No host needed, overnight stop only.
Stop in Fort Nelson, visit Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and Fort Nelson Information Centre. Free water and dump adjacent to the Visitor Center. Eat homemade pie at Buckinghorse River Lodge.
Buckinghorse River Lodge parking lot, Mile 175 Alaska Highway.
Restaurant, homemade pies and ice cream, novelties, gas, diesel, and propane. Free RV parking in huge parking lot.
57.38833, -122.8522 – Click on link to see Google Map
JoAnne Hansen (970) 376-3012
Drive or boat ride to Kinuseo Falls, hiking.
Tumbler Ridge Golf Course RV parking.
Time change. $16/night includes electricity. There are some pull through sites, showers and facilities at golf course club house, while they are open, until 9:30 p.m.
55.13687, -121.01528 – Click on link to see Google Map
No Host Needed
On June 11, 2019, the West, Northwest Circuit will start a gathering at Gros Ventre.
Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, (307) 739-3300.
From Moran, take US Hwy 26W, go 23 miles, at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Gros Ventre Rd, go 4.6mi and turn right onto Gros Ventre CG Rd. Try for last loop to left. Dump & water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping. This campground is first come, first served, and fills early
N43.6155, W110.6656 – Click on link to see Google Map
No Host Needed, just an overnight stop.
Hatchet Campground, Teton NF, Flagstaff Rd/Forest Road 30160, Moran, WY 307 543-2386
From US Hwy 26, go .25mi west of Buffalo Ranger Station and turn left onto Flagstaff Rd/Forest Road 30160 and CG will be on the left. Overflow for CG is to the right and free dispersed camping on FR 30160. Dry Camping in CG is $12; with Sr. Pass is $6, first come, first served. Water and Toilets.
N43.824483, W110.355645 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bike the Wyoming Heritage Trail, a 22-mile rail trail from Riverton to Shoshoni, WY. Visit the Riverton Museum with exhibits on the Wild, Wild West and Mining. See artifacts and artwork of the Northern Arapaho at the Casino. Visit St. Stephens Mission or take a Hot Air Balloon ride.
Wind River Casino, 10269 Wyoming 789, Riverton, WY 82501 307 856-3964
From Riverton, go 2miles south on WY-789, arrive at Casino on the right. Dry camping available in parking lot, Electric available in Campground for $25.
N42.996854, W108.383993 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Ayers Natural Bridge and Park, the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center, Fort Fetterman – Old Fort on the Prairie, the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum. Take the Historic Walking Tour of the town.
River Side Park Campground, 416 W. Grant St, Douglas, WY 307 358-9750
Take Exit 140 off I-25 and travel east approx. 1mi, cross the river and park is to the north. Free Dry Camping, Showers and Dump available. Limit of 2 nights.
N42.76291, W105.391933 – Click on link to see Google Map
Randy Smischny (913) 226-4550
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
Host needed Co-Host – Randy Rydberg (520) 450-8947
Midnight Stadium Parking, 50 Barracks Trail.
Just west of downtown, before the junction of Hwy 2 and Hwy 3, south side of Hwy 2.
49.71966, -113.41891 – Click on link to see Google Map
No host needed, just an overnight stop.
Samaritan’s Purse Ministry Center, Dease Lake Highway, Dease Lake, BC, (800) 663-6500, email@example.com
58.4365, -129.9888 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dave Bloom 805-708-4870
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.
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.
32.79391, -109.59319 – Click on link to see Google Map
Host needed Co-Host – Randy Rydberg (520) 450-8947
A must do will be the Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike), which is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands ramble to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. The hike will be on both June 1st and 2nd. We will bike segments of the George S Mickelson Trail, a 109 mile Rail-Trail with a crushed stone surface. This trail runs through the heart of the Black Hills, connecting Deadwood with Edgemont , and has nearly 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 tunnels, and much of it traverses national forest. Other adventures include a visit to the Wind Cave National Park and the Jewel Cave National Monument.
Oreville CG, Black Hills NF, 24462 US-385, Custer, SD (605) 574-4402 **Additional camping at Comanche Park Campground, Hwy 16, Custer, SD. GPS for Comanche is 43.73498, -103.71186
From US-16W, turn left onto US-16W/US-385S/E Main St, go 3/6mi and turn left onto Railroad Ave/Walnut Ave, go .6mi and turn left onto US16W/US-385S/Main St, go 4.5mi and turn left onto FR 592 into the Oreville CG. $20 for non-electric site, Sr. Pass applies for discount. Reservations recommended.
