Date of Stay: June, 2012
We last stayed here in 2010 and Hurricane Irene really did a number on this park, however the owners are working hard to get it back up. Beautiful new pool - very large with water slides, snack shop (we didn't eat there but prices looked average). Our site was a back-in on the ocean side - great site! The only improvement we aren't fans of was the bathrooms. The stalls are individual with shower/sink/toilet. So if you just need to use the toilet you may be waiting awhile for someone taking a shower. We prefer the shower stalls separate from the toilets. Also I don't like using a shower after someone has just taken the "walk of shame". Dairy Queen is across the street and Lisa's Pizza is just down the street - both are good. Will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
We chose this campground for it closeness to the historical sites of Monticello, Michie Tavern, Montpelier and Waltons Mountain - also a close drive to downtown Charlottesville. The layout of this campground is a little bizarre and some of the sites are odd shaped to say the least. The pool is in need of work but it is over 40 years old and according to management is up for repair in the next year or so. Pool was very clean and our only real concern was the weeds around the outside fence as we saw a snake chasing a frog around the pool area one day. The bathrooms are new and very clean - laundry very clean also. There is a nature trail to an otter pond which also needs some trail cutting back for easier walking. I believe the new owners are slowly working on all these issues and will soon have this campground up to where it should be. Campground itself was very quiet and not crowded during our stay.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Let me start by saying we have camped here many times before and really enjoyed it. Not so much this time. I've got one work "stinkbugs". Not one or two - hundreds of thousands. One minute all was fine and then we looked out and noticed a fair amount of bugs swarming around the camp. Gradually they began making there way into our pop up camper until it was basically filled with stinkbugs. We had no choice but to dismantle camp and crank down our camper (full of the stinkbugs) and go home. The campground loop host was like "oh yeah, no big deal, I have em in my trailer too - it's that time of year and they're looking to hibernate". A bug warning on the state park website might have been helpful. Hundreds of stinkbugs in your camper - not an enjoyable weekend. We drove home and began emptying out the camper and van of supplies. We bug bombed the pop up and the next day vacuumed out hundreds of dead carcasses. It was like a family vacation nightmare. The air conditioner vent and spare tire cover were encased in stinkbugs. It was like nothing I've ever seen before. So be warned if you plan to camp here in the fall - that it's a stinkbug paradise. The one night we did stay before the invasion - the restrooms were full of the bugs - walls, ceilings, etc... We will definitely camp here again - but never in the fall.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We stayed here for 6 nights and paid $93 with a KOA card: 3rd row from the dune. We had great beach access with steps right over the dune. Someone mentioned they had chairs available so you didn't need your own: this was not the case when we were there. Many items weren't available after Aug 20th which we didn't know. Activities for the kids were limited. The pool slide was closed most of the time: by closed I mean padlocked. Someone would come and open it for maybe 30 minutes and then it would be locked up again. Why? It wasn't crowded and there were few kids. I, as well as other campers just couldn't figure it out. They had a kiddie train which they ran 2 nights we were there. One day they put up a giant slip-n-slide. They do have a nice playground and pillow-type trampoline. The mini-golf was closed the whole week. The campstore was pretty well-stocked with the usuals and they did have a computer you could use with a 10-minute limit per person. Dogs were out of control! Dogs were doing there business everywhere on all sites. Some owners picked up and some didn't. There was a dog walking area: but they still walked dogs on other's sites. There is a dog playground. Showers and bathrooms were amazingly clean: some of the best I've ever seen. There are outdoor showers for rinsing off sand prior to going inside which is great. Sites were typical beach sites: sand and full sun, however the beach access is great and that is why we stayed here. We would stay here again. The only reason I gave this a 9 was for the activites closing down, slide being closed and unruly pets.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We stayed in the "C" loop. Very shaded and quiet. As a previous review stated some sites are uneven between the pad and the ground so there's a lot of tripping. The campground loop host was nowhere to be found the 3 nights we were there. Bathrooms are clean, however, we only used the showers. Nice campground for a weekend trip close to home. We visited the Daniel Boone Homestead and Hopewell Furnace historical sites and recommend these as part of your trip.