand acres of woods and forested areas to get some of the best bird watching or photographs that you can possibly get.

Prince William Forest Park boast about 40 miles of hiking trails, with over 20 miles of bike roads or trails as well as four campgrounds and over 100 cabins for your rental.

Prince William Forest park also offers campfire programs, or you might visit with the park rangers to learn about the flora and fauna, or attend one of the park movies.

Whether you want to relax in a quiet cabin, hike the multiple available trails to view the wildlife or simply picnic and get away from it all, Prince William Forest Park has a great deal to offer the wilderness fan.

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