Date of Stay: July, 2005
What a beautiful campground! The sites are large, shaded and seperated by a wooded area for privacy. There is a pool, spa, and a lake for fishing. These however are the only amenities that this campground offers. We stayed Thursday through Sunday and there were no weekend shows, dinners or anything as other posts had stated. As posted before, there are still no further activity for kids. The clubhouse has a kitchen area, TV, and dining room table. They had rented it out for a birthday party, so we felt a little uncomfortable sitting around. There are no games in the clubhouse, or activities for the kids. There is no store at the campground and the closest grocery store is about 15 miles away. The ampitheater only runs during certain seasons and it was closed while we were here. It along with the lake are actually located just outside the campground, same property but you have to leave the campground to get to them, which is a very long walk. There are no grills or firepits on the sites. There are a few community, or first come first serve firepits throughout the campground. We also had to rent one of their 50 amp adaptors as we lost power at about 3:00 am in the middle of July with the a/c going out. Ugh! It is a very relaxing campground. We visited some of surrounding springs and between that, the pool, fishing poles and bikes my kids had a great time and we relaxed. So we will return!!
Date of Stay: July, 2005
The park is very wooded and clean. The sites were huge and most appeared to be seperated from each other with a thick wooded area. There were picnic tables at every site. There were no grills or fire pits at the sites. There are a couple of "community" or first come first serve firepits. You can't really see the theater, it is just outside the entrance of the CG as well as is the lake, so we drove or rode bikes to the lake. The other posts were correct in that there are not a lot of kid activities, actually there are no activities other than the pool and the lake. There is a clubhouse with a gym but there is nothing in the clubhouse except a TV and kitchen area with a dining room table. Thankfully, my kids are happy with a pool and bikes, plus we visited a few of the beautiful springs in the area. The CG is out of the way and nice and quiet. We will definitely return.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
As noted earlier anyone can find anything wrong with anyplace. I was born in South Florida and lived here for all 37 years, I have stayed at Fort Wilderness 100+ times, however our last few experiences have changed our minds as to where we will be staying. We arrived @ 9pm with no one at the gate to register us, or tell us we needed to come inside, all signs stated pull forward, we were met by security at the first gate who failed to tell us to go inside. 15 minutes of sitting they finally came out and asked us if we wanted to set the camper up in the drive thru! We registered and were supposed to be in the same loop as 5 other campers, guaranteed with an additioal cost to us, didn't happen. We were told to set up our Pop-Up and move in the morning which was unacceptable. They finally decided to give us a cabin which was nice but everything was packed in the Pop-Up. While waiting for this we moved out of the drive thru and watched a man pull his 5th Wheel thru the drive thru. We were standing there with 2 Disney employees as the man drove into a hanging sign putting a hole in the roof of his camper and almost removing his A/C unit. Neither Disney employee said a word, we the guests had to stop him. While there we went to the Trading Post and were followed as though we were common criminals, we confronted the clerk and she acknowledged our complaint. They were tailing my 3 year old daughter. Other than that we had fun!