Due to the guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this circuit is being temporarily suspended. We will be following the developments and any new guidance issued and will resume this circuit as soon as it is safe to do so. Please contact the circuit leader or the future events planners before making plans to join any of the circuits to confirm the status.
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.
Mackinaw City Campground, 13496 Mackinaw Hwy, Mackinaw City, MI 231-436-7550. Reserve after April 1, 2020. Some 1st come 1st serve.
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.
N45.74841,W84.73205 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
David Henry Day Campground, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI
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. Reservations recommended may be made online 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov. This campground has no sites over 35’.
N44.89948,W86.0202 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
PJ Hoffmaster State Park Campground, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445. Phone 231 798-3711
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 may be made online 6 months in advance at www.midnrreservations.com
N43.138604,W86.273925 – Click on link to see Google Map
Nashville Area, Fontanel Mansion, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Lane Motor Museum, The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Elks Lodge, 485 Oak Meadow Drive, Franklin, TN
On I-65 N toward Nashville to Exit 65 take ramp right for TN-96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro. 0.3 miles turn left onto TN-96/Murfreesboro Rd, 0.3 mi turn left onto S Royal Oaks Blvd, 0.5 mi turn left onto Oak Meadow Dr, 0.4 mi arrive at Elks Lodge on the right.
N35.903632,W86.826720 – Click on link to see Google Map
Civil War Interpretive Center, Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth Contraband Camp, Corinth National Cemetery, Crossroads Museum, Battery Robinett, Corinth Coke Museum
Cornith Gun Club & RV Park ($20 night), 314 Cr 604, Cornith, MS. Each person needs to call and make a reservation at Cornith Gun Club & RV Park 662-287-8223 (Chip Worley) State you are part of WIN group.
From the intersection of US-45 & 72: go west approximately 4.5 miles to CR-604. Turn left (south) onto CR-604. Park is 1.2 on the left.
N34.912844,W88.628568 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour French Camp Academy, lunch available; drive to Tupelo visit Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Natchez Trace Parkway, Jeff Busby Campground, Ackerman, MS (1st come 1st serve)
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 N of French Academy.
N33.417076,W89.26902 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Elks Lodge, 1366 US-61 S, Vicksburg, MS
Drive approx. 65 miles N on US-61 from Natchez. Elks Lodge on right.
N32.295035,W90.894207 – Click on link to see Google Map
Forks of the Road Slave Market, Historic Natchez Cemetery, Natchez-Under-The-Hill, Natchez Visitor Reception Center, House on Ellicott Hill, Longwood Plantation. Walking Tour: Rosalie, Old Adams County Jail. There are many historic houses and plantations to visit.
Moose Lodge, 455 John R Junkin Drive, Natchez, MS
Take I-10 East toward Baton Rouge 45.5 mi, at Exit155B take ramp left for I-110 N toward Metro Airport / Bus. District 8. 8 mi at Exit 8C, take ramp right for US-61 N/Scenic Hwy toward Natchez, 80.0 mi turn left onto US-84 W / US-425 N/John R Junkin Dr, 1.1 mile arrive at entrance road to Moose Lodge, 455 John R Junkin Dr on right.
N31.541613,W91.399981 – Click on link to see Google Map
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival 5/4-6th, Cajun dance lessons, and entertainment of all kinds. Cost is $20 for three-day admission. Music. The 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! Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast at Café Des Amis. Arrive at 6:30-6:45 am to ensure seating.
Parc Hardy Park, 1290 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA
I-10E Exit 109 take LA-328/Rees St. towards Breaux Bridge. About 1 mile turn right onto E. Doucet Dr, continue to Parc Hardy Festival Grounds. Parking area on left. RV parking $50. for the weekend. Do not arrive before 10 am Friday
N30.285158,W91.899441 – Click on link to see Google Map
Overnight stay. Visit Isle of Capri Casino
Isle of Capri Casino, 102 Westlake Ave., Westlake, LA
From I-10 E take Exit 27. This will be Perkins Ave/Isle of Capri Blvd. Follow it to casino backparking lot (close to fence). Free parking.
