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Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground

8.4

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General

  • Peaceful, leafy and serene spot just outside Nantahala National Forest
  • Within easy reach of kayaking, tubing, ziplining, fishing and hiking
  • Outdoor pool pavilion, 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, and you can easily head out to shop and scoff around 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.

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8.4

Overall rating based on 5 reviews

 

80% would recommend this park to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Cabins were very clean and safe ,comfee we met people ... 09/29/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Jerry P. Confirmed

  • Cabin (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cabins were very clean and safe ,comfee we met people that new our inlaws . We just had a great time and plan on returning later.

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    Had to return Home

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Great place to stay. Family oriented and very friendly staff. 09/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Mannie G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lay out and staff

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Quiet, off the beaten path location 07/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Ashlee S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Quiet, off the beaten path location

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thank you for your review. Yes it is in a residential area and has no road noise only birds and nature

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Liked the staff. The way they leave you alone to ... 05/29/2018

Reviewer's country: United States adam k. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Liked the staff. The way they leave you alone to have fun. The closeness to Cherokee.

    Disliked: 

    Every thing is run down needs updating.
    Tent sites need gravel. Way to muddy when it rains. The owner was rude to employees.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. We have had torrential rain this summer and we're always working on the campground for campers to enjoy. We are planning on adding tent pads this year. We have one already made and will be ready by September 2018.

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We definitely plan on staying here again when we are in the area 05/28/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Richard D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Cabin (deluxe)
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    The campground was very quiet and the people were very friendly. The cabin was was nice and clean and well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    The only real complaint that we had was that the shower was very low and awkward to use. When travelling, we usually carry our own pillows, but, we were on a motorcycle road trip and the provided pillows were so light that I had to roll up my jacket in order to get any support in order to sleep.

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We have since replaced the pillows. Thank you for your review

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Pub campground

Location

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  • 284 Fort Wilderness Road, Whittier, North Carolina, USA, 28789
  • Timezone America/New_York EST (GMT-05:00)   GPS 35.4404°N 83.3306°W

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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 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart:  Anytime
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart:  Anytime

Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a $10 fee.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campground will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/25 and 09/05 (subject to weather conditions).

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Cancellations are subject to a $10 fee.

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