This circuit will start the end of the North/Northwest Circuit at its last stop at Cottage Grove. It will continue down the coast of Oregon and northern California before it heads inland at Petaluma to the Pinnacles National Park. It will continue its way south on 101 through the San Luis Obispo area before heading inland to work it way to Fountain of Youth in time the WIN Dance Rally.
Take a wild jet boat ride on Rogue River, Comb the beach for traces of shipwrecks, tide pools, driftwood, visit Otter Point with sweeping views of then Pacific, hiking trails to cliffside viewpoints and sandy beaches below. Check out kissing rock, Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge, Woggys Fish and Chips, Rogue River Trail, day trip to Port Orford and Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Lots of hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding and the wild Oregon Coast.
Huntley Park. $15 a night, $95 a week, dry camping, on the river. Hiking trails right from campground, rest rooms, showers. 541-247-9377. CITY CAMPGROUND, NEED RESERVATIONS
Take US-101 south. Cross the bridge south of Gold Beach and turn left (east) on Jerrys Flat Rd. (CR-595). Go 7 miles east on Jerry Flat Rd. Park is on the left.
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Enjoy the drive down the coast with many areas to pull over and enjoy the scenery. Visit Harris State Beach, Chetco Point Park, Pelican Bay Lighthouse, Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Arch Rock, Port of Brookings, Azelea Park, and the Oregon Redwood Trail.
Elks Lodge 1934, 800 Elk Drive. Brookings, OR. 17 sites, electric only sites, 30 amp, water, dump, laundry, internet, members only.
17 spaces, $24 night, park in a space and then register at the bar
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Visit old Town Eureka with their historic places mainly from the Victorian era. Check out the Carson Mansion. Drive the Redwood Highway from the Oregon coast along the California Coast. Numerous parks and places to stop along the way. Picnic at Sequoia Park Forest and Garden. Visit Fort Humbolt State Historic Park with lots of bird watching, and the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park. Hike at headwaters forest reserve and bike Arcata Community Forest. So much more to see and do in this charming area.
Moose 4328 Campton Rd. Eureka, members only, dump. 707-782-0475. $20 nite for electric and water, $5 a nite dry camping. Call Dan 707-599-2351 about a month in advance to let him approximate numbers and how many need hook ups. They have about 20 hookups but some are being used. Can also call the lodge at 707-782-0475
A second choice for parking is the Elks at 445 Herrick Ave. Elks only, no guests, 24 full hook up sites $30 nite, no dry camping, first come. 707-442-6652
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There are numerous wineries to visit in the area to wind down the day. For those that belong to Harvest Hosts, there are 2 wineries in the area for overnight parking.
Nelson Family Vineyards, 550 Nelson Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. 707-462-3755. The tasting room is located 1/2 mile off of Hwy 101 and the RV designated area is just one mile past the tasting room. A secluded 2.5 acre space with ample room and breathtaking views of the vineyards.
This is just an overnight stop to break up the driving. You may choose to drive right through which is about 240 miles. This is a lovely winery for an overnight stop They have room for maybe 20 rigs. Circuit leader to call in advance with the number of rigs and to set up tasting. This winery is a member of Harvest Hosts but they they have agreed to to our group. It is always a good idea to taste some wine and perhaps buy some. They are not charging us to stay overnight.
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Explore the California Cheese Trail and check out some of the local wines. Explore Tomales Bay which is great for kayaking and hiking. Visit Shollenberger Park, Helen Putnam Regional Park and Lucchesi Park. Check out the Lavender Bee Farm, Adobe Road, Penngrove Power and Implement Museum, Petaluma Wildlife Museum, Sonoma Portworks just to name a few of the places to see.
Moose Center 475, 300 English St. Petaluma.TBD or Elks
Elks Lodge 901, 2105 S McDowel Blvd. Ext. Petaluma. RV host for reservations, 707-241-0566, firstname.lastname@example.org. $30 night for full hookups, $12 dry camping. GPS 38.230312,-122.593959
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There are more then 30 miles of trails ranging from easy to strenuous. Visit Bear Gulch reservoir, High Peaks and the Balconies area, explore the caves, rock climbing for those so inclined. Bring a flashlight.
Pinnacles National Park Campground. 5000 Highway 146, Pacines, Ca. 134 sites, 37 electric only sites (30 Amp), tables, grills, water, toilets, showers, dump, pool. NO GENERATORS RV electric sites $45 nite/$22.50 with senior card. Dry Camp $35/nite, $17.50 with senior card. No cell coverage in the camp area, some service on the trails. Note the closest gas station is about 30 miles away.
Located on the East side, of the park off of Hwy 25. DO NOT GO ON THE WEST SIDE – NO RVS. There is no road that goes from the East side to the West side. Reservations strongly recommended 831-389-4485, recreation.gov
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Visit the beach areas of Morro Bay, Pismo Beach and Oceano Dunes. Explore San Luis Obispo and the charming village of Arroyo Grange. Enjoy Santa Maria Barbecue.
Elks Lodge 1438. 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Santa Maria, CA. 12 full hook up sites $30 night, 12 water and electric sites at $25 night, dry camping at $12 night. Water and dump, Wifi. Reservations recommended for hook up sites – 805-922-1538, ext 101.
You must be an Elk to stay here, no guests.
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Visit Saddleback Butte State Park with its many hiking trails and the BLVD is downtown Lancasters newly-revambed arts and entertainment district. Stop by Joe Davies Heritage Airpark which displays a number of retired and restored military aircraft and finish the day at Kinetic Brewing Company or Antelope Valley Winery. Drive down the musical road that was constructed in 2008 by Honda for commercials. It is notched with gross that produce musical vibrations like the William Tell Overture.
Elks Lodge 1625, 240 E Avenue K, Lancaster, Ca. 43 back in spaces with 30 amp, water – $20, dry camping $8 night. Rest rooms and showers. www.elkslodge1625.org, 661-942-1625 for reservations.
There is a picnic area with tables and benches and a couple of barbecues.
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Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.
Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks.
20 full hookup sites for $20 a nite or $120 a week, dry camping $10. We can dry camp in electrical sites once all the dry camping sites are taken BUT we must leave two sites for other Elks. Water and dump free for campers and $5 for others.
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