Past Events

Mackinaw City, MI

June 25, 2020 to July 2, 2020
Activity Ideas

Travel across the beautiful Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace and to the historic Mackinac Island. There is a boat trip to the island and biking on the eight-mile loop on the only state highway in the United States with no vehicular traffic, or explore the interior on foot. Sample the famous Mackinac fudge and admire the horse drawn carriages. Drive over the famous bridge to Mill Creek Discovery Park. View a demonstration of a recreated saw mill from the 1700s take a ride down the zip line or try out the climbing wall. Kayak the Carp River.

Parking Location

Mackinaw City Campground, 13496 Mackinaw Hwy, Mackinaw City, MI 231-436-7550. Reserve after April 1, 2020. Some 1st come 1st serve.

Directions and Other Information

From US 31N, turn L onto Mackinaw Hwy, go approximately one mile and the campground will be on the right. Rate is $20/night. Reserve after April 1, 2020. 1st come 1st serve. E &W available, but depending on the number on the circuit, some may need to dry camp. Dump and vault toilets available.

GPS Coordinates

N45.74841,W84.73205Click on link to see Google Map


Wilmington, NC

April 28, 2020 to May 5, 2020
Activity Ideas

Take a trolley ride through the downtown Historic District, then explore the river walk along the Cape Fear River and the Saturday Market and the vibrant shopping streets. Visit the battleship USS North Carolina, a huge floating relic of World War II. Take a tour of Bellamy Mansion, built in 1861, a most spectacular example of antebellum architecture, and Poplar Grove, one of the country’s oldest peanut plantations. A boat tour of Cape Fear River offers a view of the city. Visit Fort Fisher and the pier at Carolina Beach.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 4610 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 

Directions and Other Information

From US-17 N/US-17 BUS N/US-76 E, take the Exit to State Port, go .2mi and take slight Right onto S Front St, go .8mi continue straight onto Carolina Beach Rd, go 4.3mi and arrive at Moose Lodge on the Right.

GPS Coordinates

N34.15726,W77.91154Click on link to see Google Map


Murrells Inlet, SC

April 21, 2020 to April 28, 2020
Activity Ideas

Murrells Inlet is a short drive from Myrtle Beach where you can take a stroll on the boardwalk and beach and have lunch at Duffy’s – where the house band for several years was Alabama. There is plenty of great shopping and activities at Broadway at the Beach, Tanger Outlets and the Malls. Visit the Huntington Beach State Park and the nearby Brookgreen Gardens, a unique combination of botanical gardens with outdoor sculptures and exhibits of wild animals. Dinner and dancing available at the American Legion. Take a boat tour or kayak the intercostal waterways or salt marsh.

Parking Location

The Beaver Bar, 3534 US-17 BUS, Murrell’s Inlet, SC

Directions and Other Information

From US-17N, turn right onto Carson Ave, go .3mi turn right onto US-17 BUS S, arrive at Beaver bar on the right. This is private property, please do not arrive early or plan to stay after the gathering ends. $10 drycamping

GPS Coordinates

N33.57151,W79.02675 Click on link to see Google Map


Charleston, SC

April 13, 2020 to April 16, 2020
Activity Ideas

Start with a trip to the Visitors Center for a movie on Charleston and pickup event brochures, then continue to the City Market. Take a tour of the Tea Planation and visit the Angel Oak tree, estimated to be 500 years old and stands 66 ft tall and 28 ft in circumference. Take a self-guided walking tour of the Battery District of Old Charleston, including Saint Michael’s Church (built 1752-1761), the Old Post Office (1896) and the seawall with a view of Fort Sumter at the mouth of the bay. Board the ferry at Patriots Point for a tour around the harbor on the way to the Fort Sumter, where the first shots were fired starting the Civil War.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC

Directions and Other Information

From I-95 N, take Exit 33 and keep Left follow signs for US-17N, go 56mi use the left 2 lanes to turn Left onto SC-7N/Sam Rittenberg Blvd, go 3.4mi, turn Right onto Gamecock Ave, turn Left onto Frontage Rd, arrive at Elks Lodge on the Right.

