Disabled Nomads

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LA CONNER RV CAMPGROUND (Thousand Trails) La Conner, WA

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

Short Version:

Rest Room #5 has a handicap toilet stall and shower stall. The shower stall has a seat and a hand held shower wand.  It is lacking a holder for the shower wand lower down on the wall for when you're seated.  Accessibility to facilities is good on the left half of the park. 4 stars for not being able to get close to the beach via the road along the beach with mobility devices due to very deep, loose gravel (even regular motor vehicles have trouble), for having the bulk of the sewer sites way up on the side of a hill and no hand held shower wand in the only rest room marked "Handicapped".

Long Version:

The far right side of the park is hilly with some very steep roads. Roads are loose dirt and gravel. This is extremely dusty during dry conditions and typical of parks in Washington. The majority of the sewer sites are located up there. We couldn't get our personal electric vehicles up there as the grade was too steep and going down hill is simply inviting disaster.

WiFi is located at the family lodge. The sites surrounding the lodge are within WiFi range. WiFi is very good. Game on, my friends. The store, which has very short hours of operation,  is next to the lodge.  There are stores located in the heart of La Conner which is about 3 miles from the reserve, so that's not a problem. There is an exercize room next to the store. The laundry is next to the exercize room. The laundry machines do not accept debit cards, so be prepared with lots of pocket weights (aka quarters). There are scheduled events and activities at the lodge during the peak season.  There was a hosted Thanksgiving Dinner while we were there in November.

There is a seperate adult lodge that is sometimes rented out to private parties, which means you don't get to use it when they do. It has a nice pool table, large screen TV, lounge furniture, tables for games and jig saw puzzles, books and a gas fireplace. It has a stocked kitchen, but they keep it locked.

There is a handicap pull through site (#179) located right across the street from the lodge. Near there are 2 more back-in handicap sites (#172 and #173).  There are 2 more handicap back-in sites located on the right side of the preserve. One is on the lower level (#40) and the other is way up on the hilly side of the preserve (#290).

Roads are the typical loose dirt and gravel which is really dusty during dry conditions.

The staff if wonderful.

There is a military air base nearby. You will probably experience low flying fighter jets and all manner of modern flying machines. At times they can be deafeningly loud and non-stop all evening until well after midnight.

There is no hand held shower wand in the only rest room marked "Handicapped". There is a seat and hand held shower wand in the handicap shower in rest room #5.

This park has a small spa and no swimming pool. If not for that fact we would visit more often, because we need to have a pool for the low-impact exercize.