N43.87808, W103.61191 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mark Vogelgesang (651) 775-8967 and Bonita Raders (225) 717-9219
Biking will include the Leonard Swanson Memorial Pathway which is an 8 mile trail that has an asphalt surface. The Elks Lodge in Rapid City is a very active lodge with a golf course. We will take advantage of this location to visit Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills of SD, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Elks Lodge, 3333 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD (605) 393-1187
From I-90W, take Exit 61 toward SD-79S, go .2mi and keep left following signs for US 16/SD-79S, go 450 ft and continue onto SD-79S/N Elk Vale Rd, go 2.8mi and take the SD-44 exit toward Rapid City, go .3mi turn right onto SD-44E, go .8mi and turn right onto Jolly Ln, go .5mi and arrive at Elks Lodge on the right. There are 10 sites with electric and unlimited dry camping.
N44.05216, W103.1531 – Click on link to see Google Map
This is an overnight stop. The Pioneer Auto Museum is located just next door to the Pilot Travel Center.
Pilot Travel Center, 601 E 5th St, Murdo, SD (605) 669-2465. The American RV Park has dry camping available for $25 and is also right off the interstate. Other possible O/N stays include the parking area near Wall Drug Store in Wall, SD.
From I-90 W, take exit 192 and turn right onto I-90BUS W, arrive at Pilot Travel Center on the right. Free parking.
N43.88601, W100.70467 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Graves 414 536-7866
We will bike the Sioux Falls Bike Trails, which a Rail-Trail and has an asphalt surface. Also known at the Sioux Falls River Greenway, the trail forms a loop of nearly 30 miles of paved, multi-use pathways that link many of the city’s parks and green spaces. Much of the trail runs adjacent to Big Sioux River, which encircles the city. Other activities include Sioux Falls Park with a view to the city’s namesake Falls and see the remains of the 7 story Queen Bee Mill, a grain mill built in 1878 by Richard Pettigrew. Visit the Butterfly House & Aquarium to see over 800 free-flying butterflies or the Great Plains Zoo to see over 1000 animals.
Grand Falls Casino, 1415 Grand Falls Blvd, Larchwood, IA 712-777-7777
From SD-11N, turn right onto 276th St, go 7.1mi and turn left onto Beech Ave, go 6.1mi and turn left onto IA-9W, go 1.2mi and turn right onto Grand Falls Blvd and arrive at Casino. Dry Camp parking is in the main parking lot.
N43.49854, W96.50314 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carol Petty (509) 521-1242 and Lance Richards (352) 217-2736
We will bike the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, which is a Rail-Trail, 63 miles long and has asphalt, concrete and crushed limestone surfaces. This Hall of Fame rail-trail, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail earns its title—providing an amazing trip through the rural forests and countryside of southwest Iowa. The trail takes you on a 62.6-mile journey from Council Bluffs all the way to the Iowa–Missouri border in Blanchard, Iowa. Other points of interest include the Western Historic Trails Center, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and the RailsWest Railroad Museum.
Horseshoe Casino, 2701 23rd Ave, Council Bluffs, IA
From I-435 W, keep right to stay on I-29 N, take exit 1B and turn right onto South 24th Street, turn left into Horseshoe Casino. Free parking.
N41.23662, W95.88653 – Click on link to see Google Map
Randy Rydberg 520 450-8947
There are several bike trails in Kansas City, including the Tomahawk Creek, Indian Creek, and Gary Haller Trails. These trails range in distance from 12 to 26 miles. In addition, Kansas City has many fountains, sculptures and is famous for Kansas City Barbecue and Steak. Visit Fort Osage, a Trading Post built in 1808, the River Market Area, the Arabia Steamboat Museum (a ship found in a corn field), and Independence, MO home of Harry Truman and the National Frontier Trails Museum. There is an American Jazz Museum and Harley Davidson Tour. Visit Lewis and Clark State Park, Weston Bend, Independence Creek, and Atchison, KS birthplace of Amelia Earhart (trolley tour and museum here).
Ameristar Casino, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City MO. (816) 414-7000
From I-435N, take exit 55B and merge onto MO-210E, go 1.1mi and turn right onto North Ameristar Dr, go .2mi and turn right to arrive at the Casino. Free Parking
N39.1505235, W94.4869933 – Click on link to see Google Map
We will finish the last segments of the Katy Trail, and possibly the Rock Island Spur Trail that heads to Pleasant Hill. Sedalia has antique stores, flea markets and wineries for other activity options.
