Prince William Forest

Scale : 1" = 1,000' with 2x vertical exaggeration

Size : 44" x 62"

Photo by : Gunnar Rauda

Prince William Forest is 15,000 acres of natural land reserved in the rapidly developing Washington DC area. There is plenty of room to escape by camping, hiking, bicycling in the large park. The park was partially developed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s and has the distinction of being used as a training camp during World War II for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the spy agency that preceded the CIA.

The topographic scale model of Prince William Forest is exaggerated vertically to emphasize the terrain to make visitors more aware of features in the park. Countless trails and creek areas are detailed on this beautifully hand-painted terrain map.