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MOUNT VERNON RV CAMPGROUND (Thousand Trails) Bow, WA

 

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

1 OUT OF 5 STARS

Thousand Trails Mount Vernon RV Campground

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You have to park at the gate and exit your vehicle to register at the welcome center. There are several steps to get into the building. There is a ramp going into the building. 

Park is very hilly. You have to use your car/truck to get to any of the facilities. Steep hills, dirt and gravel roads and steep paths make using mobility devices difficult or impossible. There are a few handicap sites located near rest rooms and dumpsters. 2 of these sites are located near same, but the rest rooms are closed due to electrical problems. None of the rest rooms have a hand held shower wand in the handicap shower stall. The shower stalls are one piece units with a seat molded into them. These are not good as transfer seats.

There is a heated pool. The spa was not working when we were there (2018/2019).  If you are unable to stand, you will need assistance to open the gate as the latch is at the top. Joyce is 5'2" tall and was unable to reach it. There are a few steps leading out of the bath house to the pool. There are no handrails for these steps and there is no ramp.

The lodge is on the side of a hill and difficult to navigate. To get to the lower section of the lodge,  you have to use the interior set of stairs, otherwise you're required to go outisde and down around the building to the lower level. There are no rest rooms on the lower level, so you'll have to either climb the stairs or go back outside and up the hill to the ones in the upper section or go all the way to the bath house connected with the pool, which is on the same level. 

None of the rentals are wheelchair accessible.

Additional Information:

This park is really nice. It's well maintained and very clean. Regular people will really enjoy this park. People with special needs are presented with a challenge.

The staff is fantastic. The upper lodge is always beautifully decorated. They have very fun activities scheduled all year (even in the off season).  Although it's a very fun and beautiful park, we will not likely be going back for any extended stay.

The washers and dryers accept debit cards.

The "over flow" camping is located near the pool which have electric hookups only.

WiFi hotspot is located in the upper lodge. Signal is spotty and best location for a signal is the tables near the store and the rest rooms. 

The Skagit Speedway is close to the park. If you're looking for some peace and quiet on your camping trip, be sure to check their schedule before making your reservation. It's LOUD.  http://www.skagitspeedway.com/schedule/

The Skagit Casino and Resort is very close to the park, too. We can get to that with our electric vehicles. Click the link to see our review of the casino.