Disabled Nomads

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


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

Short Version:

What can we say? This park has everything except a store.  There are scheduled activities during the peak season. Handicap accessiblity is excellent as long as you stick to the areas around the road that separate the park in two.  There is a seat and a hand held shower wand in the shower stall in the rest rooms by the Putt Putt Golf.

If you stay to the areas that are close to the road, you'll have no trouble getting around and accessing any of the facilities. 5 stars for the seat and hand held shower wand plus easy ADA accessiblity to the pool, spa, laundry and lodge. Nicely done, Thunderbird!

Long Version:

Although the park is split in half by a main road which is busy during the day, there's not a lot of traffic at night.  The main facilities are located on the hill side of the park near the road.

There's no store in the preserve. Getting to stores and restaurants in town isn't a problems as Monroe is close by.

Handicap site #11 (on the hill side of the reserve) doesn't have sewer hookup when all the sites around it do. This makes no sense to us. It's as if the site was an afterthought or someone complained and they stuck it in. It's located very close to the lodge, pool, spa, laundry, mini golf and rest room.  It's nice and level. Other than no sewer, it's a great spot.

There is a seat and hand held shower wand in the handicap stall in the rest room.

The park is clean and well maintained.

It's difficult to get reservations during the busy season due to the high number of "annual" customers taking up most of the spots on the hill side of the park where all the sewer hookups are. Last we heard, the management was going to do something about that. We'll see. We'll update this review if that should change.

The river side of the park is level. There are no rest rooms on that side of the park, but porta-potties are available. There is a lodge located on the river side, but there is no rest room inside the building. You'll have to go outside and use a near-by porta-potty. We thought that was strange, but we're not going to ding them for that.

Free WiFi is available at the lodge (The Red Barn--on the hill side of the reserve) or you can purchase WiFi from a company that has antennas in the park (currently Jabba Communications). You can access the WiFi from anywhere in the park if you pay for it. Our only experience with Jabba was horrible (constant disconnections, interruptions and slow speeds), but from what we understand, it has been upgraded since our initial visit and things have improved.  If that's the case, we'll update this review if/when we visit again (hard to get into this park due to high volume of annuals hogging 25% of this small park).

The laundry accepts pocket weights (quarters) or debit cards.

We were there at the end of the season (9/26/18-10/8/18). They closed the upper pool and opened the lower pool to everyone since the weather was holding up and left the spa opened until the end of November. That was awesome. We enjoyed our stay except for the crappy WiFi.