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CHEHALIS RV AND CAMPING RESORT (Thousand Trails) Chehalis, WA

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This review is based on ADA accessiblity,  our experience and opinion. Your mileage may vary.

Short Version:

The only thing ADA compliant at the lower lodge is the ramp going into the building. There's no access to the basement (where the pool table, foosball, and airhocky is), sauna, pool and spa except via stairs inside and outside the building or by an extremely steep, loose dirt and gravel, exterior path, which is completely useless to mobility devices and wheel chairs. There's no handicap toilet or shower stall. There's no hand held shower wand. There's no crane at pool side to assist entry into, or exit from, the pool. There's a small step up from the toilets to the showers in the ladies' room. You access the pool area via the door where the showers are.

The rest room near the upper lodge across from site D4 has a handicap shower stall in both the men's and woman's room, but there is no seat in either of them and only the men's room has a hand held shower wand, so, ladies, you're out of luck. 1 star for, at least, having railings. Be prepared to bring your own shower seat.

Long Version:

There's no store at this reserve. There are grocery stores and gas within 5 miles of the park so that's not a problem.

The reserve has some sewer sites and several dump stations. Most of the sewer sites are occupied by "annuals", so plan on not having a sewer hook up.

Like the park at Mount Vernon, it's very hilly. Some parts are inaccessible with mobility devices.

The rest room we accessed near site #D4 has handicap shower stalls, but there's no seat and no hand held shower wand in the ladies' handicap shower stall. There is a hand held shower wand, but no seat in the men's handicap shower stall.  1 star for trying. We don't know if there's any seats or hand held shower wands in any of the other rest rooms. We're going to assume not. 

Free WiFi is located at the upper lodge. Sites located near that lodge are able to receive WiFi. The ISP was Jabba Communications (the same ISP as we experienced at Thunderbird).

Laundry facilities are located below the upper lodge accessible via dirt/gravel road or stairs from above. Machines take coin.

The lower lodge is a zero when it comes to ADA accessiblity, except for the ramp leading into the building. After that, nada. No access to the game room, rest room, pool and spa except by stairs and a ridiculously steep dirt/gravel path outside.

Upper lodge is ADA accessible. Only way down to lower level from inside the building is via stairs or gravel road (similar to the lower lodge). Don't know about the pool, yet, as we were last there before the season opened.  Will update when we know more.