Camping at Oak Ridge Campground, Prince William National Forest, VA

Oak Ridge Campground is in Prince William County, Virginia--part of the Prince William National Forest.  This campground is very nice and can accommodate RVs up to 32 feet.  There are no hookups, all sites are primitive.  The park has bathhouses with hot showers and potable water available.  The sites are fairly level.  There are 100 sites in this park to accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.  There are 33 tent only sites, but the others can mostly accommodate either one. There are walking paths that are unpaved, but easy to navigate.

Oak Ridge SiteSite B19
campfireCampfire Site B19
CampsiteWray relaxing at our site

We were at site B19.  It was close to the bathhouse, and we found it to be a very nice, private spot.  There is no dump station in this park.  Cell phone reception was pretty good (as you can see above--lol). They didn’t have firewood for sale, but you could use dead wood that is lying around the campground.  You are not allowed to cut down any trees or use any power tools. This campground is closed from December 1 and re-opens on March 1. 

The Prince William Forest Park is open year-round. You can cross-country ski or snowshoe in the park during the winter!

One of the best things of this particular campground is its location.  It is an easy day trip to Washington, DC, since it takes less than an hour to get there.  It was also convenient to the National Marine Museum and cemetery.

Marine MuseumMe in front of the National Marine Museum
DisplayWorld War era display
World War carrierWorld War era carrier
Vietnam era

The Museum is spectacular!  The structure of the building itself is very unusual and recognizable as you travel on I95!  It holds many military artifacts from the different wars. 

As you enter the building, you see the reason the ceiling is so high!  There is a full-sized Vietnam era helicopter hanging from the ceiling.  It is quite impressive! They have an extensive collection of artifacts representing the wars over the years that the Marines participated in.

I was in awe and appreciative of our military!  The museum is free and definitely worth a visit!  

Overall, this was a great trip!  We had some rainy weather, but there is enough to do and visit that the rain was not an issue!  I do recommend this campground.  It is peaceful, relaxing, and convenient to different attractions!