North – Northwest 2021

North – Northwest 2021

Circuit Leader – Adrienne Leibowitz – 805-458-2206, adriennelulu@gmail.com

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 tie in with the Western Winter circuit which ends on May 11, 2021 in Kanab, Utah. It will work its way north through Utah, Western Wyoming, up through Montana, over through the top of Idaho, Northern Cascades of Washington and then working its way down the coasts of Washington and Oregon. It will include the following National Parks: Zion, Bryce, Escalante, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Northern Cascades and the Olympia Peninsula just to name a few of the highlights. There will be lots of hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and exploring all these famous National Parks. 

There will be 2 additional circuits that will tie in with this one. One will continue down the coast into the California Redwoods down through the Central Coast of California, eventually working its way to FOY in time for the Annual WIN Dance Rally. The other one will head inland to Crater Lake and eventually working its way down Hwy 395 in California ending at FOY the end of October.

We don’t know how many places will close down or not re-open due the spread of Covid. We do our best find places to park but as of the writing of this, many are telling us to check back closer to the time we will be there. We will all need to be flexible in this changing time.

Note some of these dates and places may change as we go along. We will do our best not to change the places that need reservations. 


GRAND TETONS, WY

June 10, 2021 to June 17, 2021
Hosts

Greg Smith – 928-846-5921 space #72A

Activity Ideas

Lots of hiking, great bike trails, kayaking pristine lakes, wild life all over. Visit Jackson Hole, ride the gondolas.

Parking Location

Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, (307) 739-3300. Effective January 26, 2021, this campground will change to the reservation system with recreation.gov. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Directions and Other Information

From Moran, take US Hwy 26W, go 23 miles, at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Gros Ventre Rd, go 4.6 miles and turn right onto Gros Ventre CG Rd. Try for last loop to left. Dump & water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping.
Alternate parking location for those that did not get into Gros Ventre, Shadow Mountain, Kelly WY. OFF 191 FIRST COME FIRST SERVED N43.705438,W110.619368

GPS Coordinates

N43.6155,W110.6656Click on link to see Google Map


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / WEST ENTRANCE, WY

June 17, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Hosts

Lisa Kohn – 615-588-6853 Co-Host – Don Beene – 817-269-7989

Activity Ideas

Explore and enjoy all the wonders that Yellowstone has to offer; there are too many to name. Visit Earthquake Lake, kayak in Hebgen Lake and on the Madison River, and lots of hiking near the campground as well.

Parking Location

Bakers Hole Campground, (406)823-6961, West Yellowstone, MT

Directions and Other Information

Three miles northwest of West Yellowstone on US 191. $20/night; $10 with senior pass. Some have electric (30 and 50 amp)at $28 nite; senior discount applies. First come, first served. You double up in many of the spaces but each person pays the full amount.

GPS Coordinates

N44.70629,W111.10081Click on link to see Google Map


MISSOULA, MT

June 27, 2021 to July 5, 2021
Hosts

Cindy Argauer – 254-458-4440 Co-Host – Denny Phillips – 719-499-4148

Activity Ideas

Missoula has an incredible Farmers Market that is a must do. There is also a carousel, ice cream, the Aerial Fire Depot and the Smokejumper Center that you cant miss. Missoula is also home to the Osprey, a AAA baseball team, whose games are fun to attend. Visit Lolo Hot Springs, Travelers Rest Visitors Center, and kayak Bitterroot River and bike the many trails in Missoula and visit the Adventure Cycling Association in downtown. Lolo is a great place for July 4th. Please note many of these activities are all subject to Covid restrictions at the time.

Parking Location

Speeds Towing, 4805 US Hwy 93S, Missoula, MT. David Speed. 406-529-7801

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS. $5/night for dry camping. Dump, water and propane are available at Bretz RV and Marine. A volunteer is needed to sign everyone and collect the money for camping.

GPS Coordinates

N46.8267907,W114.0723200Click on link to see Google Map


GLACIER NATIONAL PARK / KALISPELL, MT

July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021
Hosts

Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638

Activity Ideas

Sightseeing throughout the park. This is an opportunity to see Grizzly Bears, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Marmots, Columbia Ground Squirrels and maybe an elusive Moose. The rivers and lakes are spectacular, and the hiking opportunities are endless. Not to mention the glaciers, of course! Travel to Whitefish to souvenir shop, ride the zip line or barrel down the slope in an alpine sled. Walk the downtown area of Kalispell for some great Montana history, good food, great coffee, and the best ice cream ever!

