Bryce Canyon shuttle, bus and walking tours, 4-wheel back roads in abundance, ATV, horseback and wagon rides, shops at Bryce Canyon and Ruby’s Village, hiking and many miles of paved bike paths thru Red Canyon and into Bryce Canyon.
National forest 2 miles past Tropic Reservoir.
From Kanab take Hwy 89 north to Hwy 12 east thru Red Canyon. Go past MM10 and look for sign to Tropic Reservoir (before MM11). Turn right on well maintained dirt road and travel 7 miles to reservoir. Stay on east side of reservoir and go 2 more miles to a dirt road on the left. (sign just before road says Skunk Creek and points right) Go left down small hill to large flat meadow and area with camping under trees. Free for 14 days. Propane, water and dump available at Sinclair station and Ruby’s RV Park and Campground on Hwy 63 for $(4 miles further on Hwy 12 on the way to Bryce Canyon). Also groceries and other supplies available at Ruby’s General Store. Restaurants at several motels along the way, Ruby’s and the lodge in the National park.
GPS Coordinates are for Tropic Reservoir.
N37.609689, W112.254066 - Click on link to see Google Map
COHOST: Kimberly Key 832-776-4396
Elks Lodge (?)
Elmer Scarbrough (806)543-4226
Tour Johnson City and Johnson Ranch (Grayline or carpool)
First Baptist Church 1407 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Use GPS Coordinates.
N30.256289, W98.856063 - Click on link to see Google Map
Visit Old Santa Fe, old Fort Union NM, Rough Riders Memorial collection, Christo Rey Church adobe structure of 1761, custom tour (505) 438-7116, state capitol, San Miguel Church 1610.
Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
From I-25 take exit 284 (Old Pecos Trail), bear right at junction with 466. Continue about 1 mile. Driveway to Elks is hard to see on right, small sign. Park behind lodge in field. Donation
N35.66008, W105.93855 - Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, fishing, hiking, hot springs in nearby Truth or Consequences, and and eclectic town.
Caballo State Park, Riverside CG, Hwy187, Arrey, NM 575-7433942
From Columbus head north on NM11 to Deming. When you pass under I-10 NM11 will become NM180. Continue about 3 miles to NM26 - turn right onto NM26 and head for Hatch. Go thru Hatch to I-25 north. Take exit 59 (you will see a brown state park sign along I-25 announcing the park). Go right. Riverside CG is the first right and the main CG is slightly farther up the road. Electric and water sites available at Riverside, also boondocking, toilets and showers. Dump and water also available at main CG.
N32.907072, W107.311532 - Click on link to see Google Map
Don Gibson 806-930-1166
: Texas Show at Palo Duro Canyon, 1514 5th Ave., Canyon, TX 806-655-2181 Make reservations. (GPS N34.978508, W101.927993)
US-27 north to SH-217.
Heritage Musem, Windmill Museum, Silent Wings Museum.
Elks Lodge, 3409 Milwaukee Ave., Lubbock, TX
I-20 west to US-84 west. Turn left onto highway 289. Take the 34th St. exit. Turn left on 34th St. Turn left on Milwaukee Ave. Elks lodge is on the left. Follow GPS.
N33.562393, W101.955834 - Click on link to see Google Map
Linda Dean 623-256-5989 / COHOST: Kimberly Key 832-776-4396
Football stadium, Stockyards (inc. Billy Bob’s)
Lake Benbrook, Pearl Ranch Rd.
I-35 north to I-35W. Follow GPS.
N32.616017, W97.497482 - Click on link to see Google Map
Texas Rangers Museum, Botanical gardens, Meridian Branch Compound.
COHOST: Sharron Major 316-882-8800
Oldest dance hall in Texas in Austin and Gruene, TX. Bat mass flight from under bridge in town.
Elks Lodge, 7237E. Hwy. 290, Austin, TX
I-10 west to US-90.
