• 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?

Captain Stobo

After the battle at Fort Necessity, hostage Captain Stobo was held by the French at Fort Duquesne. Given some freedom, he drew a map of the fort and had an Indian smuggle it to the British. The map was captured by the French and Stobo tried for treason. He was found guilty but managed to escape.