Parking Location

Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N Merdian Rd., Kalispell, Mt. $20 a night for electric hookup. Water to fill holding tanks but not at hook ups. 12 outlets that have 30 amp, lots of 110 V outlets to use. All first come. Restrooms with showers. 1-406-758-5810. Host to contact contact fairgrounds about a month in advance with approximate numbers.

Directions and Other Information

Take US-93 N to S. Meridian Rd.

GPS Coordinates

N48.205613,W114.327502Click on link to see Google Map


HAYDEN LAKE / COEUR D’ALENE, ID

July 12, 2021 to July 18, 2021
Activity Ideas

Take your bicycles to downtown Coeur d’Alene for a scenic ride to Harris Point on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Hike Tubbs Hill. Kayak and hike at Hayden Lake (English Point Yellow Loop trail is highly recommended). Take a walking tour of Couer d’Alene, including the floating boardwalk, and follow the trail of Mudgy the Moose. Visit the Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch. Be kids again at the Triple Play Family Fun Park Indoor Raptor Reef Water Park. For those with dogs McEuen Park and Dog Park is a lakeside park with recreation trails and an off-leash dog park for a fun romp. Listen to music in the evening at Hayden Lake City Park. Take a day trip to Farragut State Park to hike, swim in and around Lake Pend Orielle and visit the Naval Museum.

Parking Location

Hayden Lake Eagles Lodge, 1520 W Wyoming Ave, Hayden, ID 83835. $10 a nite dry camping for Eagle Members, $15 for non members. $20 night for electric for members and $25 a night for non members. Membership is $35 a year and is good at all the Eagles. This lodge is very active with Karaoke on Friday nights, taco night Wednesday, dinners. Contact Patrick at 208-660-8597 if you want hook ups. There. Are maybe 6 available, the rest is dry camping. Plan on joining the Eagles as that membership is good at all Eagles.

Directions and Other Information

Turn left from US-95N onto W Wyoming Ave, in .7miles arrive at Hayden Lake Eagles. A few Electric (15 & 30 AMP) and Water hookups. (208)-772-4901

GPS Coordinates

N47.7723788,W116.8078114Click on link to see Google Map


COLVILLE/ROOSELVELT LAKE, WA

July 18, 2021 to July 21, 2021
Hosts

Randy Smischny – 913-226-4550

Activity Ideas

Visit Dry Falls, Coulee Dam, (see the light Shows at night), Deep Lake, Dry Falls Lake, Umatilla Rock, Drive the Million Dollar Mile on HWY 155, visit Sullivan Lake for reflection. Discover the Ferry County Rail Trail – 28 miles of resurfaced pathway for non-motorized recreation, bikes, walking and running. Numerous lakes and rivers to explore with lots of hiking, fishing and boating. Look Moose, deer, elk and bald eagles. Fish for walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon.

Parking Location

Kettle Falls Campground Lake Rooselvelt, WA. NPS. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS – RECREATION.GOV. $18 a nite or $9 with senior pass. 1008 Crest Drive, Coulee Dam WA. 99116

Directions and Other Information

Part of the Lake Rooselvelt National Recreation Area. Dump, potable water, trash, restrooms, picnic tables and fire rings. Please note this is campground is subject to closure due to Covid in the Indian Reservation adjacent to it.
North on US 395, turn left onto WA 25 south, . After about 1/2 mile turn right onto Old Kettle Road. At the bottom of the hill (4 way intersection), turn left onto Kettle Park Road / S Riverside Avenue. Turn right at the Kettle Falls Campground sign.

