• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Camping

Fort Necessity NB does not have a public campground. There are a number of public and private campgrounds near Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

Download a list of nearby campgrounds here.

In addition, Heritage Reservation, the main camp of the Greater Pittsburgh Council, BSA is located about five miles from Fort Necessity National Battlefield. For other camping in the area, visit the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau. This is the official tourism promotion agency of Fayette County.

For a group to camp within the park, they must first acquire a special use permit. A $50 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application form for the application to be considered. If the permit is approved and issued, additional fees may be charged to recover costs incurred by the National Park Service for administering the permitted activity.

Did You Know?

Painting of Washington and The Half King

George Washington’s ally, Seneca chief Tanacharison-also known as The Half King, complained that Washington “was a good-natured man but had no experience.” When referring to the fort the Half King said Washington “made no Fortifications at all, but that little thing upon the Meadow.”