Past Events

SAFFORD, AZ

March 29, 2019 to April 2, 2019
Hosts

Dave Bloom 805-708-4870

Activity Ideas

Take a drive on the Black Hills National Back Country Byway to Gila Box area, visit the Morenci Discovery Park, drive and hike Mount Graham, and visit the nearby hot springs.

Parking Location

BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From Safford, take Highway 70 east approximately 2-3 miles and turn right on Haekel Road for approximately 1 mile. The BLM parking will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

32.79391, -109.59319Click on link to see Google Map


Cincinnati, OH

April 11, 2019 to April 16, 2019
Hosts

Arlene Teague 828 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Biking the Southern part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be the focus of this stop, along with many other trails in the area. The Little Miami Scenic Trail is over 78 miles from the outskirts of Cincinnati to Springfield, it is a Rail-Trail with asphalt and concrete surfaces. Other activities include the Cincinnati Zoo with the famous baby hippo, Fiona, a visit to Findlay Market, first opened in 1855, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and a walk in Eden Park.
Parking Location

Parking Location

Hollywood Casino, 515 Dunn St, Lawrenceburg, IN. RV Parking is next door to the parking tower.

Directions and Other Information

From I-275W take Exit 16 toward Greendale/Lawrenceburg, go .8mi and continue onto Belleview Dr, go .3mi and turn left onto E Eads Pkwy, go 1.5mi and turn Left onto Hollywood Blvd, go .4mi slight Right to stay on Hollywood Blvd, go .2mi turn Right onto George St, go 350ft, turn Right onto Dunn Street. Free parking.

GPS Coordinates

N39.09843, W84.84569Click on link to see Google Map


Murrell’s Inlet, SC

April 9, 2019 to April 16, 2019
Hosts

Jim Osterlund 316 519-4866

Activity Ideas

Murrell’s Inlet is just a short drive to 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 nearby 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. 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.

GPS Coordinates

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


Charleston, SC

April 2, 2019 to April 9, 2019
Hosts

Mary Kevin Welch 301 643-4453

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

March 26, 2019 to April 2, 2019
Hosts

Sharon Lea 513 253-8186

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 15, 2019 to March 26, 2019
Hosts

Arlene Teague; 828 443-0279 and co-host Jim Osterlund 316 519-4866

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


Quartzsite, AZ (Optional/Additional)

December 14, 2018 to December 21, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s, hiking, bicycling

Parking Location

Hi Jolly Campground, Road 244, Quartzsite, AZ

Directions and Other Information

North on the 95 (towards Parker), Road 244 will be on your right just after the Fire Station. Check in with the camp host. 14 day limit.

GPS Coordinates

33.7095260, -114.21633Click on link to see Google Map


SONORA, TX

March 28, 2019 to April 2, 2019
Hosts

Robert Stewart (407) 244-4423, co-host: Diane Nelson (612) 220-9648

Activity Ideas

Tour the small but very unique Caverns of Sonora, hike and view birds at the 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 TX, SONORA

Directions and Other Information

: Dirt pkg area. No signs restrict O/N pkg. I-10 exit 400, go S 1/2 blk, on R behind “The Bank and Trust” & next to Alco. Lg RV OK. located on N. Crockett Ave. (Hwy 467)

GPS Coordinates

30.577382, -100.653523Click on link to see Google Map


CARLSBAD, NM

March 23, 2019 to March 28, 2019
Hosts

Jill Buck, (425) 891-6293

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 in the Lincoln National Forest; fee $5 per car to park. Visit Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, admission $5 per person. View art at Artesia, and try out the Pecos Diamond Steakhouse.

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

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

N32.636411, W104.382008Click on link to see Google Map


ALAMOGORDO, NM

March 18, 2019 to March 23, 2019
Hosts

Andy Heal, (217) 273-0066

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 26 S. Florida, Alamogordo, NM

Directions and Other Information

Rent a sand saucer and slide down a sand dune at White Sands National Monument. Tour McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and sample pistachios &wine after tour. Hike at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. Visit International Space Hall of Fame and Museum and the New Horizon Dome Theater and Planetarium. Dinner, dancing and karaoke in the evening at the Moose Lodge; Friday night tacos and Saturday breakfast.