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This was our second time camping here, and it is fast becoming our favorite campground. We stayed in the 300 loop for 2 weeks. Spaces are close together, but we don't spend much time at the site when we're at Disney - mostly just sleep there. We rent a golf cart because it's too far to walk and adds to our Disney experience. Bathrooms were immaculate and bus service to the parks/other resorts was excellent. There was a lot of standing water between sites due to the heavy rains before we arrived. I've never seen so many skeeters in my life, but again that really isn't Disney's fault. My only suggestion might have been some evening mosquito spraying throughout the park. We did have one issue with the pool which has been upgraded with a new slide and it is great! We noticed a large group of 10 people camping out by the pool dressed in street clothes. Something was just "off" about them. They changed in the restroom to their suits - although some swam in their clothes and used the pool all afternoon. When they were done they showered at the pool rinse off shower by the hot tub - and by shower I mean used soap and shampoo. It was ridiculous and several people went to the lifeguards. Their response was laughing and saying, "We can't do anything about it". It was just so blatantly apparent that these visitors were not guests of the Fort. Next time I would contact Security myself and not deal with the lifeguards. We will stay here again because we love Disney and this campground.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
We visit this campground each fall for a getaway weekend before winter sets in. Centrally located to tourist attractions, restaurants and outlets. Nice playground and open field. The only things this campground lacks is a pool, but since we stay in the fall it's a mute point. Would recommend staying in the sites next to the cabins or in the field, especially if you have a big rig. Used AAA discount for a reduced rate. (800) 525-5605
Date of Stay: August, 2008
We spent the weekend here. Campground has 4 loops - some site with electric, none with water. Sites are very large and looked liked they would be great for tenters as there is so much room per site. Bathrooms are acceptable - we only used the shower as we have our own toilet. Took a hike and also used the pool - you have to drive there. It costs $7 on the weekend per person which was a little steep for our family of 4. It's very clean and huge, great for small kids especially. I believe there was a concessions stand there also, but we didn't use it. The pool is also for day groups as well so I think it can get crowded on the weekends, but again, it's a very large pool. There are boats you can rent at the lake and fishing as well. Nice camp and we actually plan to go back next weekend again.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
This was our first time in this campground. Some sites are full sun, ours was shaded which we had requested prior to arrival. All sites concrete pad. Pool was small but clean. It is a bit of a hike over the sand dune to get to the ocean. I believe there were 4 tent sites at the base. Bath houses were good, my only complaint is that the showers do not have an area for dressing. Once you shower you have to redress in the wet shower which can force you to be a bit of a contortionist. For this reason I gave this park a rating of 9. Very quiet park and clean. Family oriented. We got pizza from Lisa's Pizzeria and it was pretty good and close to the park.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
If you stay here, request a site that faces the field near the playground - you will have a shaded campsite and nice view. We stayed here 2 nights as our base for visiting the Lancaster area. Our site was nice, but not very level although this wasn't a problem. There is no pool which was OK since it was too cool for swimming, this may be an issue for summer campers. In the evening an Amish family came by each site with a cart that had tarts, pies and breads for sale - very nice touch. Didn't use the bathhouse, but checked it out and it was clean - 2 toilets and 2 showers. Overall a nice campground that is clean and quiet.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
