Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground

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Back-in mountain-view area (added by manager 01 Sep 2022)
Main entrance to the park (added by manager 01 sep 2022)
Peaceful and shaded (added by manager 01 sep 2022)
Large paved pull-thru area (added by manager 01 sep 2022)

  • Peaceful, leafy and serene spot just outside Nantahala National Forest
  • Within easy reach of kayaking, tubing, ziplining, fishing and hiking
  • Outdoor pool, pavilion, shop and lots of grassy space to relax among
Hole up here among a park filled with hummingbirds, hawks, dragonflies and butterflies, with the Smoky Mountains as a scenic backdrop… This rural and green park is set just outside the Nantahala National Forest and within easy driving distance of several trout fishing spots as well as Cherokee and Bryson City a short drive away. Also within easy driving distance of Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground are the famed and acclaimed theme park rides, shows and waterpark of Dollywood, as well as other outdoorsy spots for active days filled with boat and kayak tours, ziplining, whitewater rafting and tubing, around places like the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Deep Creek and Fontana Lake. The park covers 10 acres of pristinely maintained space to relax around, with grassy and shaded accommodation areas aplenty. It's run by seasoned campers Andre and Cindy, who take pride in knowing exactly what their guests are after: peace, quiet, a friendly vibe, campfires to sit around, and a lush and leafy locale. The park’s big pool is most certainly the place to be in (or next to) on hot days, attracting a handful of friendly locals as well as park guests. For times when a spot of different recreation is in order, head to the games room for board games and pool, or host an event at the park’s pavilion. It’s easy to get out to the local settlements for supplies whenever you need them, but should you wish to remain on base for essential fodder and camping supplies, the park shop sells basic groceries and snacks as well as camping stuff like firewood and kit for RVs and swimming.

Campground type

Tent sites 20
RV sites 20
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 13
Camper sites 30
Open all year
Please note
  • The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/25 and 09/05 (subject to weather conditions).
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via
  • Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

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Family setting Friendly staff…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 6
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Powered grass and gravel travel trailer campsite (back-in)

Liked: Family setting Friendly staff

Disliked: Bathhouse, dirty. No ice,hookups need to be updated

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Spectacular scenery


Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby


Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for caravans

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans


Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground

284 Fort Wilderness Road


North Carolina





America/New_York EST (GMT-05:00)



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Local attractions

As Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground is set between two national parks – the Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway – nature-filled days are plentiful around here: have an amble about the hiking trails that crisscross the locale, fish for trout in the Cherokee river, and explore the region to find cascades like Mingo Falls, one of the tallest of its kind in the Southern Appalachians. Outdoorsy sorts seeking adrenalised action are well sorted around several local adventure spots too: Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, horse riding and zooming down ziplines; Deep Creek for tubing, picnicking and swimming around icy-cold waters; and Fontana Lake for water-based explores in a kayak or a boat. While you’re in this part of the world, you surely must get out to Dollywood, around an hour’s drive north, with 40 rides, 15 park shows, and waterpark slides.
  • Does Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground? As Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground is set between two national parks – the Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway – nature-filled days are plentiful around here: have an amble … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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