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I love this campground & have stayed here many times over the past 15 years. Pets are NOT allowed. I just wanted to clarify, since the listing states they are. Bathrooms are decent and the showers have hot water. Sites 1 thru 3 are walk up only. These are also the only sites you can pay cash for. All the others are available on reserveamerica.com only. Most cell phones have spotty reception here, but all the better for camping. There are plenty of places to kayak, canoe, and fish. The host is very nice & helpful. He has his hands full. Since this campground has become more popular, some guests are scum bags & throw garbage & empty beer cans in the woods surrounding the sites. There is pretty constant noise from the interstate & weekends can be loud. Be aware, it may be very difficult to get large RV's in the sites. The trip into the campground is very bumpy & narrow, with low hanging trees.
We kayaked to Shipyard Island and stayed 3 nights. Fishing was superb. I caught lots of trout ranging 10" to 29" on topwater lures. We kayaked using the map and GPS around the other islands and explored new territory. There is also a canoe trail through the islands which it nice to use when winds got bad. We also brought our dogs. I only saw one raccoon but our dog managed to keep it away. Clean campsites at a descent price.
We saw several species of bird. Must have been over 100 Ospreys out there each day. Lots of fish jumping and creating swells. We saw several dolphins stirring up bait just yards from our campsite.
The park isn’t the best park we have been to but the surrounding area and safety and nice people make up for it. The bathroom is very nice and modernized. Laundry is more pricy than any other but they take card so it’s nice not having to get cash or quarters every time. Don’t like being towered the front of the park right next to the road. Love to be in the back where all the shady trees are. Sometimes neighbors play loud music until pretty late. The people in the park are so nice. The heated pool and hot tub are wonderful though could use some more water in it at times. One of the bathroom stalls has been closed forever and isn’t being fixed so there is only two in the main one. There is another set though in the club house area. Has a nice library and a mail room. Mount Dora and down town Eustis are beautiful.
The pictures on the website do not represent what the park looks like. They seldom even rake the leaves, missing patches of grass and weeds galore. Facilities are getting that "used up and not refurbished" look and the manager - god do not go to her with a problem, I told her the pool was messed up once and instead of asking what's wrong and addressing it - she bit my head off asking if I was staying there. SMH.
Anyway - they really need to take better care of the grounds and don't get me started on that joke of a security team up front - they let everyone in. I rarely see them stop anyone.
If you value your safety - don't drive through the back - looks like a ghetto and just got notice that a sex offender moved in - called the office and they said - oh well.
Loved our stay at Fort Wilderness. Our favorite Disney Resort. Super dog friendly with an amazing dog park. Great location and so many wonderful things to do here.
Open Sandy, beautiful sunsets. Lots of noisy airboats, coming in after midnight. All camping is primitive, only 3 out here this weekend. Permit but no charge, county Park.
We did not have time to check out amedities due to visiting friends. The park is big but your close to others. The lake is nice and peaceful, with areas to sit and watch wildlife and also a dock to walk out on. Very quiet at night concidering it's close to a major highway.