Past Events

MISSOULA, MT

June 28, 2021 to July 6, 2021
Hosts

Don Thull – 925-437-8857

Activity Ideas

Missoula has an incredible Farmers Market that is a must do. There is also a carousel, ice cream, the Aerial Fire Depot and the Smokejumper Center that you cant miss. Missoula is also home to the Osprey, a AAA baseball team, whose games are fun to attend. Visit Lolo Hot Springs, Travelers Rest Visitors Center, and kayak Bitterroot River and bike the many trails in Missoula and visit the Adventure Cycling Association in downtown. Rivers Edge in Alberton is a great place for the 4th on the river, fire works, pot luck plus restaurant food, music, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Parking Location

Speeds Towing, 4805 US Hwy 93S, Missoula, MT. David Speed. 406-529-780. Please have your money ready to pay for the whole time there at $5 per night. Need a person to collect the money and keep track on how long people are staying.

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS. $5/night for dry camping. Dump, water and propane are available at Bretz RV & Marine. A volunteer is needed to sign everyone in and collect the money for camping.

GPS Coordinates

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


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / WEST ENTRANCE – RED ROCK RD, ID.

June 17, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Hosts

Lisa Kohn – 615-688-6853 Don Beene – 817-269-7989

Activity Ideas

Explore and enjoy all the wonders that Yellowstone has to offer; there are too many to name. Visit Earthquake Lake, kayak in Hebgen Lake and on the Madison River, and lots of hiking near the campground as well.

Parking Location

Red Rock Rd, Id. Free. About 25 min to Entrance of Yellowstone, good cell.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy. 20 turn West on Red Rock Road. Drive 1.9 miles to the coordinates on the left. When coming off Red Rock Road to destination, make sure to that you go in at an angle so you don’t scrape. Follow the WIN signs

GPS Coordinates

N44.58661,W111.36942Click on link to see Google Map


GRAND TETONS, WY

June 10, 2021 to June 17, 2021
Hosts

Greg Smith – 928-846-5921 space #72A

Activity Ideas

Lots of hiking, great bike trails, kayaking pristine lakes, wild life all over. Visit Jackson Hole, ride the gondolas.

Parking Location

Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, (307) 739-3300. Effective January 26, 2021, this campground will change to the reservation system with recreation.gov. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Directions and Other Information

From Moran, take US Hwy 26W, go 23 miles, at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Gros Ventre Rd, go 4.6 miles and turn right onto Gros Ventre CG Rd. Try for last loop to left. Dump & water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping.
Alternate parking location for those that did not get into Gros Ventre, Shadow Mountain, Kelly WY. OFF 191 FIRST COME FIRST SERVED N43.705438,W110.619368

GPS Coordinates

N43.6155,W110.6656Click on link to see Google Map


KEMMERER, WY

June 7, 2021 to June 10, 2021
Hosts

Alvin McCoy – 830-708-9284 Pat Shaw – 512-442-542

Activity Ideas

Visit the Fossil Butte National Monument for hiking and ranger led geology talks, take the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop drive, visit the Natural History Museum or the City of Rock Springs Museum, take a drive to see the White Mountain Petroglyphs and on your way you will see the Boars Tusk, and visit Adobe Town to see strange rock formations.

Parking Location

Fontenelle Creek Recreation Area, $7 per night, or $3.50 with senior pass, water, dump station, garbage. The lower loop has larger spaces than the upper loop.

Directions and Other Information

There is a public swimming pool at the Rock Springs Family Recreation Center.

GPS Coordinates

N42.077686,W110.154307Click on link to see Google Map


VERNAL / DINOSAUR, UT

June 3, 2021 to June 7, 2021
Hosts

Chris Christianson – 210-363-4450; Co Host – Denise Inight – 505-550-4417

Activity Ideas

Enjoy a Ranger guided tour of the Dinosaur Quarry, take a self-guided auto tour through the park, Cub Creek and Split Mountain offer hiking trails, ancient petroglyphs and pictographs, and homesteader cabins, drive up the Harpers Corner Road to explore the Colorado portion of this National Monument (4X4 only after Echo Park Road).

Parking Location

Outlaw Trail RV Park Campground, 9650 East 6000 South, Jensen, Utah. 84035. On Highway 40 in Jensen across from the Utah State Visitors Center. DRY Camp, special price, $6 a night, water, dump, showers, laundry. NOTE this is a new location, the original location was Green River Campground/Dinosaur National Monument. Some may still be there, but meetings, etc. will be at Outlaw.

Directions and Other Information

We have a separate area, suggest someone be in charge of parking and we need someone to collect the money due on the first day. Please come prepared to pay the $6 fee for the 4 nights in cash on the first day.

GPS Coordinates

N40.369754,W109.343653Click on link to see Google Map


ARCHES NATIONAL PARK / CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UT

May 24, 2021 to June 3, 2021
Hosts

Karen VanVliet – 518-369-2738 Co Host – Denny Phillips – 719-499-4148

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. Visit Arches, Canyonlands, The Needles, and Moab. Note: you are at this location over Memorial Day weekend. Perfect for a burn your own.

Parking Location

Dalton Wells Road

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

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


TORREY, UT

May 19, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Hosts

Nancy Holmes – 208-630-4908

Activity Ideas

Visit Capitol Reef National Park and discover the Waterpocket Fold, and other hidden treasures. There are fifteen day hiking trails, from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. Park Staff offer a variety of interpretive programs and hikes. Buy locally-baked fruit pies and homemade ice cream at The Gifford House store and museum, and if you get there early enough in the day they have killer cinnamon rolls.

