Past Events

PORT ARANSAS, TX

April 14, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Hosts

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

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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

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SAN ANTONIO, TX

April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

June 28, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Host

Mary Graves  414-536-7866

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

38.880678, -104.819222Click on link to see Google Map


DENVER, CO

July 6, 2018 to July 16, 2018
Hosts

Mary Bierbaum (720) 425-0417

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

39.739392, -105.069982Click on link to see Google Map


LONGMONT, CO (Parking Change)

July 16, 2018 to July 24, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

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

GPS Coordinates

40.154234, -105.126086Click on link to see Google Map


STILLWATER PASS, CO

July 24, 2018 to July 30, 2018
Hosts

Dave Bloom (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Visit the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Granby

Parking Location

Arapaho National Recreation Area

Directions and Other Information

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

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

GPS Coordinates

40.2251253, -105.8925259Click on link to see Google Map


LEADVILLE, CO

July 30, 2018 to August 7, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Forestry campground

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

39.247758,-106.358992Click on link to see Google Map


NATHROP, CO

August 7, 2018 to August 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

38.693255,-106.138043Click on link to see Google Map


BLUE MESA RESERVOIR, CO

August 14, 2018 to August 21, 2018
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!!! Visit The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for hiking, scenic drives, kayaking; rock climbing, and wildlife watching. 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. 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. Attend Ranger led hikes and Ranger campfire programs to learn about the area. Take a day trip to Crested Butte.

Parking Location

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

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. Reservations might be a good idea.

GPS Coordinates

38.46778,-107.17583Click on link to see Google Map


MONTROSE, CO

August 21, 2018 to August 28, 2018
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.

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

Electricity and dump available.

GPS Coordinates

38.479638,-107.8599647Click on link to see Google Map


TELLURIDE, CO

August 28, 2018 to September 5, 2018
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. Labor Day is Sept. 3, 2018

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

37.81150,-107.90572Click on link to see Google Map


MANCOS, CO (DATE CHANGE)

September 5, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Hosts

Jimmy Smith, (702) 419-9961

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)

Parking Location

Target Tree Campground, 1551 US160, Hesperus, CO 81326 (970) 247-4874 (970) 882-7296 (970) 882-6880 Elevation 7,643 feet

Directions and Other Information

8 miles east of Mancos on US160. $8.50 per day with senior pass.

GPS Coordinates

37.340954, -108.189236Click on link to see Google Map


DURANGO, CO (LOCATION CHANGE)

September 9, 2018 to September 20, 2018
Hosts

Linda Dean 623-256-5989.

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

Directions and Other Information

From US Hwy 550 take W25th Street West, which becomes Junction St, which becomes Junction Creek Rd, which becomes 204.

GPS Coordinates

37.3384, -107.9166Click on link to see Google Map


PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

September 20, 2018 to September 27, 2018
Activity Ideas

Take a day trip to Wolf Creek (bring a jacket), stopping at Treasure Falls along the way. Ride in a hot air balloon. Hike the Piedra River Trail to Piedra Falls. Visit ancient ruins at the Chimney Rock National Monument. Visit the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Take the San Juan River Walk. Soak in the Hot Springs. Hike the Fourmile Falls Trail. Learn to Paddleboard. Take a bike tour. Go river rafting, kayaking or fishing. Attend a show at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Ride a horse at the Diamond Hitch Stables. Visit the many museums and galleries. Sample the local fare at a number of establishments.

Parking Location

Turkey Creek National Forest

Directions and Other Information

From Pagosa Springs turn right on Piedra Road (#600), then left on Turkey Springs Road (#146).

GPS Coordinates

37.32839, -107.12950Click on link to see Google Map


LAS VEGAS, NM (replaces Santa Fe)

June 21, 2018 to June 25, 2018
Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas

Take the Alpaca petting and feeding tour at Victory Ranch, $6; (reservations required 575-387-2254); tour the Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection; visit the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge; soak in the Montezuma Hot Springs; shop at the nostalgic candy store – Clay’s Candy Bar; shop at the Home On the Range bookstore; eat at Dicks.