N30.236488,W93.249523 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Holly Beach – Public Access
From Port Arthur take TX 82 east, continue on LA 82 east for 36 miles, turn right on Teal St, then turn right on Porpoise Avenue.
N 29.76993,W93.45934 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Pasadena Moose Lodge, 3919 Pansy St., Pasadena, TX
From US-59 take E Sam Houston Turnpike S about 25 miles to Fremont Parkway Exit. Left on Fremont Parkway and go about 1/2 mile, turn right on Pansy. Park at side of building. Donation.
N29.652823,W95.162702 – Click on link to see Google Map
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, visit the Alamo, do the San Antonio River Walk. Lots to see and do.
San Antonio Elks Lodge, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX
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.
N29.590749,W98.621768 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour both the Art Museum and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine. Visit the Cole Land Transportation Museum, Paul Bunyan Statue, and the home of Steven King. Perhaps take in a show at the Penobscot Theatre Co. Take a walk or bike the Waterfront on the Penobscot River. Lots of great restaurants nearby.
Elks Lodge, 108 Odlin Rd, Bangor, ME
From Oak St headed North, take the I-395W ramp to I-95/Bangor, go 5.2mi turn right onto Odlin Rd, go .7mi to arrive at Elks Lodge on the right. Donations.
N44.79550, W68.80615 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit Acadia National Park, Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show, Downeast Scenic Railroad, Big Chicken Barn. Take a drive to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory which is the tallest bridge observatory in the world at 447 feet tall and tour Fort Knox which is full of history and great architecture.
Lodge, 317 High St, Ellsworth, ME
From US-1N, turn right onto High St, go 1.5 miles to arrive at Elks Lodge on the right. Donations.
N44.52588, W68.40117 – Click on link to see Google Map
Crescent Beach, Rockland; Owls Head State Park (SP), Owls Head; Birch Point Beach SP, Port Clyde; Camden Hills SP, Camden (bird watching); numerous towns including Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Port Clyde; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, 16 Museum St, ; Maine Lighthouse Museum, Sail Power & Steam Museum, Project Puffin Visitor Center; Maine Maritime Museum; Penobscot Marine Museum; Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Rockland Breakwater Light; Mount Battie hike, Camden; Monhegan Island ferry from Port Clyde, Puffin Nature Cruise from Port Clyde; kayaking.
Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St, Rockland, ME
From I-95N keep right to continue on I-295N following signs for S Portland/Downtown Portland, go 28mi use right 2 lanes for Exit 28 for US-1N, go 2.4mi and turn left onto US-1N/Mill St, go 8.5mi keep left to stay on US-1N, go 41mi and turn left onto Meadow Rd/Old Country Rd, go 3.1mi and turn right onto Rankin St, go .2mi turn right onto Soffayer Dr and arrive at the Elks Lodge. There are a few electric sites available. Donations.
N44.11295, W69.12693 – Click on link to see Google Map
Spend a day at the beach in Seabrook or Hampton. Dine at the Smoky Quartz Distillery, a craft distillery producing bourbon and rum. Eastman Docks offers fishing charters. In Newburyport, there are whale-watching tours, Plum Island Beach with a lighthouse. Tour the Merrimack River Station of the Coast Guard, the birthplace of the Coast Guard. There is also a bike ride available on the Clipper City Trail.
American Legion, 169 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH
From I-95N, take Exit 60 and turn left on Main St, go .8mi and take slight right onto US-1S, then immediate left onto US-1N, go 400ft and turn right onto Walton Rd, arrive at American Legion on the left. Donation for dry camping.
N42.87851,W70.85538 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Submarine Force Museum to see the historic ship Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Tour the Avery Point Lighthouse, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, and take a walk on the Poquonnock River Walkway. The Foxwoods Casino offered senior buffets twice a week, and the Mohegan Casino has beautiful architecture. The Gatehouse Tavern, an old historic gatehouse is also a treat not to be missed.