GPS Coordinates

32.8689122, -105.9486981Click on link to see Google Map


DEMING, NM

March 14, 2019 to April 18, 2019
Hosts

Patricia Aiken 805-550-3677

Activity Ideas

Visit Columba Railroad Museum (Poncho Villa and US/ Mexico border wars), Columbus, NM. Do some rock hounding in Rock Hound State Park. Hiking in the Gila National Forest. Dancing to live cowboy music at Hatch, NM. Travel to the Pink Store in Puerto Palomas, MX for lunch and margaritaLow-Hi Ranch, 1795 O Kelley Road SE, Deming, NM

Parking Location

Low-Hi Ranch, 1795 O Kelley Road SE, Deming, NM

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 Exit 82A. Go south on NM-11 to O Kelley Road, turn right and continue to park. Dry camp fee $7 or $8, or less. Dump, water, laundry available

GPS Coordinates

N32.210982, W107.735848Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ (Part of the 2019 WWC)

March 2, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Hosts

Peter Lestwaard (705) 919-3966

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, Pima Air & Space museum and boneyard, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities.

Parking Location

Casino Del Sol, 5655 West Valencia, Tucson, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Exit I-19 at Valencia and head west 6 miles. Free dump & water at Triple T Truck Stop, 5451 East Benson Hwy, I-10 Exit 268, Tucson.

GPS Coordinates

N32.130874, W111.082133Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 18, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at 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, W110.756700Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC, AZ – OPTION 2

March 14, 2019 to March 18, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under freeway and then south on Frontage Rd to Bridge Rd. Turn left (east) onto Bridge Rd. At “T” turn right and go about ½ mile to the bridge. Cross bridge and continue to a gravel road on left. Turn left onto gravel road then right over RR tracks. Continue straight onto the tree lined road, then make a right and then a left turn. The turn into the Flying W Ranch 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

N31.613117, W111.036235Click on link to see Google Map


SAHUARITA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 11, 2019 to March 14, 2019
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

Take I-19 to Exit 80

GPS Coordinates

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


Apache Junction, Arizona

February 25, 2019 to March 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Dancing, hiking in the Superstition Mountains, visit Tortilla Flats

Parking Location

Apache Junction Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Directions and Other Information

From I-60 go north on N. Idaho Rd. (hwy 88). Turn right on N. Apache Trail (hwy 88). The ELKs Lodge will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

33.438145, -111.518959Click on link to see Google Map


Kingman, Arizona

February 15, 2019 to February 19, 2019
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788

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

35.205741, -114.096583Click on link to see Google Map


LAUGHLIN, NV

February 10, 2019 to February 15, 2019
Hosts

Ron Hanson 641-903-1556

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 Labryinths

Parking Location

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029

Directions and Other Information

From I-40/US-95N take exit 141 for River Road toward West Broadway, turn left onto Needles Highway/River Road, turn right onto Bruce Woodbury Dr., and then left onto S. Casino Drive. Look for the RV parking lot on the right. South side of Riverside Casino

GPS Coordinates

35.166507, -114.572213Click on link to see Google Map


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

January 29, 2019 to February 4, 2019
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. (SEE PARK ALERT BELOW)

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. $8 per night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available.

PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT
Twin Peaks Campground will be moving to a reservation system.
Reservations will be required January through March 2019 at: Recreation.gov
Campsites available first come first serve April through December.

GPS Coordinates

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


(Optional) Organ Pipe Nat’l Monument (SEE PARK ALERT BELOW)

January 29, 2019 to February 4, 2019
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

Ranger led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower 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. $8 per night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available.

PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT PARK ALERT
Twin Peaks Campground will be moving to a reservation system.
Reservations will be required January through March 2019 at: Recreation.gov
Campsites available first come first serve April through December.