Parking Location

Storrie Lake State Park, NM 518, Las Vegas, NM (505) 425-7278

Directions and Other Information

From Highway 84, turn east on state route 25 (Legion Dr.), then north on 518 (7th St.) to the park entrance

GPS Coordinates

35.656011, -105.231856 – Click on link to see Google Map


SANTA ROSA, NM

June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

This campground offers fishing and kayaking as well as abundant bird watching. Tour the Route 66 Auto Museum. Visit the Rock Lake State Fish Hatchery.

Parking Location

Santa Rosa Lake State Park, NM Hwy 91 (575) 472-3110.

Directions and Other Information

From I-40, exit 277, go west through town to Hwy. 91, go right, follow about 9 miles, cross dam, continue to Rocky Point campground. Loop A has electric, loop B is non- electric. $8/night Park elevation 4,751 ft.

GPS Coordinates

35.03567,-104.68822Click on link to see Google Map


FORT SUMNER, NM replacing Portales, NM

June 14, 2018 to June 18, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the Billy the Kid Museum and his gravesite; visit the Bosque Redondo Memorial and the Old Fort Sumner Museum. Kayak on the lake. Father’s Day is June 17

Parking Location

Sumner Lake State Park, 32 Lake View Drive, Lake Sumner (575) 355-2541

Directions and Other Information

From US Highway 285 N, turn right onto NM 20 N, then right onto US 60 (Sumner Ave), then left onto US 84 W (4th St.), then left onto NM 203 N. Turn right onto Westside Campground Loop and left onto Lake View Drive. Elevation 4,310 feet

GPS Coordinates

N34.612359, W104.401175Click on link to see Google Map


ALAMOGORDO, NM

June 7, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit the White Sands National Monument-hike one or all of the five established trails, take the self-guided native plant garden tour, join a ranger and explore the mysteries of this geologic wonder, and sled the dunes. Tour the New Mexico Museum of Space History, the International Space Hall of Fame, the White Sands Missile Range Museum, and the Tularosa Basin Museum of History. Visit the Toy Train Museum and the Alameda Park Zoo. Check the schedule for the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts and attend an event. Hike Dog Canyon Trail. Take a day trip to the Village of Cloudcroft. Take a tour of the Pistachio Tree Ranch and Arena Blanca Winery.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1897, 2299 Hamilton rd., Alamogordo, NM

Directions and Other Information

From US 70 turn south on US 54.  Continue to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd turn left.  Continue on MLK Jr. Blvd to Hamilton Rd turn left.  Continue North on Hamilton Rd. Elks lodge is on the left.

 Click on link to see Google Map

 

 


LAS CRUCES, NM

June 4, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Activity Ideas

Leasburg Dam State Park offers several hiking trails and opportunities for fishing, kayaking and bird watching. Park elevation is 3,962. Hike the Dripping Springs Natural Area. Visit historic Mesilla where Billy the Kid roamed, the San Albino Church and the Basilica of San Albino. Tour the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science. Look for the murals on the water tanks. See a movie at the Fountain Theater, shop at the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces on Saturdays. See the Petrified Wood collection at the Zuhl Museum. Take a hike in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

Parking Location

Leasburg Dam State Park, 12712 State Park Road, Radium Springs, NM.

Directions and Other Information

North on I-10, right at fork to be on I-25, to Exit 19. Left on Ft. Selden Rd, right on Leasburg Dam Road. Dry camping on left at north end of road. Dump and water available. Sites will be $8/night, plus a $5 park entry fee, unless you have a New Mexico State Park Pass.

GPS Coordinates

32.49422,-106.91891Click on link to see Google Map


BORING, OR (Replacing VANCOUVER, WA) (Date Change)

August 1, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Hosts

Elaine Grabin (970)817-3763 ejgrabin@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

Pick blueberries at Phil’s farm. Go to Jonstrud Viewpoint overlooking part of the Oregon Trail. Scenic drives to Cape Horn, Vista House, & Bonneville Dam on Columbia River. Visit a fish hatchery, Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, and other panoramic viewpoints in the area. Hiking, biking, kayaking, dancing. Possible train excursions into Portland.

