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SOLEDAD CANYON RV & CAMPING RESORT (Thousand Trails) Acton, CA

 

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

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Big park, hence long review.

On check-in, if you're driving a rig that won't fit into a regular parking spot, they want you to park in the far north west end of the parking lot,  then go across the parking lot to the welcome center to register. 

We originally parked in front of  the building, perpindicular to the parking slips where there was a handicap spot, but they made us move citing that we were blocking parking spots.

There were are only 4 spots and one of those was a handicap spot. We have handicap plates. There was plenty of other parking spots available and the park was not in the least bit busy. We couldn't figure out what the big deal was, and why we couldn't be near the handicap spot, but we did as they asked.  You can't just turn around as they have the road blocked off so that you have to go all the way around before getting back in again. So, don't make the same mistake we made. Park where we parked where it's closer to the building.

There are many rest rooms. Only 4 of the rest rooms have shower stalls with hand held shower wands and 3 of those 4 include a transfer seat.   Aparantly the transfer seats keep getting stolen. The remaining rest rooms have the wide shower stalls with handrails but no hand held shower wand and no transfer seats. We will update this post as to which restrooms are which.  All the rest rooms have ADA compliant toilet stalls.

We were told that they have been alloted the money to make improvements to the park, which includes upgrading all the bathrooms to include hand held shower wands and transfer seats. We're hoping they put in transfer seats that are built into the wall so they can't be stolen.  

There are ramps going to all the public buildings.

None of the rentals are wheelchair accessible.

The N & Q sections are up hill. All the sections in the park are flat and easily navigated with mobility devices. so whichever section you are in, have fun!

When we were there the road from the lower part of the park to the N & Q sections was washed out. The N & Q section was accessed by driving around the outside of the park and going in through the emergency exit.

There is a steep road joining the N & Q sections. We recommend getting between the N & Q sections only with a motor vehicle. Once down at the Q section, you can get across the washed out road "on foot" (bikes, wheelchairs, scooters) to get to the lower section of the park. Otherwise you have to drive out of the emergency exit and around to the main entrance.

On the map you will notice a close proximity of a rail road track. If rumbling and sudden, loud noises is a concern, try and camp as far away as possible from the tracks as it is an active Amtrak and cargo transport rail. They blow their horn and it's loud.

The best cell signals can be had in the N section. We got up to 3 bars of Verizon in some parts of it.  In the Q section, we got 1 bar AT&T, 2 bars of Verizon and 1 bar of Sprint. Unfortuanately, altough most of the N section is marked on the map for full hook ups, many of the sites were labled "no power" or "no sewer" or "closed for maintenance".  :(

WiFi is available at the main lodge. In brochures they say it's free, and it is, but with a caveat. You get free WiFi for only 1 hour and then you have to pay after that.