It has been several years since we stayed at Ft. Wilderness. The rate was extremely high, but we thought we'd give it a try. We didn't want to pay the extra $20 for a premium site that possible may have been more maneuverable. If you don't get there fairly early in the day before the neighbors across the street show up, it might be almost impossible to back into the slot. The campground is obviously geared to renting golf carts as evidenced by the notes left on vehicles about being parked too close to the road. Also, there seemed to be fewer buses within the campground; again, encouraging renting the golf carts. We drove our vehicle to the theme parks and walked to get around the campground because we got tired of waiting for the buses. Even though the walks were long, we enjoyed taking short cuts through the woods. The property is beautiful. The pool was extremely chlorinated, but with the large numbers of people, it must have been required for health reasons. The bathrooms were not clean, which is not typical of what we have experienced in the past. We took our showers in the afternoon after pool time, and I would have expected them to be clean. There is no wifi. Do check in online prior to arrival. We did like getting the bill by email. It will probably be a few years before we go back because the cost exceeded the value for us.
There was road construction at the entrance, but there was good signage to help locate where to turn. Registration was quick and friendly; the office is registration only, not a store. Purchasing any incidentals would require driving to the nearby Publix. The campground is close to I-10 for easy access but far enough away that there is no traffic noise. The campground is wooded and is far enough away from town to be able to see some stars. The sites have quite a bit of slope. It took all the boards we had to get the front end high enough to get close to level. The sites are not really set up to accommodate remaining hooked up to a towed vehicle. The sites are very close together. We noted one awning that went past the neighbor's hook ups. There is room for everyone's slideouts, however. There are two uni-sex bathroom/shower combinations. They were relatively clean, given the fact that they are uni-sex use. I personally prefer the men and women bathrooms being separate with the separate uni-sex shower rooms that other campground have. Cable is strong with plenty of channels. Wi-Fi has weak signals and frequent drops but is usable. Just save your work! There is a large doggie area; however it is not fenced (could be very easily) so there is no opportunity for off-leash running. There are waste bags provided all around the campground, so there is no excuse for not picking up! There is no playground equipment or area for children to play, and the pool's rules include 'no toys' which appears to be targeted specifically at children. I would not consider the campground 'family friendly.' We would stay here again for an over nighter if Tallahassee was an overnight destination.
The registration/store staff was very friendly. The pull through sites were long enough for us to park without disconnecting our towed vehicle. The sites were concrete slabs for parking with gravel and a little patio. The cable TV had good reception plus more than enough channels for all viewers. The Wi-Fi connectivity was great. The bathrooms and shower rooms were clean. The showers were large, the water was hot, and there were plenty of hooks to organize things to hang up. The doggie park was fenced in and was large - great for an unleashed run or playing with a new friend. There was playground equipment for children in a safe area away from traffic. If the park was full, it might be difficult getting out of some sites with a larger rig. The campground was close enough to I-10 for convenience, but the road noise was negligible. We would stay here again.
We were put in the back part of the campground with the permanent residents. Our site was gravel - no grass or concrete slab for parking like the sites closer to the registration building. We had no problem leveling. We had plenty of space because there was no one else parked where we were. Wi-fi had a low signal, but overall wasn't too bad most of the time. Bathrooms are old and clean with narrow but clean showers. There is a playground for kids that has old equipment that would not pass a safety inspection for kids. There is a large field for dogs to run off leash. We also used the laundry facilities, and they were clean. No road or other noise. The permanent residents are obviously workers and were very quiet. Great place to camp if destination is Corsicana. We would stay here again if we came to Corsicana.
We have camped here before, but the campground has gone downhill. The bathroom/shower is large and clean. Note there is only ONE for women and ONE for men, and they are located in the registration building. If you don't ask for a key card (it won't be offered) to use the shower/bathroom after hours, then you won't have access. This is a problem for anyone who prefers not to hook up the sewer. Our site, even though it was a concrete slab, required boards under the front tires to level. Pets are "allowed" but there is nowhere for a dog to do its business other than on the owner's or someone else's site. There are no facilities at all for children. The wi-fi does not work; hence, this campground should not advertise wi-fi. Any connection is instantly dropped. It doesn't matter time of day/night. The day staff is surly and rude to customers. The train air horns from the tracks in the middle of the night would wake up all but the heaviest sleepers. If I wanted to visit a casino in Bossier City, I would stay at another campground and visit a different casino. We will not stay here again.