GPS Coordinates

N32.82459,W79.98999Click on link to see Google Map


Savannah, GA

April 9, 2020 to April 13, 2020
Activity Ideas

Take either a trolley tour or free walking tour of the historical downtown area. Eat lunch at the several restaurants in the downtown area such as Mrs. Wiley’s. Spend the day on the beach at Tybee Island and climb the steps to the top of the lighthouse. Tour Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery. Kayaking and bike trails are also available.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd, Savannah, GA

Directions and Other Information

From I-95 N, take Exit 94 and turn Right onto GA-204 toward Savannah, go 8.2mi turn left onto Largo Dr, go .5mi turn right onto Wilshire Blvd, go .6mi and arrive at Elks Lodge on the right.

GPS Coordinates

N31.98386,W81.13718Click on link to see Google Map


Jacksonville, FL

March 30, 2020 to April 4, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit Kingsley Plantation, the oldest(1790s) and best-preserved plantation site in Florida. Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and walk the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Many hiking options such as the Timucuan Preserve and Talbot Island State Park. Drive to St. Augustine to tour the Castillo De San Marco Fort (built by the Spanish in the 1600s), the lighthouse, and the Fountain of Youth.

Parking Location

Faith United Methodist Church, 4000 Spring Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL

Directions and Other Information

Take Exit 347 form I-95 N. Turn Right onto US-1 Alt N/Emerson St, go .2 mi turn Right onto Spring Park Rd, go .6 mi and arrive at Faith United Methodist Church. Parking here is by special arrangements; therefore no early arrivals are permitted. $20/night for FHU and $5/night for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N30.28441,W81.62125Click on link to see Google Map


Fruitland Park, FL

March 23, 2020 to March 30, 2020
Activity Ideas

Bourlay Nature Park, Venetian Gardens, Pacquette’s Tractor Museum, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the Villages, Hiking, Kayaking, fishing, Lake Griffin State Park, show at Old Millhouse in the Villages

Parking Location

Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL 352-408-7308 cell, 352-728-4504 (leave a message) Don@windyacresfestivities.com

Directions and Other Information

$10/night dry camping, 20 acres, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station

GPS Coordinates

N28.86081,W81.93128Click on link to see Google Map


INDIO, CA

October 20, 2019 to October 23, 2019
Hosts

Paul Tracy 518 852-2445

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.

Parking Location

Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Pl, Coachella, CA

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinate. Very large parking area to left and rear of Casino where the trucks park. Free. No time limit.

GPS Coordinates

N33.7138,W116.18582Click on link to see Google Map


JOSHUA TREE NAT’L PARK, CA

October 16, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Hosts

Host needed

Activity Ideas

Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.

Parking Location

Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks.

Directions and Other Information

BLM North – BEWARE THIS AREA IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING

No facilities. Free. 14-day camping. 3.75 mi E of Joshua Tree on SR-62, turn N on Sunfair Rd (dips on this road!), go 2.5 mi to Sunflower, turn East on the dirt road. Stay on Sunflower for 1 mile, past the solar panel field on your right to a single-lane unmarked dirt road, which is Cascade. Turn Left. These dirt roads are rutted & washed out, but ground is solid during dry weather – go carefully & slowly. Good Verizon. Scenic distant city lights & quiet at night. Easy access to town. (34.17198, -116.22985) 7.5+ miles to West entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Use address or GPS coordinates
20 full hookup sites for $20, dry camping $10. Water and dump free for campers and $5 or others.

GPS Coordinates

N34.12115,W116.44369Click on link to see Google Map


HESPERIA, CA

October 13, 2019 to October 16, 2019
Hosts

Jerry Dixon 619 895-5437

Activity Ideas

Hesperia Lake, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and Mojave River Forks Regional Park offer great outdoor opportunities. Visit the Hesperia Zoo and the CalEarth Homes.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 10230 E Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. Donations for dry camping. For an alternative with E/W Hookups, the Elks Lodge has 24 sites at $25/day. The Elks Lodge is located at 9202 E Ave, Hesperia, CA.

