Past Events

MITTRY LAKE, AZ

December 17, 2020 to December 20, 2020
Hosts

No host needed, just a 3 night stop over

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, boating, fishing, 4 wheeling, hiking.

Parking Location

BLM Mittry Lake Wildlife area. There are marked camping spots on the upper level and pull out spots along the lake

Directions and Other Information

AZ-95 S 63 miles, turn right at onto E Imperial Dam Rd. 5.6 miles, turn left onto Mittry Lake Road 5.3 miles

GPS Coordinates

N32.81734,W114.47403Click on link to see Google Map


QUARTZSITE 2, AZ

December 3, 2020 to December 17, 2020
Hosts

Don Thull – 925-437-8857

Activity Ideas

Hiking and Biking, day trips to Parker, Havasu, and Blythe. Have such on the river, shop the vendors in Quartzite as more and more arrive. Craft fair and holiday parade in Quartzite. Games and happy hours

Parking Location

BLM Hi Jolly

Directions and Other Information

Just North of town off of AZ 95 to mile marker 112 and turn right at the Hi Jolly entrance. Look for WIN signs. Water, dump and propane at the Pit Stop in Quartzite. Showers avaiable at the laundry for about $8.

GPS Coordinates

N33.709526,W114.216338Click on link to see Google Map


PAINTED ROCK / GILA BEND, AZ

December 13, 2020 to December 20, 2020
Activity Ideas

View an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or petroglyphs produced centuries ago by prehistoric peoples. There are also inscriptions made by people who passed through historic times. Several historic trails lie within the campground. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic, the Butterfield Overland Stage Route and the Mormon Battalion Trail are three trails that played prominent roles in the history of Arizona and the American West. Visitors can learn about the site and the historic trails through professional interpretive panels located on the site.

Parking Location

Painted Rock Campground. f46101 Rocky Point Rd. Gila Bend AZ. 85337. First come first serve campground with picnic tables, grills, fire rings and a vault toilet. No potable water. $8 a nite or $4 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

I-10 East to AZ-85 towards I-85 South to I-8 West, exit 102 onto Painted Rock Rd. Turn right onto Citrus Valley Rd/Painted Rock Rd. Travel North on Painted Rocks Dam Rd. 10.7 miles to Rocky Point Rd.

GPS Coordinates

N33.022810,W113.050420Click on link to see Google Map


SADDLE MOUNTAIN / TONOPAH, AZ

December 3, 2020 to December 13, 2020
Activity Ideas

Great hiking and 4 wheeling with fabulous views along with petroglyphs. Saddle Mountain is one of the last places in central Arizonia that offers unbelievable solitude, positioned near metropolitan Phoenix and butting up against the development that fans out from major artery I-10 west. The side canyons that surround and penetrate the two mountain masses that form the saddle provide a remoteness that carries visitors away from the hustle and bustle of city and sprawling suburban centers. Rugged canyons, towering cliffs, and rock spires offer spectacular scenery and a sense of escape from modern life.

Parking Location

Saddle Mountain Dispersed BLM. South off W Courthouse Rd. Between mile marker 12 and 13 across the 50 mph sign, stay to the left to get to the foot of the mountain. Check out the spots at N33.45407,W113.057

Directions and Other Information

Turn off Salome Hwy onto Courthouse Rd. And any gravel road on your left is good for camping up to 14 days. Some roads are rocky and narrow while others large with many level spots about a mile back. Saddle Mountain Ranch (not RV Park) provides dump, potable water and garbage disposal for any RVers in the area for about $15.

GPS Coordinates

N33.460225,W113.055271Click on link to see Google Map


CINDER HILLS/FLAGSTAFF, AZ

October 10, 2020 to October 13, 2020
Hosts

Amy Marshall – 775-537-5511 and Joe Wolf – 314-610-5149

Activity Ideas

Visit Historic Downtown and Railroad District with craft beers and shopping along route 66. Walnut Canyon National Monument and Lowell Observatory are also great places to see plus lots of hiking and 4 wheeling.

Parking Location

Cinder Hills Off Highway OHV area. Dispersed parking, free, 6680 feet elevation, no facilities, primitive.

Directions and Other Information

About 7miles N of Flagstaff Mall. Turn east on FS 776. Many nice spots along 776 beyond this point. Stay on the east side of this road. Do not head towards the Sunset Crater or cross in-between on the land.

GPS Coordinates

N35.331020,W111.517994Click on link to see Google Map


PUNTA GORDA, FL

December 21, 2020 to January 4, 2021
Activity Ideas

Lots of activities and shopping here with Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte close by. Punta Gorda: Gilchrist Park music jamming, Tuesday & Thursday starting about 5:30-8:30 bluegrass & oldies, dance; lots of biking along waterfront. Also, free shooting range at Webb WMA. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Parking Location

Webb/Babcock Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

Cecil Webb WMA [Wildlife Management Area – Punta Gorda area, I-75, exit 158. Go east on Tuckers Grade for 0.2 mi. Turn right at entrance gate. – Fee – ($27 annual non-resident permit covers all WMA areas – If you are a senior AND a resident of Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year. This year, even though there is not a charge for the camp site, RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE ASAP AT http://myfwc.com/recreation/camping. No fees, but you will get an email with a form that is to be displayed in your RV.

