Western Winter Circuit

2018/19 Western Winter Circuit

The 2018/19 Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN All Singles Dance Rally at the Fountain of Youth Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA.  The circuit will include our usual visits to Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving, Yuma for Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Quartzsite for the Big Tent RV Show in the last half of January.   Other gathering stops can be added or changed based on feedback provided from participating WIN members. Also, hosts are needed for the gatherings, please email or call Arlene Teague to provide any feedback and to indicate where you would like to host.  Contact information for Arlene is arlene.teague@gmail.com   828 443-0279


Holtville, CA

December 10, 2018 to December 21, 2018
Hosts

Erika Peterhoff (760)315-2406 peterhofferika@gmail.com Cohost: Valon Bishop (775)741-4020 ladyfixit2010@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.

Parking Location

Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM

Directions and Other Information

CA, HOLTVILLE: (1) Long Term Visitor Area Parking $40 for 2 weeks or (2) you can stay on the nearby free BLM area for up to 14 days. From I-8 take exit 131 (Vanderlinden Rd), go N, after crossing under I-8, turn right on Evan Hewes Hwy. In about a mile you will cross over the Highline Canal. (1) If you want to stay at the Long Term Visitor Area, look for it on the left shortly after crossing the canal. (2) If you want to stay on the free BLM land, after you have crossed the canal, make an immediate right on Holdridge Road. Go under the I-8 overpass. Continue on paved road for 1.8 miles (road becomes graded dirt) to BLM sign on left “14-day camping”. GPS Coordinates are to the Long Term Visitor AreaGPS Coordinates are to the Long Term Visitor Area

GPS Coordinates

N32.768612, W115.269856Click on link to see Google Map


Quartzsite, AZ (Optional/Additional)

December 14, 2018 to December 21, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s, hiking, bicycling

Parking Location

Hi Jolly Campground, Road 244, Quartzsite, AZ

Directions and Other Information

North on the 95 (towards Parker), Road 244 will be on your right just after the Fire Station. Check in with the camp host. 14 day limit.

GPS Coordinates

33.7095260, -114.21633Click on link to see Google Map


Yuma, AZ

December 21, 2018 to January 3, 2019
Hosts

Donna Backus phone – 734-476-3788 email – donnab5568@gmail.com CoHost: Mary Graves (414) 536-7866

Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year’s Eve Dance, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list. Cross the border to Los Algodones for dental work, shopping, and dining.

Parking Location

BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 south to AZ-95/72 east (a left turn in Parker) to AZ-95 south to Quartzsite. Continue south on AZ-95 towards Yuma. At VFW outside of Yuma, go behind building and thru gate to parking area.

GPS Coordinates

N32.728665, W114.422870Click on link to see Google Map

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Martinez Lake, AZ

January 3, 2019 to January 15, 2019
Hosts

Peter Ietswaard, 705 919-3966; Co-host Chuck Bothwell, 253 278-0450

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.

Parking Location

Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Martinez Lake turnoff. Turn right across from fire station and right into dirt parking area. You will see WIN
signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5. Camping fee $5 in the past.

GPS Coordinates

N32.97335, W114.46036Click on link to see Google Map


Quartzsite, AZ

January 15, 2019 to January 29, 2019
Hosts

Maynard Magee, phone (303) 522-7661

Activity Ideas

Biggest Annual WIN Gathering! Ice cream social, dancing, gem show, all RV repairs/alterations available, 4-wheeling, desert golf, RV show, restaurants. Big Tent Event Jan 20-28, Blythe Bluegrass Festival Jan 19-22. Desert Bar on weekends. Catch up with all your WIN friends as well as those in other RV groups such as SOLOs and LOWs. Join in their activities and invite them to ours.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue 6 miles past signal Quartzsite to Plomosa Road-turn right. Register with camp host on corner. Proceed to 2 mile marker where you will see WIN signs on right side of road.Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.75700, W114.17976Click on link to see Google Map


Parker, AZ

January 29, 2019 to February 4, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.

Parking Location

BLM land off CA 62 on NS776.

Directions and Other Information

From Quartzsite go North on 95, then turn left onto CA 62, go approximately 4 miles to BLM Parking Location. Watch for signs. Free

GPS Coordinates

N34.16535, W114.3708Click on link to see Google Map

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(Optional) Organ Pipe Nat’l Monument (SEE PARK ALERT BELOW)

January 29, 2019 to February 4, 2019
Hosts

Paul Aakervik paulfromreno@gbis.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean linvia1@hotmail.com 623-256-5989

Activity Ideas

Ranger led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors’ center.

