Past Events

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


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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APOSTLE ISLAND, WI (Parking in Odanah, WI) (LOCATION CHANGE)

August 7, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Hosts

Steven Weiler 978 387-9420 and Patricia Hinton 618 979-0743

Activity Ideas

Thirteen Island Boat Cruise and see lighthouses and sea caves, ferry to Madeline Island State Historic Museum, fresh fish at Cornacopia, National Forest w/campground, kayaking, fishing, hiking, Iron River

Parking Location

Bad River Casino, US Hwy 2, Odanah, WI

Directions and Other Information

From Bessemer, MI, take US Hwy 2 West for 33miles, Casino will be on the right. $20 for Hookups, $10 for drycamping.

GPS Coordinates

N46.59284, W90.64854Click on link to see Google Map


WAKEFIELD, MI (Date Change) (Location Change)

July 31, 2018 to August 7, 2018
Hosts

Jack Forslund 906 364-5872

Activity Ideas

Bike or hike the Bell Isle Trail. Hiking to local waterfalls. Kayak nearby lakes (rentals available). Visit mining and logging museums and Copper Peak, the biggest ski flying jump in the USA. Kayak, rock-hound swim, and or picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. On 8/1, visit Mercer, WI for the annual Loon Festival that includes music, food, arts and crafts and the famous loon calling contest. BBQ at Jack’s house in Ramsay. Fish fry at the VFW and Pizza at Ore House. Lots of other possibilities.

Parking Location

Eddy Park Campground, 316 Chicago Mine Rd, Wakefield, MI

Directions and Other Information

Eddy Park is located on the north east shore of Sunday Lake, along Hwy M-28. $25/day W&E and $125/week (7 days for the price of 5). Reservations are recommended, call 906 229-5131 Ext 1002 prior to Memorial Day, afterwards call Camp Host at 906 224-4481. Jack has worked with the Camp Host to pencil in reservations for our group, some of which are on the water. Please mention the WIN name when you call for reservations so the host will know to use the sites they have designated for us. Jack is also available to help with reservations if needed.

GPS Coordinates

N46.48508, W89.93744Click on link to see Google Map


HOUGHTON, MI (Date Change)

July 26, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Hosts

Co-Host Jack Forslund 906 364-5872

Activity Ideas

Take the ferry to Isle Royale National Park for hiking, kayaking and scuba diving. Tour the Quincy Mine and the Coppertown Mining Museum to learn all about the history of the area where mining was king. Stop by Sheldon’s Bakery for an old miner’s favorite dinner – a pasty (pasties are filled with meats and vegetables). The ghost town of Delaware including the Delaware Copper Mine. Travel along scenic highway 41 and stop at the Jampot for an afternoon treat. Tour the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum to learn about the area’s interesting rocks and minerals. Breakfast at Suomi Diner is a must. Boat tour of the lighthouses. Visit Houghton College for Rock Museum (free).

Parking Location

Hancock Recreation Area, 2000 Jasberg St, Hancock, MI

Directions and Other Information

From US-41 in Houghton, take a slight left onto Shelden Ave, immediately turn right onto Portage Canal Lift Bridge, in .5 mi turn left onto Quincy St, remain on Quincy St. until you come to Hancock Recreation Area on the left. Reservations recommended, call 906 482-2720 before May 15th or 906 482-7413 after May 15th. $22/day for electric. Restrooms, showers and laundry available.

GPS Coordinates

N47.131013, W88.615784Click on link to see Google Map


MARQUETTE, MI (Location Change)

July 20, 2018 to July 26, 2018
Hosts

Tom Young (480) 526-1726

Activity Ideas

Bike or walk in Presque Isle Park, enjoy ice cream at Jilbert’s Dairy, tour pit mine and processing factory, and watch taconite being loaded into ocean liners. Great kayaking in nearby lakes & rivers, waterfalls, bike or backpack on Grand Island, Picture Rocks boat tour, & hikes.