N30.322781, W97.679762 - Click on link to see Google Map
A COORDINATOR AND HOSTS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS CIRCUIT TO HAPPEN. For questions call Karen Minard 661-301-7253
Based on staying in state parks. Annual Pass is $225 for non-residents, $180 for NM residents ($100 if over 62). Allows free dry camping for 1 year ending on the last day of the month that pass is purchased ($10 a day without pass). Electric, when available, is $4.00 a day additional. Water and dump available at State Parks. NM web site: www.nmparks.com Phone number for resevations or questions for all of NM parks: 887-664-7787. CHECK TO MAKE SURE PRICES HAVE NOT CHANGED.
Kayaking, swimming, fishing, boardwalk. 57 miles to Houston Space Center for tours.
Fort Anahuac Park, 1704 S Main, Houston, TX 409-267-2409
Hwy-60 northeast to Tx-288 north to SR-61 west. Go 1 mile then 1 mile south on S. Main St. (on Trinity Bay). No facilities. Free.
N29.757223, W94.684492 - Click on link to see Google Map
Linda Dean 623-256-5989
Kayaking, birding, heated pool, community theatre, golf, hiking, museum, fishing boats, boat tours. Kings Ranch tour in Kingsville.
I.B Magee Beach Park , 321 N. on the Beach, Port Aransas, Tx (361-749-6117)-Individuals must make reservations ASAP. Ask for Alicia.
North to Hwy-361 east. In Port Aransas turn right at stoplight onto Ave. G. to beach and right onto sand. $12 for 8 days. Dump and water $4 in county park. Toll for ferry to go over to island.
N27.828194, W97.053542 - Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Marcus 303-908-9838
Malaquite Beach on Padre Island 361-949-8173 X5 or 361-949-8068 for reservations.
I-37 south. Then right on SR-358 over JFK Causeway to Padre Island. Right on Padre Island Dr. to Malaquite Beach. Dump and water available on beach.
N27.43043, W97.29624 - Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Aakervick 775-722-8830 / COHOST: Tom Waring 320-304-2533
Gray Line tours to Luckenbach, Johnson City and Fredericksburg-$75 person-you do lunch. Guide included. If more than 20 people we get our own bus.
Elks Club, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX. Make reservations. *MJ’s daughter looking into an alternative for this also.
From I-10 east take the 1604 Loop west (exit 556A). Take the first Frontage Road exit and continue on the frontage road to Market Hill, turn right. Elks Lodge is on the right.
N29.590541, W98.621660 - Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, hiking, guided walking tours, visitor center, forts, fishing.
San Pedro Campground, Amistad Nat. Rec. Area 830-775-7491
TX-90 southeast-left on Spur 454 (Sunrise Ave). Right on rural road to campground-look for brown sign. Dump and water along road to Diablo East boat ramp.
N29.466902, W100.952118 - Click on link to see Google Map
Tom Waring 320-304-2533 & Laurie Krusinski 503-679-5601
Host check weather-could be hot.
Stillwell Ranch and Store, 48421 FM2627, Alpine, TX 79830 432-376-2244
Take Hwy. 90 to TX-385 south to FM2627. Call Elmer to confirm-he must have number of guests-needs 15.
N29.644317, W103.079055 - Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058 COHOST: John Stockamp 206-321-9511
Marfa lights phenomenon, Mc Donald Observatory, Fort Davis.
Mc Millen RV Park, 43424 TX-17, Ft. Davis, TX
I-10 east to TX-90 southeast (exit 140A)-go right. Then go left on Hwy. 17 to Fort Davis
N30.580706, W103.90293 - Click on link to see Google Map
Barb Soumis & Mike Flanagan 715-460-2981/309-428-9821
Dance to live music in Casino. Visit nearby Las Cruces and El Paso. Tour Tony Lama boot factory.
Elks Lodge, 3000 Elk Drive, Los Cruses, NM
From Deming, I-10 east to exit 135 onto US-70 east
to Elks Drive.