First time visiting this park - we stayed in the Canadian section (Manitoba) which I would recommend as this area is a bit more spread out. Only hookup is electric, but there are water spouts available for filling up throughout the campground. Bathrooms in the campground were not very clean and we used our own toilet and shower. Quiet hours are 11pm-8am; however, they aren't enforced and the other campers were yelling, making noise, dogs barking until well after 12:30am. Short walk to the amusement park - the walk back is difficult (uphill) but there are shuttles available if you prefer. I've never seen so many dogs in a campground before and they are allowed in the amusement park as well. Amusement park didn't open until 11am and we are the type who like to get up and going early before the heat of the day. Park was crowded but lines were moving pretty fast. Food was good. More reasonably priced than most park foods and lots of variety. I recommend the Alamo for a nice sit-down full service meal (air conditioned)- we were $30 for a family of four. Bathrooms in the park were dirty and smelled. Would go again, but try the sister-campground of Lake Glory for it's full-hookup sites.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
I hope you love trains if you stay here! Beginning around 5PM they run about every 2 hours - doesn't seem too bad until around midnight and 3AM. The tent sites are literally only 20 feet from the tracks - on the other side of the campground is a well traveled road. We requested a full hookup site. We received a site with electric and water - no sewer because the person who handled our reservation decided we didn't need full-hookup. We have a tent trailer, but we do have a bathroom, which they didn't take into consideration. They provided us with a container for our gray water and an apology - this also meant no cable. The park is small, tight and crowded. The campground is a circle - the inner sites (which we were assigned) at one time were pull thrus for one trailer - now they are divided in half and basically you share a site with another trailer by backing up to each other. Sites were divided by thin wood railings and were gravel. Pool is the size of a large bathtub and with more than 6 people the pool is full and standing room only. There was a bus into Williamsburg but we didn't use it. Very small restrooms (2 showers, 2 toilets) but relatively clean, we opted to use our own. The only plus is it's convenient location to downtown Williamsburg and shops on Rt. 60.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
This was our first time at Fort Wilderness and I can't say enough positive things about this campground. The sites are tight but separated with trees. A park employee helped us park and then went across the street and helped someone else. Very Nice. We were in the 800 loop which I recommend for being close to pool, marina and food. Plan ahead and rent a golf cart - there is a charge, we paid about $300 for our entire trip, but it's well worth it and part of the fun. The bathrooms are very clean and nice. One bathhouse per loop with ice machine, phone and laundry facilities. Laundry had 4 washers and 8 dryers. Well stocked store for campers needs as far as food goes, but it's a resort so you will pay higher prices. Lots of rabbits, ducks, armadillos. Horses riding on site for a fee. This is a great campground even if you aren't doing the Disney parks.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
We stayed her overnight on our way to Orlando. Upon our arrival we immediately saw a small but very clean pool, with covered area for sitting out of the sun. After check-in we were escorted to our campsite and given a secluded and shady pull-through campsite, as requested. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Park very well kept and neat. Large pull throughs for big rigs.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Stayed in this park overnight while traveling home from Orlando. Called and requested a pull-through said and was told they had none so we were given a back-in site. We were given a tent site - and our popup trailer barely fit in the space. Our back bunk was about 2 inches from a tree and our front bunk was almost in the roadway. Our van had to be squeezed into the site. We noticed many pull through sites at this time but again at check-in we were told they had no pull throughs available. Campground backs up to a very nice, clean lake with fishing available to campers. Since our campsite was on the lakeside, other campers kept walking through our campsite to view the lake - they were literally walking right next to our door and windows. Our neighbors (who appeared to be 18-20 yrs old) arrived while we had gone out to fill up on gas. They had pitched their tent on our campsite directly under our back bunk along with their picnic table. We decided to let it go since we were only staying overnight. Very loud with kids and adults yelling and screaming until well past 11 p.m. Before bed we observed about 10 pull through sites still available. In the morning, our teenage neighbors awoke and promptly dumped all their leftover food from the night before on the ground - causing every duck in 10 miles to invade the area. While leaving we still saw 10 pull through sites still available even after we were told they had no pull-throughs. Clean bathrooms and showers. Small pool but we didn't bother to check it out. Would stay here again due to the convenient location, but this time insist on pull through site away from the lakeside.