Parking Location

Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Directions and Other Information

South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $8 per night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available.

PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT
Twin Peaks Campground will be moving to a reservation system.
Reservations will be required January through March 2019 at: Recreation.gov
Campsites available first come first serve April through December.

GPS Coordinates

N31.942941, W112.811202Click on link to see Google Map


(Optional) Puerta Penasco

February 4, 2019 to February 25, 2019
Hosts

Paul Aakervik paulfromreno@gbis.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean linvia1@hotmail.com 623-256-5989

Activity Ideas

You will need:
1- Passport
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
An insurance agent will be meeting with the group at Organ Pipe to discuss and sell what is needed.
Shop Malecon and Shack’s 5th Avenue, walk beach at low tide, possible fishing trip, side trip to Biosphere, campfires on beach, sunset cruise. Get bodywork, painting or upholstery work done on your RV.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Peñasco) to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $10 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.20 a gallon, dump free)

GPS Coordinates

N31.3162, W113.5525Click on link to see Google Map


Lake Havasu City, AZ

February 4, 2019 to February 10, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.

Parking Location

Lake Havasu Elks Lodge #2399 Campground, 3532, McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Directions and Other Information

Call Stanley, the Campground Host, at 928-230-0980, to make reservations. Reservations may be made 60 days in advance and are recommended. Parking fees must be paid for with cash or check. $25/night for full hook ups, $10/night for dry. Space is limited. The County Health Department requires that sewer hoses not touch the ground at this location.

GPS Coordinates

34.497739, -114.286027Click on link to see Google Map

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ

February 10, 2019 to February 15, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection, visit the many casinos, travel by water taxi, walk or bike the Riverwalk, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labryinths

Parking Location

Katharine’s Landing Federal Park; Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Lake Mohave.

Directions and Other Information

Turn North from AZ68 (the road from Kingman to Laughlin Bridge) at the sign stating “Lake Mead National Recreation Area” which is approx. 3 miles N of the Laughlin bridge jct. Turn onto County Rd 68. Continue right past the dam (can’t cross) to Katharine’s Landing Campground. Watch for signs. Dry Camp $10.00/ night; $5.00/night with Golden Age Pass. Dump and water available at CG.

GPS Coordinates

35.223855, -114.557577Click on link to see Google Map


Kingman, Arizona

February 15, 2019 to February 19, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Powerhouse Visitor Center, and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

Parking Location

Burro Creek Recreation Area Campground (928) 718-3700, Wickieup, Arizona

Directions and Other Information

From Kingman take Highway 93 South, turn west on Burro Creek Campground Road and follow the road to the campground on your left.

GPS Coordinates

34.5380000, -113.45000Click on link to see Google Map


Wickenburg, AZ

February 19, 2019 to February 25, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, , 4-wheeling and hiking.

Parking Location

Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From highway 60 on west side of town, go 6.7 miles south on Vulture Mine Road. Turn left into BLM land, proceed to Vulture Peak Trailhead.

GPS Coordinates

N33.9128037, W112.8054117Click on link to see Google Map


Apache Junction, Arizona

February 25, 2019 to March 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Dancing, hiking in the Superstition Mountains, visit Tortilla Flats

Parking Location

Apache Junction Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Directions and Other Information

From I-60 go north on N. Idaho Rd. (hwy 88). Turn right on N. Apache Trail (hwy 88). The ELKs Lodge will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

33.438145, -111.518959Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ

March 2, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kitt Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio.

Parking Location

Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy I-10 take Hwy 19 south out of Tucson toward Nogales. Take Valencia Rd for 6+ miles to Casino. Turn left before gas station then 2nd right to parking area.

GPS Coordinates

N32.128902, W111.082460Click on link to see Google Map

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SAHUARITA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 11, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier

Parking Location

Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-19 to Exit 80

GPS Coordinates

N32.005237, W110.988564Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC, AZ – OPTION 2

March 14, 2019 to March 18, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058

Activity Ideas

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail toTumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on back road to Arivaca, birding at Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory Visitors Center (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under freeway and then south on Frontage Rd to Bridge Rd. Turn left (east) onto Bridge Rd. At “T” turn right and go about ½ mile to the bridge. Cross bridge and continue to a gravel road on left. Turn left onto gravel road then right over RR tracks. Continue straight onto the tree lined road, then make a right and then a left turn. The turn into the Flying W Ranch is on the left. Park on the large level field to the left of the house. Water, electric, dump, laundry and WIFI available.