N32.345231, W106.776970 - Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Bierbaum 720-425-0417
Low-Hi Ranch, 1795 O’Kelley Rd., Deming, NM
I-10 east to Deming, Hwy. Hwy 11 (Gold St) south to O’Kelley Rd.-turn left. 1 mile on left. Boondocking $8. Water, dump, showers. Hookups available for $
N32.210769, W107.735789 - Click on link to see Google Map
Elmer Scarbrough firstname.lastname@example.org 806-543-4226 / Judy Banks email@example.com 805-501-1722
A 3-month circuit through Texas is being organized. It will begin on February 28, 2017 in Deming, NM and end on June 7, 2017 in Amarillo, TX.
Planned stops at this time:
Deming, NM February 28
Sunland Park, NM March 1
Fort Davis March 7
Big Bend National Park March 10
Sanderson March 17
Head East from Arizona.
PUERTO PENASCO, MEXICO
1. Passport required
2. Pets: Current rabies vaccination certificate required
3. An insurance agent from Mexico will come to our group at Organ Pipe Cactus Nat’l Monument to sell insurance for Mexico if you so need.
Bill Frank 707-529-7870 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.
1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ
Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista.Go straight at light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. Lodge is on the right. Enter on east side of lodge. 14 sites have W & E.
N31.551397, W110.303074 - Click on link to see Google Map
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saquaro National Park, Air and Space Museum and boneyard, Kitt Peak Observatory (reservations are needed for night tours), U of A Mirror Lab (reservations needed).
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia, Tucson, AZ
Take AZ 95 south to Parker. Stay on AZ 95 to Quartzite and get on I -10. Take I-10E to Hwy 89 at Buckeye. Go south to I-8 and go east to join I-10 again to Tucson. At Tucson go south on I-19 toward Nogales.
Take Valencia west off I-19 for 6+ mi to Casino del Sol. Turn left just before the gas station and then second right into parking area. Free.
N32.128902, W111.082460 - Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Aakervick 775-722-8830
Departure date flexible-return to border when ready.
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.
Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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)
N31.3162, W113.5525 - Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Aakervick 775-722-8830
Ranger led talks, hikes and and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors center.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
PUERTO PENASCO CARAVAN WILL LEAVE FROM HERE.
South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at visitors center for Twin Peaks campground. $8 per night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump water and solar showers available.
N31.942941, W112.811202 - Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones 248-765-1411 email@example.com
New Location for Oct. 29th to Nov 4th...
Here is the information Joanne sent to me, not sure what group/gathering/circuit this is anymore... Call her for more info.
Next stop Niland Ca. to stay at the Slabs till the dance rally or head straight to the Fountain of Youth.
Moose center #1808 10230 E Ave, Hesperia, CA
$5 dry camping
N34.43643, W117.28919 - Click on link to see Google Map
Kayak Buffalo River, hike, bike and fish.
Buffalo Point Campground
From Harrison, AR go east 28 miles on Hwy. 62 to Yellville, then south 14 miles on Hwy. 14 to Hwy. 268 east to campground. 30 first come/first served sites and remaining sites can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777 or online at recreation.gov. $9.50 with senior pass. No dry camping-all sites are W/E. Water and Dump in campground.
N36.07306, W92.55694 - Click on link to see Google Map
Marvin Beatty 405-204-3221
Kayak Buffalo River, eat at Gilbert (population 33), hike, bike and fish.
Tyler Bend Campground
From Harrison, AR go south on Hwy. 65 about 32 miles, cross the Buffalo River and turn right to visitors center and campground. Boondock $8 with senior pass. 28 dry sites, first come/first served. Water and dump in campground.
N35.98667, W92.76389 - Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee (303-522-7661
Paiute Palace Casino, Bishop, CA
Fron the Junction of highway 6 and 395 turn left on 395. Proceed to casino on the left. Turn left on N Pa Ha Ln (after gas station). RV parking on the left. Fee. When you check in at the players club and pay fee. You used get credit for a meal (equivalent to parking fee).
