Disabled Nomads

Being disabled shouldn't mean you can't have fun, be happy and enjoy nature.

MESA SPIRIT RV RESORT (Encore) Mesa, AZ

 

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

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Upon arrival, if you want to avoid having to exit your vechicle to register, then arrive after 4PM and you can get checked-in at the ranger station at the front of the park. Before 4PM you will be required to drive to and park by the main activity center and go into the building to register.

Before checking in at 4PM, they will assign you a spot so there's no driving around looking for one. A ranger will drive a golf cart to lead you to your spot. They will assist if needed. We don't know if they do this after 4PM.

It is a one lane entry. If someone is here after 4PM and registering, you will have to wait until they are finished before you can get into the park unless you purchase a key card. More on that later.

This is an "age qualified" park. You need to be at least 55 to stay here. They will *probably* let younger, mature, childless adults in, call in advance to make sure.

You can exit the park by any of the gates, but without a "key card" (you can purchase for $10 that you can use at any of the gates), you will have to enter via the main entrance at the ranger station. There are no keypads with a code you enter in order to get into the park.  They're big on security here and we like that.

The area is flat so there's no hills to contend with. Anywhere. Get out that mobility scooter and have a ball.

Sites are gravel for your RV with level concrete slabs for the patio and parking your toad or tow vechicle. There are no picnic tables.

Everything is wheelchair accessible and very ADA friendly. The only thing is that there are no transfer seats in the ADA showers.

There are tons of activities, everyone is very friendly. This is an extroverts dream so you know that Don is in complete heaven! :)

Come here and have fun. We did. We hope to go back again!