GPS Coordinates

N26.85755,W81.96686Click on link to see Google Map


BRANDON, FL

December 14, 2020 to December 21, 2020
Activity Ideas

Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Big Cat Rescue, Adventure Island Water Park, Hillsborough State Park, Historic Ybor City, Henry B. Plant Museum, near Tampa with lots of shopping and other things to do. Bike trails near Tampa and St. Petersburg. Visit Fort DeSoto.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 820 Centennial Lodge Dr, Brandon, FL 33510

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $20/day with 7th day free for E/W and wifi. Dump on site. Boondocking may be available at a lesser amount.

GPS Coordinates

N27.941783,W82.271072Click on link to see Google Map


HUDSON, FL

December 7, 2020 to December 14, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit Weeki Wachee State Park to kayak the Springs and visit the manatees at Hospital Hole. Relax and swim at SunWest Park. Bike the Suncoast Trail and the Pinellas Trail. Kayak at Tarpon Springs. Spend the day on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton, Ave, Hudson, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates.

GPS Coordinates

N28.39026,W82.66285Click on link to see Google Map


LECANTO, FL

November 24, 2020 to December 7, 2020
Activity Ideas

Kayaking at its best! Kayak on the beautiful Crystal River to access Three Sisters Spring, home to the largest population of manatees. Other kayak opportunities at Homosassa State Park, and the Rainbow River up to the Rainbow Springs State Park. There are several bike paths, including the Withlacoochee Trail and the Suncoast Trail.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #2112, 221 S Haid Terr, Lecanto, FL 34461

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. There is also an Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge in Homosassa that could be used for overflow.

GPS Coordinates

N28.85986,W82.42582Click on link to see Google Map


PERRY, FL

November 18, 2020 to November 24, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit the Forest Capitol Museum State Park and explore Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Kayak on the Econfino River, Bike ride on the Nature Coast State Trail. Ride your bike and then take a swim at the Wakulla Springs State Park, the largest and deepest freshwater spring in Florida. Celebrate Thanksgiving.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1851, 305 Puckett Rd, Perry, FL 32348

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 14 RV sites with E/W. Dump available. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N30.09455,W83.58559Click on link to see Google Map


TALLAHASSEE, FL

November 15, 2020 to November 23, 2020
Activity Ideas

Tallahassee’s Public Art on the Map, Cascades Park, Frenchtown, John G. Riley House and Museum, Bradfordville Blues Club, Capital City Tours, 22nd floor of Capitol Observatory, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Enjoy hiking trails in area, and kayak in the nearby State Parks.

Parking Location

Moose Center #1075 850-575-4226, 1478 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 6 sites with electric 30 amps & water plus large area for boondocking, first come, first serve, can handle our group. Alternative could be the Moose Lodge, Fanning Springs, FL, or overflow at the Elks Lodge in Tallahasee. Moose center does not want large groups to stay here.

GPS Coordinates

N30.46652,W84.36135Click on link to see Google Map


PANAMA CITY, FL

November 6, 2020 to November 16, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit the pristine white, sandy beaches, take an eco-tour of Camp Helen or St Andrew State Parks. Take a walk and go birding at the Conservation Park. Bike along the beachfront.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 739 E 24th Plz, Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 785-9984

Directions and Other Information

Use street address or GPS coordinates. The lodge is currently closed due to hurricane damage.

GPS Coordinates

N30.19296,W85.64830Click on link to see Google Map


PENSACOLA, FL

November 2, 2020 to November 9, 2020
Activity Ideas

Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Hop On Hop Off Bus, Boat Charters, Perdido Key State Park, Blackwater River State Recreation Area, Bayview Dog Beach plus biking, hiking and kayaking.

Parking Location

Pensacola Elks Lodge #2108, 850-455-5522, 727 S. 72nd Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32526

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 sites with E 30 Amp & W, 35′ length max, dump, $15/night. Some dry camping available.

GPS Coordinates

N30.40090,W87.30850Click on link to see Google Map


MARTINEZ LAKE, AZ

January 3, 2021 to January 16, 2021
Hosts

Host Needed Host or a volunteer to collect the $5 a night fee

Activity Ideas

Kayak on Martinez Lake. See wild burros, dance, go birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.

