Past Events

BOONVILLE, MO (NEW)

April 29, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, 707-477- 3429

Activity Ideas

We hope to visit quaint Rocheport, a wine garden high atop the bluffs and visit Boone’s Lick and follow a wooded trail that leads to salt springs where Boone’s sons manufactured salt. Van Meter SP has “old fort” trails and boardwalk trail through a wetland area. Visit Boonville riverfront area, Arrow Rock State Historic Site and possibly Graham Cave State Park.

Parking Location

Isle of Capri Casino, 100 Isle of Capri Blvd, Boonville MO 65233

Directions and Other Information

Isle of Capri Casino, 100 Isle of Capri Blvd, Boonville MO 65233 in the dirt parking lot to the east of the Casino.
GPS Coordinates will lead you to the gravel parking lot east of the casino

GPS Coordinates

38.978059, -92.747666 - Click on link to see Google Map

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LAS CRUCES, NM

June 4, 2018
Parking Location

Leasburg Dam State Park, 12712 State Park Road, Radium Springs, NM.

Directions and Other Information

The beginning of the New Mexico/Colorado Circuit.

GPS Coordinates

32.49422,-106.91891 - Click on link to see Google Map

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SOCORRO, NM

June 3, 2018 to June 4, 2018
Parking Location

Walmart, 700 6th St. N, (575) 838-1415

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

34.065023, -106.891037 - Click on link to see Google Map

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SPRINGERVILLE, AZ

June 2, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Parking Location

There is a rest area 14 miles east of Eagar that offers free overnight camping. We may also be able to park at the Safeway in Springerville, this information will be updated soon. Another camping option is the Lyman Lake State Park (928) 337-4441 between St. Johns and Springerville. They offer full hookups or electric/water only, with a dump station, and showers. Get there early and hike one of the three nearby trails. Reservations may be required for hookups, call ahead.

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

34.20627, -108.92110 - Click on link to see Google Map

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ELKHART, IN (replacing SOUTH BEND, IN)

June 8, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788 and Phil Cafferty (515) 290-0723

Activity Ideas

There are several RV manufacturers in Elkhart, along with the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Elkhart also has several other noteworthy museums, including the National New York Central Railroad Museum and the Hall of Heroes. A visit to Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern is also a must.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 1500 CR 6 West, Elkhart, IN

Directions and Other Information

From IN-331 N, turn right onto Douglas Rd, go 1.4 mi and turn left onto Bittersweet Rd, go 1 mi and at the traffic circle that the 1st exit onto CR 6, go 3 mi and the Lodge will be on the left. No hookups or dump available.

GPS Coordinates

N41.72531, W86.00538 - Click on link to see Google Map

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN

June 3, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Activity Ideas

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indiana War Memorial, Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indiana State Capitol, Central Canal,

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 4917 W. Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN

Directions and Other Information

Take I-65 N toward Louisville, drive 131.1 mi and at Exit 110B take ramp left for I-70 W toward St. Louis, drive 4.3 mi, at Exit 77 take ramp right and follow signs for Holt Rd, 0.2 mi turn right onto S Holt Rd, 0.7 mi turn left onto Rockville Rd, 1.1 mi turn right N Lynhurst Dr, 0.5 miles turn right onto W Vermont St, 0.3 mi arrive at Moose Lodge, 4917 W Vermont St on right.

GPS Coordinates

N39.771939, W86.243463 - Click on link to see Google Map

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LEXINGTON, KY

May 28, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hosts

Marian Nakagawa (971) 409-5421

Activity Ideas

The Kentucky Horse Park is the only park in the world dedicated to the relationship between people and their horses. The Park has museums, parades, walking tours and horseback riding available. In Lexington, tour the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Kentucky Aviation Museum, and The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is a 100-acre greenspace located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington.

Parking Location

Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 Phone - (859) 259-4257

Directions and Other Information

From US 60 E, use right lane to take KY-4 N, go 4.8 miles, take Exit 9B for KY-922N/Newtown Pike. Go 4 miles, turn left onto Iron Works Pike. Go 1.6 miles, turn right onto Campground Road. You will see sign to turn right for Primitive Camping. DO NOT USE GEORGETOWN RD AND BEREA RD.

GPS Coordinates

38.14211, -84.51099 - Click on link to see Google Map

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GLASGOW, KY

May 25, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

The Campground offers hiking; the Robert Foster Hiking Trail displays the diversity of trees Kentucky has to offer and the C.E. Rager Nature trail is a nice short stroll along the shoreline of the lake. Great for poking around and possibly seeing the resident white squirrel of Baileys Point! Birding is also a popular activity with a variety of species including kestrels, indigo buntings, bald eagles and at night you can hear the calls of barred owls. Fishing is also popular on the lake. Not far away are other attractions such as the National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Down Under, Diamond Caverns, and many other day trips within reach.

