A wooden fence with the pool and gazebo in the background at FORT WILDERNESS CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK

Fort Wilderness Campground and RV Park

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284 Fort Wilderness Rd
Whittier, NC 28789
(828) 497-9331
Location: 35.44239, -83.3317

Mailing Address:
PO Box 42
Whittier, NC 28789
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Emergency Phone
Limited Facilities - Winter

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pets $
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (97)
Spaces Available (77)
Width (20)
Paved Sites (16)
Max Length (55)
Gravel Sites (61)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Full Hookups (77)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (28)
Pull-thru Size (20 x 55)
Back-ins (25 x 35)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (55)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (10)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (12)

Tenting

Overflow Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
77 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Cable
Self-Service RV Wash
Onsite Rentals (12)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Swimming
Horseshoes
Game Room
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Casino
Fishing
Hiking
Kayaking/Canoeing
Boating
Marina
Mountain Biking
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Watersports
Whitewater Rafting

Discounts

Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Fort Wilderness Campground and RV Park
Avg Rating 1.4out of 5 stars 1.5 out of 5 stars  (10) Reviews
1.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
1 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
1.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Kas

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2020
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The sites were very close. We had a small grassy area with picnic table, the grass was very tall. We couldn't sit at the picnic table because the grass was so tall. There was mud on the paved end along the camper. We had to put a carpet mat down to not sit or walk in mud. We walked out of our camper to a steep hill, close to another rv. We set up our chairs where we could, and had a great view of the next camper's sewage drain and it smelled! On the other side was a camper with a deck. They were up hill and close so they could see into our camper. The game room was ok. The pool table top was ripped in several places. The pool looked very clean. It had good access to a grocery store and close to Cherokee. The people that checked us in were friendly. We will probably not stay again.
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Debbie C

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2020
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I am giving a 1 star only because I can’t do zero! Not at all like advertised. Does not accommodate 30ft or larger well. Very hilly. No room to have awning out and sit under. Lots of unkept permanent spots and mobile homes. One spot actually had a 5th wheel, 2 boats, an enclosed trailer, a side by side and 2 pickup trucks. Trash everywhere. Grass not cut. I would not recommend to anyone.
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harrytor

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2020
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Fort Wilderness campground is a bad one to stay. As I arrived had an argument with the office on my booking. I have booked 50A site and they gave me 30A site. The owner lady was rude and finally changed it to 50A mud site. My booking confirmation said Paved and 50A site. When I got to the new site, the water and sewage where in the left side and electricity was on the right side. My cable barley made it. The mud smelled from. They had a problem with the septic tank and they fixed it. On the 3rd. day of my stay (from 7 days booking and paid). the power went off. I ran my generator for a day and night and when I saw that the electric is not coming back I left. The electric system in this camp is old and not up to handle the load. The main breaker board just melted under the load. The wiring and the outlet are not up to code and my neighbor had only 90V in his 30A. so he also left the next day after he arrived. Many site rv's left on July 4th. as 90 degrees heat with no AC, is not what I paid for. The office refused to pay me back for the days that I left and for the day that I ran my generator with about $40.00 in fuel. I will never go back to this camp as a voltage drop is danger for my rv appliances. Stay away from this place.
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Mark and Tery

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2020
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This campground is not big rig friendly. The sites are very narrow and not level. We had extreme difficultly maneuvering our 42 ft Fifth wheel into an extremely narrow, very uneven site. This took more that an hour and a half to accomplish. The site had no power. The maintenance crew was overwhelmed with other issues at the park and we waited 30 minutes for them to show up. They couldn't fix the problem with the 50 amp service we requested, so we ended up using a 30 amp service on a site two spaces over for the evening. The owner even suggested we do without electric for the night. They charge for wi-fi and cable which in itself isn't an issue. However the inability to stream and the lack of channels certainly is. Over all, we and several others were very dissatisfied with this campground and we will never return,
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SayruhE

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
DO NOT come here if you have a 5th wheel camper that’s more than 32ft. Especially don’t try it with a 40ft or more. We just thought that no water pressure, power outage issues and a landscape that hasn’t been cared for were our issues. Trying to camp with no yard on a steep hill with the inability to utilize our awning, plus being unable to get down the steep hills and around curves after checkout was worse. Trees haven’t been trimmed for campers to clear and the overall unsympathetic owners and workers made things even more difficult. They should have known our campers wouldn’t be a good fit for the spots the put us in when we called and made a reservation. If they didn’t then, they should have when we checked in and they saw them. We don’t recommend anyone with a large camper and slide outs to come here. The damage sustained to trucks and campers from just trying to depart was far from acceptable. No campground should willing allow campers to come in only to end up with inevitable damage that could have been prevented with proper maintenance and consideration. Not sure why this is consider recommended by Good Sam but it makes me worry for the future about trusting Good Sam campgrounds.
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dmd56

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very narrow roads and sites. Our site was not level, very hilly. Cable television was not working properly. Not worthy of a Good Sam Park. We will not go back to this campground.
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AllegroJohn

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The access to this Campground (I did not say RV Park) was very tricky for our Motor Home; it was a narrow, twisting and turning road wide enough for only one vehicle to pass in most places. It also had a lot of low-hanging foliage. We reserved a space for a 43' motor home with 50 Amp Service. Our site was actually for something considerably smaller and was equipped with a 30 Amp Receptacle (I did not say 30 Amp service). When we plugged in we barely had enough power to power the battery charger. Line 1 read a whopping 103 volts, Line 2 read 106 volts. Cable TV was almost non-existent. Lots of snow and little image. Since the campground is in the wilderness, Satellite service wasn't an option. Our local antenna was of no use to us due to the remoteness of the location.
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BJH2292

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Not worthy to be a Good Sam Park. More of a permanent dilapidated pull behind park with very small not level spaces and way over priced at $35 daily. Dirty bathrooms, office/store hardly ever open and large Hickory Nut trees to park under. Falling Hickory nuts Keep us awake all not to mention the possible damage to our rig and pull behind. Will never stay there again.
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Katy K

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Owner and manager were very nice. Roads were very narrow but check in with the manager and he will guide you to the best spot for your rig. Since we had full hook ups we didn't bother checking out the bathrooms. Very quite and good views of the mountains. Close to Cherokee and several other attractions. The owner stopped by a couple of times just to check on us and make sure we didn't need anything. We enjoyed getting to know him.
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RV Guest_hpb1

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
one of the worst rv parks we have stayed in. rest rooms dirty, sites not level, 50 amp service not working, roads very narrow, entrance not easily accessible, laundromat dirty. I would rate this park 2 2 2
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