GPS Coordinates

N48.601910,W118.122560Click on link to see Google Map


NORTHERN CASCADES, WA

July 21, 2021 to July 25, 2021
Activity Ideas

DRIVE HWY 20 THROUGH NORTHERN CASCADES: Take a few days to drive scenic Highway 20 through the Northern Cascades. Stop at the western town of Winthrop, Twisp for world class coffee, Washing Pass Overlook, Skagit River, and the Cascadian Farm Roadside Stand for a milk shake that will blow you away. Lots of hiking, fishing, boating and biking and much more to see and do as you work your way across HWY 20.
We will meet up at Newhalem near the North Cascades National Park. Stop and visit the charming towns of Twisp and Omak.

Parking Location

There are a number of Forest Service locations along the way that have camping, but most may not be large enough to hold a group if they are heavily used. Klipchuck may be able to accommodate the group. Some have limited RV sizes and they are all first come first served.

Directions and Other Information

Early Winters Campground, 12 sites, $8 nite, 32 ft max, First come. GPS: N48.597231,W120.446003

Klipchuck Campground, located 1 mile off North Cascades Hwy 20, 19 miles Northwest of Winthrop, 46 sites, $12 nite, First come, GPS: N48.598086,W120.511829

Lone Fir Campground, 27 sites, 27 miles northwest off Winthrop on Hwy 20, $12 nite, First come GPS: N48.581547,W120.624402

GPS Coordinates

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NORTH CASCADES / NEWHALEM (OPTION 1), WA

July 25, 2021 to July 29, 2021
Activity Ideas

This campground is near the Skagit River and Newhalem Creek. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, visit the waterfalls and the historic town of Newhalem. A must – 330 foot boardwalk through the woods and Ladder Creek Falls with its colored light show at night.

Parking Location

Newhalem Creek Campground, National Park. Must make RESERVATIONS, recreation.gov, Reservations open up December 10, 2020. recreation.gov, 1-877-444-6777 Tables, fire pits, dump station, potable water. $24 night, $12 with senior pass.

Directions and Other Information

South of SR 20 at MP 120. 14 miles east of Marblemount. Dump water, tables grill, toilets.

GPS Coordinates

N48.671013,W121.260874Click on link to see Google Map


NORTH CASCADES / NEWHALEM (OPTION 2), WA

July 25, 2021 to August 2, 2021
Activity Ideas

This campground is near the Skagit River and Newhalem Creek. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, and visit the waterfalls and the historic town of Newhalem. A must see: a 330 foot boardwalk through the woods and Ladder Creek Falls with its colored light show at night.

Parking Location

Newhalem Creek Campground, National Park. Must make RESERVATIONS, recreation.gov, Reservations are open: recreation.gov, 1-877-444-6777. Tables, fire pits, dump station, potable water. $24 night, $12 with senior pass.

Directions and Other Information

South of SR 20 at MP 120. 14 miles east of Marblemount.

GPS Coordinates

N48.671013,W121.260874Click on link to see Google Map


PUYALLUP (OPTION 1), WA

July 29, 2021 to August 2, 2021
Hosts

Pat Shaw – 512-442-5425, Alvin McCoy – 830-708-9284

Activity Ideas

Take on the Escape Room in Tacoma, visit the petting zoo at Old McDebbies Farm, ride the gondola at Gig Harbor, catch a performance at the Lakewood Playhouse, visit the Mandarin Stained Glass Gallery or wander through the Lakewold Gardens. Visit the large farmers market at the South Hill mall

Parking Location

Puyallup Elks Lodge, 314 27th St NE, Puyallup, WA (253) 845-9515. $20 nite for 30 amp, $10 nite dry camping. Pool and showers $5 a day if pool is open.

Directions and Other Information

Please check in with camp host before parking. Water and dump on east side of property. Pets up to 20 pounds. Restrooms and showers are open during normal business hours.

(Approximately 280 miles from Newhalem through Puyallup and onto Sequim)

GPS Coordinates

N47.19441,W122.25911Click on link to see Google Map


COUPEVILLE TO SEQUIM VIA PORT TOWNSEND (OPTION 2), WA

July 29, 2021 to July 29, 2021
Activity Ideas

With this option, you skip Puyallup, WA and go straight to Sequim. Approximately 139 miles taking the Coupeville Ferry to Port Townsend.
Reservations
Schedule
Fares

Parking Location
Directions and Other Information

Follow highway 20 towards Marblemount, Hamilton, Burlington, Whidby Island (Deception Pass), left on South Main Street/Engle Road to the Coupeville Ferry Terminal Building. Check schedule, sailing times approximately 2 to 3 months in advance. Take Ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend where you will continue on Hwy 20 to 101 going by Discovery Bay into Sequim. You may make reservations starting on March 9th, 2021. This will take 3 1/2 to 4 hours plus any time waiting to board the ferry. The ferry ride is about 35 minutes.

