2021/22 Easy Going Western Winter Circuit

2021/22 EASY GOING WESTERN WINTER CIRCUIT

October 28, 2021 to March 28, 2022

Contact Adrienne Leibowitz at 805-458-2206 or adriennelulu@gmail.com to volunteer to lead this circuit or to host a stop.

The 2020/21Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN All Singles Dance Rally at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA. The circuit will include our annual visits to Yuma for the Holidays and Quartzsite for the Big Tent RV Show in the last half of January. It will continue through Arizona, ending in Wilcox where additional circuits will be available. Hosts are needed for the gatherings/stops, please email or call Adrienne Leibowitz to provide any feedback and to indicate where you would like to host.

Contact information for Adrienne is adriennnelulu@gmail.com or by phone/text 805-458-2206.


WIN DANCE RALLY – NILAND, CA

October 28, 2021 to November 5, 2021
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

Come and enjoy the SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL AT THE CASINO ROYALE BIG SHINDIG WITH YOUR DRESS TO KILL APPAREL AT THE WIN DANCE RALLY at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa and RV Park. Valon Bishop has again out done herself creating an outstanding CASINO ROYALE. Come prepared with your best dress up outfits. (Tux, slinky dresses, cigarette holders, etc.) You are only limited by your imagination. We may even have an impromptu concert from our very own Paul Martin, singer/songwriter plus jam sessions for those interested.
You can also enjoy many of the resorts amenities such as Bocce Ball, Pickle-ball, Shuffleboard, ping pong, pool tables, two swimming pools, spas etc. It will be a great time to hang with both old and new friends while enjoying gorgeous sunsets. Between dips in the pools, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, 4 wheeling, or visit Waggin Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Dont miss this fun event! A great place to meet new friends.
You can come 5 days early and leave 5 days late for the same discounted price Oct 23, 2021 Nov 10, 2021
You do not have to be a member to participate in this gathering. All singles are welcome.

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 or 760-354-1340 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN GATHERING to get your discounted campsite and be parked with the group. DO NOTuse the FOY website to make your camping reservation.NO CAMPSITE DISCOUNTif you register using FOY website. You must call!
If this is your first time camping at FOY, your price will be:
$12.95 per night for full hook ups, otherwise our great price is $24 a night for full hook ups.
NOTE:You must be camping at Fountain of Youth to attend the GATHERING.
Register online for the Dance Rally for only $35 for all the activities.

GPS Coordinates

N33.397959,W115.662632Click on link to see Google Map


JOSHUA TREE NAT’L PARK, CA

November 10, 2021 to November 17, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, orchids and lots more.

Parking Location

Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Directions and Other Information

At Indio, take I-10 West, at Exit 117, take CA-62 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley for 20 miles. Turn Left onto Cherokee Trail, then right onto Yucca Trail. 20 hookup sites for $20, 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 or others.

GPS Coordinates

N34.1210892,W116.4436787Click on link to see Google Map


INDIO, CA

November 17, 2021 to November 20, 2021
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. Great area to stock up on supplies.

Parking Location

Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway, Indio, CA

Directions and Other Information

Take the Park Center Parkway exit from I-10 and go east. Casino on right. Very large parking area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.

GPS Coordinates

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


JOJOBA HILLS ESCAPEE PARK – AGUANGA, CA

November 20, 2021 to November 28, 2021
Hosts

Joanne Jones – 248-765-1411

Activity Ideas

Jojoba is a very active RV park with a full roster of activities, with a pool, hot pool, happy hours, dances and so much more. There is hiking, wineries, Old Town Temecula as well as San Diego to visit in the area. The grounds are very pretty and lovely to walk/hike, dog walk, etc. Thanksgiving TBD, LOOK FOR UPDATES. The Ranch house may be used for meetings. Parking will be limited to the first 24 spaces in boon docking and 2 with hookups.

Parking Location

Jojoba Hills SKP Resort, 45120 Hwy 79, Aguanga, CA 92536-9706. Please do not arrive early as you can then be asked to leave and not allowed back. You also need to be an Escapee member to stay there.

Directions and Other Information

If you want to attend, please call the host to sign up. There are a limited number of spots; 26 in total, 2 that have hookups and the remaining are dry camping at $7.50 a night and $35 for hookups. Please keep the host informed if you change your mind or are not able to attend so that someone else can take your place.

GPS Coordinates

N33.447055,W116.873301Click on link to see Google Map


ANZA-BORREGO, CA

November 28, 2021 to December 12, 2021
Activity Ideas

Scenic drive to Julian to eat apple pie, enjoy 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, and visiting Borrego metal sculptures.

Parking Location

American Legion Post 853, 4515 Borrego Springs Rd., CA. 92004. Dump and water on site. Hookups available on a first come first serve basis. The bar should be open most evenings with bar food. There are showers there. $5 a night for dry camping. Host should contact the American Legion with approximate numbers and to make sure they are still open. ALPost853@gmail.com, 760-767-4001.

Directions and Other Information

Highway 86 to 78 West coming from Indio. Turn onto Borrego Springs Road.

GPS Coordinates

N33.21139079109,W116.33348002449515Click on link to see Google Map


HOLTVILLE, CA

December 12, 2021 to December 19, 2021
Activity Ideas

BLM Hot Springs across the road from LTVA entrance, soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels. All free. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.

Parking Location

Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM

Directions and Other Information

(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 Area

GPS Coordinates

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


YUMA, AZ

December 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Years 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 Years 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, 2022 to January 9, 2022
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking and Thanksgiving. 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. You will see WIN signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5. Camping fee $5 in the past. Host to post signs and verify price.