Parking Location

Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Martinez Lake turnoff. Note there is a lot of road construction on 95 near the Army base, road is rough and slow. Turn right across from fire station and right into dirt parking area. You will see WIN signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5.
Camping fee $5. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEES HAVE GONE UP TO $10 A NIGHT BUT WE STILL HAVE IT AT $5 PER NIGHT WITH THE GROUP. NEED TO DESIGNATE SOMEONE TO COLLECT THE FEES

GPS Coordinates

N32.97335,W114.46036Click on link to see Google Map


YUMA, AZ

December 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Hosts

Don Pedro Thull – 925-437-8857 Co-Host – Bill Back – 317-652-0636

Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. This will be a very different year as we trying very hard to be safe and healthy. After all none of us are youngsters. With that in mind, we have decided to error on the side of safety/health and dispense with the usual holiday gift exchanges and pot lucks. There are still hikes, shopping, 4 wheeling, biking etc and anyone can put an activity on the white board that they would be willing to lead along with the date and time. Those that are interested can show up for that activity. We can still go down to Algodones for shopping and dental work. The border is open as of this writing to go back and forth but with limited times due to Covid restrictions. We will be doing everything possible to have fun and to be safe. Your suggestions are encouraged and welcomed.

Parking Location

BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.

Directions and Other Information

Turn into VFW parking lot from AZ-95, go behind VFW building and thru gate to parking area. Registration is required, but no camping fees.

GPS Coordinates

N32.728665,W114.422870Click on link to see Google Map


HOLTVILLE, CA

December 11, 2020 to December 20, 2020
Activity Ideas

BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.

Parking Location

Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM

Directions and Other Information

CA, HOLTVILLE: (1) Long Term Visitor Area Parking $40 for 2 weeks or (2) you can stay on the nearby free BLM area for up to 14 days. From I-8 take exit 131 (Vanderlinden Rd), go N, after crossing under I-8, turn right on Evan Hewes Hwy. In about a mile you will cross over the Highline Canal. (1) If you want to stay at the Long-term Visitor Area, look for it on the left shortly after crossing the canal. (2) If you want to stay on the free BLM land, after you have crossed the canal, make an immediate right on Holdridge Road. Go under the I-8 overpass. Continue on paved road for 1.8 miles (road becomes graded dirt) to BLM sign on left “14-day camping”. GPS: are to the Long-term Visitor Area

GPS Coordinates

N32.768612,W115.269856Click on link to see Google Map


JOJOBA HILLS ESCAPEE PARK – AGUANGA, CA

December 7, 2020 to December 16, 2020
Hosts

Joanne Jones (248) 765-1411; co-host Judy Carren (480) 815-7665

Activity Ideas

Jojoba is normally a very active RV park with a full roster of activities, but this year with Covid concerns all social activities have been cancelled. We have use of the clubhouse, but that is all. There is hiking, wineries, Old Town Temecula as well as San Diego to visit in the area. The grounds are very pretty and lovely to walk around.

Parking Location

Jojoba Hills SKP Resort, 45120 Hwy 79, Aguanga, CA 92536-9706

Directions and Other Information

If you want to attend, please call the host to sign up. There are a limited number of spots; 24 in total, 3 that have hookups and the remaining are dry camping. $7.50 for dry camping and $35 for hookups. Please keep the host informed if you change your mind, due to the limited number of spots.
Please note this is writing for approval from the Board of Directors

GPS Coordinates

N33.447071 W116.873316Click on link to see Google Map


INDIO, CA

November 17, 2020 to November 18, 2020
Hosts

No host needed, stop over for shopping

Activity Ideas

Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.

Parking Location

Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway, Indio, CA

Directions and Other Information

Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. Casino on right. Very large parking area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.

GPS Coordinates

N33.719444,W116.190930Click on link to see Google Map


THANKSGIVING – QUARTZSITE, AZ

November 18, 2020 to December 3, 2020
Hosts

Paul Tracy 518-852-2445. Please contact Paul and let him know if you will be there and participating with the food as he needs a head count to know how much food to order. You are still more then welcome to join us if you choose not to participate with the potluck.

Activity Ideas

Annual Thanksgiving celebration. Thursday turkey with all the trimmings, Friday left overs, Saturday soups and Sunday Ice cream. Gathering fee $20 for the food plus bring a potluck dish to share. Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s. Hiking and biking in the desert and great 4-wheeling Visit the Desert Bar on weekends.

Parking Location

BLM Hi Jolly

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 East to Quartzsite. Turn left/north onto AZ-95 to mile marker 112 and turn right at the Hi Jolly entrance. Look for Win signs and flag. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.709526,W114.216338Click on link to see Google Map


JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, CA

November 11, 2020 to November 17, 2020
Activity Ideas

Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.

Parking Location

Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks. Alternative Parking for Joshua Tree BLM North – BEWARE THIS AREA IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING No facilities. Free. 14-day camping. 3.75 mi E of Joshua Tree on SR-62, turn N on Sunfair Rd (dips on this road!), go 2.5 mi to Sunflower, turn East on the dirt road. Stay on Sunflower for 1 mile, past the solar panel field on your right to a single-lane unmarked dirt road, which is Cascade. Turn Left. These dirt roads are rutted & washed out, but ground is solid during dry weather – go carefully & slowly. Good Verizon. Scenic distant city lights & quiet at night. Easy access to town. (34.17198,W116.22985) 7.5+ miles to West entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Directions and Other Information

At Indio, take I-10 West, at Exit 117, take CA-62 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley for 20 miles. Turn Left onto Cherokee Trail, then right onto Yucca Trail.
20 full hookup sites for $20 a nite or $120 a week, dry camping $10. We can dry camp in electrical sites once all the dry camping sites are taken BUT we must leave two sites for other Elks. Water and dump free for campers and $5 for others. The Elks currently is open on Tuesdays and Fridays for outside patio dinners. Masks are required.