Parking Location

Ojibwa Casino, 105 Acre Trail, Marquette, MI or possibly the Fairgrounds.

Directions and Other Information

From Marquette go east 11 miles on SR 28. Watch for sign to turn right on Kawbawgam Avenue to Ojibwa Casino. $20/night.

GPS Coordinates

N46.481727, W87.243304Click on link to see Google Map


MUNISING, MI (Cancelled – Circuit picks back up in Marquette, MI)

July 15, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Hosts

Mary Cordova (303) 908-7217 and Milan Esser (865) 274-3219

Activity Ideas

Due to crowded conditions in state and federal campgrounds, the group has decided to take a break from the circuit from July 15-20th. The circuit will pick back up on July 20th in Marquette, MI.
Marquette County Fairgrounds, 715 M-553, Gwinn, MI

Parking Location
Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N46.43152, W87.41523Click on link to see Google Map


SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO, CANADA (Location Change)

July 9, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Activity Ideas

Tour Locks, hike Voyageur Trail, Geocache, explore St. Joseph Island, Bushplane Museum, guided museum tour. Ride the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, a one-day wilderness train tour takes you 183 kms north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario over towering trestles and along pristine northern lakes and rivers, to the Agawa Canyon. The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site consists of the two oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto. 200 years old, these buildings have witnessed the growth and transformation of a small Ojibwa encampment into a Northern Ontario hub. Located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, the museum welcomes visitors year-round to explore the three floors of exhibit galleries that depict the heritage of Sault Ste. Marie. Displays include traveling and locally curated exhibits.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 543 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

Directions and Other Information

From the SSM International Bridge, turn left onto Huron St, immediately turn right onto Albert St W, at 1.3 mi take slight left onto East St, Use right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto Wellington St E, at 1.1 mi keep left to continue on Trunk Rd, Moose Lodge is on the right in 1.4 miles. Dry Camp; water available at lodge, no dump. PASSORT REQUIRED

GPS Coordinates

N46.51998, W84.27666Click on link to see Google Map


ALPENA, MI

July 3, 2018 to July 9, 2018

Hosts

Donna Backus  (734) 476-3788 and Margaret Murray (970) 214-4943

Activity Ideas

Dancing Thursday – Saturday at a nearby bar, July 4th festivities in Alpena include a 5K, 1mi run, the 18th annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, the 8th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, a parade and fireworks. Bike the Alpena Bi-Path that spans 18.5 total miles throughout the city of Alpena, and offers views of Lake Huron, Thunder Bay River, and local historic landmarks.

Parking Location

Thunder Bay RV Park, 4250 US 23, Alpena, MI

Directions and Other Information

From Alpena, head south on US-23, campground will be on the right . $10 dry camp, $20 FHU, Bathroom and showers available and Pavilion. Dump available

GPS Coordinates

45.014761, -83.465591Click on link to see Google Map

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MACKINAW CITY, MI

June 27, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague 828 443-0279

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

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. 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

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CHARLEVOIX, MI (Parking Location Change)

June 21, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Host
Patricia Sowby  209 607-6736
Activity Ideas

Hop on the ferry to Beaver Island, walk the beach at Fisherman’s Island State Park, pick up some fresh smoked whitefish for dinner, and end the day with an ice cream cone and a walk on the waterfront. Tour historic lighthouses and get a glimpse of what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Visit the Harsha House and the Charlevoix Depot Museum to understand the rich history of this area. Day trip to Petoskey for rock (fossilized coral) hunting.

Parking Location

Airport, 111 Airport Dr, Harlevoix, MI

Directions and Other Information

From US31, turn L onto Airport Dr, then turn L into parking lot.  We will be in the back behind the parking lot. $20 for the 6 days. No facilities.

