ADA-Accessible Cabins Come to Sonoma County Parks
Sonoma County’s state and regional parks have long been forward thinking about providing ADA-accessible cabin options to people with disabilities and special needs.
Most parks offer accessible features. Depending on the park, these can include restrooms and picnic tables sized to accommodate wheelchairs, paved trails, beach chairs, accessible parking and camping sites, or exhibit signage in Braille.
And by late spring 2017 something new and exciting will be added to the list.
Spring Lake Regional Park — already popular with campers, thanks to 31 campsites nestled into oak woodlands near the lake — has added three small, primitive and eco-friendly cabins to its camping lineup.
Two of the cabins are classified as ADA-accessible, with ADA ramps and compliant handrails, compacted ADA shale paths, and other features. Both cabins sleep four people. Depending on tent size, each site may also accommodate one to two tents (total occupancy for each site is eight people).
The cabins are rustic, with no electricity, running water, or bathrooms (facilities are nearby). Beds with mattresses are provided, and campers can bring a sleeping bag or their own linen. Cooking can be accomplished outside the cabin on the site’s BBQ grill. Rates range from $79 to $99, depending on the season (holidays book at the higher rate).
While dogs or other pets are not allowed inside the cabins, an exception will be made for service animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.
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