GPS Coordinates

N34.43642,W117.28959Click on link to see Google Map


JOJOBA HILLS ESCAPEE PARK, AGUANGA, CA (OPTIONAL)

December 2, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Hosts

Joanne Jones (248) 765-1411; co-host Judy Carren (480) 815-7665

Activity Ideas

Jojoba is a very active RV park with a full roster of activities at the resort. There will be a dance and a craft/yard sale

Parking Location

Jojoba Hills SKP Resort, 45120 Hwy 79, Aguanga, CA 92536-9706

Directions and Other Information

If you want to attend, please call the host to sign up. There are a limited number of spots; 24 in total, 3 that have hookups and the remaining are dry camping. $7.50 for dry camping and $35 for hookups. Please keep the host informed if you change your mind, due to the limited number of spots

GPS Coordinates

N33.447071,W116.873316Click on link to see Google Map


Franklin, AL

March 6, 2020 to March 13, 2020
Hosts

Hosts needed

Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, pot lucks, games, campfires

Parking Location

(Core of Engineers) Isaac Creek Campground located at 5030 Lock and Dam Road Franklin, AL 36444 phone: (251)-282-4254 Make Reservations http://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232568

Directions and Other Information

It has 60 sites with electric, bathrooms, showers, laundry, fresh water and dump station. $22/24 per night, senior rate is $12/night. It is part of Alabama River Lakes located on Clairborne Lake.

GPS Coordinates

N31.6218,W-87.5499Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 18, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Hosts

Host needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at a state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)

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


TUBAC, AZ – OPTION 2

March 14, 2020 to March 18, 2020
Hosts

Host needed

Activity Ideas

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail to Tumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on the back road to Arivaca, birding at Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory Visitors Center (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch, 132 Bridge Rd, Tubac, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under the 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 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


SAHUARITA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 11, 2020 to March 14, 2020
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier

Parking Location

Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Free dry-camping.

GPS Coordinates

N32.005237, W110.988564Click on link to see Google Map


SIERRA VISTA, AZ – OPTION 1

March 14, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.

Parking Location

1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista. Go straight at the light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. The lodge is on the right. Enter on the east side of the lodge. 14 sites have W & E.

GPS Coordinates

N31.551397, W110.303074Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ (location change)

March 3, 2020 to March 14, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kitt Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio. Hiking and biking.

Parking Location

Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W Pima Mine Rd, Sahuarita, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From I-19S, take Exit 80 for Pima Mine Rd and turn left, go .4mi and turn left, arrive at Casino. Free, dispersed camping.

GPS Coordinates

N32.004877,W110.989533Click on link to see Google Map


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona

February 29, 2020 to March 3, 2020
Hosts

Hosts needed

Activity Ideas

Ranger-led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wildflower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors’ center.

Parking Location

Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Directions and Other Information

South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $20/night; $10/night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov. Suggested to reserve between sites 71 to 112. Use this as an opportunity to purchase insurance for your time in Mexico.

GPS Coordinates

N31.942941, W112.811202Click on link to see Google Map


Gila Bend, Arizona

February 24, 2020 to February 29, 2020
Hosts

Sandy Newkirk (609) 954-9124

Activity Ideas

Visit the 9/11 Memorial Park featuring a 4Klb 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 Nat’l Register of Historic Places. Tour the Painted Rock Petroglyph site and the Sonoran Desert Nat’l Monument.

Parking Location

Gila Bend Elks Lodge, 1400 E Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ 928 683-2089

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation of $5/night.

GPS Coordinates

N32.95309, W112.69585Click on link to see Google Map


WICKENBURG, AZ

February 20, 2020 to February 24, 2020
Hosts

Bob Moser (619) 836-4451

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 the west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.

GPS Coordinates

N33.9128037, W112.8054117Click on link to see Google Map


Kingman, Arizona

February 16, 2020 to February 20, 2020
Hosts

Minnie Bedrick 940.231.3169

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. 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


Laughlin, NV — Location Change!!

February 11, 2020 to February 16, 2020
Hosts

Ellen Rebitzke 916 316-3753

Activity Ideas

Visit Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection, visit the many casinos, travel by water taxi, walk or bike the Riverwalk, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labyrinths.

Parking Location

We are in a large parking lot directly across the road from both Home Depot and Sams Club in Bullhead City.

Directions and Other Information

Across the river from Don Laughlin’s Riverside Casino on Arizona Hwy 95, also called Mohave Valley Hwy. in Bullhead City.

GPS Coordinates

N35.164351,W114.56755Click on link to see Google Map


LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ (location change)

February 5, 2020 to February 11, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.

