Camping near Disney in Florida

Camping near Disney in Florida

The KOA Fort Summit is in Davenport, Florida but most people would just suspect it is in suburban Orlando.  It is really an excellent base for anyone wanting to visit the area’s theme parks and still have plenty of family camping time together.  This KOA is convenient to the standard suburban shopping fare with a Target, Best Buy, Penny’s, Ross, Dick’s and that sort of chain shopping located just a short bicycle ride away.  The shopping center is called Posner Park and also includes restaurants and other stores besides those that I’ve listed.

The camping cabins at the KOA SW Orlando are located on a ridge in the campground and would be the perfect place for a family gathering for anyone who doesn't have an RV.
The camping cabins at the KOA SW Orlando are located on a ridge in the campground and would be the perfect place for a family gathering for anyone who doesn’t have an RV.

We took our bikes to the shopping center and the only challenge was crossing the road.  Bless their hearts, someone in the Florida transportation department (or maybe the county) at least thought about pedestrians crossing the street but didn’t quite execute the job.  You must cross the cross street before crossing the main street.  Totally stupid and whoever justified this as a pedestrian crossing doesn’t deserve a public pension it is that moronic.

There is a wide variety of sites at the SW Orlando KOA for camping.
There is a wide variety of sites at the SW Orlando KOA for camping.

Enough of that rant.  There is plenty of shopping nearby the KOA was my point.  Including chain restaurants, chain gas stations and chain retail stores.  You will feel right at home here no matter where in America you came from most likely.  There is a free shuttle to Disney from this KOA campground and while we didn’t take advantage of it or inquire about its particulars we did note it and plan to come back and take advantage of that.

The pool is really quite large at the KOA Fort Summit in the Orlando area.
The pool is really quite large at the KOA Fort Summit in the Orlando area.

The pool here is quite large and we enjoyed that.  The store is well stocked and as usual, the staff very friendly.  We enjoy staying at KOA Campgrounds because of the consistency of quality and the amenities offered.  The games room was nice and the toilets and showers were immaculate.  The pool is in need of resurfacing but we weren’t bothered.  It was clean and I’m sure they will get to that soon enough.  The campground is quite hilly for Florida and we rode our bicycles right to the back of the campground up what is quite a large hill by standards in Florida.  There were a number of cabins located in this hill area and they must have a nice view from there.

As to what you can do from this as your base, well just about anything and everything.  There is all that Disney offers which is, well, just about anything and everything.  That’s been written about a million times so I’ll refrain from that.  There’s a lot in Kissemmee which is nearby as well as a nice resort and golfing opportunity at Champion’s Gate.  If you are going to any of the Disney area attractions this is the perfect camping spot for you.  Of course, Fort Wilderness on Disney property itself is perfect and in another category but if you can’t get in there or it isn’t in your budget, don’t miss Disney because of it.  The KOA Fort Summit is a great place.

The campground is quite large with an upper section and a lower section at the KOA Fort Summit near Orlando.
The campground is quite large with an upper section and a lower section at the KOA Fort Summit near Orlando.

You can save 10% on your stays at KOA – we joined and have saved quite a bit.  For more information on the KOA program, click here.

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2 thoughts on “Camping near Disney in Florida

  1. I love visiting Orlando and yes Ft. Wilderness is perfect but too pricey for our budget. So thanks for sharing this info on the KOA. We’ll be sure and keep it in mind on our next visit 🙂

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