Parking Location

Baileys Point Campground, Glasgow, KY 42141

Directions and Other Information

From I-65 take Exit 6, turning R onto KY-100, after 19 mi, turn L onto New Gallatin Rd, after 9.5 mi, turn L onto KY-252 N, go 1.7 mi and turn R onto Hwy 517/Baileys Point Rd, continue to follow Bailey Point Rd to arrive at the Campground. Camping is $17/night and discounted with the Senior Pass. Reserve for LOOP F if possible. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

GPS Coordinates

N36.88995 W86.09524 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Florence, AL (Replacing Hohenwald, TN)

May 18, 2018 to May 19, 2018
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788

Activity Ideas

Overnight stop, eat dinner at Lodge.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 2550 Chisholm Rd, Florence, AL

Directions and Other Information

Going East on AL-20 E, turn Left onto AL-133 S/Cox Creek Parkway, go 3.5 mi, turn right onto Chisholm Rd, arrive at Elks on the left. Cost is $10 for electric and $5 for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

34.83942, -87.67374 - Click on link to see Google Map

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ROLLA, MO

April 20, 2018 to April 22, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hike in the Mark Twain National Forest. Visit the Mule Trading Post, a Route 66 landmark.

Parking Location

Lane Spring Campground in the Mark Twain National Forest

Directions and Other Information

From Rolla, MO go 12 miles south on Hwy 63; turn west onto Forest Road 1892 (marked by entrance sign). Follow this road 1.5 miles to recreation area.

Lane Spring Recreation Area provides a nice setting along Little Piney Creek and a scenic patio overlooking beautiful Lane Spring. There are some waterfront campsites available. A beautiful hardwood forest covers the area, which lies in the northwestern portion of the Mark Twain National Forest. An accessible shaded stone patio overlooks tranquil Lane Spring, a bubbling spring with watercress and native plant species. It is bordered by a variety of trees, including sycamore, cypress, oak and many others.

$8/night, $15/electric

GPS Coordinates

N37.794198, W91.834278 - Click on link to see Google Map

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SPRINGFIELD, MO

April 18, 2018 to April 20, 2018
Activity Ideas

Catch a Springfield Cardinals Minor League baseball game. Visit the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Take a ride through the Fantastic Caverns. Photograph the World’s Largest Fork. There are many gardens and parks to visit as well.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #409 (417) 881-0038 2223 E. Bennett St. Alternative parking at the Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop, 1935 S. Campbell

Directions and Other Information

Directions and Other Information
There are only four sites (with electric) at the Elks Lodge, first come first served.

If there are more than four rigs, you can boon dock at Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop, (417) 887-7334. There are no facilities, but it is free. Take the Campbell Ave exit off the James River Fwy (US-60) and go north 3 miles to 1935 S. Campbell on the left (W) side, just west of Wonders of Wildlife museum. Or, from E. Chestnut Expy (I-44Bus) go south on Campbell 2 1/4 miles; Or, from US-65, go west 4 miles on Sunshine St., and turn left on Campbell. Park on the west side of the lot just south of the store near the Hemingway entrance, along the fence.

GPS Coordinates
N37.188835, W93.252520 - Elks Lodge
N37.177942,W93.296534- Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop

GPS Coordinates

N37.188835, W93.252520 - Click on link to see Google Map

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WAGONER, OK

April 16, 2018 to April 18, 2018
Activity Ideas

Sequoyah State Park offers kayaking, fishing, hiking and wildlife. Visit downtown Wagoner and the Wagoner City Museum.

Parking Location

Sequoyah Bay State Park, 6237 E 100th St. N. (918) 683-0878

Directions and Other Information

From OK-16 E turn left onto N 49th St E/Sequoyah Bay Rd, then right onto E 100th St N/Gray Oaks Rd and continue 1.5 miles to park entrance. Water, dump, fhu’s, showers, boat launch, pool. Sites with water and electric $20; sites with electric, water and sewer $23, senior discounts.

GPS Coordinates

35.885681, -95.278109 - Click on link to see Google Map

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DURANT, OK

April 14, 2018 to April 16, 2018
Activity Ideas

Durant is the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, and is officially known as the Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma. Visit the Three Valley Museum that houses a collection of artifacts regarding the history of Bryan County.

Parking Location

Choctaw Travel Plaza Truck Stop, Truck Stop, 4301 Hollis Roberts Road

Directions and Other Information

From US-75 turn right on Choctaw Rd, then left onto Enterprise Blvd.

GPS Coordinates

N33.953023, W96.418526 - Click on link to see Google Map

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (End Date Changed)

April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, 707-477- 3429

Activity Ideas

We will visit quaint Rocheport, a wine garden high atop the bluffs, and hike or bike the Katy trail where it winds between the mighty Missouri River and towering bluffs and through a RR tunnel (Bike Rentals available here). Visit Boone’s Lick and follow a wooded trail that leads to salt springs where Boone’s sons manufactured salt. Van Meter SP has “old fort” trails and boardwalk trail through a wetland area. Visit Boonville riverfront area, Katy Depot, and Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Visit Jefferson City Landing and Clark’s Hill at Norton State Historic Site and take short hike to view area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #513, 901 Ellis Blvd., Jefferson City (573) 636-9533, $10/night donation.