GPS Coordinates

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


(Optional) Puerta Penasco

February 4, 2019 to February 25, 2019
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.
If you do not have insurance you will be able to obtain it at the border.
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 on your RV.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Peñasco) 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. +/- $8 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

31.3174957, -113.5512908Click on link to see Google Map


ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY

October 28, 2018 to November 5, 2018
Hosts

Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 email – winrvsingles@gmail.com co-host: Charlie Savoir 562-221-2000 email- esavoir9@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

WIN ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY and all the Fountain of Youth Activities. Dance lessons and dances along with lots of social activities. You can also enjoy all that the Resort has to offerl a brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center and individual mineral water baths are the latest resort additions. 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

From I-10 take CA-111 south. Just past Bombay Beach turn left by Fountain of Youth sign. Turn right on Spa Road. FOY on left. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN Dance Rally to get your discount 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 $12.95 Dry camp.
FOY RETURN CAMPER FEE: $17.00 Dry camp. $24.00 Full hookup.

ATTENTION!!: If you book and pay Fountain of Youth (FOY) for express check-in on or before September 30th you will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT on your campsite.

The discounted camp 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

N33.399538, W115.66258Click on link to see Google Map


ROSWELL, NM

June 11, 2018 to June 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

Tour the International UFO Museum and Research Center. Bird Watch at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Take a walking tour of downtown Roswell and take your picture with an alien. Kayak the Bottomless Lake; hike the many trails, wildlife viewing and bird watching.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, #969, 1720 N. Montana Ave., Roswell, (575) 622-1560

Directions and Other Information

$20 night donations

GPS Coordinates

33.414378, -104.540955Click on link to see Google Map


ASTORIA, OR (Parking Location and Date Change)

August 13, 2018 to August 20, 2018
Hosts

Randy Ryberg (520)450-8947  randy@graballjaw.com  / Diana Jeanne  (970)231-9721  dianaflyfishing@msm.com

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 and Expo, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon Phone: (503) 325-4600 Fax: (503) 325-5658 fair@co.clatsop.or.us

Directions and Other Information

From OR-202 go East on Walluski Loop, arrive at the Fairgrounds in .3 miles.  The campground is reserved for 7 days from August 13th until August 20th. It will be $200 for the week, which includes water and electric. Any additional days are $35 per day.  There is a small bathroom with showers. There is no dump. You must make your own reservation and prepay by August 1st by filling out the online form – http://www.clatsopcofairexpo.com/p/fair/313   or printing the form and mailing it to them. Also, you MUST put down in the “Message Us” box that you are with the WINS. If you do not, your reservation will NOT BE HONORED as the WINS are the only ones able to make reservations before August 1. Be sure and give them your email address so they can send you a confirmation. If you pay by using the online form there is a 3% bank credit card fee. It’s first come first served as far as where you will park. We have 13-15 people committed to going and there is room for 25

GPS Coordinates

46.149856, -123.79232Click on link to see Google Map


MT HOOD/TRILLIUM SNO PARK, OR (REPLACES RUFUS, OR)

July 25, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Hosts

Mike Flanagan 309-428-9821 and Barb Soumis 715-460-2981

Activity Ideas

Hike Mirror Lake Trail, Drive to Timberline Lodge, short hike to Little Zig Zag Falls, Mt.Hood Scenic Byway, Karaoke and dancing at site, Alpine Slide, hike, kayak at Trillium lake

Parking Location

Parking at Snow bunny Snow Park, Watch for WIN signs

Directions and Other Information

On US Highway 26 1/2 mile west of intersection highways 26 and 35. No facilities.

GPS Coordinates

45.287365,-121.729232Click on link to see Google Map


HWY 12 to LEWISTON, IDAHO

July 9, 2018 to July 10, 2018
Activity Ideas

The two lane road between Lolo Pass and Lewiston is 173 miles and should be driven slowly to enjoy. It includes a 71-mile stretch of constant curves alongside the Lochsa, Selway and Clearwater Rivers. This drive may include a stop in Kamiah, ID where Jeanne Walters lives. Information will be updated as soon as possible.