Parking Location

BLM land

Directions and Other Information

Az 95 N … Go North of city to havasu hieght (right after mm 197)

GPS Coordinates

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


PARKER, AZ

January 30, 2020 to February 5, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.

Parking Location

BLM land off CA 62

Directions and Other Information

From Quartzsite go North on 95, then turn left onto CA 62, go approximately 4 miles to BLM Parking Location. Watch for signs. Free

GPS Coordinates

N34.16535, W114.3708Click on link to see Google Map


QUARTZSITE AZ

January 16, 2020 to January 30, 2020
Hosts

Maynard Magee, phone (303) 522-7661 and Adrienne Leibowitz 805 458-2206

Activity Ideas

Biggest Annual WIN Gathering! Ice cream social, dancing, gem show, all RV repairs/alterations available, 4-wheeling, desert golf, RV show, restaurants. Big Tent Event Jan 18 – 26th, Blythe Bluegrass Festival Jan 16 -17 th. Desert Bar is open on weekends. Catch up with all your WIN friends as well as those in other RV groups such as SOLOs and LOWs. Join in their activities and invite them to ours.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue 6 miles past signal Quartzsite to Plomosa Road-turn right. Register with the camp host on the corner. Proceed to the 2-mile marker where you will see WIN signs on the right side of the road. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at a laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.75700, W114.17976Click on link to see Google Map


MARTINEZ LAKE, AZ

January 3, 2020 to January 16, 2020
Hosts

Amy Marshall (775) 537-5511 and Bonnie Ayers (262) 470-0010

Activity Ideas

Kayak on Martinez Lake. See wild burros, dance, go birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.

Parking Location

Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Martinez Lake turnoff. Turn right across from fire station and right into a dirt parking area. You will see WIN signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5. Camping fee $5.

GPS Coordinates

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


YUMA, AZ

December 20, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Hosts

Adrienne Leibowitz 805 458-2206 and Jill Buck 425 891-6293

Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year’s Eve Dance, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list. Cross the border to Los Algodones for dental work, shopping, dining, and dancing.

Parking Location

BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.

Directions and Other Information

Turn into VFW parking lot from AZ-95, go behind VFW building and thru gate to the parking area. Registration is required, but no camping fees.

GPS Coordinates

N32.728665, W114.422870Click on link to see Google Map


QUARTZSITE AZ (Additional/Optional Gathering)

December 13, 2019 to December 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s. Hiking and biking in the desert. Visit the Desert Bar during the weekend.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue 6 miles past signal Quartzsite to Plomosa Road-turn right. Register with camp host on corner. Proceed to the 2-mile marker where you will see WIN signs on the right side of the road. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at a laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.75700, W114.17976Click on link to see Google Map


HOLTVILLE, CA

December 13, 2019 to December 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

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

CA, HOLTVILLE: (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


INDIO, CA

December 6, 2019 to December 13, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

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.

Parking Location

Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway, Indio, CA

Directions and Other Information

Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. 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


NILAND (SLAB CITY), CA

December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019
Hosts

Bob Moser 619 836-4451

Activity Ideas

Visit local attractions The Library, Salvation Mtn, East Jesus, and others. Saturday night local musicians play at The Range. Morning coffee at the Oasis or Travel’n Pals, evening fires. Many music gatherings at night in various locations.

Parking Location

South end of Edith Lane Rd, behind LOW camp

Directions and Other Information

From CA-86 go east to CA-111 south to Niland. Turn left on Main St, which will turn into Beale Rd when you cross the railroad tracks. Approx. 4 miles to Low Rd-turn right and another right on Edith Lane Rd-approx ½ mile down. Park anywhere past the Low camp.

GPS Coordinates

N33.257366, W115.462743Click on link to see Google Map


ANZA-BORREGO, CA

November 17, 2019 to December 2, 2019
Hosts

Paul Tracy 518-852-2445 paul.tracy38@yahoo.com Andy Heal 217-273-0066 andyheal@yahoo.com

Activity Ideas

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

Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner this year with all your WIN friends.

We won’t be buying the turkey dinners this year. Instead we are going to have two potluck dinners, one before Thanksgiving and one for Thanksgiving day. So bring the makings for your two best potluck dishes for this gathering. Your dish should be enough to serve 8 people.

