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The Campsites

The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Last updated: June 16, 2024

Overview

Some of the nicest campsites you'll find, with water, electricity, and cable TV hookups, plus clean, comfortable comfort stations. Picnic tables, waste containers, grills, and free WiFi are standard. We've camped here several times and had a blast.

Cost Range

$80 - $338

Lodging Area

Magic Kingdom

Category

Campground

Transportation

Boat, Bus

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 62 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: A-

Pool: D-

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court
Resort Strengths

Informality

Children's play areas

Best recreational options at WDW

Special day and evening programs

Campsite amenities

Shower and toilet facilities

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue show

Convenient self-parking

Off-site dining via boat at the Magic Kingdom

Resort Weaknesses

Isolated location

Complicated bus service

Confusing campground layout

Lack of privacy

Very limited on-site dining options

Crowding at beaches and pools

Extreme distance to store and restaurant facilities from many cabins and campsites

What Readers Are Saying About The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

I've stayed at the campgrounds at least 10 times - obviously I enjoy it! Lots of fun activities and a nice breather away from the parks.

L

Laura B

March 9, 2021

Staying at Fort Wilderness is beautiful and quiet but be prepared to come with your own food. To get to the food area it was over a mile, so you have to take a bus which takes awhile to get you there. Then at the food area, the choices are really poor.

J

Janelle J

June 12, 2017

We LOVED the Wilderness Resort in our trailer! We were definitely happy we brought our bikes to get around. The pools were great, and we took advantage of the hot tub at the 'quiet pool' area. We would highly recommend camping at the World!

J

Jessica D

October 23, 2016

We found the Disney bus service within the campground, and from the campground to the parks to be excellent. We brought our motorcycle but never used it.

G

Gina P

September 12, 2015

Rooms

The RV sites are roomy by eastern-US standards, with the Premium and Full Hook-Up campsites able to accommodate RVs more than 45 feet long, but tent campers will probably feel a bit cramped. On any given day, 90% or more of campers are RVers.

  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Sites are level and provide picnic tables, waste containers, grills, and free Wi-Fi. Fires are prohibited except in grills.

Fort Wilderness Standard Campsite

Fort Wilderness Standard Campsite

Dining

It's a hike to most dining locations. There's also a general store, a lounge, full-service restaurant, and dinner theater.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Hoop-Dee-Doo is the longest-running show at Walt Disney World and a nostalgic favorite for many families. If you’ve ever thought Country Bear Jamboree would benefit from free-flowing beer and wine and barbecue, this is the show for you. The songs are folksy and the humor is corny, but it is so earnest and charming that it's hard not to enjoy yourself. The prices shown here are for the least-expensive seats - those in Category 3. If desired, you can pay a bit more for better seating.

Meadow Snack Bar Snack bar adjacent to the Meadow swimming pool.

P & J's Southern Takeout To-go quick service restaurant with barbecued ribs, fried chicken, and burgers.

Trail's End Restaurant Trail's End operated as a buffet until April 2023, re-opening in July 2023 as a quick-service restaurant. Trail’s End offers family-sized entrees like pizzas topped with brisket and other meats, racks of pork ribs, whole chickens, burgers and other barbecued favorites.

Crockett's Tavern Howdy there, partners! Looking for a place to hitch up the horse and belly up to the bar before you head back out on the dusty trail? Stop on by Crockett’s Tavern, serving the finest ale this side of Bay Lake! Fill up your saddlebags, shine your boots, maybe even partake in a hootenanny, but please, no gunplay in the saloon. As fun as it would be to continue the Old West shtick for this entire review, that was probably enough. We are, of course, speaking of Crockett’s Tavern, located in the only place at Walt Disney World where you really feel like you are in a simpler time: Fort Wilderness. The massive Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is quiet, peaceful, and seemingly a world unto its own. The Pioneer Hall area evokes a town center from an old west town with its log-built structures and horse ranch. Nestled in this town center is Crockett’s Tavern, obviously named for American hero (and Disney television hero) Davy Crockett. It was because of Davy that people can wear a raccoon on their head and not look completely insane, so we should be thankful just for that. The tavern is made primarily of natural wood and glass, making it a bright, cozy space with ample seating at several tables. Sitting inside cannot be recommended at Crockett’s however, because out on the covered porch nearby are a handful of rocking chairs. If those oversized rocking chairs are unoccupied, it is your duty as an American (or a visitor to America) to enjoy your drink rocking on the porch. Specialty cocktails and drinks are available, including a handful of domestic beers and wines. Lounge-style snacks are on the food menu, but there's nothing too substantial. You'll finder pulled pork sliders, a charcuterie board, and chicken bites with a selection of dipping sauces. It is a little hard to recommend a special trip just to visit Crockett’s Tavern, but the instantly calming atmosphere of Fort Wilderness itself is something that is always recommended. If you decide to mosey on over to the campground, grabbing a beer and rocking some time away on the porch looking out towards Bay Lake can melt away any vacation- related stresses. Just remember, no gunplay in the saloon.

Chuck Wagon Snack bar that serves up vittles during Chip 'n Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long.

Meadows Trading Post

Settlement Trading Post

Settlement Sno-Cone Cart

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Trail's End Dining Room

Amenities

SWIPE TO EXPLORE

2 Pools

The Meadow Swimmin' Pool includes a waterslide and whirlpool spa (you know, for after the waterslide), plus a fort-themed play area for kids. And the Wilderness Swimmin' Pool is a quieter experience for those looking for a little rest and relaxation.

Arcade

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Arcade, by the Meadow Swimmin' Pool, has a good selection of modern video games to play.

Outdoor Movies

As part of Campfire Cinema, a free Disney Movie is shown most evenings, weather-permitting, following the Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long

Jogging & Sports

Bike and canoe rentals are available at Fort Wilderness, along with wagon rides, pony rides, and fishing options. Jogging trails are options, too.

Campfire Activities

Fort Wilderness hosts the Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long most nights, which includes a marshmallow roast. It's really great during the cooler months of the year.

Playground

Four playgrounds are scrattered throughout Fort Wilderness, including one near Bay Lake and Pioneer Hall.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Electrical Water Pageant

Performed at nightfall on Bay Lake, this show is a stunning electric-light show aboard small barges and set to nifty electronic music.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Wireless Internet
Water Sports
Marina
Tennis
Beach
Biking
Transportation to Parks
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Suites
Club Level
Room Service
Fitness Center
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
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Getting to Universal Orlando

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