Camp Joseph is being transferred to another organization and reservations are no longer being taken by the Laurel Highlands Council.
Ten acres of pristine woodlands located along the Forbes Road (Route 30) on top of Allegheny Mountain just west of the Bedford and Somerset County line. Gifted to the Penn's Woods Council, BSA by Martha Frazier in memory of her son, Joseph C. Eastwood, in 1976.
Camp Joseph has two primitive camp sites. The camp sites are a short distance from Fort Duart and other historical sites that make the camp an ideal location for either a day hike or for overnight camping. Allegheny Hawk Watch is also near by. No potable water is availabe at Camp Joseph.
With break-taking views of the surrounding country side, the area is great for hiking in any season.
Directions to Camp Joseph
The council's best kept secret! There is a gravel township road (Fleegle Road, TR814) West of the s-curve (just West of the Somerset/Bedford county line) near Grand View on Route 30. Turn north (the only way you can go) onto the gravel/paved/gravel road and drive about 1.2 miles. Watch for a sign on the left (West) of the road that says In Memoriam of Joseph C. Eastwood. Back up about 50 feet and on the left you'll see a track where vehicles have driven up into the woods. Drive in there about 100 yards into the woods, you'll see the fire pit, stack of firewood, and a water pump, etc. That's the camp.
Forbes Road and Historic Trails Program
Click here for the flyer on the Historic Trails Program.