GPS Coordinates

N31.613117, W111.036235Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 18, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)

Directions and Other Information

Going east on Hwy 82 from Nogales as you first enter Patagonia, McKeown Avenue splits off to the right. Veer right onto McKeown Ave. Go approx. 1 block and park on left beside the curb before getting to the park bathrooms.

GPS Coordinates

N31.538455, W110.756700Click on link to see Google Map


Sierra Vista, AZ

March 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.

Parking Location

1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista.Go straight at light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. Lodge is on the right. Enter on east side of lodge. 14 sites have W & E.

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GPS Coordinates

N31.551397, W110.303074Click on link to see Google Map


WILLCOX, AZ

March 22, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131

Directions and Other Information

Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.

GPS Coordinates

N32.251927, W109.827735Click on link to see Google Map

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Roosevelt, AZ

March 29, 2019 to April 12, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking (3 day, 2 night also), hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats,

Parking Location

Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop

Directions and Other Information

From Safford take Hwy 70 to Globe, AZ. Go west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 188. Take Hwy 188 north to Windy Hill CG. Go into campground and pay fee at machine for the number of days you are staying, currently $10 per day Golden Age or Senior Pass. Get covered table, bathrooms and shower. Scenic area. Possible wildflowers and cactus blooms. No RV’s over Hwy 88 (Apache Trail).

GPS Coordinates

N33.652749, W111.093879Click on link to see Google Map

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Payson, AZ

April 12, 2019 to April 17, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed , co-host Lu Anne Frost 928-205-0006, frostbites57@hotmail.com

Activity Ideas

Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at Green Valley Lake. Take a day trip along top edge of Mogollon Rim on Control Road 64 and travel east to Tonto Village and then back to Payson.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1206 Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 928-474- 2572

Directions and Other Information

Head north on AZ 188 to join AZ 87. North on AZ 87 to/Airport roundabout. Go left to Elks on corner. Call Camp Host prior to arrival to advise of dates, etc.

GPS Coordinates

N34.256705, W111.324395Click on link to see Google Map

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Cottonwood, AZ

April 17, 2019 to April 24, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Visit the beautiful town of Sedona, and the artsy, eclectic town of Jerome. Visit the town of Clarkdale and take in the museum. Tour Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot. Hike Fossil Creek. Easter Sunday is April 21.

Parking Location

USFS area south of Cottonwood

Directions and Other Information

From Payson, when Hwy 260 intersects with I-17 continue north on Hwy 260 approx 7 ½ miles to E Thousand Trails Rd on right. Continue on E Thousand Trails Rd approx ¼ mile to USFS land on left.

GPS Coordinates

N34.663848, W111.962151Click on link to see Google Map

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Prescott Valley, AZ

April 24, 2019 to April 29, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Get your RV serviced with parts at a 10% discount. There will be kayaking at Watson Lake, and lots of hiking. We will visit the historic Prescott town square and old bars and buildings in the area. Little Dealer will give us seminars on RV maintenance or financing, and many other perks of parking here. There will be karaoke and dancing, and events at the Embry Riddle Planetarium if scheduled.

Parking Location

Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ 260 back to I-17. From I-17 south to Hwy 169 to Hwy 69. Right (West) about 6 miles to Little Dealers. USE SECOND ENTRANCE. NO EARLY ARRIVALS, NO LATE DEPARTURES. Water and dump available. Free parking, meeting room available. No hookups.

GPS Coordinates

N34.582558, W112.310615Click on link to see Google Map

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PAGE, AZ/LONE ROCK, UT

April 29, 2019 to May 4, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum. Possible stay on houseboat.

Parking Location

Lone Rock Campground

Directions and Other Information

Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page.
From Page go approx. 8+ miles NW on Hwy 89. Turn right on Lone Rock Rd. and go to beach area parking. With dump station.
Utah is one hour ahead of Arizona.

GPS Coordinates

N 37.020011 W 111.539688Click on link to see Google Map

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KANAB, UT

May 4, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Zion National Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. Wave (lottery) and White Pocket (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Gravel storage area

Directions and Other Information

Go NW on US 89 thru Kanab to ½ mi. before Mt Carmel Jct at the bottom of long grade. Parking is on the right at a large gravel storage. Mt Carmel Jct is the junction of US 89 and UT 9 ( east entrance to Zion National Park).

GPS Coordinates

N37.217633, W112.683262Click on link to see Google Map

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