GPS Coordinates

N45.30239, W 85.2679Click on link to see Google Map

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GLEN HAVEN, MI

June 15, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


MUSKEGON, MI

June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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NASHVILLE, TN (date change)

May 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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FRENCH CAMP. MS

May 15, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Tour French Camp Academy, lunch available

Parking Location

Natchez Trace Parkway, Jeff Busby Campground, Ackerman, MS

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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VICKSBURG, MS

May 11, 2018 to May 15, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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BATON ROUGE, LA

May 6, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Hosts

Phil Cafferty (515) 290-0723

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (Date and Location Changes)

May 3, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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WESTLAKE, LA

May 2, 2018 to May 3, 2018
Hosts

Arlene Teague (828) 443-0279

Activity Ideas

Overnight stay. Visit Isle of Capri Casino

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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HOLLY BEACH, LA

April 29, 2018 to May 3, 2018
Hosts

Randy Rydberg (520) 450-8947

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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KEMAH, TX

April 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 623 Hanson Rd, Kemah, TX

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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PORT ARANSAS, TX

April 14, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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SAN ANTONIO, TX

April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

June 28, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Host

Mary Graves  414-536-7866

Activity Ideas

Visit the Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge, the United States Air Force Academy, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, the mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor, the Pike’s Peak Cog Railroad, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Ice Skating Hall of Fame at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Hike or bike Red Rock Canyon. For you adrenaline junkies, there is the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Visit the Fountain Creek Nature Center, and catch a performance at the Fountain Community Theater or the Pikes Peak Opry. Celebrate 4th of July in Colorado Springs.

Parking Location

Colorado Springs Elks Lodge #309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. (719) 633-1727

Directions and Other Information

Electric hookups available. Water and dump ($10) on-site. Plenty of dry camping available/$10 night. For access from I-25 N or S., Exit 245 and turn east on Fillmore. Proceed approximately .7 mile to stoplight. Turn left on Cascade Avenue. About .3 mile turn right onto Commerce Street. Turn left next block onto Tejon. Rear of Lodge and RV parking on right. Please enter the Lodge through the back door on the north side of the pool. Take the stairs down near the rear door or the elevator located near the front door. Bar is on the lower level.

GPS Coordinates

38.880678, -104.819222Click on link to see Google Map


DENVER, CO

July 6, 2018 to July 16, 2018
Hosts

Mary Bierbaum (720) 425-0417

Activity Ideas

Tour the Denver Botanical Garden and the Denver Zoo. Visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Drive the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Tour the Colorado State Capitol, and the Molly Brown House Museum. Tour the Forney Museum of Transportation and the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Attend an event at the Red Rock Amphitheater. Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Attend a Rocky’s Baseball game. Dance at the Elks Lodge on Thursdays from 6-9 pm, $7; free on Fridays from 7-10 pm, and most Sundays from 2-4:30/$5. Tour the Lakewood Heritage Center.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland St., Lakewood (303) 238-1307

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

39.739392, -105.069982Click on link to see Google Map


LONGMONT, CO (Parking Change)

July 16, 2018 to July 24, 2018
Activity Ideas

Day trip to Boulder. Visit Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Forest from the eastern entrance. Tour Coors brewery, the Budweiser brewery, and many micro-breweries. Take the Celestial Seasonings tour, and visit the Leaning Tree Western Art Museum. Ride the Rocky’s Bus to Denver for a baseball game. Visit Buffalo Bills grave. Shop at the Longmont Farmers’ Market. Visit the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Hike Rabbit Mountain. Hike and bike St. Vrain State Park.

Parking Location

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501, 303-678-6235

Directions and Other Information

This is a first come, first served campground with 96 spots, $20/elec., $25/elec & water.

Follow I-25 N to CO-119 in Weld County. Take exit 240 from I-25 N
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CO-119(signs for Longmont)
7.6 miles Turn right onto Nelson Rd
Turn right toward Fairground Access

GPS Coordinates

40.154234, -105.126086Click on link to see Google Map


STILLWATER PASS, CO

July 24, 2018 to July 30, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Visit the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Granby

Parking Location

Arapaho National Recreation Area

Directions and Other Information

Take County Road 4 south of town and Shadow Mountain Lake. It’s located just after the Grand Lake Tap House near Cutthroat Bay. Follow that a few miles back to national forest. Dump and water at Granby Kaibab Park. (These directions will be supplemented as soon as possible.)