Moose Lodge, 119 Winchester Rd, Sedalia, MO (660) 826-6631
From US-65 S, turn right onto Liberty Park Blvd, take an immediate right onto Dundee Ave, go .2mi and turn left onto W Main St, go 1mi and turn left onto Winchester Dr, arrive at Moose Lodge on the left. Donation.
N38.71231, W93.26881 – Click on link to see Google Map
Larry Shew 360 701-3016
We will continue to bike segments of the Katy Trail, which at this point leaves the Missouri River and heads southwest. The Katy Depot and Caboose is located here. Other activities include exploring Boonville’s rich history by touring the local mansions or taking the self-guided walking tour. Visit the Budweiser Clydesdales at Warm Springs Ranch.
Isle of Capri Casino, 100 Isle of Capri Blvd, Boonville, MO
From I-70W take Exit 106 and turn right onto MO-87N, go 4.1mi and turn left onto E Morgan St, go .3mi and turn right onto 2nd St/Isle of Capri Blvd and arrive at Isle of Capri Casino. Free Parking.
N38.97685, W92.74947 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Graves 414 536-7866
Elks Lodge #513, 901 Ellis Blvd., Jefferson City (573) 636-9533, $10/night donation.
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. This lodge has dinners on Thursday and Friday night that are reasonably priced – and dancing on Saturday evening. 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 dinners.
N 38.551254, W92.183965 – Click on link to see Google Map
Randy Rydberg 520 450-8947
We will bike segments of the Katy Trail, which spans 240 miles of Missouri, and is the longest continuous rail-trail in the US. It intersects with rural farmland, scenic small towns and centers of commerce and government across Missouri. The surface is crushed stone and gravel. Other activities include a 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.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, MO 63005; 636-458-3813
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. Reservations recommended
N38.617794, W90.679467 – Click on link to see Google Map
Biking the Monon Trail, which is 23 miles, with an asphalt base. This is an urban trail with art work along the way and some residential areas. Other activities include visits/tours to the 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.
Speedway Moose Lodge, 4917 W. Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN (317) 244-6183
From I-70W, take Exit 77 and turn right onto Holt Rd, go .7mi and turn left onto Rockville Rd, go .5mi and turn right onto Gasoline Alley, go .6mi and turn left onto W Vermont St, arrive at Speedway Moose Lodge on the left. Donation.
N39.771939, W86.243463 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carol Petty 509 521-1242
Biking the Cardinal Greenway, which is the longest rail-trail in Indiana at over 61 miles with an asphalt base from Richmond to Marion. There is a on-road route for 11.3 miles between Jonesboro to Gaston.
Elks Lodge, 2100 U.S. Hwy 27 S, Richmond, IN (765) 966-0952
From US-40 W, turn left onto Garwood Rd, go 1.2mi and turn right onto Hodgin Rd, go 2.6mi and turn left onto US-27S/S 8th St, go 1.3mi and turn right and arrive at Elks Lodge. $10 donation.
N39.79842, W84.89373 – Click on link to see Google Map
Biking the northern 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.
Elks Lodge, 2801 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH. (937) 236-7560
Take Exit 56 from I-75N and turn right onto Stanley Ave. Turn left onto Troy St, the Elks Lodge will be on the left in 1 mile. Donation.
N39.79859, W84.15897 – Click on link to see Google Map
Arlene Teague 828 443-0279
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.
Hollywood Casino, 515 Dunn St, Lawrenceburg, IN. RV Parking is next door to the parking tower.
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.
N39.09843, W84.84569 – Click on link to see Google Map
Helene Rutherford (248)459-1449
Visit the Grand Canyon National Park
BLM land just south of Tusayan
North on AZ 64 to FR688 (between mile markers 232 and 233), drive east either .3 miles or 1 mile depending on the number of rigs. Free. There may be a dump and water available in the Grand Canyon Campground.
35.926463, -112.130238 – Click on link to see Google Map
Greg Smith 928 846-5921
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.
