Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Fort Wilderness Trip Planned
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attr...

Open Roads Forum  >  RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

 > Fort Wilderness Trip Planned

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
2012Coleman

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 08/20/2012

View Profile






Posted: 01/07/20 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Was able to book a week at the Fort at the end of May. Got a full hookup site and plan on splurging and renting a golf cart. Originally looked at a package deal for the site fee plus a three day multi park pass for three. Just before booking, we emptied the cart and ended up buying the park passes separate which saved over 600 bucks! Am excited to be going as this will be my first time pulling my own camper.

I've searched on here, but can't find the website that I have read about - fort friends or something like that. Can someone clue me in on that?


Experience without good judgment is worthless; good judgment without experience is still good judgment!

2018 RAM 3500 Big Horn CTD
2018 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS

delwhjr

TX

Senior Member

Joined: 02/21/2017

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 01/07/20 02:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fortfiends.net(spelled correct)
Link

Reserve the cart now, there may not be any available the day you arrive.
Do the online check in and show up early. Even if you can not get in when you arrive, they have overflow parking to go to and you can leave it there and go on into the parks or enjoy other activities until they notify which site.


2019 F250 Crew 4x4 6.2
2019 Rockwood UltraLite 2608BSD


Mickeyfan0805

SE Wisconsin

Senior Member

Joined: 11/26/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/07/20 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's also a really good FW group on the Disboards that I'm a part of. Delwhjr offers good advice on reserving a cart, but depending on your time and vehicles, you can also look at offsite cart rentals (TeeTime is one that is consistently recommended). You need to pick them up, but they are about half the cost. If you are there for a full week, the savings are likely worth the hassle of going offsite to get it. For us, anything more than about 5 days and the savings are worth going offsite.

2Rad4U

I'm to young to be a

Senior Member

Joined: 03/09/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 01/07/20 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree, reserve the cart now.

Here is our trip report on DisBoards from March 2019. Disoards is a great resource.

Fort Wilderness Trip Report


Chris
2005 Rockwood 2516G (sold)
2005 Max-Lite 24RS (sold)
2019 Rockwood 2608BS (sold)
2020 Grand Design 337RLS
2018 Chevy 2500HD


ford truck guy

Pennsylvania

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/07/20 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2012Coleman wrote:

Was able to book a week at the Fort at the end of May. Got a full hookup site and plan on splurging and renting a golf cart. Originally looked at a package deal for the site fee plus a three day multi park pass for three. Just before booking, we emptied the cart and ended up buying the park passes separate which saved over 600 bucks! Am excited to be going as this will be my first time pulling my own camper.

I've searched on here, but can't find the website that I have read about - fort friends or something like that. Can someone clue me in on that?


PM sent


Me-Her-the kids
2020 Ford F350 SD 6.7
2020 Redwood 3991RD Garnet


Lwiddis

Near Annett’s Mono Village, Bridgeport, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 01/07/20 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you saved the $600. Every little percentage helps.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watts solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL pole for flags. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560)


Lwiddis

Near Annett’s Mono Village, Bridgeport, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 01/07/20 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“they have overflow parking to go to and you can leave it there”

With full hookups?

2012Coleman

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 08/20/2012

View Profile






Posted: 01/08/20 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

delwhjr wrote:

fortfiends.net(spelled correct)
Link
Thanks! Now I know why I couldn't find it...

2Rad4U wrote:

I agree, reserve the cart now.

Here is our trip report on DisBoards from March 2019. Disoards is a great resource.

Fort Wilderness Trip Report
Read your trip report - sounds like a great time until the end! I'll take the advice on the cart - thanks all.

2Rad4U - if you like St. Augustine, consider a stay at North Beach camp Resort huge pull through sites if you book early. We go there for 5 - 7 days each summer. This past summer, we were there and went to the beach one day. I'm OCD as well so, I always make sure the camper keys are safe - not this time! They were in my pocket while I went out for some body surfing. Didn't realize it until a thunderstorm started rolling in and we had to hoof it. Needless to say, the pop-a-lock guy braved some good lightening strikes getting us into the camper (I have UConnect and spare keys in the truck, but couldn't get a cell signal). Next day I was outside having a beer, a guy pulls up on a golf cart and asks if I lost some keys! They still have the dealer tags on them so he said he spotted them on a fence rail and thought he would drive around looking for a Reflection. I expressed my extreme gratitude. The lock guy had made me a spare key so I now use one of those magnet cases to hide a spare.

Dick_B

Palos Heights, IL USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/08/20 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We took our bikes and rode around FW on them and saved a bunch of money. As I remember the cart was almost as much as the site per day.


Dick_B
2003 SunnyBrook 27FKS
2011 3/4 T Chevrolet Suburban
Equal-i-zer Hitch
One wife, two electric bikes (both Currie Tech Path+ models)

2012Coleman

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 08/20/2012

View Profile






Posted: 01/08/20 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

We took our bikes and rode around FW on them and saved a bunch of money. As I remember the cart was almost as much as the site per day.
We will take bikes too (and running shoes) - the golf cart is a splurge for us to enjoy something a little extra - just because.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

 > Fort Wilderness Trip Planned
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attr...


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.