Despite the fact that we spent eight, 100 degree plus days camping at The Wilderness, we had a great time. I will try to make this a start-to-finish review.
Reservations: There is a paid staff on duty until 10pm, so it is usually easy to reach a human to make reservations. They are very knowledgeable about the campsite sizes, locations and all other pertinent information regarding camping. They have water, electrical, and sewer available. The nightly prices and deposit fee are both very reasonable.
Our arrival: It was 105 degrees out, the check in was swift and our site was clean and ready to go. The office/store has about everything you can imagine related to camping necessities, so don't panic if you forgot butter or pancake mix, they have it and it's reasonably priced.
Campsite: The campsite was a clean hard packed rock pad. The hook-ups were located in a logical area, and they even have free cable television, (cable wires are available in the store). Here is where newcomers need to be advised, some of the sites are pushed up gravel pads, the back side of the pads drop down a big hill and there is not much room on the site other than the actual given dimensions. There was not much room on the site after setting up the camper, awning, and parking my truck across the front of the site, parallel to the road.
During our stay: After our check-in, we set up the travel trailer and headed to relax in the clean and refreshing pool next to the office/store. It was crowded, but that’s to be expected during such a heat wave. The pool was clean and the chemicals were checked very frequently during the day and evening, which has to be done when it’s so hot and sunny. One night, they closed the pool a half hour early because the chemicals were not right. The kids and I were bummed out, but it was assuring to know that they were taking such good care of the pool. During the day, there was a visible maintenance staff moving about the grounds. Our neighbor (I think he caused the problem,) has a sewer issue, and the maintenance staff was there quickly to fix the issue. By the way, most of the sites are well shaded by oak trees, a wonderful feature in a heat wave, but could be a little scary in high winds.
Restrooms/Showers: The bath facilities are super nice and super clean, never have I seen any like it in a campground before. The actual showers are large and private.
Location: Because the campground is owned by Silver Dollar City, there is a shuttle to Silver Dollar City, 3 times in the morning and returning 3 times in the afternoon, which is super convenient. Meanwhile, it’s only a mile or so to drive to the park. The campground is located on 265 bypass allowing access to all the back ways around Hwy 76 congestion. Whitewater is a simple 10 minute drive.
Final impressions: This campground is a great place for families or travelers interested in a quiet laid back facility with the side benefit of being located close to Silver Dollar City and all the other Branson attractions. There is no reason I can think of that should prevent a person from booking and enjoying a site here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wilderness at Silver Dollar City located in Branson, Missouri offers couples and families cozy private log cabins and campsites with a remote lost-in-the-woods feeling. We're nestled just a few short minutes from shopping and theaters on HWY 76 along some of Branson's most popular attractions like Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle, White Water, Ride The Ducks, and The Dixie Stampede. A daily shuttle service is provided for your convenience.We strive to give our customers an authentic camping adventure, whether it's in the comforts of our full-service 50-amp RV sites, or in one of our hand-hewn rustic log cabins, made by the master craftsmen at nearby Silver Dollar City. Plus, Silver Dollar City season pass holders receive great discounts! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Wilderness At Silver Dollar City Hotel Branson