GPS Coordinates

N34.1210892,W116.4436787Click on link to see Google Map


ALL SINGLES GATHERING – FOY – NILAND, CA

October 28, 2020 to November 5, 2020
Hosts

Maynard Magee 303-522-7661 email – winrvsingles@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

Come and enjoy the FUN AND EXCITEMENT IN THE PALMS WITH YOUR BEST HAWAIIAN APPAREL AT THE ALL SINGLES WIN GATHERING at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa & RV Park. Valon Bishop has again out done herself creating a Hawaiian paradise of decorations. Come prepared with your Hawaiian shirts, skirts, tops, dresses and masks.
You can also enjoy many of the resorts amenities such as Bocce Ball, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, ping pong, pool tables, two swimming pools (hopefully the spas will be open). We will have music from our own DJ system, and Paul Martin (WIN singer songwriter) has agreed to entertain us. Probably a jam session or two. It will be a great time to hang with both old and new friends while enjoying gorgeous sunsets. Between dips in the pools, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, 4 wheeling, or visit Waggin’ Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Don’t miss this fun event!
Please note that we will be following CDC and local guidelines, social distancing, masks, wash your hands, etc. We want everyone to be safe.

Parking Location

Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa, 1500 Spa Road, Niland, CA.

Directions and Other Information

(You can come 5 days early and leave 5 days late for the same discounted price – Oct 23, 2020 – Nov 10, 2020)
You do not have to be a member to participate in this gathering. All singles are welcome.
Use address or GPS:. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 or 760-354-1340 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN GATHERING to get your discounted campsite and be parked with the group. DO NOT use the

FOY website to make your camping reservation. NO CAMPSITE DISCOUNT if you register using FOY website, you must call.

If this is your first time camping at FOY, your price will be:
$12.95 Full hookup or $9.95 Dry camping.

For FOY returning campers, your price will be:
$24.00 Full hookup or $17.00 Dry camping.

ATTENTION!!: If you book and pay Fountain of Youth (FOY) for express check-in on or before September 15th you will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT on your campsite. The discounted fee is available 5 days before the dance rally starts and 5 days after it ends.

NOTE: You must be camping at Fountain of Youth to attend the GATHERING.

There will be a $20 gathering fee collected when you sign in at the gathering. There is no pre-registration on the website this year. Just make your phone reservation at FOY and go to the gathering.

GPS Coordinates

N33.397959,W115.662632Click on link to see Google Map


QUARTZITE, AZ

October 22, 2020 to October 23, 2020
Hosts

No host needed, just overnight

Activity Ideas

Take a break

Parking Location

Scadden Wash is the easiest area to park just off of Hwy 10 Frontage Road (Kuehn Street) from the mile marker 19 exit east. south of Frontage Road. Dispersed. Hi Jolly BLM Camping off Hwy 95north from Quartzite, AZ. To mile marker 112 and turn right at the Hi Jolly entrance

Directions and Other Information

Let onto S Montezuma St. 43 miles, turn right onto AZ-71 S, 24 miles, turn right onto US-60 W, 54 miles, take I-10 W ramp towards Los Angeles

GPS Coordinates

N33.668300,W114.164389Click on link to see Google Map


PRESCOTT, AZ

October 19, 2020 to October 22, 2020
Activity Ideas

Hiking, bird watching, kayaking, relaxing in the trees. This is not far from town and would be a good time to pick up supplies, food, drink, etc for FOY. There are not any stores to speak of in the area, (Brawley or Indio) are the closest. There is a Costco and a Trader Joes in Prescott along with most other stores.

Parking Location

Elks at 6245 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314

Directions and Other Information

$10 dry camp, no reservations needed. $25 hook ups, reservations suggested

GPS Coordinates

N34.579011,W112.355945Click on link to see Google Map


GRAND CANYON/TUYSAYAN, AZ

October 13, 2020 to October 19, 2020
Activity Ideas

Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and her Desert View Watchtower. Lipan Point, with wide views of the canyon and Colorado River, is a popular, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Parking Location

Williams Arizonia Forest Service Dispersed, pull offs on any Forest Road at least quarter mile from Hwy 180/64. Free, All year, 50 foot max RV length, 6520 ft elevation, excepts big rigs, trail, hike.