Parking Location

Peg Leg Smith boondocking area.

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to CA-86 west to S-22 west (at Salton Sea area). Take a right on Henderson Canyon Road. WIN signs will be on right about 100 feet in. Water and dump available at State Park in Borrego Springs for $

GPS Coordinates

N33.294816, W116.29825Click on link to see Google Map


JOSHUA TREE NAT’L PARK, CA

November 10, 2019 to November 17, 2019
Hosts

Hosts Needed

Activity Ideas

Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.

Parking Location

Parking Update!! Location has MOVED to Belle Campground, Joshua Tree National Monument

Directions and Other Information

Note new location: Belle Campground, Joshua Tree National Monument
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Elks Lodge: Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks.

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 full 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.

Alternative Parking for Joshua Tree
BLM North – BEWARE THIS AREA IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING
No facilities. Free. 14-day camping. 3.75 mi E of Joshua Tree on SR-62, turn N on Sunfair Rd (dips on this road!), go 2.5 mi to Sunflower, turn East on the dirt road. Stay on Sunflower for 1 mile, past the solar panel field on your right to a single-lane unmarked dirt road, which is Cascade. Turn Left. These dirt roads are rutted & washed out, but ground is solid during dry weather – go carefully & slowly. Good Verizon. Scenic distant city lights & quiet at night. Easy access to town. (34.17198, -116.22985) 7.5+ miles to West entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

GPS Coordinates

34.0021, -116.021Click on link to see Google Map


DEATH VALLEY, CA (OPTIONAL)

November 4, 2019 to November 10, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

There is a wide assortment of fun activities. There is a dog parade, wheelbarrow race, prospector’s race, poker tournament, grand parade, wagon train potluck, and music to name a few. There is a Death Valley membership needed (Approx. $35 for 2 people) for 49’er nightly entertainment as well as discounts for warm water spring-fed swimming pool pass (2 for $5).
Close by is Scotty’s Castle, a ghost town and wonderful scenery all around. NPS rangers put on programs and talks and hiking is abundant.

Parking Location

Sunset Campground, Death Valley, CA (760) 786-3200. Sunset CG is across the highway from the Furnace Creek Ranch.

Directions and Other Information

Information obtained from the Park Service: Sunset Campground, Swimming Pool, and Limited Services will be open for Death Valley Days.

GPS Coordinates

N36.456430, W116.860909Click on link to see Google Map


ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY

October 28, 2019 to November 5, 2019
Hosts

Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 email – winrvsingles@gmail.com; Dave Bloom 805 708-4870 will host the pre-Dance Rally days; October 24 – 27th; the first meeting will be at 9am at the patio beside Hayes Hall.

Activity Ideas

Come and enjoy the WILD WILD WEST WINs ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY at the Fountain of Youth RV Park. Dance lessons and dances along with lots of social activities. You can also enjoy all that the Resort has to offer; including a state-of-the-art fitness center and individual mineral water baths. Between dips in the pools and spas, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, pickleball courts, or visit Waggin’ Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Hang with friends around the outdoor fire pits or enjoy beautiful sunsets, peace and quiet from atop the resort property. Don’t miss this fun event!

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 the park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN Dance Rally to get your discounted campsite and be parked with the group. DO NOT use the (FOY) website to make your camping reservation. NO CAMPSITE DISCOUNT if you register using (FOY) website, you must call.
FOY FIRST TIME CAMPER FEE: $12.95 Full hookup; $9.95 Dry camp.
FOY RETURN CAMPER FEE: $24.00 Full hookup; $17.00 Dry camp.

ATTENTION!!: If you book and pay Fountain of Youth (FOY) for express check-in on or before September 15th you will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT on your campsite. The discounted fee is available 5 days before the dance rally starts and 5 days after it ends.

NOTE: You must be camping at Fountain of Youth to attend the Dance Rally and you must be registered with WIN Dance Rally to get the camping discount prices.

Link to Rally Application: https://rvsingles.org/dance-rally/rally-information/application/

GPS Coordinates

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


Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

February 1, 2020
Hosts

Co-host Paul Aakervik; email paulfromreno@gbis.com; phone 775 722-8830. Co-host Charlie Savoir; esavoir9@gmail.com; phone 562-221-2000

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. Insurance may also be purchased online at www.portugalinsurance.com.mx This company provides the best rates for insurance in Mexico.

