2018/2019 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


ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY

October 28, 2018 to November 5, 2018
Hosts

Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 email – winrvsingles@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

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!

Parking Location

Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa, 1500 Spa Road, Niland, CA.

Directions and Other Information

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/

GPS Coordinates

N33.399538, W115.66258Click on link to see Google Map


OPTIONAL – Death Valley, CA

November 5, 2018 to November 14, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

Sunset Campground

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N36.456430, W116.860909Click on link to see Google Map

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Joshua Tree Nat’l Park, CA

November 9, 2018 to November 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail
https://www.nps.gov/jotr

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 6501 Barranca St, Twenty-nine Palms, CA 92277. Phone (760) 367-7061.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

34.134268, -116.121179Click on link to see Google Map


Anza-Borrego, CA

November 14, 2018 to November 28, 2018
Hosts

Jill Buck 425 891-6293 email jill-buck@hotmail.com

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

Peg Leg Smith boondocking area.

Directions and Other Information

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 $

GPS Coordinates

N33.294816, W116.29825Click on link to see Google Map

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Niland (Slab City), CA

November 28, 2018 to December 4, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

South end of Edith Lane Rd, behind LOW camp

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N33.257366, W115.462743Click on link to see Google Map


Indio, CA

December 4, 2018 to December 10, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.

Parking Location

Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N33.719444, W116.190930Click on link to see Google Map

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Holtville, CA

December 10, 2018 to December 18, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. 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


Yuma, AZ

December 21, 2018 to January 3, 2019
Hosts

Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 Co-Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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.

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

Host Needed

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; co-host Helene Rutherford, phone (248) 459-1449

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 7, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

BLM land on NS776.

Directions and Other Information

From Quartzsite go North on 95 to CA 62, left on 62 for approximately 4 miles to NS776. Watch for signs. Free

GPS Coordinates

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

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Lake Havasu City, AZ

February 7, 2019 to February 19, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Prospector RV Park, 4750 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N34.559825, W114.370124Click on link to see Google Map

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Wickenburg, AZ

February 19, 2019 to February 28, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine

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


TUCSON, AZ

February 28, 2019 to March 11, 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.

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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Sierra Vista, AZ

March 11, 2019 to March 21, 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 21, 2019 to March 27, 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 27, 2019 to April 10, 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, Easter dinner.

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 10, 2019 to April 15, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

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.

GPS Coordinates

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

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Cottonwood, AZ

April 15, 2019 to April 22, 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.

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 22, 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 a presentation on spring sky at the Embry Riddle Planetarium.

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. 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.

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 Homeless 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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