LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS
Prince William Forest Park
Explore history and nature beneath the 15,000-acre forested canopy of Prince William Forest Park, a unit of the National Park Service. Prince William Forest Park is located just one mile from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, on Joplin Road (VA Rte 619).
In operation since 1936, Prince William Forest Park provides hiking and biking trails; picnicking and ranger programs; cabin, tent, and RV camping; and a peaceful oasis away from city lights. Its close proximity to Washington, D.C., and wide variety of overnight accommodations make Prince William Forest Park an ideal place to visit. Hike on 37 miles of hiking trails, and bike on 21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads and trail. Along the way, you can stand at the doorstep of the remnants of the historical Taylor family farmhouse, search for birds with a ranger, or crisscross scenic Quantico Creek. A visiting family can stay in a cabin, pitch a tent at the Oak Ridge Campground, or set up an RV at Travel Trailer Village. Large groups can rent an entire historic cabin camp for 70 to 200 people.
To find out more, contact the visitor center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 703-221-7181 or visit the park´s website at www.nps.gov/prwi.
Locust Shade Park
This family-oriented 290-acre wooded park is located directly next door to the Marine Corps Heritage Center. It features an 8-acre lake for boating and fishing (no Virginia State fishing license required for children age 16 yrs and under), 8 picnic pavilions perfect for reunions, a Golf Center with a 25-station driving range and 18 holes of miniature golf, a 7-station batting cage, 2 horseshoe pits, and a 400-seat Amphitheater scheduled with family entertainment. There is a 3,200-foot fitness trail and a 2-mile-long nature/hiking trail. Locust Shade Park is the perfect spot to relax, refresh, and renew with family and friends. For more information, call 703-221-8579 or visit our website at www.pwcparks.org.
Forest Greens Golf Club
Originally part of a land transfer from the “Federal Lands to Parks” program, along with Locust Shade Park, this back-to-nature 18-hole golf course is located only minutes from the Marine Corps Heritage Center, in Dumfries, VA. Amid the pine-lined fairways and cart paths at Forest Greens, you feel as if you're playing through a national park and not at a course near metro hustle and hubbub. A round at this course, designed by renowned Hilton Head architect Clyde Johnston, is truly an incredible value. The course has a beautiful clubhouse at which you can get assistance with indoor catering needs. It´s no wonder we´ve earned four stars from Golf Digest and have been rated as a must-play course by Golfstyle magazine. We know it's going to be a must-play for you, too. For more information, please call (703) 221-0123 or visit our website at www.forestgreens.com