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
Greg Smith 928 846-5921
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
Take a rugged trek on the Appalachian Trail that runs just north of Harrisburg or find a tree-lined trail run through one of the nearby parks. Grab a paddle and spend the day kayaking or canoeing along the Susquehanna River or take a spin on the Capitol Area Bike trail that connects the city parks in Harrisburg. Tour the Capitol Complex, the Art Association and the Pennsylvania Museum in downtown Harrisburg. Drive to Hersey to explore the infamous town of chocolate and do some tasting.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, 777 Hollywood Blvd, Grantville, PA
From I-81N, take Exit 80 and turn left onto Bow Creek Rd, go .8mi and turn right onto Hollywood Blvd to arrive at Casino.
N40.39456, W76.66105 – Click on link to see Google Map
Randy Smischny 913 226-4550
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.
38.995840, -76.895172 – 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.
38.237652, -75.138091 – 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.
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
Greg Smith 928 846-5921
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
Jim Osterlund 316 519-4866
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.
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.
N33.57151, W79.02675 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Kevin Welch 301 643-4453
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
Sharon Lea 513 253-8186
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
Arlene Teague; 828 443-0279 and co-host Jim Osterlund 316 519-4866
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
Vicki Rains (909) 528-4610 and Claudia Ward (530) 906-1234
Participate in Grand Teton National Park Ranger led hikes and talks, visit Jenny Lake, visit the Teton Village, and visit the National Elk Refuge. There are many hiking opportunities, many animals to see and many pictures to take. Father’s Day is June 16.
Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, (307) 739-3300.
Go six miles north of Jackson, WY on WY-89/191; turn northeast on Gros Ventre Road, go 5 miles to campground. Try for last loop to left. Dump & water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping. This campground is first come, first served, but fills early
43.619576, -110.668838 – Click on link to see Google Map
Donna Backus (734) 476-3788, co-host Kathy Keenan 908-884-4192
Check out the year round activities offered at the White Pine Ski Area, visit the Museum of the Mountain Man, Kayak at Sandy Beach, go swimming at the Pinedale Aquatic Center, soak in the Granite Hot Springs, visit Buckys Vintage Snowmobile Museum, or don a pair of skates and go ice skating at the Sublette County Ice Arena.
Warren Bridge Campground, (307) 367-5300, 1625 W. Pine Street, Pinedale, WY 82941
Water, dump station, 7,600’ elevation, 20 miles north of Pinedale off of US Hwy 191. 16 pull thru sites.
43.01763, -110.118261 – Click on link to see Google Map
Andy Heal (217) 273-0066
Fishing, kayaking in Sheep Creek, hiking in the Ashley National Forest
Lucerne Valley Campground, (435) 784-3445, $20/night, senior pass applies, $28 with electricity
From Manila follow Highway 43 forn2.6 miles to the state line, where Highway 43 becomes Wyoming Highway 530. Follow Wyoming 530 for 1.3 miles to Lucerne Valley Road/Forest Road 146. Continue on this road approximately 4 miles to the campground.
40.984000, -109.591000 – Click on link to see Google Map
Don Stier (928)205-8865 and Linda Shultz (810) 625-8095
Visit the Fossil Butte National Monument for hiking and ranger led geology talks, take the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop drive, visit the Natural History Museum or the City of Rock Springs Museum, take a drive to see the White Mountain Petroglyphs and on your way you will see the Boars Tusk, and visit Adobe Town to see strange rock formations.
Fontenelle Creek Recreation Area, free camping, water, dump station, garbage.
There is a public swimming pool at the Rock Springs Family Recreation Center.
42.077686, -110.154307 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bob Moser (619) 836-4451
Visit the Flaming Gorge Dam and take the dam tour. Hike or kayak down the Green River (Little Hole) where along the way you could see a Bald Eagle, herons and lots of fish as the water is crystal clear. Kayak the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Dripping Springs Campground, Dutch John, UT, 435-784-3445
$18/night, Senior Access ½ price
40.923371, -109.356505 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Tracy (518)852-2445
Enjoy a Ranger guided tour of the Dinosaur Quarry, take a self-guided auto tour through the park, Cub Creek and Split Mountain offer hiking trails, ancient petroglyphs and pictographs, and homesteader cabins, drive up the Harpers Corner Road to explore the Colorado portion of this National Monument (4X4 only after Echo Park Road), or just sit in camp, relax and watch the Green River flow by. Memorial Day is May 27, 2019, and always a good reason to have a potluck.
Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument.