Directions and Other Information

US 191 S 26 miles, turn right onto US-160 W/US 191 SOUTH,126 miles, US 89 S to HWY 180 North to HWY 64 up to the Grand Canyon and right on Fire Road 688.
Note: Highway 64 is closed going across the Reservation. Unfortunately and driving down to Flagstaff increases the drive to a total of approximately 300 miles. For those that want to break up the drive, there is an area park in Cinder Hills near the Flagstaff area, 35.331020,-111.517994.
There is is also dispersed parking near Bellmont on the other side of Flagstaff, FS 171, there are many areas of dispersed parking along this road starting about 1 mile in 35.1316682,-111.5325403

GPS Coordinates

N35.92670,W112.12893Click on link to see Google Map


MEXICAN HAT/BLUFF, UT

October 10, 2020 to October 13, 2020
Hosts

Amy Marshall – 775-537-5511 and Joe Wolf – 314-610-5149

Activity Ideas

The three main sites of interest near Mexican Hat are the overlook at Muley Point, the entrenched river meanders at Goosenecks State Park and the red sandstone formations of Valley of the Gods. After passing the eroded mesas of Monument Valley, highway US 163 crosses 20 miles of rather flat landscape past scattered Navajo houses to Mexican Hat, a small settlement named after a curious formation nearby consisting of a large flat rock 60 feet in diameter perched precariously on a much smaller base at the top of a small hill. The village itself is small, home to fewer than 100 people and offering few facilities, but the surrounding scenery is exceptional and not often visited, featuring 1,200 foot sandstone cliffs at the edge of Cedar Mesa, deep, layered canyons of the San Juan River, vast sandy desert plains, and a wide valley studded with isolated red rock buttes and mesas.

Parking Location

Sand Island Campground. The campground features 23 campsites which are first come first served and self registration at the site. $15 nite ($7.50 with senior pass) Picnic table, fire grate, drinking water usually through October.

Directions and Other Information

South on 191 72 miles, turn left onto US-191 S/S Main Street, 29 miles, left onto Sand Island Rd 0.3 miles, left 50 feet Sand Island Campground. Located on the bank of the San Juan River, 3 miles West of Bluff, Utah. North bank of river, right on Sand Island Road, entrance is a mile E of the HWY 191/US-163 intersection

GPS Coordinates

N37.262825,W109.613237Click on link to see Google Map


MOAB, UT

October 1, 2020 to October 10, 2020
Hosts

Paul Tracy ( 518) 852-2445

Activity Ideas

Located 5 miles from downtown Moab with convenient access to many bike and off highway vehicle trails, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, a world renowned biking destination. The area is also a premier destination for 4X4 and back country motorcycle enthusiasts. There is nearly 40 miles of off highway vehicle trails to explore with the recreation area.

Parking Location

Dalton Wells Road

Directions and Other Information

South on 191 approximately 16 miles, left turn on Dalton Wells Road and then 2nd road to left Look for WIN signs
WATCH FOR SOFT SAND, DO NOT SLOW DOWN GOING THROUGH IT.

GPS Coordinates

N38.71700,W109.69328Click on link to see Google Map


RIFLE, CO

September 30, 2020 to October 1, 2020
Hosts

No host needed, over night at Walmart

Parking Location

Walmart Supercenter, 1000 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado

Directions and Other Information

From I-70 W exit 90, Turn left onto Co-13 S and go for about 0.1 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Taugenbaugh Blvd and go for about 351 feet. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Airport Rd and go for about for about 0.5 miles. Store is on the left. Stay on the right side of the lot as you enter

GPS Coordinates

N39.523129,W107.768210Click on link to see Google Map


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

September 24, 2020 to September 30, 2020
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.

Parking Location

Colorado Springs Elks Lodge #309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. (719) 633-1727. Elevation: 6,000 ft.

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

N38.880678,W104.819222Click on link to see Google Map


ALAMOSA, CO

September 20, 2020 to September 24, 2020
Activity Ideas

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. There’s a lot more here than just the huge dunes that are the tallest in the US and cover 330 square miles. There is also forest and mountain ecosystems in the park. Zapata Falls is nearby.
Biking, Birding, Campfire Rings, Drinking Water, Firewood, Hiking, Horseshoe Pit, Host, Interpretive Trails, Parking Area, Picnic Area, RV sites, Recycling, River Access, Trails, Trash Collection, Vault Toilets, Volleyball Courts, Wildlife Viewing, Dump Station

Parking Location

San Luis Lakes Colorado State Wildlife Area – Mosca Campground , 50 first come first served spaces, most with electric. Fishing license required to use the SWA and the campground. A 5 day fishing license available for $32 online or at the Alamosa Walmart. This requirement is being enforced by a campground host at this circuit stop. No water or dump station is available at the Mosca campground, so plan to arrive with water tank full and waste tanks empty. The former Pinion Flats CG is 16 miles, 23 minutes away from the Mosca CG. Hosts and meetings will be held at the Mosca CG. Contact Randy Smischny, 913-226-4550 randy@smischny.us with questions regarding this change.

Directions and Other Information

From Alamosa, take Colorado 17 thirteen miles north, turn right onto Lane 6 north for 7.7 miles, turn left onto N CR-116 into the SWA, campground will be on the left.

