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  • 10 Meters


Prince William ForestĀ (DZ08), is a 15,000 acre forest with 37 miles of trails and 21 miles of road. The forest is located about 30 miles south of Washington, DC right off interstate 95 next door to Quantico.

Prince William Forest Map

Activation Dates:

January 6th, 2016: 10 contacts with PSK31; 10W

January 10th, 2016: 18 contacts with 20m SSB Phone; 10W

February 1st, 2016: 12 contacts with 20m SSB Phone; 1 contact via PSK31; 10W

*Mobile operation

Prince William NP

At this point, I have activated the park twice and found it to be an easy activation. Once I arrived and paid my entrance fee (note: the entrance fee is good for 1 week, which I took advantage of), I found a nice spot near the pond and operated my mobile setup.

Prince William NP

An interesting feature of the park is that the scenic loop road is divided into a path for both cars and bikers/walkers. When I was visiting there was zero traffic and made for nice walk thru the park. The park also has some nice primitive camping sites that would be fun to explore as well.


Prince William Forrest