GPS Coordinates

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SEQUIM, WA

August 2, 2021 to August 9, 2021
Hosts

Greg Smith – 928-846-5921

Activity Ideas

Explore Olympic National Park; visit the Lavender Gardens, Port Angeles, Salt Creek Recreation Area, tidal pools and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Take a day trip on ferry to Victoria, BC. There is dancing on Sunday at the 21st Grange. There is a lot to see and do in this area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Rd., Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-2763. 30 amp hook ups – $20. Large grassy area for dry camping.

Directions and Other Information

101 West to Sequim or 101 north then east into Sequim.
The host needs to contact the lodge two weeks in advance with numbers. (In 2019 we paid $6 for dry camping but we collected all the money and kept an accounting for the lodge) Host or Circuit Leader can negotiate price if large group. No dump at lodge but there is one at then Chevron Station on the corner of Bownie and Washington Streets on the East side of town.

GPS Coordinates

N48.095206,W123.098883Click on link to see Google Map


FORKS, WA

August 9, 2021 to August 16, 2021
Hosts

Jane Mailloux – 503-703-1946

Activity Ideas

Take a day trip to Cape Flattery, the most northwestern point in the contiguous US, or the Hoh Rain Forest. The beaches near La Push are great for walking. Waterfall trail, kayak, biking, museum, Rialto beach, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge#2524, Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park, 941 Merchant Rd, Forks, WA 98331 (360) 374-2524

Directions and Other Information

From the north on Hwy 101, turn left on Calawah Blvd. Turn left on Merchant Rd. Boondock in the large grassy field next to the Lodge. $10 dry camp, $20 with hookups. The host will need to contact Dean at the Elks Lodge a couple of weeks prior to our stay to let him know approximately how many RVs there will be. The Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park features 6 hook-ups
that serve 12 “back-in” spaces. Each has water/power and there is a sewer dump on site. They do not take reservations; sites are “first-come first-serve” with self-registration near the front door.

GPS Coordinates

N47.961838,W124.372775Click on link to see Google Map


OCEAN SHORES, WA

August 16, 2021 to August 21, 2021
Activity Ideas

Rent scooters in town and ride on beach, wonderful walking paths and beaches, sunset supper and breakfast specials in Casino dining room, often music in Casino bar, dances and meals at local Elks in town (check schedule upon arrival)

Parking Location

Quinault Casino, 78 Washington 115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.

Directions and Other Information

Go south on US 101 to Hoqiam, then right onto WA-109 for 18 miles. Then turn left onto SR-115. The Casino entrance is on the right in approximately 1 mile. When you reach the Casino, go to the very back of the parking lot to the left side for the entrance to the RV area. Check in at the Casino office.

GPS Coordinates

N47.040097,W124.170478Click on link to see Google Map


ASTORIA, OR

August 21, 2021 to August 25, 2021
Hosts

Elizabeth Lucas – 405-812-5536

Activity Ideas

Fort Clatsop National Park offers guided kayak trips on the river, call (503) 861-4425 to make reservations and for more information. There are also interpretative events at the Fort; movies; a guided river walk; visitors center; and, surrounding area to learn how The Corps of Discovery lived in 1805-6. Fort Stevens: wreck of the Peter Iredale, beach walks, wild life viewing, WWII military installation, views of the mouth of the Columbia. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has the only items from The Corps of Discovery in this area; view of the mouth of the Columbia from the Washington side; north of Cape Disappointment is North Head Lighthouse open to public for tours; ship wreck. Seaside and Return of the Salt Makers: first person reenactment of the production of salt for The Corps of Discovery return trip. Astoria: farmers market on Sunday; Astoria Column; Columbia River Maritime Museum; Liberty Theater; Flavel House. A must see is the play “Shanghaied in Astoria”

Parking Location

Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR. This must be verified by the host or circuit leader prior to going there.