GPS Coordinates

N37.6703349,W105.7380511Click on link to see Google Map


PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

September 15, 2020 to September 20, 2020
Activity Ideas

Pagosa Springs is a town in southwest Colorado known for its hot springs. It’s surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains and vast areas of national forest. The San Juan River, with its abundant trout, runs through town. To the southwest, Chimney Rock National Monument features the ruins of ancient Ancestral Puebloan dwellings. Take a day trip of scenic driving to the old mining town of Creede, Colorado.

Parking Location

Turkey Springs NF, Pagosa Springs, CO Elevation: 7,300 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy 160 in Pagosa Springs, take a left onto Piedra Rd, CO 600, go 6.5miles, turn left onto Turkey Springs Road. Free dry camping, no facilities.

GPS Coordinates

N37.3283943,W107.1410865Click on link to see Google Map


DURANGO, CO

September 9, 2020 to September 15, 2020
Activity Ideas

Durango is a historic cowboy mining town. The center point is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, through the San Juan Mountains and Animas River Gorge, and is rated one of the ten most exciting train rides. Parking at the fairgrounds provides easy access via a path by the river that follows the train tracks into town, or on a trolley. Every morning at 8:15, you can hear and see the magnificent historic Steam Engine 408 chugging by. Shopping, a melodrama at the Strater Hotel, breweries, a chuck wagon and show, “burn your own” dinner, lots of laughter, and, of course, the Durango & Silverton train trip will make for a wonderful visit to Durango.

Parking Location

Junction Creek Campground, 1499 FDR 171, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 884-2512 Elevation: 7,300 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From US Hwy 550 take W25th Street West, which becomes Junction St, which becomes Junction Creek Rd, which becomes 204. Reservations need to be made at www.recreation.gov Junction Creek Campground sites becomes first come first served (FCFS) on September 14. Reserve the nights of September 9-13 and pay for the night of September 14 in the pay box after arriving, for the spot you are already parked in. Note: Some sites may become FCFS on other days so you may have to browse recreation.gov viewing all sites to find open sites.

GPS Coordinates

N37.3384,W107.9166Click on link to see Google Map


CORTEZ, CO

September 4, 2020 to September 9, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit the Mesa Verde National Park, and take a Ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House ($5 per person – tickets sell out quickly but can be purchased up to two days in advance at the Mesa Verde Visitor Center, open 7:30 am to 7 pm). Visit the Cortez Cultural Center for a glimpse into the current Native American culture and the Hawkins Preserve to see the area’s native flora. Celebrate Labor Day.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1789, 2100 N Dolores Rd, Cortez, CO. Elevation: 6,200 ft.

Directions and Other Information

$18/night for Electric, donation for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N37.371569,W108.553159Click on link to see Google Map


TELLURIDE, CO

August 31, 2020 to September 4, 2020
Activity Ideas

Ride the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village. Hike the Bear Creek Falls trail, the Jud Wiebe Trail, Bridal Veil, and hike along the San Juan River – which also has white water rafting opportunities. Walk downtown Telluride, shop at the Farmers’ Market, and tour the Telluride Historical Museum. Take a day trip and drive to Ouray, the “Little Switzerland” of Colorado, over Black Bear Pass. Catch a performance at the Sheridan Opera House or Telluride Theater.

Parking Location

Lizard Head Pass Dispersed Campground, Telluride, CO. Elevation 10,250 feet

Directions and Other Information

East side of Lizard Head Pass, 10 miles south of the town of Telluride on CO-145.

GPS Coordinates

N37.81150,W107.90572Click on link to see Google Map


MONTROSE, CO

August 27, 2020 to August 31, 2020
Activity Ideas

Tour the Museum of the Mountain West and the Ute Indian Museum. The Montrose Water Sports Park is a must do afternoon for kayakers, beginners to expert, with six drop structures, and a gradient of 11 feet for 1/5 mile, supporting a leisurely run with natural obstacles. Catch a performance of the Magic Circle Players. Visit the Montrose Botanical Garden and the Montrose County Museum. Shop at the Montrose Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. There are several hot springs in the Montrose and Ouray area. Visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for hiking, scenic drives, kayaking; rock climbing, and wildlife watching. Visit the Morrow Point Reservoir at the beginning of the Black Canyon where visitors can take a ranger-led pontoon boat through the upper Black Canyon. Other activities include visiting Montrose, hiking, and bicycle riding. Day trip to Grand Junction, largest city in western Colorado, for supplies and to visit Colorado National Monument – the national park you have never heard of.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1053, 891 S. Hillcrest Dr. (970) 249-4852 $5/night donation. Elevation: 5,800 ft.

Directions and Other Information

Electricity and dump available.

GPS Coordinates

N38.479638,W107.8599647Click on link to see Google Map


GUNNISON, CO

August 23, 2020 to August 27, 2020
Activity Ideas

Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado’s largest body of water with 96 miles of shoreline and the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States. Let’s go fishing!!! Head down to the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, that routes water from the Gunnison River through the mountain to Montrose and other farming communities. Attend Ranger led hikes and Ranger campfire programs to learn about the area. Take a day trip to Crested Butte. Other activities include visiting Gunnison, kayaking, hiking, and bicycle riding.