Directions and Other Information

From US-50 W take the Eastland Drive exit, turn left onto Eastland Dr for 2.3 miles. There is only one electrical hookup, but they have plenty of area for dry camping, upper and lower lots. Thursday evening when you arrive, the Elks will be having a Fried Chicken Dinner for $8. They also have a very nice Friday night menu that is reasonably priced - and DANCING on Saturday evening from 4-7 with a live band. If possible, the coordinator or host of this site should call the Club Manager, Barb at (573) 636-9533, the day before arrival, with an approximate number of campers and an approximate number for the fried chicken dinner.

GPS 38.908905, -92.476750

GPS Coordinates

38.551254, -92.183965 - Click on link to see Google Map

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WILDWOOD, MO

April 22, 2018 to April 26, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit Camp River Dubois at Lewis and Clark Illinois State Historic Site at Hartford, IL, and take the ferry across the Missouri River. Visit St Charles, MO. Hike or bike the Katy Trail along the Missouri River (The Katy Bike and walking trail starts along the Missouri at St Charles and follows the river to Boonville, MO). Visit Weldon Springs Conservation area to hike, bike and on to wine country for lunch in Augusta at brewery by Katy Trail and stop by Defiance, MO to see Daniel Boone Home and other 19th century buildings on return. Visit the Gateway to the West. Take a ride up in the Arch and look out over the city. Many attractions are FREE, including Museum of Westward Expansion at the Gateway Arch, St Louis Zoo, History, Science and Art Centers, Cahokia Indian Mounds State Historic Site and tours of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Grant’s Farm.

Parking Location

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, MO 63005; 636-458-3813;

Directions and Other Information

From Wildwood, MO go north on Hwy 109. Turn left on Babler Park Dr. Turn left into Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park.
$23/elec, $13/basic; dump station and water; no arrival before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday

GPS Coordinates

38.617794, -90.679467 - Click on link to see Google Map

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puerta penasco, mx

February 5, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Hosts

Paul Aakervik paulfromreno@gbis.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean linvia1@hotmail.com 623-256-5989

Activity Ideas

You will need:
1- Passport
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
An insurance agent will be meeting with the group at Organ Pipe to discuss and sell what is needed.

Shop Malecon and Shack’s 5th Avenue, walk beach at low tide, possible fishing trip, side trip to Biosphere, campfires on beach, sunset cruise. Get bodywork, painting or upholstery work done.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Penasco)to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $10 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.20 a gallon, dump free)

GPS Coordinates

N31.3162, W113.5525 - Click on link to see Google Map

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GLEN HAVEN, MI

June 15, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers miles of sandy beaches, bluffs that tower 450ft. above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes and unique flora and fauna. Hike the myriad of trails, enjoy nature and the breathtaking views or go bird watching. Nearby Glen Arbor offers unique shopping and art galleries.

Parking Location

David Henry Day Campground to 8010 W Harbor Hwy, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Directions and Other Information

From M-22, turn left onto M-109 N, turn right to stay on M-109 N, go 5 miles and turn left onto DH Day Campground. $20/night dry camp, Sr. Pass discount for $10/night. Dump and water available at the park.

GPS Coordinates

N44.89948, W86.0202 - Click on link to see Google Map


MUSKEGON, MI

June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788

Activity Ideas

Sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. Muskegon State Park with hiking, biking and the Blockhouse tower for viewing the ocean. Windmill Island Gardens with an authentic working Dutch Windmill. Visit the Ludington Maritime Museum. Day trip to Holland SP and the Dutch town of Holland, MI.

Parking Location

PJ Hoffmaster State Park Campground, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445. Phone 231 798-3711

Directions and Other Information

From Oct I-96 and US-31, go 5 mi S on US-31, then 2.5 mi W on E. Pontaluna Road. $33 for 30amp, $37 for 50amp. Dump available. Reservations recommended online at www.midnrreservations.com

GPS Coordinates

N43.138604, W86.273925 - Click on link to see Google Map

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NASHVILLE, TN (date change)

May 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Hosts

Lu Gruszie (559) 999-9045 and Vickie Morris (559) 645-1752

Activity Ideas

Nashville Area, Fontanel Mansion, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Mus
eum, Lane Motor Museum, The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Other Information: Hookups are available for $25, in addition to the dry camp at $10. Park first and check in with WIN host before paying.

Parking Location

Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Directions and Other Information

From I-65 N toward Nashville take Exit 81 for Wedgewood Ave, go .5 mi, turn Right onto Wilson Dr, arrive at the Fairgrounds. Gary Mekell is the Groundskeeper and our contact, his number is 317 738-3247 or 317 412-3874.

GPS Coordinates

N36.13272, W86.76503 - Click on link to see Google Map

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FRENCH CAMP. MS

May 15, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Tour French Camp Academy, lunch available

Parking Location

Natchez Trace Parkway, Jeff Busby Campground, Ackerman, MS

Directions and Other Information

I-55 north towards Memphis. At Exit 105A take ramp right and follow signs for 105A / Natchez Trace Parkway. Take exit and drive approximately 92 miles on Natchez Trace Pkwy. Turn right into park and follow road to primitive camping area. Free primitive campsites, 9 miles North of French Academy.

