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Prince William County
A rapidly growing suburban county just 30 minutes from the monuments of Washington, D.C., Prince William is home of Prince William Forest Park, a unit of the National Park Service and the capital region's largest natural area. Located here, too, is one of the Potomac's largest state parks, Leesylvania, as well as several other Potomac River marinas and recreational areas. Potomac-area communities include the scenic riverfront town of Occoquan (just west of the Occoquan River's confluence with the Potomac), Woodbridge, Dale City, Dumfries, and Triangle. Historic Manassas, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Gainesville lie in the western part of the county. Major attractions of Prince William County include the recently completed Nissan Pavilion at Stoneridge, a 25,000-seat outdoor amphitheater featuring top concert talent; Manassas National Battlefield, the site of the Civil War's first major land battle; and Potomac Mills, a huge discount shopping complex built along I-95 south of Woodbridge. The county is bounded by the Bull Run mountains to the west, Occoquan River to the north, the Potomac to the east, and Chopawamasic Creek to the south, the site of the Quantico Marine Base and the Corps' Air/Ground Museum.