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS. Enter Gate 6, which is the 1st gate on the right of the road as you come in. You will see an admissions building for the Fair. The entire parking lot (minus the few demo derby cars) will be available for use! $20 for dry camping per nite. The fee needs to be collected by a WIN volunteer. Dump and water are available.

GPS Coordinates

N46.149856,W123.79232Click on link to see Google Map


TILLAMOOK, OR

August 25, 2021 to September 7, 2021
Activity Ideas

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Blue Heron Cheese Factory, train ride to Bay City, scenic tour of lighthouses, Air Museum, kayak Nestucca River, farmers market in town, dancing and food at local bars, textile museum, Munsen Creek Water Falls, Forest Vendor, Labor Day Pot luck, hiking.

Parking Location

Elks RV Park, 9105 Hwy. 101, Tillamook, OR. 1/8th mile south of milepost 71, 5 miles south of Tillamook. We have the whole lower area being held for us for dry camping. There is a barbecue that we can use a big fire pit so bring/collect for wood.

Directions and Other Information

It is recommended that you make reservations as soon as possible if you want hookups. Call Park Hosts, Bob and Pat Burke for reservations at (503)842-42090. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED FOR DRY CAMPING
Hwy 101, 5 miles South of Tillamook. 3/10 mile south of milepost 71 or 7/10 mile north of milepost 72, on east side of Hwy, Directional sign on west side of highway. Lots of dry camping on the grass areas. Host to call with approximate numbers as early as possible. This is a holiday weekend.

GPS Coordinates

N45.39034,W123.80297Click on link to see Google Map


TOLEDO, OR

September 7, 2021 to September 12, 2021
Activity Ideas

Toledo is located just inland from Newport Oregon, near South Beach, Silted, Eddyville and Otter Rock. The Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hadfield Marine Science Centers should be on the must do list. Visit the sea lion caves, Siuslaw Interpretive Center, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park, Oregon Coast Military Museum, Miller Park, Historic Old Town district, soaring dunes, take a bike ride, check out the tide pools and so much more.

Parking Location

Elks Toketee Illahee Park, 20590 Siletx Hwy, Siletz, Or. 97380. Dry camping on the Silwtz River. Gazebo with wood burning stove. This is a separate park from the Elks. $15 nite for members $25 for non-members. They have an overflow area that could accommodate a large group. Camp host 541-444-2733. Note they do a big event for Labor Day with a pig roast and a guided kayak trip down the river.

Directions and Other Information

From 101 south, take Hwy 229 at Kernville and follow it for approximately 20 miles. The park will be on your right just before going over the green iron bridge.

GPS Coordinates

N44.768133,W123.915552Click on link to see Google Map


WINCHESTER BAY, OR

September 12, 2021 to September 15, 2021
Activity Ideas

We will be parked right on the water.Crabbing, fishing, boating. Visit Umpqua river lighthouse, Coos Bay atv rentals.

Parking Location

Salmon Harbor Marina and Campground, 100 Port Dock RD. Winchester Bay, OR. 97467. 166 sites first come first serve, water, toilets, showers, dump closed, City of Reedsport RV dump ($5) 855 Highway 101and Hwy 36, take a left. Located in the parking lot of the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center. Free Dump at William M. Tugman State Park located 6.2 mile south of Winchester Bay. Take a left at the Tugman State Park/Eel Lake signs

Directions and Other Information

101 south, turn right onto Salmon Harbor Dr.,slight right onto Ork Rock RD. 100 Ork Rock RD. $17 to $23 a night depending on view. No Hookups. Circuit Leader or Host to call a month or so in advance to how much space is open 541-271-3407

GPS Coordinates

N43.676324,W124.17916Click on link to see Google Map

THIS IS THE LAST STOP ON THIS CIRCUIT. THOSE THAT WANT TO CONTINUE CAN:
1) West Coast Circuit (Southern coast of Oregon and Northern and Central coasts of California down through Santa Maria and over to Joshua Tree ending at FOY for the Annual Singles Dance Rally
2) Crater Lake to I-395 (inland in Oregon picking up Crater Lake, Lassen National Park and explore the I-395 and ending at FOY for the Annual Singles Dance Rally.