We have a new policy for Circuit Leaders. We are going to pay the Circuit Leaders $5 a stop/week or a max of $20 a month from each person on the stop, whether it is for 3 days or 10 days. One host will not pay for that stop. You can pay by cash, check or Venmo.
This circuit will start Winchester Bay Oregon. It will continue down the coast of Oregon and northern California stopping at Florence, Gold Beach, taking a Rogue River jet boat trip, visiting Brookings and the Pelican Lighthouse, continuing to the Redwoods and Eureka. It will include a stop in Petaluma and explore the cheese trail, wineries, museums and the surrounding areas of Tomales Bay and Point Reyes. It will continue its way south visiting the Hearst Castle, (If open) Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals Rockery, walk on Moonstone Beach, Cambria, Paso Robles wine country, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. We can visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove, Dinosaur Cave Park, Oceano Dunes and so much more. There will be a lot of opportunities for hiking, kayaking and 4 wheeling.
We will be staying at Elks, Moose, wineries, and State/National Parks. You will need to be an Elk, Moose and possibly a Harvest Host member. (A couple of the Elks we may stay at are only open to members, not guests). There is one winery that says we can stay there but you need to be a Harvest Host member. It will continue to finish at the Fountain of Youth in time for the WIN Dance Rally.
Please note this circuit will continue to be under construction as things are constantly changing. Places that are closed now are trying to open up but things can always change. It will also be limited in size to the number of rigs approximately 10 to 12 max. Depending on the parking. If you have interest in this circuit, please contact Adrienne Leibowitz at email@example.com for additional information or to put yourself on the list to go. The number one place you need reservations is Pismo Beach North Beach campground through Reserve California.
Take a wild jet boat ride on the Rogue River, comb the beach for traces of shipwrecks, tide pools, driftwood, visit Otter Point with sweeping views of the 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, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
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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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 know 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. Dump on site.
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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Red Fox Casino, 200 Cahto Dr. Laytonville, CA 95454, free. Small Casino so limited parking.
Need to register inside.
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There are numerous wineries to visit in the area. We will be staying at the Nelson Family Winery. This is part of the Harvest Host. They will set up a special tasting for us. They also have olive oils, jams, jellies and many other items along with a farm to explore. If the group is interested we may possibly be able to stay a second night.
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 allow our group. It is always a good idea to taste some wine and buy some or other items they make and sell. They are not charging us to stay overnight so a purchase is highly recommended.
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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. Blue Water Kayaking rents kayaks on Tomales Bay and they know the tides. Drive the north end of PT Reyes National Seashore and maybe see rare Tule Elk and add a stop at Bovine Bakery. Visit the hippie town of Sebastpol with lots of wine tasting, Stenson Beach known for surfing, Bolinas Lagoon for great birding, Mt Tam for hiking, Old Redwoods in Muir Woods.
Moose Center 475, 300 English St. Petaluma. 707-782-0475 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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Hiking in the Redwoods, numerous parks and trails to explore, dog park.Visit Santa Cruz Beach boardwalks vintage rides that include the 1911 Looff Carousel and the Giant Dipper roller Coaster. Enjoy the Natural Bridges State beach, Lighthouse field State Beach, West Cliff Drive and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
Moose Center 545, 2470 El Rancho Dr. Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060 $10 night – dry camping. Dinner in lodge Wednesday night.
Take 101 South,, take exit 438 for CA-1 toward 19 Ave/Golden Gate Park, continue CA-1 to I-280 S, exit 11A for Ca-17 S toward Santa Cruz, Exit 3 for Mount Hermon Road, left onto ramp, follow signs CA-17 N/San Jose, follow signs for El Rancho Dr and turn R.Call Sherry at Moose to with numbers a few weeks in advance 928-634-8668.
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Visit Charles Paddock Zoo, numerous great wineries in the area. Sculpterra is a must with their fabulous sculptures. Take a ride to Historic Cambria, walk on Moonstone beach, San Simon, Hearst Castle (if open), Estrella Warbird Museum. There are carious places to hike, bike and Kayak. Ride down Bob Jones trail, kayak in Morro Bay, hike up to Bishop Point.
Elks Lodge 2733, 1516 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA. 93422. $35 a night and you must be an Elk in good standing, no guests. Call camp host for Reservations 805-538-8934, 14 full hook up sights
Ca-1 South, Left on Dolan Rd., Right onto San Miguel Canyon Rd to US – 101 South, From Highway 101, take Del Rio exit, go east to El Camino Real, turn on left (north). The Lodge and RV facilities are a quarter mile past signal on left side of road.
We may be able to stay overnight at the Tobyn James Winery if you are a Harvest Host Member. They have plenty of room for dry camping and will arrange a wine tasting for us. $20 per person for wine tasting with limited size groups outside due to Covid restrictions. Need reservations for this to be arranged by Host or Circuit Leader for a group.
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From this location we can stroll along the beach, collect sand dollars, walk to downtown Pismo and the pier where there are numerous shops, bars, restaurants. Drive a few miles south and take your dune buggies (4 wheel drive vehicles) on the sand dunes, drive along the water on the sand with almost any vehicle, visit San Luis Obispo, kayak in the water ways near Oceano, visit the quaint town of Arroyo Grande, lots of wine tasting and great bike paths.
Pismo Beach State Park, North Beach. No hookups, dump station and potable water on sight, pay showers. Most spaces are pull through and large enough for any rig. Trees, grass, dunes, beach ocean, Monarch Butterflies, walk to downtown Pismo Beach. Must make reservations – Reservecalifornis.com
101 south, take exit 190B for Hinds Ave/Price Canyon – turn right, Left onto Price Street, Right onto Ocean View, Left onto Dolliver, Right into Pismo Beach State Park
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The wine trail continues through Santa Maria and down into the quaint Danish town of Solvang/Santa Ynez where an abundance of bakeries offer wonderful butter cookies and danish. Explore the shops and museums in town and visit Ostrichland. Take a walk on Oso Flaco Lake Road which is a boardwalk through the sand dunes to the beach. Enjoy the various birds along the way. Explore the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes and visit the Museum of Flight. Try the famous Santa Maria Barbecue (probably right at the Elks we are staying at)
Elks Lodge 1538, 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Santa Maria,CA. 93454 12 full hookup sites that include water, 50 amp and sewer – $30 a night, 12 partial hook up sights with water and 30 amp – $25 a night, dry camping in the south end of the front parking lot at $12 night. Call for reservations for hook up sights only 805-922-1538. No reservations for dry camping. Elks Members only in good standing, no guests.
US 101 south to Donavan Rd exit, turn right onto Donavan, left onto College Dr. Left onto Bradley Rd on the right. 20 min drive so we can stay in the area
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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.
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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