Parking Location

Residence of Phil Van Hise, 30425 SE Haley Rd, Boring, OR

Directions and Other Information

From Rufus OR take Hwy I84 west to Troutdale exit #17….note one way streets…go south thru Gresham to Hwy 26/Burnside…..go east on Hwy 26 to Haley Rd, at caution light turn left/north….go 1/2 mile to blueberry sign and turn left

GPS Coordinates

45.44897, -122.34999Click on link to see Google Map


TRI-CITIES, WA (Parking Location and Date Change)

July 18, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Hosts

Leda Coughlin (248)895-3706 ledalc@hotmail.com

Activity Ideas

Visit the Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia; for information pertaining to the Corps of Discovery and their reception by the Native Americans in 1805. Take a walk or bicycle ride around Howard Amon Park. Tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Ride the Gesa Carousel of Dreams. Visit Columbia Park. Hike Badger Mountain. Tour the LIGO Hanford Observatory. Hike the Sacajawea Heritage Trail.

Parking Location

Hood Park – COE, 2339 Ice Harbor Road, Burbank, WA 99323

Directions and Other Information

From WA-124W, turn Right onto Hood Park Road. Follow signs to campground. With reservations and senior pass $6 weekdays $12 weekends. Electric at sites. Water and dump. Showers, beach, lake. If there are no sites available there is a 15 rig dry camp overflow area for free. This is where most of us will be. As sites become available they will move us from the overflow.

GPS Coordinates

N46.216054, W119.013085Click on link to see Google Map


MISSOULA, MT (Parking Location Change)

June 25, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Hosts

Cindy Argauer, (406) 626-5704

Activity Ideas

Missoula has an incredible Farmers’ Market that is a must do. There is also a carousel, the Aerial Fire Depot and the Smokejumper Center that you can’t miss. Missoula is also home to the Osprey, an AAA baseball team, whose games are very fun to attend. Participate in the Fourth of July activities in Missoula.

Parking Location

David Speed’s Towing, 4805 U.S. Highway 93 S, Missoula, MT

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N46.8267907, W114.0723200 Click on link to see Google Map

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MT

June 15, 2018 to June 25, 2018

Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, 707-477-3429 and Garth Bacon 408-207-2492

Activity Ideas

Sightseeing throughout the park. This is an opportunity to see Grizzly Bears, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Marmots, Columbia Ground Squirrels and maybe an elusive Moose. The rivers and lakes are spectacular, and the hiking opportunities are endless. Not to mention the glaciers, of course! Travel to Whitefish to souvenir shop, ride the zip line or barrel down the slope in an alpine sled. There is dancing in Columbia Falls and other locations around the area. Walk the downtown area of Kalispell for some great Montana history, good food, great coffee, and the best ice cream ever! Father’s Day – June 17.

Parking Location

6/15/2018 thru 6/23/2018 we will be parking at the following location:

We have reserved the group site EME2 at Emery Bay Campground for June 15-23. We can fit 15 motorhomes and 75 people. Emery Bay Campground is just 15 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.

Directions and Other Information

Take 89 North to Browning. Turn West on Hwy 2 to Martin City. Take the road South to East Hungry Horse Dam, approx. 6 miles to Emery Bay Campground. Once in the park take Road 10148C to group site EME2. PLEASE notify Gwendolyn at gwentoney@aol.com or call 707-477-3429 so that she can save you a space.
Glacier has spigot to fill water bottles, NO water for RVs. NO dump either. Free dump and potable water at Cenex Gas Station Whitefish. 6585 U.S. 93 South Whitefish, Montana, USA 48.399571  -114.334199  Dump behind the station, enter from 13th ST. E. Propane $2.99

GPS Coordinates

N48.3340151, W113.9517616Click on link to see Google Map

When you come into the campground you will NOT need to stop for any paperwork. Drive straight to the gated road that leads to the two group sites. Go to the right once inside the Group Camp gate. Garth and I will be there and will be able to help you park. (See Emery Bay Campground TOPO Attached)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  ARRIVE WITH EMPTY GRAY AND BLACK TANKS AND ENOUGH WATER FOR 8 DAYS. The Campground has a spigot to fill water bottles, there is NO water for RVs or RV dump. There is a free dump and potable water at the Cenex Gas Station in Whitefish, 6585 U.S. 93 South Whitefish, Montana, USA. The dump is behind the station, enter from 13th ST. E. Cenex also has Propane for $2.99 (as of last week)

