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 email@example.com 828 443-0279
Erika Peterhoff (760)315-2406 firstname.lastname@example.org Cohost: Valon Bishop (775)741-4020 email@example.com
BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Los 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
N32.768612, W115.269856 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870
Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s, hiking, bicycling
Hi Jolly Campground, Road 244, Quartzsite, AZ
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.
33.7095260, -114.21633 – Click on link to see Google Map
Donna Backus phone – 734-476-3788 email – firstname.lastname@example.org CoHost: Mary Graves (414) 536-7866
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.
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
Peter Ietswaard, 705 919-3966; Co-host Chuck Bothwell, 253 278-0450
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
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 off CA 62 on NS776.
From Quartzsite go North on 95, then turn left onto CA 62, go approximately 4 miles to BLM Parking Location. Watch for signs. Free
N34.16535, W114.3708 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Aakervik email@example.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean firstname.lastname@example.org 623-256-5989
Ranger led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors’ center.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
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.
N31.942941, W112.811202 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Aakervik email@example.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean firstname.lastname@example.org 623-256-5989
You will need:
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.
Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
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)
N31.3162, W113.5525 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.
Lake Havasu Elks Lodge #2399 Campground, 3532, McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
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.
34.497739, -114.286027 – Click on link to see Google Map
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
Katharine’s Landing Federal Park; Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Lake Mohave.
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.
35.223855, -114.557577 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Powerhouse Visitor Center, and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
Burro Creek Recreation Area Campground (928) 718-3700, Wickieup, Arizona
From Kingman take Highway 93 South, turn west on Burro Creek Campground Road and follow the road to the campground on your left.
34.5380000, -113.45000 – Click on link to see Google Map
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, , 4-wheeling and hiking.
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.
N33.9128037, W112.8054117 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dancing, hiking in the Superstition Mountains, visit Tortilla Flats
Apache Junction Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
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.
33.438145, -111.518959 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier
Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ
Take I-19 to Exit 80
N32.005237, W110.988564 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058
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).
Flying W RV Ranch
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.
N31.613117, W111.036235 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.
Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)
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.
N31.538455, W110.756700 – 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,
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).
N33.652749, W111.093879 – Click on link to see Google Map
Host Needed , co-host Lu Anne Frost 928-205-0006, email@example.com
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. Call Camp Host prior to arrival to advise of dates, etc.
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. Easter Sunday is April 21.
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 events at the Embry Riddle Planetarium if scheduled.
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. USE SECOND ENTRANCE. NO EARLY ARRIVALS, NO LATE DEPARTURES. 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.
Utah is one hour ahead of Arizona.
N 37.020011 W 111.539688 – Click on link to see Google Map
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).
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