Parking Location

Elk Creek Campground on the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Elevation 7,540 feet. Elevation: 7,500 ft.

Directions and Other Information

16 miles west of Gunnison on US-50. (970)641-2337 Dump and water are available at the campground. $16/night for non-electric sites. Electric hookups in loop D only, additional $6/night. Loop D recommended for larger rigs. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 6 months prior to your stay. Must be made 4 days prior to arrival. www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.

GPS Coordinates

N38.46778,W107.17583Click on link to see Google Map


GRANITE, CO

August 16, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Activity Ideas

Kayak, fish, hike (Colorado trail), bike. Day trips to Leadville. 15 miles from Mt. Elbert, highest point in Colorado. 8900’ elevation.

Parking Location

Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area (SWA). Dispersed sites. Free. Room for 50 RVs along creek or in an open-sky area. Good interior gravel roads. Some fire rings, pit toilet.

Directions and Other Information

From Granite, go 1.6 mi. south on US24, turn right (west) on Clear Creek Canyon Rd / CR-390, go 2 miles to the SWA on left (signed), just past reservoir. Colorado Fishing and Hunting License required to camp in this State Wildlife Area based on new law effective July 1, 2020. Please read the introductory information on this circuit for more details.

GPS Coordinates

N39.021996,W106.281078Click on link to see Google Map


BASALT, CO

August 9, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Activity Ideas

Chapman Dam Campground is a large campground about 30 miles outside of Basalt. There are a wide variety of campsites here at Chapman Dam Campground for everyone to enjoy. There is walk-in camping near the dam, tent and trailer camping near the lake, and campsites large enough for RVs in the meadow below the lake. The Frying Pan River goes right through the campground. This offers some good fly fishing if you don’t mind the willows.
This campground is higher in elevation and has not succumbed to the bark beetle infestation that is plaguing many of the great camping areas around Colorado. The campground is well wooded with pine and aspen. The area is covered with wildflowers. For wildlife viewing and convenience this is a great campground to enjoy.
Biking, Birding, Campfire Rings, Drinking Water, Firewood, Fishing, Group Camping, Hiking, Horseshoe Pit, Host, Interpretive Trails, Parking Area, Picnic Area, RV sites, Recycling, River Access, Trails, Trash Collection, Vault Toilets, Volleyball Courts, Wildlife Viewing, Dump Station

Parking Location

White River National Forest, Chapman Dam Campground. RESERVATION REQUIRED, RESERVE ON RECREATION.GOV .Picnic tables, toilets, drinking water. Cost for 7 nights, $ 102.50 with Senior or Disabled Pass. Elevation: 9,400 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From I-70 exit 116, take Highway 82 south to Basalt. Then, Frying Pan Road for 29 miles.

GPS Coordinates

N39.309382,W106.641012Click on link to see Google Map


MEEKER, CO

August 2, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Hosts

Maynard Magee, 303 522-7661 maynardmagee@me.com and Nancy Holmes, 208 630-4908 hiking.gypsy@yahoo.com

Activity Ideas

Wildlife viewing, Hiking, Kayak, Bike, Day trip to Dinosaur National Monument, White River Museum

Parking Location

White River National Forest, North Fork Campground.  RESERVATION REQUIRED, RESERVE ON RECREATION.GOV  Picnic tables, toilets, drinking water.  $ 25 / night, half price with senior or disabled pass.  Set in an Aspen grove overlooking the north fork of the White River. Elevation: 7,800 ft.

Directions and Other Information

From Meeker, take CO-13 north for one mile, then turn east on County Road 8 for 32 miles. As of June 27, 20 sites are reservable.  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=41063

GPS Coordinates

N40.058578,W107.433459Click on link to see Google Map


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO

July 26, 2020 to August 2, 2020
Hosts

Carol Petty, 509-521-1242, cakacl@aol.com

Activity Ideas

Wildlife viewing, Hiking, Kayak, Fishing, Bike, Ski Resort chairlift rides

Parking Location

Rabbit Ears Pass Area, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest / Thunder Basin National Grassland, free dispersed dry camping.  Elevation 9,400

Directions and Other Information

21 miles east of Steamboat Springs on US-40.  From junction of CO-14 and US-40, travel west on US-40 to Forest Service Road 312, large gravel areas north of US-40 off 312 approx 200 yards north of US-40. 

GPS Coordinates

N40.387391,W106.618064Click on link to see Google Map


WALDEN, CO

July 20, 2020 to July 26, 2020
Activity Ideas

Lake Cowdrey State Wildlife Area, Hiking, Kayak, Fishing, Bike

Parking Location

Lake Cowdrey State Wildlife Area, large open area w hard gravel surface. Elevation 7,850 ft.