N37.37480, W118.42769 - Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones (248)765-1411 or Ted Mazurowski (520) 405-4379
Local attractions, tour Carson City, tour Virginia City, Ft Churchill State Park, visit local fish hatchery. Kayaking on wildlife refuge ponds, target shooting.
Mason Valley Gun Club 470 Pete Henrichs Rd, Yerington, NV
Proceed on hwy 95Alt East of Yerington. Proceed 5.3 miles from 4 way stop (McDonalds) to Falcon Way turn left (at Copper Hills Bible Church on left). Mason Valley Gun Club at end of Falcon Way.
Water/elec. $15. Dry camp $5.
Two (2) free dump stations in town. 1. Rest area N38.989128, W119.182111. 2. Turn left at 4 way stop, go one block (Nevin Way) turn right, turn at first right before ball field N38.994732, W119.161058.
One (1) free dump station in Hawthorne, NV (on the way to Bishop)N38.525426,W118.622348
N39.02710, W119.07234 - Click on link to see Google Map
To Be Announced
Elk Valley Casino, 2500 Howland Hill Rd, Crescent City, CA
Southbound on Hwy 101, turn left on Elk Valley Rd (South end of Crescent City). Proceed to Howland Hill Rd. and turn right. Continue to the casino on the left.
N41.75856, W124.15297 - Click on link to see Google Map
Host – Arlene Teague 828-443-0279 Co-host – Lu Anne Frost 928-205-0006
Zion National Park, Best Friends Homeless Animal Sanctuary, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. See The
Wave and White Pocket (reservations needed). Amazing Earthfest 435-644- 3735
Gravel storage area.
Go NW on US 89 thru Kanab to ½ mi. before Mt Carmel Jct at the bottom of long grade. Parking is on the right at a large gravel storage. Mt Carmel Jct is the junction of US 89 and UT 9 ( east entrance to Zion National Park).
N37.217633, W112.683262 - Click on link to see Google Map
Elaine Grabin 970-817-3763
Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum.
Lone Rock Campground
Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page.
N 37.020011 W 111.539688 - Click on link to see Google Map
Host – Leda Coughlin 248-895-3706 Co-host - Donna Backus 734-476-3788
Grand Canyon, I-Max theatre, hiking, biking.
BLM land just south of Tusayan.
Take Highways 69 and 169 back to I-17. Take I-17 north to I-40, then west to Williams. Go north on AZ 64 (exit 165) to between mile markers 232 and 233. Drive east on FR-688 to area (.3 miles or 1.0 miles, depending on the number of rigs). Dump and water available in Grand Canyon Campground. Free.
Alternate route: Take highway 89 north to I-40. Go east on I-40 to exit 165. Go north on AZ 64. (follow directions above).
N35.926463, W112.130238 - Click on link to see Google Map
Host - Margaret Murray 970-214-4943 /Co-host – Marian Nakagawa 971-409-5421
Activity Ideas: Get any RV service needed or parts at 10% discount. Kayaking at Lynx Lake or Watson Lake, see Thumb Butte, Prescott historic town square and old bars and buildings. Seminar on RV maintainance or financing.
Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.
Take AZ 260 back to I-17. From I-17 south to Hwy 169 to Hwy 69. Right (West) about 6 miles to Little Dealers. Water and dump available. Free parking, meeting room available. No hookups.
N34.582558, W112.310615 - Click on link to see Google Map
Donna Backus 734-476-3788
Visit Sedona, Jerome, Clarkdale, Montezuma’s Castle.
BLM area south of Cottonwood.
Head NW on AZ 260 to Camp Verde. Continue on over freeway for 7 ½ mi. to Thousand Trails rd. Go right and then first left for ¼ mi. to camp area on left. Free.
N34.663848, W111.962151 - Click on link to see Google Map
Luanne Frost (928)205-0006 firstname.lastname@example.org COHOSTS: Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870 & Bobbi Knorr
Mogollon Rim, hiking, fishing, biking, boating at lake, Elks activities. Additions on what to do while in Payson. Hiking is great at the Tonto National Park, North of Payson. Bring your camera - it is awesome. Be sure to visit the Zane Grey Cabin and Museum. Very interesting work in progress.
