22-23 Western Winter Circuit Part 1

FOY THROUGH QUARTZITE, AZ

October 28, 2022 to January 31, 2023

CIRCUIT LEADER NEEDED FOR THIS SECTION OF THE CIRCUIT – IF INTERESTED CONTACT MAYNARD MAGEE, winrvsingles@gmail.com, 303-522-7661

The Western Winter Circuit begins with the famous WIN Fiesta at FOY at the Fountain of Youth. The 2022/23 Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN Fiesta at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA. There will be lots of activities including, hiking, biking, 4 wheeling, pickle ball, bocce ball, tennis, yoga, karaoke, jam sessions, dancing and fun times in the pools and hot tubs. The circuit will then go onto Joshua Tree to explore nature and hike, Anza Borrego for Thanksgiving, Indio for shopping, and Yuma to celebrate the Holidays and perhaps get some dental work done. There will also be stops at Holtville, (Soaking in hot pools), Imperial Dam and finally Quartzsite for the Big Tent RV Show in the last half of January. This is a time to meet old and new friends from all over plus find out what is new for your RV.


ANZA-BORREGO, CA

November 20, 2022 to December 4, 2022
Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Scenic drive to Julian to eat apple pie, enjoy 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, and visiting Borrego metal sculptures.
Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner this year with all your WIN friends.
Plan a Thanksgiving Pot Luck. Prepare your favorite dish to feed approximately 8 people.

Parking Location

Peg Leg Smith boondocking area. Host to get there a day or 2 in advance to confirm the space is available. If this area is not available, there is some dispersed area across the street and parking may be available at the VFW on town.

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. Water and dump available at State Park in Borrego Springs for $ and at the VFW for $.

GPS Coordinates

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


HOLTVILLE, CA

December 12, 2022 to December 19, 2022
Activity Ideas

Hot Springs North LTVA entrance, soaking pools, scenic pond, trash barrels. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.

Parking Location

Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee for 2 weeks) There is a north and south area parking area. Host should verify that the area is open and there is room for the group. The GPS is for the North area. Both areas require a permit – $40 for 2 weeks.

Directions and Other Information

Long Term Visitor Area Parking $40 for 2 weeks. 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. The Long-term Visitor Area, look for it on the left shortly after crossing the canal. GPS Coordinates are to the Long-term Visitor Area

GPS Coordinates

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


YUMA, AZ

December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year s Eve Dance, kayaking, walking, biking, hiking and many local attractions. Cross the border to Los Algodones for dental work, shopping and dining. VFW is open and they will probably have a holiday and New Year s party and pot luck.

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

Turn into VFW parking lot from US-95, go behind VFW building and thru gate to parking area. Registration is required, but no camping fees.

GPS Coordinates

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


MARTINEZ LAKE, AZ

January 2, 2023 to January 9, 2023
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking. This would be a great time to do a pot luck/burn your own.

Parking Location

Large area by Fishermans Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take US-95 to Martinez Lake turnoff. Turn right across from fire station and right into dirt parking area. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $. Camping fee $5 in the past. Host to post signs and verify price and availability.

GPS Coordinates

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


IMPERIAL DAM, CA

January 9, 2023 to January 16, 2023
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, walks along the beach, beautiful sunsets, 4 wheeling, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming.

Parking Location

TK Jones Campground, Imperial Dam area. $15 night or $7.50 with senior pass. Annual pass $75 which gives you 14 days in, 14 days out, 14 days in etc. Rest rooms, showers for a fee, Potable water and trash. Dump station at nearby South Mesa. There is a lot of additional parking available within the Imperial Dam Recreation area under long term visitor use. The host can determine a different area if the group is too large for TK Jones Campground.

Directions and Other Information

From Interstate 8, take the 4th Ave. exit to Imperial County Road S 24. Go north approximately 22 miles to Senator Wash Road. Turn left onto Senator Wash Road and follow the signs 4 miles to T.K. Jones Campground at Squaw Lake.
From Yuma, travel north on US 95. Turn left at Imperial Dam Road at the Big Guns Turn right onto Senator Wash Road and follow signs 4 miles to T.K. Jones Campground.

GPS Coordinates

N32.903589,W114.477289Click on link to see Google Map


QUARTZSITE, AZ

January 16, 2023 to January 31, 2023
Activity Ideas

Biggest Annual WIN Gathering!, gem show, all RV repairs/alterations available, 4-wheeling, desert golf, RV show, restaurants. Big Tent Event Jan 22 30th. Desert Bar is open on weekends as usual. Silly Al s for pizza. Catch up with all your WIN friends as well as those in other RV groups such as the SOLOS, ESCAPEES and LOWS. Join in their activities and invite them to ours.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take US-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue straight 6 miles past the signal at the main street in Quartzsite to Plomosa Road and 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 $, depending on the size of the rig. Showers available at laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

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