GPS Coordinates

N33.417076, W89.26902 - Click on link to see Google Map

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VICKSBURG, MS

May 11, 2018 to May 15, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Downtown Vicksburg view the Vicksburg Murals. Blue Scenic Drive Tour, Red Scenic Drive Tour. Visit Vicksburg National Military Park and USS Cairo. Tour Old Warren County Courthouse, Coca Cola first bottled here (museum). There are many historic homes in area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1366 US-61 S, Vicksburg, MS

Directions and Other Information

From MS 33N, turn slight right onto US-61 N, after 45 miles, the Elks Lodge will be on right.

GPS Coordinates

N32.295035, W90.894207 - Click on link to see Google Map

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BATON ROUGE, LA

May 6, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Hosts

Phil Cafferty (515) 290-0723

Activity Ideas

The capital city of Louisiana offers a wealth of things to do and see. Tour the New and Old State Capital Building; the new building is the tallest state capital building in the US and offers great views of the city. The old capital building is reminiscent of a castle. There are a wealth of tours; including tours of the city, plantations, swamp and brewery tours. Museums include the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Old Governor’s Museum, the LSU Museum and the Southern Museum of Art, and many others. There is also the Baton Rouge Zoo and Global Wildlife Center.

Parking Location

Hollywood Casino, Baton Rouge, LA, 1717 River Road North, Baton Rouge, LA

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 East toward Baton Rouge 45.5 mi, at Exit155B take ramp left for I-110 N toward Metro Airport / Bus. District. Go .9mi use the left lane to take Exit 1D for North St toward Capital Park/Downtown, go .2mi, merge onto North St, to .6mi turn R onto River Rd, go .5mi turn L into Casino.

GPS Coordinates

N30.45942, W91.19149 - Click on link to see Google Map

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BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (Date and Location Changes)

May 3, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival 5/4-6th, Cajun dance lessons, and entertainment of all kinds. Cost is $15 for three-day admission. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world-famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival. Music fills the air from morning into the night at Parc Hardy Park! Breakfast Saturday morning at Buck & Johnny’s for Zydeco Breakfast. Opens at 8am.

Parking Location

Acadiana Park Campground, 1005 E. Alexander St, Lafayette, LA

Directions and Other Information

From I-10 take Exit 104, turn Right onto Louisiana Ave, go 1mi, turn Left onto E. Alexander St, arrive at destination on the left. Electric and Water for $25/night. Toilets and dump on site.

Alternative parking at Parc Hardy Park in Breaux Bridges: Parking at the festival grounds is on a first come, first serve basis and is $75 for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday). Cannot line up for parking until 10am Friday morning.

GPS Coordinates

N30.254, W91.988 - Click on link to see Google Map

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WESTLAKE, LA

May 2, 2018 to May 3, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Overnight stay. Visit Isle of Capri Casino

Parking Location

Isle of Capri Casino, 102 Westlake Ave., Westlake, LA

Directions and Other Information

From I-10 E take Exit 27. This will be Perkins Ave/Isle of Capri Blvd. Follow it to casino parking lot. Free parking.

GPS Coordinates

N30.236488, W93.249523 - Click on link to see Google Map

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HOLLY BEACH, LA

April 29, 2018 to May 3, 2018
Hosts

Randy Rydberg (520) 450-8947

Activity Ideas

Known as one of the most accessible beaches in all of Louisiana, Holly Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere, crabbing and fishing opportunities. Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary, Wetland Walkway, and Sabine Pass Lighthouse and the Cameron Ferry. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest and largest of three national wildlife refuges along the Creole Nature Trail. Established in 1937, this refuge of almost 125,000 acres conserves both freshwater marshes and salt marshes and the creatures that live in them.

Parking Location

West Holly Beach – Public Access Between milemarkers 24 and 25.

Directions and Other Information

From Port Arthur take TX 82 east, continue for 38 miles, turn right between milemarkers 24 and 25.

GPS Coordinates

N29.76931, W93.48756 - Click on link to see Google Map

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KEMAH, TX

April 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Hosts

Penny Pugh (602) 410-8709; Co-host Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Tour NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science (lots of exhibits). Trip to Galveston to see Bishops Palace, tree sculptures, Gulf beach walk and Strand National Historic Landmark District. Birding on Mile Island.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 623 Hanson Rd, Kemah, TX

Directions and Other Information

PLEASE NOTE:
The Elks Lodge in Kemah, TX does not normally allow RV parking. Therefore, our contact, Jim Ott, has asked us to call him when we are about 30 minutes out to allow him to meet us at the lodge. His number is (713) 829-2199. He knows that we will be arriving separately. Please do not arrive before Friday, April 20th.
Follow TX- 35N from Port Aransas, Turn right onto FM517 E, after 8 mi, Turn left onto FM646 N, after 3 mi, Continue straight onto FM646, go 2 mi, then turn left onto Tuscan Lakes Blvd, go .5 mi, then turn right onto E League City Pkwy, go 1 mi, then turn left onto Columbia Memorial Pkwy, go 1 mi, then turn right onto FM Rd 518 East, go .4 mi then turn left onto Lawrence Rd, go .8 mi then turn right onto Marina Bay Dr., go .6 mi, then turn right onto Hanson Rd., arrive at the Elks Lodge. Donation of $5/night for parking. There is a dump and water available on site. Also note that this gathering starts a day earlier than originally published due to forecasted weather in Port Aransas.