Parking Location

Stop at any of the many Rest Stops on Hwy 12 to make the trip easier.

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

Click on link to see Google Map


LEWISTON, ID (Parking Location & Date Change)

July 9, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Hosts
Activity Ideas

Nez Perce Visitors Center, hike Hells Gate State Park, tour the Discovery Center, hike the pathways along the Snake River, take a walking tour of the amazing artworks in downtown Lewiston, and along the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, kayak the Clearwater River, take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride-RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge 3444 Country Club Dr, Lewiston, ID 83501

Directions and Other Information

US-12 W. Take Dike Bypass and Snake River Ave to Country Club Dr

GPS Coordinates

46.382104, -117.041910  Click on link to see Google Map

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RATON, NM

June 25, 2018 to June 28, 2018

Activity Ideas

Catch a production at Shuler Theater; visit the Raton Museum; watch a movie at the El Raton Theatre; drive up Mt. Capulin for a view of the volcanic plains and hike to the volcanic cone.

Parking Location

Sugarite Canyon State Park (575) 445-5607, State Road 526

Directions and Other Information

From US 84 turn left onto I-40 W, take exit 256 for US 84 N, then take I-25 N and get off at exit 452 for NM 72, turn right onto NM 72 E (E. Cook Ave), continue straight onto NM 526.

GPS Coordinates

36.941282,-104.379726  click on link to see Google Maps


LOLO PASS, MT (Adding Stop)

July 6, 2018 to July 9, 2018

Host

Activity Ideas

Soak in the Lolo Hot Springs.

Parking Location

The Jack Saloon, 7000 Graves Creek Road, Lolo, MT (406) 273-6264

Directions and Other Information

Come full/empty. Dump, water, propane at Centex gas station in Missoula about 2 blocks south of Exit 101 on I-90 (Reserve St./Hwy 93). Then you can continue south on Reserve for a couple miles, turn right on Brooks, and continue to town of Lolo. Take Highway 12 at Lolo and drive west (toward Idaho) to MM 15+. Turn right (north) onto Graves Creek Rd. This is a narrow, dirt road and from Lolo you will be turning right onto it, so go slow. The Jack Saloon is 2.1 miles up this road.

GPS Coordinates

N46.802899, W114.405398


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,-106.91891Click 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, -106.891037Click 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, W86.00538Click 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, W86.243463Click on link to see Google Map

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LEWISTON, ID (Parking Location & Date Change)

July 8,2018 to July12, 2018
Hosts

 

Activity Ideas

Nez Perce Visitors Center, hike Hells Gate State Park, tour the Discovery Center, hike the pathways along the Snake River, take a walking tour of the amazing artworks in downtown Lewiston, and along the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, kayak the Clearwater River, take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride-RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Parking Location

Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burrell Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. (208) 743-3302 This campground has been reserved. They are renting us the entire space, with a stage area to have meetings, electricity, water, free dump, and showers for a price of $238.50 per night. If there are at least 10 campers – well you do the math. We are to collect all fees and turn them in on Monday, the 9th. The office opens at 8 a.m. This is a very nice campground with shade if you want it and grass underfoot. If the coordinator and/or host find a different location for this gathering, the Fairgrounds needs to be contacted by July 6 to cancel.

Directions and Other Information

In August, the Clearwater River valley and Lewiston temperatures are usually in the 100s. Reservations may be required for an electrical hookup at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds (they have 50+ spaces with electricity) in Lewiston, Idaho. From US 12, turn south on 21st Street. 21st Street will proceed uphill and become Thain Grade and then Thain Road. Proceed southeasterly to Burrell Avenue and turn east. Could rent entire fairgrounds RV parking area for a group rate – may be less expensive.

GPS Coordinates

46.377224, -116.966290    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 W86.09524Click 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, -87.67374Click 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, W91.834278Click 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, W93.252520Click 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, -95.278109Click 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, W96.418526Click 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, -92.183965Click 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, -90.679467Click 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, W113.5525Click on link to see Google Map

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CARLOS, MN (Date Change)

September 6, 2018 to September 11, 2018
Hosts

Tom Wiering 320-304-2533

Activity Ideas

Nightly campfires, pool table available, horse shoes, hiking path and even Skeeter Slapping, Kayaking on Lake Alexandria, Bike trail of 154 miles. Visit the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, which houses artifacts found in MN that relate to Middle-Age Nordic explorers.