Elks Lodge, 700 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, (860) 445-2163
From I-95N, take Exit 87 for CT-349 S/Clarence B Sharp Hwy, go 1.5mi continue straight onto Brandegee Ave., go 1.4mi and arrive at the Elks Lodge on the Left.
N41.3278,W72.05769 – Click on link to see Google Map
From Westwood take the train to NYC, Penn Station and take the Big Bus Tour to see all the sites the city has to offer. It will take a few days to get in all the sites, like Central Park, the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Times Square and so much more available. Visit Jersey City to see their 9/11 Memorial. Celebrate July 4th.
Elks Lodge, 523 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ 07675 (201) 666-1562
From the Garden State Parkway/I-95, take Exit 168 and turn right onto Washington Ave, go .6mi and turn left onto Pascack Rd, go .4mi and turn right onto Hillsdale Ave, go 1.2mi and turn right onto Kinderkamack Rd, go .3mi and arrive at Elks Lodge on the left.
N40.99892,W74.03328 – Click on link to see Google Map
Nearby sites include the Columns Museum, the Grey Towers, Pike County Historical Society and the Pocono Environmental Education Center.
Dingmans Campground, 1006 US 209, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 570 828-1551
From Community Dr, turn right onto US-209N, go 12mi and arrive at CG on the right. Call to reserve. $44 for 50AMP, $42 20AMP, $40 BD, Sr Pass is 50% off. Flush toilets, showers and dump on site. Very narrow roads between trees and heavily shaded.
N41.211402,W74.873891 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit Atlantic City, the Convention Center and the Boardwalk Hall to see the world’s largest pipe organ, Historical Society’s Roundhouse Museum, German Community, the Naval Air Museum. Tour the marsh on a pontoon boat.
Elks Lodge, 1815 Somers Point Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
From I-76E, keep left at the fork to stay on Atlantic City Expy E, go 10mi and take Exit 7S toward Parkway S, keep left follow signs for Cape May, go 6.9mi take exit 30 toward N Laurel Dr, turn right onto New Rd, go .6mi turn right onto Atlantic 559/Mays Landing Rd, go 1.1mi and arrive at Elks Lodge on the Left. Donations.
N39.31598,W74.63209 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour Philadelphia, Independence National Historic Park, Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence Hall, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Reading Terminal Market, Masonic Temple, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell Center, Hop-on hop-off tours, Rocky statue and Stairs, Betty Ross Center, Ben Franklin Museum
Coatesville Moose Lodge, 1200 Airport Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320 (610) 857-8227
Use address or GPS: . Donation.
N39.99101,W75.87698 – Click on link to see Google Map
Gettysburg National Military Park, Mason Dixon Paranormal Society, Codorus State Park, UTZ Potato Chip Factory, Warehime-Myers Mansion, Aldus Brewing Company, Markets of Hanover, Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, High rock Winery
Hanover Elks Lodge, 47 N Forney Ave, Hanover, PA
Use address or GPS: . Donations.
N39.79694,W76.98955 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour Washington DC Area, Baltimore Area, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ft McHenry National Monument, John Hopkins University, Annapolis State House, Annapolis National Cemetery, and the US Naval Academy.
Greenbelt National Park, 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
From I-95N/I-495N, take Exit 23 and turn left onto MD-201S/Kenilworth Ave. go .5mi and take Exit toward MD-193/Greenbelt Rd, arrive at destination on the right. $20/night; Senior pass discount applies. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.
N38.98303,W76.90114 – Click on link to see Google Map
Assateague is a 37mile long barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and Virginia. The terrain is a mix of sand dunes, maritime forests and salt marshes. Two herds of wild horses inhabit the island. The horses are descended from late 17th century horses brought by colonists attempting to avoid livestock taxes. Activities are abundant on the island with crabbing and clamming and a long stretch of beach for swimming, kayaking and fishing. Tour the Island and Visitors Center, enjoy the quiet away from the city. Don’t pet the horses
Assateague Island National Seashore, 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD
From US-113N turn right onto Harrison Rd, go 2.6mi turn right onto MD-376E, go 2.8 mi turn right onto MD-611S, go 4.4 mi and turn right onto Campground Rd. $30/night for non-electric RV sites. Senior pass discount applies. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.