GPS Coordinates

N29.53898, W95.02836 - Click on link to see Google Map

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PORT ARANSAS, TX

April 14, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Hosts

Carol Petty 509 521-1242, Co-host - Deanne Benge 972 989-2139

Activity Ideas

Visit Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Corpus Christi. Walk the beaches, bird watch. Leonabelle
Turnbull Birding Center. Park on beach.

Parking Location

End of E Avenue G. On the beach. We will be parking in Section G, part of the County property.

Directions and Other Information

Take I-37 to Corpus Christi. Exit onto TX-358 E (S Padre Island Dr), cross the bridge & go N on TX-361. In Port Aransas turn right on E Avenue G, as it ends, turn left to reach Section G on county property. Do NOT buy a permit until you arrive at the gathering as special arrangements have been made for your parking. The rate will be $24, covering both RV and TV or Toad for the time of the gather. Dump and water available at Pioneer RV Park for $7.50.

GPS Coordinates

N27.82167, W97.05936 - Click on link to see Google Map

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SAN ANTONIO, TX

April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, visit the Alamo, do the San Antonio River Walk. Lots to see and do.

Parking Location

San Antonio Elks Lodge, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX

Directions and Other Information

The Lodge is just off the 1604 Freeway W off of I-10. Dry camping on grass covered field. Donation $. Also, five hook-ups available. Water & dump on site.

GPS Coordinates

N29.590749, W98.621768 - Click on link to see Google Map


SANTA ROSA, NM

June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

This campground offers fishing and kayaking as well as abundant bird watching. Tour the Route 66 Auto Museum. Visit the Rock Lake State Fish Hatchery.

Parking Location

Santa Rosa Lake State Park, NM Hwy 91 (575) 472-3110.

Directions and Other Information

From I-40, exit 277, go west through town to Hwy. 91, go right, follow about 9 miles, cross dam, continue to Rocky Point campground. Loop A has electric, loop B is non- electric. $8/night Park elevation 4,751 ft.

GPS Coordinates

35.03567,-104.68822 - Click on link to see Google Map


FORT SUMNER, NM replacing Portales, NM

June 14, 2018 to June 18, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the Billy the Kid Museum and his gravesite; visit the Bosque Redondo Memorial and the Old Fort Sumner Museum. Kayak on the lake. Father’s Day is June 17

Parking Location

Sumner Lake State Park, 32 Lake View Drive, Lake Sumner (575) 355-2541

Directions and Other Information

From US Highway 285 N, turn right onto NM 20 N, then right onto US 60 (Sumner Ave), then left onto US 84 W (4th St.), then left onto NM 203 N. Turn right onto Westside Campground Loop and left onto Lake View Drive. Elevation 4,310 feet

GPS Coordinates

N34.612359, W104.401175- Click on link to see Google Map


ALAMOGORDO, NM

June 7, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the White Sands National Monument-hike one or all of the five established trails, take the self-guided native plant garden tour, join a ranger and explore the mysteries of this geologic wonder, and sled the dunes. Tour the New Mexico Museum of Space History, the International Space Hall of Fame, the White Sands Missile Range Museum, and the Tularosa Basin Museum of History. Visit the Toy Train Museum and the Alameda Park Zoo. Check the schedule for the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts and attend an event. Hike Dog Canyon Trail. Take a day trip to the Village of Cloudcroft. Take a tour of the Pistachio Tree Ranch and Arena Blanca Winery.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1897, 2299 Hamilton rd., Alamogordo, NM

Directions and Other Information

From US 70 turn south on US 54.  Continue to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd turn left.  Continue on MLK Jr. Blvd to Hamilton Rd turn left.  Continue North on Hamilton Rd. Elks lodge is on the left.

 Click on link to see Google Map

 

 


LAS CRUCES, NM

June 4, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Activity Ideas

Leasburg Dam State Park offers several hiking trails and opportunities for fishing, kayaking and bird watching. Park elevation is 3,962. Hike the Dripping Springs Natural Area. Visit historic Mesilla where Billy the Kid roamed, the San Albino Church and the Basilica of San Albino. Tour the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science. Look for the murals on the water tanks. See a movie at the Fountain Theater, shop at the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces on Saturdays. See the Petrified Wood collection at the Zuhl Museum. Take a hike in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

Parking Location

Leasburg Dam State Park, 12712 State Park Road, Radium Springs, NM.

Directions and Other Information

North on I-10, right at fork to be on I-25, to Exit 19. Left on Ft. Selden Rd, right on Leasburg Dam Road. Dry camping on left at north end of road. Dump and water available. Sites will be $8/night, plus a $5 park entry fee, unless you have a New Mexico State Park Pass.

