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 firstname.lastname@example.org 828 443-0279
Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 email – email@example.com
WIN ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY and all the Fountain of Youth Activities. Dance lessons and dances along with lots of social activities. You can also enjoy all that the Resort has to offerl a brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center and individual mineral water baths are the latest resort additions. Between dips in the pools and spas, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, pickleball courts, or visit Waggin’ Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Hang with friends around the outdoor fire pits or enjoy beautiful sunsets, peace and quiet from atop the resort property. Don’t miss this fun event!
Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa, 1500 Spa Road, Niland, CA.
From I-10 take CA-111 south. Just past Bombay Beach turn left by Fountain of Youth sign. Turn right on Spa Road. FOY on left. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN Dance Rally to get your discount campsite and be parked with the group. DO NOT use the (FOY) website to make your camping reservation. NO CAMPSITE DISCOUNT if you register using (FOY) website, you must call.
FOY FIRST TIME CAMPER FEE: $12.95 Full hookup $12.95 Dry camp.
FOY RETURN CAMPER FEE: $17.00 Dry camp. $24.00 Full hookup.
ATTENTION!!: If you book and pay Fountain of Youth (FOY) for express check-in on or before September 30th you will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT on your campsite.
The discounted camp fee is available 5 days before the dance rally starts and 5 days after it ends.
NOTE: You must be camping at Fountain of Youth to attend the Dance Rally and you must be registered with WIN Dance Rally to get the camping discount prices.
Link to Rally Application: https://rvsingles.org/dance-rally/rally-information/application/
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There is a wide assortment of fun activities. There is a dog parade, wheelbarrow race, prospector’s race, poker tournament, grand parade, wagon train potluck and music to name a few. There is a Death Valley membership needed (Approx. $35 for 2 people) for 49’er nightly entertainment as well as discounts for warm water spring fed swimming pool pass (2 for $5).
Close by is Scotty’s Castle, ghost town and wonderful scenery all around. NPS rangers put on programs and talks and hiking is abundant.
Information obtained from the Park Service: Sunset Campground, Swimming Pool, and Limited Services will be open for Death Valley Days.
Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park. Dump station in campground.
N36.456430, W116.860909 – Click on link to see Google Map
Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail
Elks Lodge, 6501 Barranca St, Twenty-nine Palms, CA 92277. Phone (760) 367-7061.
At Indio, take I-10 West, at Exit 117, take CA-62 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley for 38 miles. Turn right onto Barranca St, the Elks Lodge will be on the left.
Electric only sites for $15 and dry camp for $10. Water and dump available.
34.134268, -116.121179 – Click on link to see Google Map
Jill Buck 425 891-6293 email firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Julian apple pie, 4 wheeling, biking, hiking, Borrego metal sculptures. Celebrate Thanksgiving having dinner with all your WIN friends and leftovers the next day.
Peg Leg Smith boondocking area.
Take I-10 east to CA-86 west to S-22 west (at Salton Sea area). Take a right on Henderson Canyon Road. WIN signs will be on right about 100 feet in. Water and dump available at State Park in Borrego Springs for $
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Visit local attractions The Library, Salvation Mtn, East Jesus and others. Saturday night local musicians play at The Range. Morning coffee at the Oasis or Travel’n Pals, evening fires. Many music gatherings at night in various locations.
South end of Edith Lane Rd, behind LOW camp
From CA-86 go east to CA-111 south to Niland. Turn left on Main St, which will turn into Beale Rd when you cross the railroad tracks. Approx. 4 miles to Low Rd-turn right and another right on Edith Lane Rd-approx ½ mile down. Park anywhere past the Low camp.
N33.257366, W115.462743 – Click on link to see Google Map
Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway.
Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. Casino on right. Very large gravel area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.
N33.719444, W116.190930 – Click on link to see Google Map
BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Algodones is only 40 miles away.
Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM
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
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Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 Co-Host Needed
ANNUAL WIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year out dining and dancing, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list.
BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.
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.
N32.728665, W114.422870 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.
Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.
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.
N32.97335, W114.46036 – Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee, phone (303) 522-7661; co-host Helene Rutherford, phone (248) 459-1449
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.
BLM area on Plomosa Road.
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 $.
N33.75700, W114.17976 – Click on link to see Google Map
Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.
BLM land on NS776.
From Quartzsite go North on 95 to CA 62, left on 62 for approximately 4 miles to NS776. Watch for signs. Free
N34.16535, W114.3708 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.
Prospector RV Park, 4750 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Take CA-62 west to AZ-95/72 (a left turn in Parker) north to Lake Havasu City. Stay on AZ-95. In Havasu, turn left on London Bridge Rd. Laundry, showers, hot tub, pool, rec room. $10 dry camp, $30 FHU.
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Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine
Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land
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.
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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.
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.
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.
N32.128902, W111.082460 – Click on link to see Google Map
Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.
1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ
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.
N31.551397, W110.303074 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.
Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131
Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.
N32.251927, W109.827735 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking (3 day, 2 night also), hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats, Easter dinner.
Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop
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).
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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.
Elks Lodge, 1206 Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 928-474- 2572
Head north on AZ 188 to join AZ 87. North on AZ 87 to/Airport roundabout. Go left to Elks on corner.
N34.256705, W111.324395 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
USFS area south of Cottonwood
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.
N34.663848, W111.962151 – Click on link to see Google Map
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 a presentation on spring sky at the Embry Riddle Planetarium.
Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.
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. Water and dump available. Free parking, meeting room available. No hookups.
N34.582558, W112.310615 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum. Possible stay on houseboat.
Lone Rock Campground
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.
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Zion National Park, Best Friends Homeless Animal Sanctuary, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. Wave (lottery) and White Pocket (reservations needed).
Gravel storage area
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).
N37.217633, W112.683262 – Click on link to see Google Map