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?
When James Sampey, the tavern keeper at the Mount Washington Tavern, died he had eight children ranging from an infant to a 24 year old. His wife, Rebecca, took over the operation of the tavern. Thomas Searight noted that “in many instances widows kept the best taverns along” the National Road.