GPS Coordinates

32.49422,-106.91891 - Click on link to see Google Map


GREAT FALLS, MT

June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Hosts

Mark Cotter (818)468-3968

Activity Ideas

Visit the Lewis & Clark Nat’l Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Walk around Giant Springs State Park. Visit the C.M. Russell Museum. Hike or bike the River’s Edge Trail. Visit the Ryan Dam, Great Falls of the Missouri. Tour the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum, the History Museum to catch a glimpse into Montana’s past, the Ursuline Centre and St. Ann Cathedral, and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. Bird watch at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Kayak on the Dearborn River. Hike to Sacagewa Springs. Visit the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

Parking Location

Black Eagle Moose Lodge, 401 21st St. N., Black Eagle MT 59414 (406) 452-5420

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

47.526758, -111.27417747 - Click on link to see Google Map

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LEWISTOWN, MT (New Location)

June 8, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Hosts

Dianna Jeanne, phone (970) 231-9721

Activity Ideas

All aboard – Montana’s Charlie Russell Chew Choo – a 56 mile round trip sight-seeing and dinner journey, available on scheduled weekends. For information call the Lewistown area Chamber of Commerce at (406) 535-5436. Tour the Central Montana Historical Museum and the Hutterite King Colony Ranch. Visit the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the Lewistown Art Center and tour the historic downtown area.

Parking Location

Kiwanis Campground/Rest Area, 80398 US 87.

Directions and Other Information

West of Lewistown on Hwy 87/191/200 about 0.9 mi. east of junction of Bus. 87/191/200, just N. of airport. Donations appreciated. Camping limit of 10 days. Free, with restrooms and a water tap at the restroom. No dump or electric. If you want to have your mail forwarded there the post office address is General Delivery, 204 3rd. Ave. N., Lewistown, Mt. 59457-9998. 406-538-3439, call and give them your name so they will save your mail for you.

GPS Coordinates

N47.055181, W109.460471 - Click on link to see Google Map

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, ND (Date Change)

June 3, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Hosts

Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441

Activity Ideas

View bison, elk and prairie dogs as well as the Elkhorn Ranch Site (South Unit) and the badlands. Visit a prairie dog town in Medora. Hiking and kayaking on the Little Missouri, if the water level permits. Visit the Maltese Cross Cabin where Theodore Roosevelt once lived; and take the scenic loop drive. Attend Ranger Talks and Ranger led hikes.

Parking Location

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit, Juniper Campground

Directions and Other Information

Follow Hwy 85 to the North Unit of the Nat’l Park, then 6 miles west on park road to Juniper CG. Boondock $14/night, $7 with Golden Age Pass. Dump station and water.

GPS Coordinates

N47.59417, W103.33389 - Click on link to see Google Map

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BISMARCK, ND (Date Change)

May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park built in 1895, home to the On-A-Slant Indian Village and reconstructed military buildings including the Custer house. The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic site, established in 1974, preserves the historic and archaeological remnants of the Northern Plains Indians. Visit the state capitol and museum, and take a tour with a guide or self-guided. Spend a day at the Dakota Zoo. Kayak the Missouri River. Be a kid at the Superslide Amusement Park. Tour the Former Governor’s Mansion. Bike around Keelboat Park and see the type of boat Lewis & Clark used.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1199, 900 S. Washington St. (701) 255-1199

Directions and Other Information

RV parking is available in the large Lodge parking lot. No hookups are available.

GPS Coordinates

N46.796286, W100.794764 - Click on link to see Google Map

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PIERRE, SD

May 23, 2018 to May 29, 2018
Hosts

Christie Young (817) 975-7820

Activity Ideas

Visit the state capitol and take a self-guided tour. Tour the Cultural Heritage Center, a museum built into the side of a hill. Feed the geese and fish at the Flaming Fountain, a memorial dedicated to military personnel. Take the tour of the Oahe Dam, and enjoy the views of the dam and surrounding waters. Visit the Fighting Stallions Memorial to a former South Dakota governor, and the Trail of Governors with 19 life size bronze statues of the former governors of South Dakota. Take a nature walk, bike ride, or bird watch on La Framboise Island. Other museums to visit are the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and the South Dakota National Guard Museum. Walk along the Missouri River at Grifin Park. Sample local fare at the St. Charles Lounge, the Bill of Rights Brewery and the Long Branch.

Parking Location

Griffin Park 222 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501

Directions and Other Information

After crossing the bridge into Pierre on Hwys 14/83, turn right on Crow and left on Dakota. Griffin Park will be on your right along the Missouri River. Limited hookups $16 and boondocking free. Dump station on-site. Overflow parking in nearby city lot.

GPS Coordinates

N44.358246, W100.343316 - Click on link to see Google Map

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YANKTON, SD

May 17, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Hosts

Mary Kevin Welch, 301-643-4453 and Carolyn Baird, 208-733-2058

Activity Ideas

Walk or bike across the Missouri River on the Meridian Highway Bridge. Visit the Gavin’s Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, and hike the 1.2 mile trail winding through woods, across meadows and past scenic overlooks. Visit the Walnut Tavern aka The Dead Animal Bar. Riverside Park is a great location for early morning photos, only a block from downtown and is well laid out for walking. Another downtown business to visit is The Icehouse, where you smash your beer bottles – but make sure you break it or you may be buying the round! Visit the Dakota Territorial Museum to learn the history of Yankton, which was the original capital of the Dakota Territory. There is also a replica of the capitol building. Take a tour of the Cramer-Kenyon Home, a well preserved Victorian era house. Play laser tag at the Laser Barn. Visit the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center and hike the .7 mile nature trail, as well as many other trails in the Yankton area. Fantle Memorial Park is 18.5 acres with walking trails and a public pool. Ride your bike on the Highway 52 Trail, 3.14 miles between Yankton and Lewis & Clark Lake. Kayak Lake Yankton, Lewis & Clark Lake and the Missouri National Recreational River (a National Park).