GPS Coordinates are junction of County Road 4 and US Highway 34

GPS Coordinates

40.2251253, -105.8925259Click on link to see Google Map


LEADVILLE, CO

July 30, 2018 to August 7, 2018
Activity Ideas

Leadville is a true western mining town, established in the late 1800’s, and is the highest incorporated city in North America, at an elevation of 10,151 ft. There are a wide range of sights, activities and experiences unique to the Rocky Mountains. Nearby locations are Twin Lakes, Aspen, and Turquoise Lake. There are numerous hiking trails around the area, bicycling, kayaking, and numerous downtown adventures. Visit a nearby community swimming pool and gym, a convenient place to get a hot shower and swim a lap or two, or soak in the hot tub. Dine out in the quaint historical buildings of Leadville for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a little bit of history on the back of most menus to give background about the establishment and its previous owners. Visit the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, which is one of the finest of its kind, Tabor Home Matchless Mine and Baby Doe Tabor Cabin, Heritage Museum & Gallery, Temple Israel (a restored frontier synagogue and museum), Healy House & Dexter Cabin. Take Twin Lakes Inter-Laken boat tour to the historic Inter-Laken Resort, for historical tales, geology, gorgeous scenery, flora, fauna, the Leadville Nat’l Fish Hatchery and scenic hiking trail. Visit the Twin Lakes Gallery and historic town, and Delaware Hotel take a guided cemetery tour with a narrative of tales of some of the residents. Visit the Historical Tabor Opera House for an evening of very enjoyable music. Take a day trip to Aspen over Independence Pass (elev. 12,093 ft) to experience a place where the rich and famous live in a lovely little town with upscale shops and high dollar housing surrounded by majestic mountain beauty. Visit the John Denver Sanctuary Memorial Park and ride the gondola to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the ski slopes and of the mountains and valleys below. Take a walking tour of the town visiting the various shops, eateries, galleys, churches and historical landmarks. Visit the ghost town of Independence to view the Old Mill site, and the Braille Trail that uses a rope to guide blind individuals down the trail.

Parking Location

Forestry campground

Directions and Other Information

US-24 North to County Road 4 (McWethy Dr.) and turn left. About 5 miles where road forks at Sugar Loafin RV and golf course, take dirt road (Rd-48) in the center of the fork. The campground is approx. ¼ mile on left. Free. Water and dump available on corner of CO-91 and SR-300 for $5. Host and Co-Host arrive 2 days early to secure spots.

GPS Coordinates

39.247758,-106.358992Click on link to see Google Map


NATHROP, CO

August 7, 2018 to August 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hike to Agnes Vaille Falls. White water raft on the Arkansas River. Soak in the hot springs at Mt. Princeton, or ride a horse at the stables. Go 4-wheeling. Visit St. Elmo Ghost Town. Visit the Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery. For the avid hikers there is Mt Shavano and Tabeguache Peak, two 14er’s in one hike! Go zip lining in Salida, or walk along the river. There are cute shops with a locally grown food outlet. Ride the Monarch Crest Scenic Tramway. Salida Hot Springs offers the largest indoor hot springs in North America. Take the Spiral Drive, bike, motorcycle or car for fabulous views. In Buena Vista you can hike the Barbara Whipple Trail and tour the Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Parking Location

Dispersed dry camping in the pines about 7 miles south of Buena Vista.

Directions and Other Information

On US-285 going north toward Buena Vista, turn West on County Rd 270, drive several miles to County Rd 272 and go straight on hard-pack sand road to National Forest. Area called Raspberry Gulch. Water at Buena Vista Water Dept. and info center. Dump at private campgrounds. Verizon and internet are good here.

GPS Coordinates

38.693255,-106.138043Click on link to see Google Map