GPS Coordinates

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


IMPERIAL DAM, CA

January 9, 2022 to January 16, 2022
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, 2022 to January 31, 2022
Activity Ideas

Biggest Annual WIN Gathering! Ice cream social, 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 Als 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


PARKER, AZ

January 31, 2022 to February 7, 2022
Activity Ideas

Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar. Visit Buckskin Mountain Park, Parker Dam, see the Swansea Ghost Town, Colorado River Indian Tribe Museum and maybe even a hot air balloon. Pub crawl.

Parking Location

Shea Road BLM land, Free

Directions and Other Information

Coming from Quartzite gathering, head southwest on Plomosa, toward AZ 95 N, turn right onto AZ 95 N. Turn left to stay on AZ-95, turn right on Shea Rd. The first 3 1/2 miles are a bit bumpy with no camping signs. Then it turns into a new paved road with welcome campers about 7 1/2 miles in.

GPS Coordinates

N34.12952,W114.16874Click on link to see Google Map


LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

February 7, 2022 to February 13, 2022
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, biking, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge. Visit Lake Havasu State Park, Sara Park and museum of history.

Parking Location

BLM land

Directions and Other Information

AZ-95 N. Go North of city to Havasu Heights Road (right after mm 197)

GPS Coordinates

N34.66426,W114.30821Click on link to see Google Map


LAUGHLIN, NV

February 13, 2022 to February 20, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit Don Laughlins Classic Car Collection, visit the many casinos, travel by water taxi, stroll along River Walk or take your bike, kayak, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labryinths.

Parking Location

Don Laughlins Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029.Call in January with approximate size of group to make sure we can still park there. 702-298-2535

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Free dry camping in area south between Riverside and Aquarius for 14 nights with registration and permit.

GPS Coordinates

N35.166693,W114.573501Click on link to see Google Map


KINGMAN, AZ

February 20, 2022 to February 24, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Powerhouse Visitor Center, and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.Take Route 66 to the Town of Oatman. Dont forget the Desert Diamond Distillery, Kingman Railroad Museum and Locomotive Park.There is lots of hiking near the campsite.

Parking Location

Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (BLM) (928) 757-7919, off US-93, north of Kingman, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From Laughlin take the AZ-68E to the US 93S ramp to Kingman for approximately 2 miles. The turn off to the campground will be on your right, watch for signs.

GPS Coordinates

N35.205741,W114.096583Click on link to see Google Map


WICKENBURG, AZ

February 24, 2022 to March 1, 2022
Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, 4-wheeling and hiking.

Parking Location

Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From highway 60 on west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 3.6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.

GPS Coordinates

N33.918331,W112.798714Click on link to see Google Map


GILA BEND, AZ

March 1, 2022 to March 6, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit the 9/11 Memorial Park featuring a 4K-lb steel beam once part of the Twin Towers. Gatlin Archaeological Park was excavated in 1959, a major Hohokam trade route. Visit the Gila Bend Museum and the Gillespie Dam Bridge, built in 1927 and on the Natl Register of Historic Places. Tour the Painted Rock Petroglyph site and the Sonoran Desert Natl Monument.

Parking Location

Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground, 46101 Rocky Point Road. Approximately 12.5 miles west of Gila Bend. Picnic tables, grill, fire rings and a vault toilet. No potable water. $8 a nite or $4 with senior pass.

Directions and Other Information

From Wickenburg, US 60 east to AZ 303 loop S ramp then turn right to I-10 towards Los Angeles. Take exit 112 to AZ-85, take I-8 towards Yuma. Exit I-8 at painted Rock Dam Rd/exit 102, north on Painted Rocks Dam Rd. 10.7 miles to Rocky Point Rd.

GPS Coordinates

N33.022819,W113.050420Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ

March 6, 2022 to March 13, 2022
Activity Ideas

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio.

Parking Location

Old Ajo Road BLM land

Directions and Other Information

West Old Ajo Road BLM Just North of Snyder Hill. Flat and lots of space.

GPS Coordinates

N32.161546.W111.102710Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC, AZ

March 13, 2022 to March 17, 2022
Activity Ideas

Limited group size, please sign up with Host

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail to Tumacacori, 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). $10 night, (This is a WIN special price, regular $30 a night) plus $3-5 to dump depending on the size of the rig.

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch, 132 Bridge Rd, Tubac, AZ 520-398-9148, Jennifer. Limited to 12-15 rigs.

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 going South, 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 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.

GPS Coordinates

N31.61389,W111.03647Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA, AZ

March 17, 2022 to March 21, 2022
Activity Ideas

Limited group size to the first 14 that sign up.

Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Pattons hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elviss, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms). Alternate parking if needed, Henshaw Road dispersed Camping. Host to check out location in advance. BLM free

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N31.538455,W110.7567Click on link to see Google Map


TOMBSTONE, AZ

March 21, 2022 to March 24, 2022
Activity Ideas

Tombstone is known for its Wild West History. Exhibits at the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park include a replica gallows. On historic Allen Street, the Ok Corral outdoor theatre re-enacts an 1881cowboy gunfight. Resident ghosts are said to haunt the bullet-riddled Bird Cage Theatre. Outlaws are among the local townsfolk buried at the 1878 Boothill Cemetery. Check out the Good Enough Mine Tour and the Gunfighter Hall of Fame.

Parking Location

Tombstone Dry Camping RV Park, just past the Historical Court House on 3rd street. 365 S. 3rd Street

Directions and Other Information

$10 night dry camp. 50 sites, accepts big rigs, no water or dump

GPS Coordinates

N31.711200,W110.068955Click on link to see Google Map


WILLCOX, AZ

March 24, 2022 to March 28, 2022
Activity Ideas

Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trails, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131.The Elks is open, $20 for water and electric hook ups and $10 for dry camping.

Directions and Other Information

Going East on I-10, 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