Shop Malecon and Shack’s 5th Avenue, walk beach at low tide, possible fishing trip, side trip to Biosphere, campfires on beach, sunset cruise. Take a boat ride to Bird Island, including kayaking and snorkeling. Get bodywork, painting, cabinetry, and/or upholstery work done on your RV. You can also get your RV washed and waxed at the campground.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Peñasco) to the 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, W113.5525Click on link to see Google Map


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

January 29, 2020 to February 1, 2020
Hosts

Paul Aakervik, email: paulfromreno@gbis.com; phone 775 722-8830

Activity Ideas

Ranger-led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wildflower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors’ center.

Parking Location

Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Directions and Other Information

South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $20/night; $10/night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov. Suggested to reserve between sites 71 to 112. Use this as an opportunity to purchase insurance for your time in Mexico.

GPS Coordinates

N31.942941, W112.811202Click on link to see Google Map


Mexico Circuit 2020

Once again, the WINs will visit Concha del Mar Campground in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.  Time to relax and enjoy seaside fun and views.   And if you want to stay busy, there are  lots of activities including shopping, walking on the beach, karaoke, kayaking, sightseeing, fishing, whale and dolphin watching, and many others.  


Astoria, OR

August 21, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Hosts

Garth Bacon, 408 207-2492 and Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441

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.

Parking Location

Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR

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! Special price of $10 for dry camping will only be available during the dates of the gathering. The fee will be collected by a WIN volunteer. Dump and water are available.

GPS Coordinates

46.149856, -123.79232Click on link to see Google Map


Pensacola, FL

February 28, 2020 to March 13, 2020
Activity Ideas

Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Hop On Hop Off Bus, Boat Charters, Perdido Key State Park, Blackwater River State Recreation Area, Bayview Dog Beach plus biking, hiking and kayaking.

Parking Location

Pensacola Elks Lodge #2108, 850-455-5522, 727 S. 72nd Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32526

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 sites with E 30 Amp & W, 35’ length max, dump, $15/night

GPS Coordinates

N30.40090, W87.30850Click on link to see Google Map


Tallahassee, FL

February 21, 2020 to February 28, 2020
Activity Ideas

Tallahassee’s Public Art on the Map, Cascades Park, Frenchtown, John G. Riley House, and Museum, Bradfordville, Blues Club, Capital City Tours, 22nd floor of Capitol Observatory, lots of hiking trails in the area, many State Parks to kayak in also.

Parking Location

Parking Location Moose Center #1075 850-575-4226, 1478 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Directions and Other Information

Use the address or GPS coordinates. 6 sites with electric 30 amps & water plus large area for boondocking, first come, first serve, can handle our group.

GPS Coordinates

N30.46652, W84.36135Click on link to see Google Map


Valrico, FL

February 7, 2020 to February 21, 2020
Activity Ideas

Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Big Cat Rescue, Adventure Island Water Park, Hillsborough State Park, Historic Ybor City, Henry B. Plant Museum, near Tampa with lots of shopping and other things to do.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1880, 804 S. Miller Road, Valrico, FL 33594

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Water available on site, dump nearby, $10 donation-dry camping, no time limit, guests are welcome. There have a few electrical hookup sites.

GPS Coordinates

27.926539, -82.244619Click on link to see Google Map


Fruitland Park, FL

January 31, 2020 to February 7, 2020
Activity Ideas

Venetian Gardens Park, Pacquette’s Tractor Museum, Flat Island Preserve, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the VILLAGES, golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing

Parking Location

Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL 352-408-7308 cell, 352-728-4504 (leave a message) Don@windyacresfestivities.com

Directions and Other Information

$10/night dry camping, 20 acres, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station

GPS Coordinates

N28.86081,W81.93128Click on link to see Google Map


Eustis, FL (Change in location)

January 24, 2020 to January 31, 2020
Activity Ideas

Take a hike in Trout Lake Nature Center or Hidden Waters Preserve, Visit Lake Eustis and Lake Dora and the Eustis Historical Museum. The Ocala National Forest is just north of Eustis and has both hiking and kayaking. Kayak the Wekiwa River at King’s Landing or at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Birdwatch at the Avian Reconditioning Center

Parking Location

Eustis Elks Lodge #1578, 2540 Dora Ave, Tavares, FL (352) 343-5000

Directions and Other Information

From US Hwy 441 at Kurt St, turn south; or at David Walker turn south to Dora Ave (CR 19A). W/E $15/night; drycamping $7.50/night.