Whitefish Bay Dump/Fill GPS Coordinates N48.399571  W114.334199

6/23/2018 thru 6/25/2018 we will be parking at the following location:

Parking Location

Flathead County Fairground, 7th Ave West N, Kalispell, Montana 59901 (about 30 miles from Emery Bay)  $15 dry camping and $20 electric. They have new bathrooms with showers

GPS Coordinates N48.2043537, W114.3300561

Directions and Other Information

Take US-2 E to N Meridian Rd, turn left on N Meridian Rd, destination will be on the right (See Flathead County Fairground Map Attached)

 

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GREAT FALLS, MT

June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Hosts

Mark Cotter (818)468-3968

Activity Ideas

Visit the Lewis & Clark Nat’l Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Walk around Giant Springs State Park. Visit the C.M. Russell Museum. Hike or bike the River’s Edge Trail. Visit the Ryan Dam, Great Falls of the Missouri. Tour the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum, the History Museum to catch a glimpse into Montana’s past, the Ursuline Centre and St. Ann Cathedral, and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. Bird watch at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Kayak on the Dearborn River. Hike to Sacagewa Springs. Visit the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

Parking Location

Black Eagle Moose Lodge, 401 21st St. N., Black Eagle MT 59414 (406) 452-5420

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

47.526758, -111.27417747Click on link to see Google Map

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LEWISTOWN, MT (New Location)

June 8, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Hosts

Dianna Jeanne, phone (970) 231-9721

Activity Ideas

All aboard – Montana’s Charlie Russell Chew Choo – a 56 mile round trip sight-seeing and dinner journey, available on scheduled weekends. For information call the Lewistown area Chamber of Commerce at (406) 535-5436. Tour the Central Montana Historical Museum and the Hutterite King Colony Ranch. Visit the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the Lewistown Art Center and tour the historic downtown area.

Parking Location

Kiwanis Campground/Rest Area, 80398 US 87.

Directions and Other Information

West of Lewistown on Hwy 87/191/200 about 0.9 mi. east of junction of Bus. 87/191/200, just N. of airport. Donations appreciated. Camping limit of 10 days. Free, with restrooms and a water tap at the restroom. No dump or electric. If you want to have your mail forwarded there the post office address is General Delivery, 204 3rd. Ave. N., Lewistown, Mt. 59457-9998. 406-538-3439, call and give them your name so they will save your mail for you.

GPS Coordinates

N47.055181, W109.460471Click on link to see Google Map

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, ND (Date Change)

June 3, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Hosts

Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441

Activity Ideas

View bison, elk and prairie dogs as well as the Elkhorn Ranch Site (South Unit) and the badlands. Visit a prairie dog town in Medora. Hiking and kayaking on the Little Missouri, if the water level permits. Visit the Maltese Cross Cabin where Theodore Roosevelt once lived; and take the scenic loop drive. Attend Ranger Talks and Ranger led hikes.

Parking Location

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit, Juniper Campground

Directions and Other Information

Follow Hwy 85 to the North Unit of the Nat’l Park, then 6 miles west on park road to Juniper CG. Boondock $14/night, $7 with Golden Age Pass. Dump station and water.

GPS Coordinates

N47.59417, W103.33389Click on link to see Google Map

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BISMARCK, ND (Date Change)

May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park built in 1895, home to the On-A-Slant Indian Village and reconstructed military buildings including the Custer house. The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic site, established in 1974, preserves the historic and archaeological remnants of the Northern Plains Indians. Visit the state capitol and museum, and take a tour with a guide or self-guided. Spend a day at the Dakota Zoo. Kayak the Missouri River. Be a kid at the Superslide Amusement Park. Tour the Former Governor’s Mansion. Bike around Keelboat Park and see the type of boat Lewis & Clark used.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1199, 900 S. Washington St. (701) 255-1199

Directions and Other Information

RV parking is available in the large Lodge parking lot. No hookups are available.