Parking Location

Camp at Cottonwood campground at Gavin’s Point Project COE park. $16/ni; $8/ni with Golden Age Pass. Sites on the water are $2 higher. (402) 667-2546

Directions and Other Information

Take NE Hwy 81 north to Yankton, SD. Go 4 miles west of Yankton on SD Hwy 52, then south on Dam Toe Road and follow signs to Cottonwood campground. Check camp sites online at www.recreation.gov and call for no-charge reservations 877-444-6777. We will try to camp in sites 46-76 area.

GPS Coordinates

N42.85861, W97.4825 - Click on link to see Google Map

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OMAHA, NE

May 12, 2018 to May 17, 2018
Activity Ideas

The Lewis & Clark Landing is a 23-acre site that provides a variety of options to relax and enjoy the Missouri River, outdoor concerts and festivals. See Lewis & Clark interpretive exhibits, the Omaha Firefighter’s Memorial Monument and the second largest labor monument in the United States; take the circular stairway or ramp to the river-level plaza with umbrella tables and chairs and marina; use the riverfront walk to visit the National Park Service Regional Headquarters and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Also visit Council Bluffs, Ft. Atkinson, Ft. Calhoun, the Lewis and Clark State Park, and the keelboat replica, Henry Dorley Zoo, Joslyn Art Museum, Ak-Sar-Ben horse racing, Mormon winter headquarters, Rails West RR Museum, Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

Parking Location

Camp at N.P. Dodge Park, 11001 John J. Pershing Drive, Omaha, NE. Electricity and dump, but no water. Electric sites are $17/night, non-electric $12/night. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Sites 1-21 and 45-51 are first come, first served.  Sites 22-44 can be reserved online only at webtrac.cityofomaha.org.    (402) 444-5920

Directions and Other Information

From the Brownville/Auburn, NE area, take Hwy 75 north into Omaha, passing across I-480. Continue north on Hwy 75 and exit right on McKinley Street (Hwy 36). Take McKinley east and then turn left on John J. Pershing Rd. Take Pershing Rd. north to Dodge Park Road. Turn right on Dodge Park Rd. which leads into the park.

GPS Coordinates

N41.3608302, W95.9548739 - Click on link to see Google Map

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BROWNVILLE, NE

May 8, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Hosts

Leda Coughlin, phone (248) 895-3706

Activity Ideas

Explore Nebraska: Brownville—Auburn – Nebraska City: Indian Cave State Park, Brownville State Recreation Area. Take the Spirit of Brownville boat ride. Visit the Missouri River Rat Hall of Fame, and the Arbor Lodge. Go antiquing, have an Indian dinner, and catch the latest production at the Brownville Village Theater.

Parking Location

NEW PARKING LOCATION: Auburn Recreational Complex, 409 O Street, Auburn, NE

Directions and Other Information

Tables, water, toilets, dump, fishing, 30 amp $15

GPS Coordinates

N40.40166, W95.84775 - Click on link to see Google Map

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ST. JOSEPH, MO

May 5, 2018 to May 8, 2018
Hosts

Elaine Grabin, phone (970) 817-3763

Activity Ideas

This is where the West started getting wild. The Pony Express started here to the Pacific and Jesse James ended here. Glore Psychiatric (most unusual) Museum is here, visit Riverfront Park to hike and bike and the Stetson Hat Factory Outlet. Visit Big Lake St Park, and Oxbow Lake, Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge and take auto tour and hike. Some kayaking possible on the Missouri River or Big Lake.

Parking Location

Dry camp at ST JO FRONTIER CASINO, 777 Winners Circle, Saint Joseph, MO. (816) 279-5514

Directions and Other Information

From I-29 N take I-229 N exit to Highland Ave exit 7. Turn left on Highland. Turn right on McArthur to RV and Truck parking in NE corner of lot. RV Dump Site at Love’s Truck Stop off I-29 at exit 44 and US 169 NW corner.

GPS Coordinates

N39.7836642, W94.8783633 - Click on link to see Google Map

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KANSAS CITY, MO

May 1, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Activity Ideas

This is a city of many fountains, sculptures and is famous for Kansas City Barbecue and Steak. Visit Fort Osage a Trading Post built in 1808, the River Market Area, the Arabia Steamboat Museum (a ship found in a corn field), and Independence, MO home of Harry Truman and the National Frontier Trails Museum. There is an American Jazz Museum and Harley Davidson Tour. Visit Lewis and Clark State Park, Weston Bend, Independence Creek, and Atchison, KS birthplace of Amelia Earhart (trolley tour and museum here).

