Fort Necessity NB does not have a public campground. There are a number of public and private campgrounds near Fort Necessity National Battlefield.
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?
The nine swivel guns Washington brought on the Fort Necessity campaign each weighed just under one hundred pounds. They shot half pound balls about an inch and half indiameter.