GPS Coordinates

N46.796286, W100.794764Click on link to see Google Map

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PIERRE, SD

May 23, 2018 to May 29, 2018
Hosts

Christie Young (817) 975-7820

Activity Ideas

Visit the state capitol and take a self-guided tour. Tour the Cultural Heritage Center, a museum built into the side of a hill. Feed the geese and fish at the Flaming Fountain, a memorial dedicated to military personnel. Take the tour of the Oahe Dam, and enjoy the views of the dam and surrounding waters. Visit the Fighting Stallions Memorial to a former South Dakota governor, and the Trail of Governors with 19 life size bronze statues of the former governors of South Dakota. Take a nature walk, bike ride, or bird watch on La Framboise Island. Other museums to visit are the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and the South Dakota National Guard Museum. Walk along the Missouri River at Grifin Park. Sample local fare at the St. Charles Lounge, the Bill of Rights Brewery and the Long Branch.

Parking Location

Griffin Park 222 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501

Directions and Other Information

After crossing the bridge into Pierre on Hwys 14/83, turn right on Crow and left on Dakota. Griffin Park will be on your right along the Missouri River. Limited hookups $16 and boondocking free. Dump station on-site. Overflow parking in nearby city lot.

GPS Coordinates

N44.358246, W100.343316Click on link to see Google Map

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YANKTON, SD

May 17, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Hosts

Mary Kevin Welch, 301-643-4453 and Carolyn Baird, 208-733-2058

Activity Ideas

Walk or bike across the Missouri River on the Meridian Highway Bridge. Visit the Gavin’s Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, and hike the 1.2 mile trail winding through woods, across meadows and past scenic overlooks. Visit the Walnut Tavern aka The Dead Animal Bar. Riverside Park is a great location for early morning photos, only a block from downtown and is well laid out for walking. Another downtown business to visit is The Icehouse, where you smash your beer bottles – but make sure you break it or you may be buying the round! Visit the Dakota Territorial Museum to learn the history of Yankton, which was the original capital of the Dakota Territory. There is also a replica of the capitol building. Take a tour of the Cramer-Kenyon Home, a well preserved Victorian era house. Play laser tag at the Laser Barn. Visit the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center and hike the .7 mile nature trail, as well as many other trails in the Yankton area. Fantle Memorial Park is 18.5 acres with walking trails and a public pool. Ride your bike on the Highway 52 Trail, 3.14 miles between Yankton and Lewis & Clark Lake. Kayak Lake Yankton, Lewis & Clark Lake and the Missouri National Recreational River (a National Park).

Parking Location

Camp at Cottonwood campground at Gavin’s Point Project COE park. $16/ni; $8/ni with Golden Age Pass. Sites on the water are $2 higher. (402) 667-2546

Directions and Other Information

Take NE Hwy 81 north to Yankton, SD. Go 4 miles west of Yankton on SD Hwy 52, then south on Dam Toe Road and follow signs to Cottonwood campground. Check camp sites online at www.recreation.gov and call for no-charge reservations 877-444-6777. We will try to camp in sites 46-76 area.

GPS Coordinates

N42.85861, W97.4825Click on link to see Google Map

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OMAHA, NE

May 12, 2018 to May 17, 2018
Activity Ideas

The Lewis & Clark Landing is a 23-acre site that provides a variety of options to relax and enjoy the Missouri River, outdoor concerts and festivals. See Lewis & Clark interpretive exhibits, the Omaha Firefighter’s Memorial Monument and the second largest labor monument in the United States; take the circular stairway or ramp to the river-level plaza with umbrella tables and chairs and marina; use the riverfront walk to visit the National Park Service Regional Headquarters and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Also visit Council Bluffs, Ft. Atkinson, Ft. Calhoun, the Lewis and Clark State Park, and the keelboat replica, Henry Dorley Zoo, Joslyn Art Museum, Ak-Sar-Ben horse racing, Mormon winter headquarters, Rails West RR Museum, Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

Parking Location

Camp at N.P. Dodge Park, 11001 John J. Pershing Drive, Omaha, NE. Electricity and dump, but no water. Electric sites are $17/night, non-electric $12/night. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Sites 1-21 and 45-51 are first come, first served.  Sites 22-44 can be reserved online only at webtrac.cityofomaha.org.    (402) 444-5920

Directions and Other Information

From the Brownville/Auburn, NE area, take Hwy 75 north into Omaha, passing across I-480. Continue north on Hwy 75 and exit right on McKinley Street (Hwy 36). Take McKinley east and then turn left on John J. Pershing Rd. Take Pershing Rd. north to Dodge Park Road. Turn right on Dodge Park Rd. which leads into the park.

