• 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?

Stagecoach

In 1848 Robert S. McDowell counted 133 wagons pulled by six-horse teams pass along the National Road in one day. He took “no notice of as many more teams of one, two, three four and five horses.” Thomas Searight remembered as many as 20 stagecoaches in a line at one time on the road.