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 adriennelulu@gmail.com or by phone/text 805-458-2206.


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. NOTE: The entrance to where we are parking, is deeply rutted and difficult to pull in there. Enter at Government Marker 812, and then proceed very carefully and slowly to the original coordinates where we park. Watch for deep ruts. Signs will be posted.
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. Text Jennifer at the above number with your name and rig size and let her know you are with the wins. Do not call, only text.

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 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 (Sunflower Campground) is on the left. Park on the large level field to the left of the house. Water, electric, dump, laundry and WIFI available for extra. Showers $5 each. Drive very slowly in park as not to raise any dust. Follow Directions for Sunflower Campground. GPS may not work correctly,

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