GPS Coordinates

N41.3608302, W95.9548739Click on link to see Google Map

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BROWNVILLE, NE

May 8, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Hosts

Leda Coughlin, phone (248) 895-3706

Activity Ideas

Explore Nebraska: Brownville—Auburn – Nebraska City: Indian Cave State Park, Brownville State Recreation Area. Take the Spirit of Brownville boat ride. Visit the Missouri River Rat Hall of Fame, and the Arbor Lodge. Go antiquing, have an Indian dinner, and catch the latest production at the Brownville Village Theater.

Parking Location

NEW PARKING LOCATION: Auburn Recreational Complex, 409 O Street, Auburn, NE

Directions and Other Information

Tables, water, toilets, dump, fishing, 30 amp $15

GPS Coordinates

N40.40166, W95.84775Click on link to see Google Map

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ST. JOSEPH, MO

May 5, 2018 to May 8, 2018
Hosts

Elaine Grabin, phone (970) 817-3763

Activity Ideas

This is where the West started getting wild. The Pony Express started here to the Pacific and Jesse James ended here. Glore Psychiatric (most unusual) Museum is here, visit Riverfront Park to hike and bike and the Stetson Hat Factory Outlet. Visit Big Lake St Park, and Oxbow Lake, Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge and take auto tour and hike. Some kayaking possible on the Missouri River or Big Lake.

Parking Location

Dry camp at ST JO FRONTIER CASINO, 777 Winners Circle, Saint Joseph, MO. (816) 279-5514

Directions and Other Information

From I-29 N take I-229 N exit to Highland Ave exit 7. Turn left on Highland. Turn right on McArthur to RV and Truck parking in NE corner of lot. RV Dump Site at Love’s Truck Stop off I-29 at exit 44 and US 169 NW corner.

GPS Coordinates

N39.7836642, W94.8783633Click on link to see Google Map

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KANSAS CITY, MO

May 1, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Activity Ideas

This is a city of 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).

Parking Location

Dry camp at AMERISTAR CASINO located at I-435 and Hwy 210 on Missouri River, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City MO. (816) 414-7000

Directions and Other Information

Possible RV Dump Site near I-435 and Front Street.

GPS Coordinates

N39.1505235, W94.4869933Click on link to see Google Map

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Benbrook, TX

April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Hosts

There is no host at this time, and this circuits coordinator, Elaine Grabin, will not arrive until the next gathering stop in Durant. If you would like to host this gathering, please contact Elaine Grabin or Lu Anne Frost.

Activity Ideas

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Texas Civil War Museum, hiking, dancing. Lake swimming, fishing, nature trails.

Parking Location

Holiday Park, Lake Benbrook (COE) Pearl Ranch Road, Benbrook, TX

Directions and Other Information

From Interstate 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, take exit 429A for Highway 377 south toward Granbury. Continue for 5.7 miles and turn left on Pearl Ranch Drive. Continue 2 miles east to the park. Any size rig. 34 non-electric. Dump & water. $14/night for Dry Camp, w/senior pass $7/night. Electrical hookups available by reservation on Recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

N32.61833, W97.4975Click on link to see Google Map

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Yuma, AZ

January 30, 2018 to January 30, 2018
Hosts

Ernie Grabstein 775-781-0950; Wanda McDonald 928-304-1912

Activity Ideas

Ernie’s 84th Birthday 2:30pm
We will provide the Hot Dogs, Buns, Beans, Cake and Ice Cream.
Bring something to share, your chair, your drinks and a smile on your face.

Parking Location

11491 S. Ironwood Dr., (Foothills), Yuma, AZ 85367

Directions and Other Information

No gifts — just cards.
*** PLEASE RSVP – so we will have enough food.
RSVP – Wanda 928-304-1912

GPS Coordinates

N32.663913, W114.401667Click on link to see Google Map


Bandera, TX 78003

April 1, 2018 to April 12, 2018
Activity Ideas

Attend The SI Dance Rally

Parking Location

Skyline RV Park, 2231 Texas 16,

Directions and Other Information

(56 miles from San Antonio)
I-10W to exit 540 for Tx-46, turn left onto tx-46, turn right onto Tx-16 N
Link to information on the dance rally – http://www.fmca-si.com/downloads/2018_SI_DanceRally.pdf

GPS Coordinates

N29.730018, W99.096021Click on link to see Google Map


SAN ANTONIO, TX

March 28, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

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


Sonora, TX 76950

March 25, 2018 to March 27, 2018
Hosts

Larry Shew – (360) 701-3016

Activity Ideas

Tour the small but very unique Caverns of Sonora, Eastern Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Downtown walking tour, Miers Home Museum, Old County Jail, Old Santa Fe Depot, The Devils River State Natural Area.