Arrangements have been made for the WiN group to dance at the Jam at Buffalo Grill, 311 S. Beeline Hwy, (aka SR 87) on Sunday, April 2nd. The JAM doesn’t start technically until 5pm for outside musicians, but WiN should arrive between 3:30 and 4pm to get seats and enjoy a local band, Junction 87.
Elks Lodge, 1206 Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 928-474- 2572
Head north on AZ 188 to join AZ 87. North on AZ 87 to/Airport roundabout. Go left to Elks on corner.
N34.256705, W111.324395 - Click on link to see Google Map
Chuck Bothwell (253) 278-0405 email@example.com
Kayaking, wildflowers and blooming cactus, Tonto National Monument (reservations are needed for upper cliff dwelling tours),Tortilla Flats,
Friday fish dinners at café in Roosevelt.
Windy Hill Campground.
From I-70 in Safford, travel west thru Globe. Take AZ-188 northwest to Roosevelt Lake. For tow vehicles going to lakeside parking areas you need a special pass available on line or at visitors center. Windy Hill on right (look for signs). There should be pass machines installed by now. $6 with senior pass. Call Tonto National Forest to confirm. 602-225- 5200.
N33.652749, W111.093879 - Click on link to see Google Map
Hot springs nearby, Discovery Park, Mt Graham (if snow is off road), Morenci mines.
Go east on I-10 to US 191 and then north to Safford. At the “T” intersection in Safford turn right on US 191 for 6+ mi. to Haekel road just past historic site. Go about 1 mi. on Haekel rd to parking on right.
N32.79391, W109.59319 - Click on link to see Google Map
Patricia Kerns 432-294-0340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Cochise Stronghold, Chiricahhua National Monument, Fort Bowie, Rex Allen Museum, Elks activities.
Elks Lodge, 247 Stewart St., Wilcox, AZ 520-384- 2131
Take I-10 east to exit 336 in Wilcox. Travel 4 ½ mines and turn right onto Maley St. Make a left onto N. Railroad Ave. and a right onto Stewart. Lodge on left. $10 full hookups, $7.50 boondock.
N32.251927, W109.827735 - Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones 248-765-1411 email@example.com
Kayaking, hiking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.
Prospector RV Park, 4750 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Take AZ-95 north to AZ95/72 to Parker. Stay on AZ-95 north (a right turn in Parker). Left on London Bridge Rd. in Havasu. Laundry, showers, hot tub, pool, rec room. $10 dry camp, $30 full hookups.
N34.559825, W114.370124 - Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones 248-765-1411 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fossil Falls Scenic Area/BLM campground
South of Olancha on 395, North of Pearsonville, Ca. follow the signs to Fossil Falls or call Joanne and she'll come get you...
N35.97280, W117.91198 - Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones (248)765-1411 or Ted Mazurowski (520)405-4379
Shopping, shows, movies, sightseeing, casinos, kayaking, hiking.
Sands Regency Casino Hotel 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV
Parking is located South of the hotel. Entrance is on Arlington Ave between 2nd and 3rd Street.
N39.52751, W119.81787 - Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee (303-522-7661
From Susanville head west out of town on Hwy. 36. 4 miles out turn right onto County Road A1 (Eagle Lake Rd.). 12 miles follow signs to campground. Sites 57-90 designated dry camping-$10 a day w/senior pass, sites 27-56 w/e-$20 a day w/senior pass. Water available free,
Maynard Magee (303)-522-7661
To be determined
Tannery Gulch Campground.
From Weaverville take Hwy 3 N for 10.5 miles. Take Tannery Gulch exit. Campground is located 1 mile from exit. GPS: N40.83500 W122.84500
With senior pass $10.00 per night.
Weaverville Ranger District, Shasta-Trinity NF. Weaverville, Ca 96093
Near camp site 30 you can get cell and data.
N40.83500, W122.84500 - Click on link to see Google Map