Take US 40 13.4 miles west from Vernal, then take SR 149 6.5 miles north from Jensen to Quarry Visitors Center, then go 5 mi east. $18/night, senior discount applies, sites in B loop can be reserved on recreation.gov; all other sites are first come, first serve. Reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED You will find groceries, laundromats, propane and gas in nearby Vernal, UT. There is little to no Verizon service at the campground.
40.418384, -109.247481 – Click on link to see Google Map
Gwendolyn Toney, firstname.lastname@example.org Co-host: Linda Schultz, Lkschultz1958@gmail.com
Kayaking in Starvation Reservoir and hiking in the State Park.
Rabbit Gulch at Fred Hayes State Park If you made reservations at Indian Bay, call Ranger Dillion at 435-738-2326 and let him know you are a WIN. He will cancel your reservation and issue you a refund.
From the Sinclair Station in Duchesne go west on US-40 7.2 miles to 28000 West. Take two rights to Old Highway 40 and go straight at the fork, approximately 1.7 miles to the entry station. Once you pass the entry station at Rabbit Gulch and before the bathroom turn left and go down to the end of the road. The pay envelopes are located next to the Rabbit Gulch booth, pay with a check or cash, $13/night. There may be an attendant at the booth.
40.1797596, -110.4947430 – Click on link to see Google Map
Don Thull (925) 437-0857
Visit Capitol Reef National Park and discover the Waterpocket Fold, and other hidden treasures. There are fifteen day hiking trails, from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. Park Staff offer a variety of interpretive programs and hikes. Buy locally-baked fruit pies and homemade ice cream at The Gifford House store and museum, and if you get there early enough in the day they have killer cinnamon rolls.
1280 West Beas Lewis Flat Road, Torrey, UT
From Highway 24 turn right onto 1080 West Beas Lewis Flat Road. Follow the dirt road and turn right after the cattle guard, approximately .2 miles. Follow the signs. Free.
38.2984268, -111.3931856 – Click on link to see Google Map
Donna Backus (734) 476-3788, co-host Bob Moser 619-836-4451
Leave your car in the public parking area across from Ruby’s Inn and ride the free shuttle into the park. They stop at a number of locations about every ½ hour or so; so you can get off and hike a trail and then get back on the shuttle and go to another location. You can also take the free three-hour Rainbow Point narrated bus tour that is much easier and more informative than driving and parking throughout the park; reservations are required. There are too many hiking opportunities to list, as well as a 6.2 mile shared use trail, that accommodates bicycles, pedestrians, dogs, etc. There are also a number of hiking trails in the nearby and beautiful Red Canyon. Four wheeling opportunities abound in this area, as well as scenic drives. Take a stargazing tour with a Dark Ranger. Go horseback riding. Mother’s Day is May 12.
Paradise RV Park, 2153 US 89, Panguitch, UT (435) 676-8348 (John-contact person)
Dump, water, laundry. $16.95+tax/night for 30 amp; $18.95+tax/night for 50 amp; $12/night dry. Registration forms and envelopes are located at office door, fill out and deposit in slot, cash or check only – no credit cards.
37.860719, -112.439008 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870
Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s, hiking, bicycling
Hi Jolly Campground, Road 244, Quartzsite, AZ
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.
33.7095260, -114.21633 – Click on link to see Google Map
Father’s Day is June 16. Visit the Moose Pond via the 1.5 mile Lost Lake Trail, and bring your camera. The best time to view moose, water fowl, beavers and other wildlife is early morning and about an hour before sunset. Hike Best Mountain Trail and Quartz Lake Loop Trail. Visit the Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum and Rika’s Roadhouse at Big Delta State Historical Park. Take a tour of the Alaska Interior Game Ranch. This is the end of the Alaska Highway, so be sure to get a picture of the “End of the Alaska Highway” sign and a certificate at the visitors center.
Quartz Lake Campground, $15, Delta, AK.
From Alaska 2 (Richardson Highway) turn East on the Quartz Lake Access Road, keep right at the junction of Quartz Lake Access Road and Lost Lake Access Road, and follow to the campground.Free dump, potable water, air & Wi-Fi at Delta Petro-Wash. From Junction SR-2/Alaska Hwy and SR-4/Richardson Hwy go South on SR-4 approximately 0.5 mile and turn right. The dump and water are on the left side of the building next to the fence. There are also fuel pumps, a car/RV wash, laundromat, restaurant and convenience store.
64.197800, -145.828130 – Click on link to see Google Map