Parking Location

Tom Wiering’s Place, 3259 Buckskin Rd NE, Carlos, MI

Directions and Other Information

From MN-29 S, turn right onto Buckskin Rd NE, Tom’s place is the third place on the right. WIN signs will be out. Dump at Lake Carlos State Park within 1 mi of Tom’s house. $7.

GPS Coordinates

N46.009453 W95.327734Click on link to see Google Map


GOODRIDGE, MN (Date Change)

September 1, 2018 to September 6, 2018
Hosts

Jim Dahlen 218-416-0203

Activity Ideas

Tour Robotic Dairy Barn and possibly other factory tours of Arctic Cat, Polaris and Digikey. Kayaking at Ed Lake River and hiking and/or kayaking at Thief River Falls. Day trip to visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Parking Location

Free dry camping on a vacant lot near AC Tvedt Park, between Main St and Brandenberg St, off S. Guinan Ave.

Directions and Other Information

From MN-1 W, turn right onto MN-219 N, go 1.6 mi and turn right onto Vaughn Main St. E., turn right on Guinan Ave. Water is available. Dump is available near the corner of N Lindstrom Ave and Pennington St.

GPS Coordinates

N48.14316, W95.80579Click on link to see Google Map


CASS LAKE, MN (LOCATION Change)

August 27, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Activity Ideas

Mississippi Headwaters (Itasca State Park) – possible kayaking from headwaters depending on river depth. Boat tour on lake feeding Mississippi Headwaters; Kayaking – local rivers and lakes; Bicycle Trails; Hiking Trails; Near Bemidji, MN – Bemidji is noted for being the first city on the Mississippi River; Golf – 9 hole in Cass Lake, multiple 18 hole courses in Bemidji Fishing – 400 fishing lakes within 25 miles of Bemidji; Paul Bunyan Playhouse – “Music Man”; Paul Bunyan Amusement Park; Geocaching; Birding.

Parking Location

Palace Casino, 16599 69th Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN

Directions and Other Information

Turn Right onto Fall Lake Road, 1.8 miles; Turn Right onto Fernberg Trail for Service Hwy 6, 33miles; Straight to stay on MN 169 S, 17 miles; Keep Left at fork to US 53S, .8 miles; Merge onto US 53S, 4.2 miles; Right lane to US 169, Ramp to Hibbing, 112miles, Turn Right onto 69th Ave NW, 1.5miles; Arrive at Casino. Go into Casino to Players Club and register and put paperwork in RV dash or window. No charge for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N47.40287, W94.65116Click on link to see Google Map


ELY, MN (Date Change)

August 21, 2018 to August 27, 2018
Hosts

Deannie Benge (972) 989-2139

Activity Ideas

Visit the International Wolf Center, includes outdoor programs and live wolf exhibits. Tour the Dorothy Molter Museum, Dorothy, known as the root beer lady, brewed twelve thousand bottles every summer offering them to visitors stopping by during their trip in the Boundary Waters. Enjoy kayaking or hiking in the Boundary Waters Area. Try your luck at fishing for walleye or trout in pristine waters. Birding enthusiasts can find approximately 155 species of birds including owls, bald eagles, numerous waterfowl and song birds.

Parking Location

Fall Lake CG, Superior National Forest, 14197 Fall Lake Rd, Ely, MN

Directions and Other Information

From Ely, travel north & east on Highway 169 to County Road 18 (Fernberg Rd). Travel 4.5 miles to Fall Lake Road. Turn left and continue 1.5 miles to the CG entrance. Elec. sites: $18 / night (Golden Age: $10.50). Water and dump on site. Modern restrooms with showers.

GPS Coordinates

47.94662,-91.72732Click on link to see Google Map