Parking Location

Dry camp at AMERISTAR CASINO located at I-435 and Hwy 210 on Missouri River, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City MO. (816) 414-7000

Directions and Other Information

Possible RV Dump Site near I-435 and Front Street.

GPS Coordinates

N39.1505235, W94.4869933 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Benbrook, TX

April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Hosts

There is no host at this time, and this circuits coordinator, Elaine Grabin, will not arrive until the next gathering stop in Durant. If you would like to host this gathering, please contact Elaine Grabin or Lu Anne Frost.

Activity Ideas

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Texas Civil War Museum, hiking, dancing. Lake swimming, fishing, nature trails.

Parking Location

Holiday Park, Lake Benbrook (COE) Pearl Ranch Road, Benbrook, TX

Directions and Other Information

From Interstate 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, take exit 429A for Highway 377 south toward Granbury. Continue for 5.7 miles and turn left on Pearl Ranch Drive. Continue 2 miles east to the park. Any size rig. 34 non-electric. Dump & water. $14/night for Dry Camp, w/senior pass $7/night. Electrical hookups available by reservation on Recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

N32.61833, W97.4975 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Yuma, AZ

January 30, 2018 to January 30, 2018
Hosts

Ernie Grabstein 775-781-0950; Wanda McDonald 928-304-1912

Activity Ideas

Ernie's 84th Birthday 2:30pm
We will provide the Hot Dogs, Buns, Beans, Cake and Ice Cream.
Bring something to share, your chair, your drinks and a smile on your face.

Parking Location

11491 S. Ironwood Dr., (Foothills), Yuma, AZ 85367

Directions and Other Information

No gifts -- just cards.
*** PLEASE RSVP - so we will have enough food.
RSVP - Wanda 928-304-1912

GPS Coordinates

N32.663913, W114.401667 - Click on link to see Google Map


Bandera, TX 78003

April 1, 2018 to April 12, 2018
Activity Ideas

Attend The SI Dance Rally

Parking Location

Skyline RV Park, 2231 Texas 16,

Directions and Other Information

(56 miles from San Antonio)
I-10W to exit 540 for Tx-46, turn left onto tx-46, turn right onto Tx-16 N
Link to information on the dance rally - http://www.fmca-si.com/downloads/2018_SI_DanceRally.pdf

GPS Coordinates

N29.730018, W99.096021 - Click on link to see Google Map


SAN ANTONIO, TX

March 28, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Activity Ideas

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, visit the Alamo, do the San Antonio River Walk. Lots to see and do.

Parking Location

San Antonio Elks Lodge, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX

Directions and Other Information

(170 miles from Sonora)
The Lodge is just off the 1604 Freeway W off of I-10. Dry camping on grass covered field. Donation $. Also, five hook-ups available. Water & dump on site.

GPS Coordinates

N29.590749, W98.621768 - Click on link to see Google Map


Sonora, TX 76950

March 25, 2018 to March 27, 2018
Hosts

Larry Shew – (360) 701-3016

Activity Ideas

Tour the small but very unique Caverns of Sonora, Eastern Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Downtown walking tour, Miers Home Museum, Old County Jail, Old Santa Fe Depot, The Devils River State Natural Area.

Parking Location

Sutton County Park and Arena, Sonora, TX

Directions and Other Information

(142 miles from Fort Stockton)
Dirt parking area. No signs restrict O/N pkg. I-10 exit 400, go S 1/2 block, on Right behind "The Bank and Trust" & next to Alco. Large RV OK. located on N. Crockett Ave. (Hwy 467)

GPS Coordinates

N30.575968, W100.652947 - Click on link to see Google Map

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FT STOCKTON, TX

March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Hosts

None – overnight stay

Activity Ideas

Mesa Vineyard Grey Mule Saloon Tasting Room, which has an assortment of wines. Visit Anna Riggs Memorial Museum and Historic Fort Stockton.

Parking Location

Vacant parking lot behind the Chevron gas station on the south side of I-10 at Exit 256.

Directions and Other Information

(137 miles from Carlsbad, NM)
From I-10 take Exit 256, turn Right on US Hwy 285. The Chevron is on the right, the lot is to the rear of the station. Can be accessed from Interstate 10 Service Rd or W 14th St. No signs or anyone to ask.

GPS Coordinates

N30.89789, W102.90621 - Click on link to see Google Map

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CARLSBAD, NM

March 18, 2018 to March 24, 2018
Activity Ideas

Carlsbad Caverns self-guided tour free with Senior Pass. Book online to one of the other caves, space is limited so plan ahead. These tours are 50% off with Senior Pass. Hike Sitting Bull Falls, Lincoln. fee $5 per car to park. Visit Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, admission $ 5 per person.

Parking Location

Escapee's, The Ranch, 30 SKP Ranch Road, Lakewood, NM Call the Manager (Jan) when we know how many (575) 457-2303 You do not need to be an Escapee to stay.

Directions and Other Information

(200 miles from Alamogordo, NM)
From US-285 south turn east onto Eddy County Rd between MM 55 & 56. The Ranch entrance is on the left. Dry camp fee $5. Water & dump.

GPS Coordinates

N32.633271, W104.381363 - Click on link to see Google Map

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