Directions and Other Information

8 miles north of Waldren on paved State Route 125, take gravel road (County Road 39) westerly 1/2 mile to lake. Colorado Fishing and Hunting License required to camp in this State Wildlife Area based on new law effective July 1, 2020. Please read the introductory information on this circuit for more details.

GPS Coordinates

N40.839171,W106.312374Click on link to see Google Map


GRAND LAKE, CO

July 13, 2020 to July 20, 2020
Activity Ideas

Visit the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Granby, Granby Lake.  Sightsee, hike, kayak, bike, off-road

Parking Location

Boondocking Location past Staging Area

Directions and Other Information

Drive about 1.3 miles past the original location (Stillwater Pass OHV/Snowmobile Staging Area) and turn left onto the dirt road.

GPS Coordinates

N40.22665,W105.91245Click on link to see Google Map


COLORADO 2020

Bonita Raders and Randy Smischny will be the Leaders for this Circuit, which starts on July 13th.

As of July 1, 2020, Colorado requires that you MUST have a hunting or fishing license to use a State Wildlife Area.  The circuit has 2 SWA sites for a total of 13 days at the Walden and Granite gatherings.  The most affordable option for staying at both gatherings is to buy a Colorado annual non-resident fishing license for $98.  A 5-day and an additional days over 5 as needed passes are also available for those not planning to do both gatherings.  Fishing licenses are sold at Colorado Walmarts and at other retail stores that sell fishing supplies.  The circuit includes many lakes, so fishing will be an easy and relaxing activity to enjoy.

Volunteers are needed to host the locations. The group will be required to practice social distancing and to wear masks. If you are interested in joining the circuit please contact Bonita Raders at (225) 717-9219 or at radersb@yahoo.com. Randy can be reached at randy@smischny.us.

If a volunteer is willing to organize it, this circuit or another Sundowner could continue into New Mexico, Utah, or Arizona to meet up to the winter circuit.


EMPIRE, MI

June 9, 2020 to June 19, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

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

Indigo Bluffs RV Park, 6760 W Empire Hwy (M-72), Empire, MI

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. $30 -45/night. Call 231 326-5050 to make reservations.

GPS Coordinates

N44.80877,W85.99321Click on link to see Google Map


2020 SUMMER CIRCUITS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

Due to the guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this circuit is being temporarily suspended.   We will be following the developments and any new guidance issued and will resume this circuit as soon as it is safe to do so.   Please contact the circuit leader or the future events planners before making plans to join any of the circuits to confirm the status.  


PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

September 9, 2020 to September 14, 2020
Parking Location

Turkey Springs NF, Pagosa Springs, CO

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy 160 in Pagosa Springs, take a left onto Piedra Rd, CO 600, go 6.5miles, turn left onto Turkey Springs Road. Free dry camping, no facilities.

GPS Coordinates

N37.328389,W107.12975Click on link to see Google Map


COWDREY LAKE, CO

July 14, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Parking Location

Lake Cowdrey SWA, Walden, CO

Directions and Other Information

From Cowdrey, go 2 miles S on Hwy l25. Entrance on west side of road. Free dispersed camping. 7945 ft elev, toilets.

GPS Coordinates

N40.83914,W106.312444Click on link to see Google Map


LARAMIE, WY

July 8, 2020 to July 14, 2020
Hosts

Ric Turley 303 642-3106

Activity Ideas

Celebrate Jubilee Days. Visit Fort Sanders built in 1866, take a ride on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, originally a wagon road built in the 1870s. Visit Ames Monument, the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and the Historic Laramie Union Pacific Train Depot. Horseback riding at several local ranches.

Parking Location

Albany County Fairgrounds, 2934-2994 S 3rd St, Laramie, WY

Directions and Other Information

Take US 287 into WY, go 59 miles and arrive at the Fairgrounds on the left. $30 FHU and $10 dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N41.28251,W105.59236Click on link to see Google Map


CARLOS, MN

September 6, 2020 to September 11, 2020
Hosts

Tom Wiering 320-304-2533

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Tom Wiering’s Place, 3259 Buckskin Rd NE, Carlos, MN. Weather permitting, Toms’ property can accommodate 15 to 22 RVs.

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


GOODRIDGE, MN

September 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020
Hosts

Jim Dahlen 218-689-6223

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Free dry camping on a vacant lot near AC Tvedt Park, between Main St and Brandenberg St, off S. Guinan Ave .Option – weather permitting @ Jim Dahlens property 206 Urdahl Ave. N, Goodridge, MN

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


CASS LAKE, MN

August 27, 2020 to September 1, 2020
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Cedar Lakes Casino, 6268 Upper Cass Frontage Rd. NW, Cass Lake, MN

Directions and Other Information

US Hwy 2, turn R onto Aspen Ave NW, then L onto Upper Cass Frontage Rd. NW. Casino will be on R. Go into Casino to Players Club and register and put paperwork in RV dash or window. No charge for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N47.38362,W94.61565Click on link to see Google Map