N38.03863,W75.2654 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit Chesapeake Arboretum, Big Woody’s-Great Bride, Clarke farms market, Whalers Wharf, Norfolk Naval Yard, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Mariners Museum, USS Monitor Center, US Army Transportation Museum, and Victory Arch. Bike/walk the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. Celebrate Memorial Day.
Moose Lodge, 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA
From US-158W, take Exit 2 and turn Left onto US-13/Military Hwy, go 2.8 mi turn right toward Canal Dr, go .9 mi turn right onto George Washington Hwy N, go .4 mi and arrive at the Moose Lodge on the left. Donations.
N36.79102,W76.33117 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Bodie Island and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Tour Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Celebrate our Elizabethan Heritage with visits to the Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park. Travel to the village of Rodanthe to visits the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, one of the most complete sites of all remaining life-saving stations in the US.
Oregon Inlet Campground, Nags Head, NC
From US-64 Bypass E, take slight Right onto S Virginia Dare Trail, go .1mi turn Right onto NC 12 S/Cape Hatteras National Park Rd, go 8mi, turn Left to arrive at Oregon Inlet Campground. $28/night for non-electric RV sites, $35/night for electric. Senior pass discount applies. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.
N35.79909,W75.54477 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit New Bern where the British Governor Tryon lived in the 1770’s and where Pepsi Cola was invented in 1898. Drive to Beaufort walk and/or sail the Bogue Sound and visit the NC Maritime Museum. Tour Ft. Macon, one of many old forts along the Atlantic Ocean dating back to 1794. Explore the Cedar Point Tideland Trail in the NF and enjoy the beaches and restaurants on nearby islands.
Cedar Point Campground, 391 VFW Rd, Cedar Point, NC
From NC-24E that the Exit toward Camp Lejeune/Morehead City, go 21mi and turn Left onto Old NC-58N, go .8mi and turn Left onto VFW Rd, go .5mi and turn Left onto Croatan Forest Rd, go .7mi and turn Left to stay on Croatan Forest Rd, then slight Left to continue on Croatan Forest Rd, then turn Right to stay on Croatan Forest Rd, arrive at Cedar Point Campground. All campsites have electric with a fee of $20/night and a $7/day electrical surcharge. Senior pass discount applies. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.
N34.69334,W77.08232 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Moose Lodge, 4610 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC
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.
N34.15726,W77.91154 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
The Beaver Bar, 3534 US-17 BUS, Murrell’s Inlet, SC
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
N33.57151,W79.02675 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour the State Capital Building and the SC State Museum, visit the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, visit other museums and Historic Columbia. Bike or walk the West Columbia Riverwalk. Tube down the Saluda River. Hike and kayak in the Congaree National Park.
Moose Lodge, 1541 Old Dunbar Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 955-0810
Use address or GPS: . Donation.
N33.92623,W81.11221 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC
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.
N32.82459,W79.98999 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd, Savannah, GA
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.
N31.98386,W81.13718 – Click on link to see Google Map
2020 East Coast
This circuit will begin in Pembroke, GA, the most southern location and will proceed north to Bangor, ME. Gatherings include the Outer Banks, Assateague, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, the Atlantic Boardwalk, NYC, and Acadia National Park with many others along the way. We will bike, hike, kayak and sightsee our way north. The number of participants will need to be limited due to the number of sites available at most of the stops that are Moose or Elk Lodges, suggested 10 to 12 participants. Please note that several Federal campgrounds are included, and they all now require reservations to be made through Recreation.gov. Please reach out to the Circuit Leader, Arlene Teague, firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 443-0279, prior to making reservations or joining the circuit to ensure there is room.
Relax in the country. Pembroke is 34 mi W of Savannah near I-95, I-16. Tybee island is a day trip and kayaking in the marshes is just great. Kayak the Ogeechee River. Biking through Ft Stewart
Susan’s property, Pembrook, GA
Address and coordinates will be provided later.
