Do you love camping?
Do you love Walt Disney World?
Did you know that you could get the best of both worlds… even if you don’t have an RV or camper?! 

Walt Disney World has its own campground…

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort have 750 acres made up of pine and cypress forest.

Disney’s Fort WildernessOn the property, deer, rabbits, ducks, armadillos, and more roam. Walk the woodland trails and experience the beauty of the American Frontier. 

This resort is a great option for larger parties that want to stay together in one ‘room’. 

Guests can stay in tents, campers, and RVs 45-foot and longer with a maximum of 10 guests per site. The campsites have landscaping for privacy, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill. 

There is also sewer hook-up at most of the campsites and some even allow pets. 

There are Comfort Stations with restrooms and showers throughout the campground with a self-service laundry room at each Comfort Station. There are beautiful trees for shade all over the campground. 

Cabins are also available with a full bathroom, full kitchen and accommodate up to 6 guests.

Disney’s Fort WildernessThere are five categories of campsites: 

Tent or Pop-Up Campsite

  • Room for a pop-up camper or a camper van-type vehicle, and up to 2 tents
  • Accommodates equipment on a concrete pad up to 10 feet by 25 feet

Full Hook-Up Campsite

  • Room for an RV plus a tent
  • Accommodates equipment on a concrete pad up to 10 feet by 50 feet
  • Sewage hook-up

Preferred Campsite

  • Room for an RV plus a small tent
  • Accommodates equipment on a concrete pad up to 10 feet by 45 feet
  • Sewage hook-up
  • Close to the Marina

Premium Campsite

  • Room for larger style RV
  • Accommodates equipment on a concrete pad up to 18 feet by 60 feet
  • Sewage hook-up

Premium Meadow Campsite 

  • Room for larger style RV
  • Accommodates equipment on a concrete pad up to 18 feet by 60 feet
  • Sewage hook-up
  • Proximity to Meadow Trading Post, Meadow Recreation Area, Bike Barn and Campfire Area

Disney’s Fort WildernessDon’t have a camper? 

No worries! 

You can have an RV or camper delivered to your booked campsite at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort!! There are several options out there and Embrace The Journey Travel can help.

Disney’s Fort WildernessTransportation

There is boat transportation to and from Magic Kingdom. It’s a nice relaxing ride to the park! 

Usually, there is boat transportation to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Contemporary Resort, but this has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. 

There is also an internal bus system that has several stops throughout the resort. It makes a stop at Outpost Depot for guests to catch a bus to the other parks, water parks, and the Disney Springs area. 

Another option to explore the campground is to rent an electric golf cart.

Golf carts can be rented through Disney or through an offsite company. I, or any of the Journey Planners at Embrace The Journey Travel, can help with suggestions. 

There are several places throughout the campground to park golf carts, so you can take it from your campsite to swim, eat, shop, and more.

Fun Things to Do

Disney’s Fort WildernessThere are so many activities available to keep everyone busy or you might want to just book a stay to experience all that the campground has to offer! 

Some of the activities available to guests are:

  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long
  • Wagon rides
  • Motorized boat rentals from the Fort Wilderness Marina
  • Bike rentals
  • Kayak rentals
  • Jogging trails
  • Volleyball and basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Holiday Sleigh Rides
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

 At the time of this post, some of these activities may be suspended due to Covid-19. Please reach out to your favorite Embrace the Journey Travel Planner for more details and updates.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Don’t forget about swimming pools! 

There are two swimming pools within the campground.
The main pool is the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool. There is a corkscrew waterslide and a whirlpool spa to relax in after a long day at the parks. 

Little ones will like exploring the fort-themed water play area and the toddler-friendly slides. 

The other pool option is the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool that is an all-ages pool with a whirlpool spa.

Our Experience

In September, my family (our two dogs included) traveled with our camper from Indiana and stayed five nights at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. 

It’s an amazing campground! It’s very rustic and simply beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. 

My husband said that it’s hands down the best campground we have ever camped at! It’s quiet and tranquil… very nice and clean. We will definitely be back! 

We also saved money by packing lots of food, drinks, and snacks to eat breakfast and dinner at the camper. 

It was so nice to have all of our own amenities, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We booked a Premium Meadow Campsite in the 800 loop at site 801. It had a square picnic table that would comfortably seat eight people. 

We were very close to one of the internal bus stops and a Comfort Station. 

The Comfort Station was very nice and clean. It’s the nicest and cleanest one I’ve ever been in out of all of the places that we have camped. 

The walk to the marina to take the boat to Magic Kingdom wasn’t too bad either. It is such a peaceful and beautiful walk. 

We loved that we were able to bring our two dogs with us.

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort permits pets as long as the following requirements are met (source: Walt Disney World website):

  • All pets must be kept on a handheld leash that is up to 8 feet or confined in the interior of the owner’s climate-controlled personal recreational vehicle. Pets are not permitted in tents and pop-up campers.
  • Guests with pet privileges may take their dogs to play in the off-leash Waggin’ Trails Dog Park or walk the many on-leash trails. So that our Guests with pets can enjoy ample time at the Walt Disney World theme parks and destinations, day and overnight kennel care is available at Best Friends Pet Care.
  • Pet owners are required to pick up after and properly dispose of their pet’s droppings.
  • Pets that interfere with the quality of the Guest experience at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in any away (such as aggression, noise, etc.) or generate a legitimate complaint to management will result in the pet owner being required to discontinue the pet’s inappropriate behavior, remove the pet to an off-site kennel, or leave the Resort.

*Please note that Guests who wish to stay with their pets at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will be charged a $5 per-night pet fee.

If you want more information or are ready to book your own camping adventure to The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, contact me, April Watson, at april@journey-planners.com or your favorite Journey Planner here.

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