We selected Arrowhead because of the Trailer Life Campground reviews. There are a number of other campgrounds that we could have easily selected. We're sorry we didn't stop at a rest stop and use the Wi-Fi to check the reviews. This is an old campground that has the appearance of being neglected for years. The bathrooms and showers are clean. We were given 'codes' to get into the bathrooms and showers, but the door handle and lock had been removed from the women's. If the purpose of codes was for security, the women's facilities are very unsecure. The 'roads' are dirt paths with ruts. The sites are not level at all. There was a splintered, broken picnic table at our site. There is cable TV. The free Wi-Fi is adequate. The pool looked murky and unsafe. There is old playground equipment, but it is not fenced and close to the entrance, so it would not be safe for children playing. There was nowhere designated for dogs to do their business, fenced or unfenced. There did seem to be a large number of older children and teens that appeared to be permanent/long term residents. Walking is quite hazardous because of the ruts and the speed of cars/trucks in the campground. It was a little difficult getting to our site which is very close to the entrance. Getting out was extremely difficult. We won't camp here again.
Who would have thought that a campground that was behind a motel named A+ with a view of a Sulphur plant off in the distance would be rated so highly? All campsites are on concrete pads. The sites are level and there is plenty of room. There are pull through sites and back in sites that are on the lake. There are large grassed areas for dogs to walk and run off-leash for those friendly dogs who do not require fencing. Of course, owners are expected to perform pooh pickup. There is plenty of room for kids to play, and of course, the fishing at the lake is a big plus. The bathrooms and showers are clean and inviting. The free Wi-Fi is very fast. Trash is picked up at the site. We would definitely stay here again, and we like the idea of using the motel and campground for family reunions. Excellent idea!
This is a campground with mostly long term guests, but the permanent guests are very friendly. The sites are level and long enough to accommodate large RVs. The water pressure is very high, so a pressure gauge is absolutely required. The bathroom and showers are clean. There is a small area with playground equipment, but it is not fenced even though the equipment is designed for very young children. There is no place for children over the age of 4 or so to play safely. Not a family-friendly campground. There are a lot of dogs at the campground, but there is no place for dogs to do their business other than the individual campground sites. There is no place for dogs to run or get any exercise. One site had an extremely aggressive dog that the owner was unable to control when walkers passed by. The internet was the worst I've ever seen. It dropped connections regularly and was extremely slow. It was virtually unusable most of the time. The campground is on a busy street. The noise of the traffic is typical traffic noise, but the emergency vehicles and their sirens can be heard all day and all night. The train and its horn is also heard day and night. Very noisy. We selected this campground because of location, but location isn't everything after all. We would not stay here again.
Friendly office staff. Quick check in. Store is well stocked. Sites are nice and long - probably double the length of most campgrounds. Sites are sandy. I would recommend a mat outside the camper door to avoid tracking in excess sand. Wi-Fi was best we've ever found in a campground. Lots of improvements. Recreation includes a covered heated pool, miniature golf, a game room with lots of electronic video machines, books, old fashioned games, and a data port. There is a free breakfast for campers and activities many nights. Dogs are very welcome and are greeted with a doggie treat. Fenced K9 park is lighted at night - big plus. There is also an informal 'dog run' in the woods behind the campground. Campground is right off I-10, but there is no noticeable noise because of the trees that act as a barrier. Staff is very friendly. Longer term campers are also very friendly. Nice size campground that is fun to walk.
The campground is right off Interstate 10, which makes it very convenient for an overnight stay, particularly for those of us who are not bothered by highway noise. The office staff is very friendly. The bathrooms and showers were clean and the showers had great water pressure and nice hot water - very welcome after a long day of traveling. The sites are level concrete pads with grass and we had a small shade tree at our site. Very nice sites. There is a large field next to the campground for dogs to run off-leash. It isn't a fenced doggie park, so it would be off-leash only for dogs who enjoy other dogs and people. The literature from the campground states that it is an "adult park" and no children are allowed over the age of 5 for monthly customers. There is no playground equipment or recreation available other than the pool which is a non-heated outdoor pool. I wouldn't come here with children even though the campground states that overnight and weekly guests can have children. There is absolutely nothing for children to do and nowhere they could safely play. I would have rated it a 10 if they had facilities for and welcomed children.
This is a very family friendly and pet friendly campground. The highlights of the campground are the heated pool and the K9 park. The pool was clean and the warm water was welcome at the end of December. The K9 park is spacious and great for some off-leash time for friendly pooches. The water pressure seemed low, the Wi-Fi was very slow, some of the cable stations had no sound, and the electrical seemed underpowered, but the campground was packed perhaps leading to an overload of the systems. Our campsite was on the lake and the sunrise view is spectacular. The store had all the necessities for forgotten items from fishing, swimming to groceries. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed for four days and were sad to be leaving.