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.
Faith United Methodist Church, 4000 Spring Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL
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.
N30.28441,W81.62125 – Click on link to see Google Map
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
Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL 352-408-7308 cell, 352-728-4504 (leave a message) Don@windyacresfestivities.com
$10/night dry camping, 20 acres, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station
N28.86081,W81.93128 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit North American Wind Research and Training Center where students learn wind turbines in all aspects. Go into actual windmill. Take trip to Ute Lake. Memorial Day is May 25th.
Elks Lodge, 2118 S Adams St, Tucumcari, NM
From I-40 Exit 334, go north on Hwy 209 to Robison Ave., go right, park to left and rear of lodge.
N35.15892,W103.72234 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Billy the Kid Museum and his gravesite; visit the Bosque Redondo Memorial and the Old Fort Sumner Museum. Kayak on the lake.
Sumner Lake State Park, 32 Lake View Drive, Lake Sumner (575) 355-2541
From US Highway 60, turn right 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
N34.612359,W104.401175 – Click on link to see Google Map
Blackwater Archeological Museum, plus dig site. Alpaca farm, Daley windmill museum, Buddy Holly Museum in Clovis
Hide-A-Way non elec, or Indian Grass elec at Oasis State Park, 1891 Oasis Road, Portales, NM (575) 356-5331
6 miles North of Portales on NM-467, left at signs for park. There are some dry sites in campground or park in overflow area. Check in at office.
N34.25900,W103.35036 – Click on link to see Google Map
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. Cinco de Mayo festivities on 5/5 and Old Timers Balloon Festival the first weekend of May.
Bottomless Lakes State Park, 545 Bottomless Lakes Rd, Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 624-6058. As an alternative Pkg:, the Elks Lodge, #969, 1720 N. Montana Ave., Roswell, (575) 622-1560. Call ahead if using the Elks Lodge.
Elks Lodge is $20 night donations with E/W.
N33.414378,W104.540955 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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.
From US-285 turn east onto Eddy County Rd between MM 55 & 56. The Ranch entrance is on the left. Dry camp fee $5. Water & dump.
N32.636411,W104.382008 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the White Sands National Monument-hike one or all five of the 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.
Elks Lodge #1897, 2299 Hamilton rd., Alamogordo, NM
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.
N32.862237,W105.963430 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Leasburg Dam State Park, 12712 State Park Road, Radium Springs, NM.
From I-25 South, take exit 19 toward Radium Springs, turn right onto Fort Selden Rd, go .8mi and turn right onto Leasburg Park Rd, go .6mi and arrive at Leasburg Dam SP.
N32.49422,W106.91891 – Click on link to see Google Map
Park and local museums capture the history of the Pancho Villa raid into the US. Travel to the Pink Store in Puerto Palomas, MX for lunch and margaritas.
Pancho Villa State Park, 400 NM-9, Columbus, NM
From Deming South on Hwy 11 toward Columbus, right on Hwy 9, left into park.
N31.82458,W107.64128 – Click on link to see Google Map
Do some rockhounding in Rock Hound State Park. Hiking in the Gila National Forest. Dancing to live cowboy music at Hatch, NM. Join the LOWs for activities at the Ranch.
Low-Hi Ranch, 1795 O’Kelley Rd, Deming, NM
From I-10 go south on Hwy. 11, to O’Kelley Rd, go right to park on left. Dry camp area or call if you want hookups. The beginning of the New Mexico/Colorado Circuit for the Spring and Summer of 2020.
N32.21214,W107.73634 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Tracy 518 852-2445
Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Pl, Coachella, CA
Use address or GPS Coordinate. Very large parking area to left and rear of Casino where the trucks park. Free. No time limit.
N33.7138,W116.18582 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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.
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.
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Jerry Dixon 619 895-5437
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.
Moose Lodge, 10230 E Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345
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.
N34.43642,W117.28959 – Click on link to see Google Map