Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

What can I say…this Campground alone is worth the visit in my opinion. I could camp for two weeks and stay within this property alone…but that would be unlikely…just sayin’ 😜

The campsites are clean, well maintained with foliage allowing for some privacy…some loops are more private than others. I don’t necessarily have a favorite loop. We were in the 2100 loop…Bobcat Bend. It was close to a bus stop which we used all the time, so that was convenient, but the buses stop everywhere. We were also close to the Meadow Trading Post. There is a general/gift store, bike rentals, pool and campfire/movie area.

The sites for full hookup standard ran about $106/night. It’s a lot for a camp site, but hey we’ve paid $80 with less amenities near Acadia NP in Maine and Also Angel Fire New Mexico. I interacted with someone on Instagram who accidentally got in on a tent site for $70/nite with water and electric…no sewer. They had a sizeable class A and were only staying for maybe 4 days so that worked. I would definitely consider if we were just going for a few days. I checked the tent loop. The sites are large and private. I think I liked those sites better than what we had!

The bathhouses were spotless with private shower areas if you need it. Laundry was nice and operated by credit card so you didn’t need to haul quarters with everything else 😁.

Transportation was phenomenal. We mostly used buses. They were rarely crowded. You can also travel by boat to the Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary and the Magic Kingdom. If you wanted to get on the monorail you can then access from Contemporary or Magic Kingdom. I had to take a ride on the monorail for old times sake. The monorail looked a little tired in my opinion but seeing how many people they move around these days it’s gotta be like Vegas. Crazy!

If you need to have anything shipped to you while staying here, just beware they will charge a handling fee of $6. They don’t really announce it so when I saw the charge on the account I inquired. They ended up removing the charges. I get it, there are a ton of sites and they have to sort mail when it gets there. It was nice that they removed it!

The resort had some major renovation underway. Not sure what it all was, but part of it was the Circle D Ranch where they keep their horses. The plans looked awesome. I never did get to see the horses at the stable like I planned, but there is and always will be a reason to return.

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