Fort Wilderness was "the last outpost of civilization" on the Rivers of America...it's nice to see it with the doors open! Nowadays, if you are subject to an attack from river pirates or unfriendly indians, you'll have nowhere to go.
During my recent trip to Disneyland, I took my nephew over to the island, and he had a great time climbing the rocks, exploring the caves, and crossing the suspended bridge and the floating bridge. I had a whole new appreciation for the winding paths and hidden surprises. It makes me a bit sad to know that Tom, Huck, and Becky (or their spirits, anyway) will probably be gone soon...I loved Mark Twain's books when I was a kid, not only because they are great stories, but because they afford a look at life in America from over 100 years ago. Can it be true that children don't know or care anymore?
At the bottom of this image you can see Huck's Landing, and a sign for...yes, the Pirate's Den!