Parking Location

Sutton County Park and Arena, Sonora, TX

Directions and Other Information

(142 miles from Fort Stockton)
Dirt parking area. No signs restrict O/N pkg. I-10 exit 400, go S 1/2 block, on Right behind “The Bank and Trust” & next to Alco. Large RV OK. located on N. Crockett Ave. (Hwy 467)

GPS Coordinates

N30.575968, W100.652947Click on link to see Google Map

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FT STOCKTON, TX

March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Hosts

None – overnight stay

Activity Ideas

Mesa Vineyard Grey Mule Saloon Tasting Room, which has an assortment of wines. Visit Anna Riggs Memorial Museum and Historic Fort Stockton.

Parking Location

Vacant parking lot behind the Chevron gas station on the south side of I-10 at Exit 256.

Directions and Other Information

(137 miles from Carlsbad, NM)
From I-10 take Exit 256, turn Right on US Hwy 285. The Chevron is on the right, the lot is to the rear of the station. Can be accessed from Interstate 10 Service Rd or W 14th St. No signs or anyone to ask.

GPS Coordinates

N30.89789, W102.90621Click on link to see Google Map

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CARLSBAD, NM

March 18, 2018 to March 24, 2018
Activity Ideas

Carlsbad Caverns self-guided tour free with Senior Pass. Book online to one of the other caves, space is limited so plan ahead. These tours are 50% off with Senior Pass. Hike Sitting Bull Falls, Lincoln. fee $5 per car to park. Visit Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, admission $ 5 per person.

Parking Location

Escapee’s, The Ranch, 30 SKP Ranch Road, Lakewood, NM Call the Manager (Jan) when we know how many (575) 457-2303 You do not need to be an Escapee to stay.

Directions and Other Information

(200 miles from Alamogordo, NM)
From US-285 south turn east onto Eddy County Rd between MM 55 & 56. The Ranch entrance is on the left. Dry camp fee $5. Water & dump.

GPS Coordinates

N32.633271, W104.381363Click on link to see Google Map

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ALAMOGORDO, NM

March 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Activity Ideas

Rent a sand saucer and slide down a sand dune at White Sands National Monument. Tour McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and sample pistachios &wine after tour. Hike at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. Visit International Space Hall of Fame. Food at the Moose Lodge, Friday night tacos and Saturday breakfast.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 29 S. Florida, Alamogordo, NM

Directions and Other Information

(125 miles from Deming, NM)
From US-70 turn left onto 1st St., go about 1/2 mile to Moose Lodge. Dry camping is by donation. Water is available. Free dump at Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce or at fairgrounds.

GPS Coordinates

32.869158,-105.9516087Click on link to see Google Map

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DEMING, NM

March 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Activity Ideas

Visit Columba Railroad Museum (Poncho Villa and US/ Mexico border wars), Columbus, NM. Do some rock hounding in Rock Hound State Park. Go to the Pink Store in Puerto Palomas, MX for lunch and margarita.

Parking Location

Low-Hi Ranch, 1795 O Kelley Road SE, Deming, NM

Directions and Other Information

(210 miles from Tucson, AZ)
Directions & Other Information: Take I-10 Exit 82A. Go south on NM-11 to O Kelley Road, turn right and continue to park. Dry camp fee $7 or $8, or less. Dump, water, laundry available.

GPS Coordinates

N32.210982, W107.735848Click on link to see Google Map

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NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, AZ

May 29, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, Interpretive Ranger Programs, trail rides (1 hr, ½ day or trips into the Grand Canyon), scenic drive, smooth water raft trips

Parking Location

Kaibab National Forest. Close to Highway 67 to get into the Grand Canyon National Park, plenty of spaces all along route 22.

