Whittier, North Carolina

Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park

Whittier, North Carolina



Whittier, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 497-9331

Sites: 129
Recent Rate: $35 6/2015

Latitude: 35.439309522128
Longitude: -83.331663608551

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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D20Nomads

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

-Check in- Ok, manager smokes inside of the office, if you have issues with smoke, be aware of this.

-After hours- Available.

-RV spots- Close together and the roads are tight. Spots are not very level and can be really muddy after a rain. There are a few good spots, but you have to hunt them down.

-Hookups- Full hookups, including basic cable.

-Wi-Fi- Wi-Fi is supposed to be available, but is completely unreliable. Don't count on it working.

-Bathhouse/Laundry-Disgusting and absolutely nasty bathrooms with built up hair and dirt everywhere, crawling with insects and spider webs in every nook and corner. The men's shower set up is weird with the shower head dangling from above. We didn't see it cleaned during our entire stay.

-Amenities- A pool, but its $4 a person, a day to use. There is a game room with a broken pool table and an old air hockey table that hasn't been used, or even turned on, in ages. Finally, a "civil war" cemetery which is actually just an old family plot with dates back to the years of the war.

-Kids- Kids are welcome, but we didn't see any other families during our stay. The playground isn't bad, but it is not what is featured on the website.

-Pets- Pets are welcome, but no dog park.

-Local area- A bright spot are places to see and things to do relatively close by the grounds. A 15 minute drive to Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains, and Blue Ridge Parkway. There are also white water rafting businesses 10 minutes from the park as well as a few fast food restaurants.

-Staff- Owner is nice and helpful, but comes off a little creepy.

-Overall- Park is definitely not as advertised. I feel like we were bamboozled by the web site. The good mountain views along the edge of the park almost make it bearable. The park backed up to private property which includes a farm with long horned cows and horses but I would not recommend this park. We will not be coming back again. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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c+jp 5rvers

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The roads to get into park were really narrow. The sites were gravel sort of level and narrow. Mostly full time residents there. We were "treated" to bad singing on the weekends. The owner is a very prejudice, but the manager was nice. The location was convenient to go the the NP. We came in Sept- so the pool was closed but I don't it was cleaned ever!! Don't stay here. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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JB/AZ

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was in the bottom two of all the campgrounds we have ever stayed. Very noisy right up to 11:30PM (karaoke, big screen tv, building going on); extremely sharp "S" curves; uneven sites; mostly permanent residents who do NOT keep their sites clean; etc. Even exiting the campground was a challenge. There was another sharp curve as well as a large bump to go over. We had to drop the tailgate on our truck so the trailer wouldn't hit. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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jabberb

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is old and the sites are narrow. Just about all sites are on a hill. It looked like they never mow the grass or maintain anything. The bathouses were somewhat clean. There is no soap, paper towels, or toilet paper in the bathouses, I guess you are suppose to bring your own. The pool was nice, but there wasn't much chlorine in the water. If you are a big rig I wouldn't try getting into this campground. The staff was nice, but not overly friendly. The next time we are in this area, I think that we will look for a better campground. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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trwmodela

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I arrived planning on staying for three weeks. My site was #82 and was just wide enough for the motorhome. After connecting the 50 amp shoreline I noticed low voltage below 100. My surge guard protection kept shutting down my RV’s electrical system. There were no circuit breakers at the 50 amp posts. The office was notified but did not understand my problem. So, I started using my generator for a few hours. The owner said don’t worry everything will be fine in a few hours. After some discussion I moved to site #8. There was another motorhome on site #9, and soon they told me about the septic system overflowing during July 4th weekend. They rented cabins for their children and grandchildren that had ants and mouse droppings. The laundry room had very few working machines. After realizing my TV satellite could not get a signal, I decided to cancel. The lady in the office called the owner who honored me a full refund of $580.00 for a three week stay. Interesting the RV’s owners on site #9 where only charged $400.00 for a month including July 4th weekend. As, I was leaving the office, the owner arrived and verbally attacked me and showed hatred. The park has about 2/3 of its sites taken by seasonal and annual rentals. Don't stay here you have been warned. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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fulltimer126

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst campground I have ever been. No way to even get there with a big rig (150° curve on Shoal Creek Rd). Inside the park, manoeuvrings is very hard since the roads are bad and only 7-8 ft wide. The two pull throughs can only be "pulled through" with a short rig because of the narrow angle at the end. We left after one night and will never return. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Blanche

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Convenient campground to Cherokee Indian Museum and Cherokee Indian Sites. Office personnel was very friendly and helpful. They had our paperwork and site picked out for us when we arrived. Ice cream was not kept stocked in store. Bathrooms were old. Laundry room was small for size of park but machines were kept in good condition. It was tight getting into and out of our site and not the most level. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ArkiePup

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a nice, no frills place to stay. We arrived and found the gentleman in the office to be very courteous and helpful. The office is stocked with some essentials to save a trip to town for incidentals. We were directed to a pull-thru at the very top of the last row (#50) and found it asphalt surfaced and very level. We noticed other sites that would be difficult to access with a bigger unit, some of them short and sloping enough that would give problems in leveling. Satellite reception is an iffy proposition as most sites are shaded by tall trees. Free WIFI is availble although the signal was weak at our site, but it did work. The tv cable signal was very clear with 36 channels, most of them good ones. There is a $3 charge per day for the tv cable connection. The water/sewer/electric hookups seemed well placed for most units. Picnic tables and fire rings were at each site. There is a swimming pool and childrens play area with playground equipment, both appeared to be well maintained. There was an abundance of permanent residents, but most of their sites were well kept and the campground was quiet with nobody loitering that we noticed. I would have given the park a higher rating had the cable connection been free. We would stay at this campground again. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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janeyaja

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The worst campground I've ever stayed at! Dog messes in my campsite. Loose dogs and kids harassed my dogs and myself. They constantly visited my campsite and bothered us. Paid for Wi-Fi and it wouldn't work and they wouldn't give me my money back. Red soil ended up on carpet inside the RV (not the owners' fault). Noisy! Yuck!! Just an awful experience! We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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ldyoung

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The restrooms were always dirty. The staff was never in the office, and they were not helpful. They did not have signs with the proper messages. They put us at our site then they would unhook our water to clean bathrooms without informing us. The shutdown both bath houses for a 24-hour period. But the bathhouses still were not clean. The signs to get to the Park were not in the proper place to get there. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User328

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The sites are a little close, the laundry was not really too clean but the price of the machines was so low it made up for it. We would stay here again. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Shadoe

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is quiet and away from the town. The sites are set up for long term campers. The park is not set up for Big Rigs (only a few 50 amp service sites, and poor road design) The bathrooms and showers were not clean and appeared to have just been opened for the season. The park has a very friendly staff, but difficult to locate them. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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procouple

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We just used the park as a base camp, There were mostly full timers there. Restrooms were small but clean. Pool was emptied for the season but looked well kept. Store was also a bit small and a bare. The sites were nice and for the most part level. Cable Tv worked with out problems. Would stop again if in the area. Its out of the way and quiet!!! We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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toytowner

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground had some damage from heavy rain before we camped even with work on going the staff were very friendly, they are trying to update, nice campground in the Smokies close to everything.would stay again. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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jacqueann

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst park we have ever visited in all of our travels. The cable had no reception (which you have to pay extra for), and the manager was hateful about fixing it which he never did. The park is very unkept, has terrible access, and unlike all the other North Carolina parks is extremely unfriendly. To sum it up avoid this park. We camped at Fort Wilderness Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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