GPS Coordinates

N28.81784,W81.70092Click on link to see Google Map


Kenansville, FL

January 17, 2020 to January 24, 2020
Activity Ideas

Hiking, FL National Scenic Trail, bird watching, boondocking in the woods, playing games, community potlucks, Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Parking Location

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

From US 441 at Kenansville, take FL Hwy 523 (Canoe Creek Road) 11 miles NW. Park entrance is on the left (west) – at intersection of FL Hwy 523 & Rd 5B.
If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year and officials here have occasionally stopped individuals and demanded to see their permit. Basically, there is no camping time limit, just hunting season restrictions.
Nearest dump and water and propane: 8.5 miles south of Three Lakes WMA is at Lake Marian Paradise Marina & RV Resort 901 Arnold Road, Kenansville, FL 34739;
This is a wide-open field with lots of RVs, about 35 miles south of the Orlando area. It is a very popular spot with nearly unlimited space. No reservations are required.

GPS Coordinates

N27.92751, W81.12407Click on link to see Google Map


Punta Gorda, FL

January 10, 2020 to January 17, 2020
Activity Ideas

Lots of activities and shopping here with Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte close by.
Fort Myers: Fleamaster flea market, Edison-Ford Museum ($), Camping World, Manatee Park, Sanibel Island & Darling Wildlife Refuge (drive or bike). Punta Gorda: Gilchrist Park music jamming, Tuesday & Thursday starting about 5:30-8:30 bluegrass & oldies, dance; lots of biking along waterfront. Also, free shooting range at Webb WMA.

Parking Location

Webb/Babcock Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

Cecil Webb WMA [Wildlife Management Area] Punta Gorda area, I-75, exit 158. Go east on Tuckers Grade for 0.2 mi. Turn right at entrance gate. – Fee – ($27 annual non-resident permit covers all WMA areas – If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year. This year, even though there is not a charge for the campsite, RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE ASAP AT https:/myfwc.com/recreation/lead/babcockwebb/things-to-do/camping/

Once at this website, the permit application can be found under the “Small Game Hunting Season” Book Now link. No fees, but you will get an email with a form that is to be displayed in your RV.

GPS Coordinates

26.857982, -81.962449Click on link to see Google Map


Everglades National Park, FL

January 3, 2020 to January 10, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Anhinga Trail, Shark Valley, Royal Palm Visitors Center, Ernest F Coe Visitors Center, Flamingo Visitors Center, Loop Road, Long Pine Key, Pa-hay-okee Trail

Parking Location

Flamingo Campground, Homestead, Florida 33034 (239)695-0124

Directions and Other Information

At end of Hwy 9336 at Flamingo Visitor Center. The campground is 40 mi SW of park entrance. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

N25.13731, W80.93870Click on link to see Google Map


Homestead, FL

December 20, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Biscayne National Park, Everglades, Coral Castle, and airboat rides. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Homestead.

Parking Location

Homestead Moose Lodge, 15490 SW 288th St., Homestead, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N25.49926, W80.44194Click on link to see Google Map


Melbourne, FL

December 13, 2019 to December 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Manatee Cove Observation Park, Turkey Creek Nature Trail, Melbourne Beach Pier, Sea Turtle Preservation, Rossetter House Museum, Brevard County movie in the park, Lagoon House, Foosaner Art Museum

Parking Location

Melbourne Elks Lodge, 211 Nieman Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $10/day, donation for boondocking

GPS Coordinates

N28.10482, W80.62493Click on link to see Google Map


Merritt Island, FL

December 6, 2019 to December 13, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Black Point Wildlife Drive, Brevard Veterans Military Museum & Military Museum, Kennedy Space Center (Space Shuttle Atlantis), US Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Exploration Tower.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 3150 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953 (321) 452-9061

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Electric and water sites available, dump on site. Laundry is available. Requested donation $20/night. First come/first served.

GPS Coordinates

N28.41447, W80.70484Click on link to see Google Map