Directions and Other Information

From Kanab, take Highway 89Alt south to Jacob Lake, AZ. From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim. Route 22 will be on the right about 5 miles from the Park entrance.

GPS Coordinates

N36.401567, W112.137511Click on link to see Google Map

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ZION NATIONAL PARK, UT (Mt. Carmel Junction)

May 21, 2018 to May 29, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking in Zion National Park, scenic drives through the Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, “The Wave” lottery in Kanab. Four wheeling at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes.

Parking Location

Mt. Carmel Junction – Hwys 9 and 89; gravel parking lot

Directions and Other Information

There is no Verizon service at this parking location. There is WiFi at the Thunderbird Motel and Restaurant 1/4 mile up on Hwy 89 and “Ho made” Pie too! Memorial Day is May 28.

GPS Coordinates

N37.216122,W112.683666Click on link to see Google Map

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BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UT

May 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018
Hosts

Don Thull, phone (925) 437-8857

Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, scenic drive, bus tour, Ruby’s Inn

Parking Location

Forest Road 117 (Tom Best Road)

Directions and Other Information

From State Route 89, turn east on Highway 12 and proceed approximately 7 miles to Forest Road 117 (WIN sign on left side of road) turn left and follow the road approximately 1/2 mile to a road on the right (WIN sign on ground in rocks), follow this road straight back. We have the back two loops. If you are coming in from Capitol Reef on Highway 12 the turn onto Forest Road 117 will be to your right. This campground is about 1/2 way between Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon. In the pines, free!! Beautiful views! There is construction work being done on the tunnels, no way to avoid it, but the wait is not too long.

GPS Coordinates

37.720124, -112.255241Click on link to see Google Map

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MOAB/ARCHES NATIONAL PARK/CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UT (Island in the Sky)

May 4, 2018 to May 10, 2018
Hosts

Kathy Bartkowski (602) 501-7004

Activity Ideas

There are many hiking and mountain biking opportunities in this area. Take a scenic drive; catch the amazing colors of the Southwestern sunrises and sunsets. Go 4-wheeling. Kayak or tube the Colorado River.

Parking Location

Dalton Wells Road. This is a new location.

Directions and Other Information

Continue north on Highway 191 for 11 miles to Dalton Wells Road, turn right and follow the dirt road in for about one mile, take the second road to the left and park wherever you want.  There are several places in Moab for dump and water.

GPS Coordinates

38.71700, -109.69328

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NEWSPAPER ROCK/CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UT (Location Change)

May 1, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, petroglyphs, biking, scenic drive, sunrises and sunsets, 4-wheeling

Parking Location

Hamburger Rock Campground, BLM

Directions and Other Information

Head north off the Needles Hwy (Hwy 211) approximately 3 miles southeast of Canyonlands NP and 17 miles northwest of Newspaper Rock. Turn right on Lock Hart Rd, campground is 1 mile further on the right.
$10/night – senior card may apply – first come, first serve, self-register at campground.

GPS Coordinates

38.191895, -109.67041Click on link to see Google Map

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Kanab, Utah

May 1, 2018 to May 8, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Gravel storage area.

Directions and Other Information

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).

GPS Coordinates

N37.217633, W112.683262Click on link to see Google Map


OPTIONAL Page, AZ / Lone Rock, UT

April 26, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum.

Parking Location

Lone Rock Campground

Directions and Other Information

Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page.

Time changes at Utah border.

GPS Coordinates

N 37.020011 W 111.539688Click on link to see Google Map


Prescott Valley

April 19, 2018 to April 26, 2018
Hosts

Lu Anne Frost, phone (928) 205-0006

Activity Ideas

Get your RV serviced with parts at a 10% discount. There will be kayaking at Watson Lake, and lots of hiking. We will visit the historic Prescott town square and old bars and buildings in the area. Little Dealer will give us seminars on RV maintenance or financing, and many other perks of parking here. There will be karaoke and dancing, and a presentation on spring sky at the Embry Riddle Planetarium.

Parking Location

Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.

Directions and Other Information

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. Get your mail at either the Dewey post office or the Prescott post office.

GPS Coordinates

N34.582558, W112.310615Click on link to see Google Map

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