Parking Location

1280 West Beas Lewis Flat Road, Torrey, UT. This is a hilly area and host should get there a day before to pick out parking areas. Go Slow and those that run their generators should park a bit of a distance from the group as a courtesy.

Directions and Other Information

These are the directions from Bryce. There are actually 3 routes and everyone needs to decide for themselves which is the better route for them. Here are the 2 better routes. The GPS will be very helpful.
One route takes you along Hwy 12, which is very scenic, but curvy, steep in parts and may have some construction. Look for the sign for 1280 West Bees Lewis Flat Road. This is a dirt road on the right coming from UT-24 East, follow the WIN signs.
The other route take you out and around using UT-89 and UT- 62. This route take less time but is more mileage. The turn off to 1280 West Bees Lewis Flat Road is at N38.2984268,W111.3931856

GPS Coordinates

N38.2980564,W111.3841259Click on link to see Google Map


BRYCE, UT

May 12, 2021 to May 19, 2021
Hosts

Dave Bloom – 805-708-4870

Activity Ideas

Hiking, Biking, 4 wheeling. Leave your car in the public parking area across from Rubys Inn and ride the free shuttle into the park. They stop at a number of locations about every hour or so; so you can get off and hike a trail and then get back on the shuttle and go to another location. The Rainbow bus is not running. There are too many hiking opportunities to list, as well as a 6.2 mile shared use trail, that accommodates bicycles, pedestrians, dogs, etc. There are also a number of hiking trails in the nearby and beautiful Red Canyon. Four wheeling opportunities abound in this area, as well as scenic drives. Go horseback riding.

Parking Location

Rubys Inn Campground, Highway 63, Bryce, Utah 84764 laundry, dump, water, restroom, showers, outdoor heated pool. $10 a night dry camping. 300 Main Street

Directions and Other Information

89 north, right turn onto Utah-12, Right turn Utah-63, turn right FR 3655 Look for Win Signs, Group area 9

GPS Coordinates

N37.6684,W112.1585Click on link to see Google Map


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


IMPERIAL DAM/SQUAW LAKE, CA

January 10, 2021 to January 16, 2021
Hosts

Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, walks along the beach, beautiful sunsets, 4 wheeling, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming.

Parking Location

TK Jones Campground, Imperial Dam area. $15 night or $7.50 with senior pass. Annual pass $75 which gives you 14 days in, 14 days out, 14 days in etc. Rest rooms, showers for a fee, Potable water and trash. Dump station at at nearby South Mesa

Directions and Other Information

From Interstate 8, take the 4th Ave. exit to Imperial County Road S 24. Go north approximately 22 miles to Senator Wash Road. Turn left onto Senator Wash Road and follow the signs 4 miles to T.K. Jones Campground at Squaw Lake
From Yuma, travel north on AZ 95. Turn left at Imperial Dam Road at the “Big Guns” Turn right onto Senator Wash Road and follow signs 4 miles to T.K. Jones Campground.

GPS Coordinates

N32.903589,W114.477289Click on link to see Google Map


WELLTON, AZ

January 3, 2021 to January 10, 2021
Hosts

Kurt Glassell 928-210-7505

Activity Ideas

Hiking, 4 wheeling, see old gold mines, visit the new border wall under construction. The dump tour, the farm and manure tour and Muggins Mountains wilderness tour.

Parking Location

BLM land off if I – 8 free

Directions and Other Information

Exit 30, go south 1 1/2 miles. Turn onto BLM land just before canal. Use caution and watch ahead do not get stuck in the sand. Turn left only before the canal. Turning to the right there is a sign that says no overnight camping. Look for Win signs. Come with fresh water full and grey and black tanks empty.

GPS Coordinates

N32.637017,W114.142006Click 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


PUERTA PENASCO, MX

February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Hosts

Charlie Savior 562-221-2000 Co-host – Adrienne Leibowitz 805-458-2206

Activity Ideas

You will need:
1- Passport
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
3. You will need to purchase minimum liability Insurance. We have found the best rates from www.portugalinsurance.com.mx, 602-445-6182 (US Line) This company provides the best rates for insurance in Mexico. Please arrange your insurance before entering Mexico. Let them know you are with the WINs.
4. Tourist Card (FMM) Forma Migratoria Multiple which you can get on line and print out, or as you cross the border. Highly recommend you take care of this prior to going to Mexico. There are services that will do this for you that cost a lot more, but you can easily get this on line and it is good for 180 days.
5. Vehicle Registration

This year will be different due to Covid as we will be adjusting our activities as necessary to be as safe as possible. This circuit will also be dependent on the border opening up and an evaluation on the situation in Puerto Peñasco.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Penasco) to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $10 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry ($2.50 load, or wash and fold service available) and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.22 a gallon, dump free) Propane truck come through about 3 times a week.

GPS Coordinates

N31.3162,W113.5525Click on link to see Google Map


ORGAN PIPE NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ

January 29, 2021 to January 31, 2021
Hosts

Lynne Clark 503-860-7227

Activity Ideas

Organ Pipe National Monument preserves the northern-most natural habitat of Organ Pipe as well as amazing examples of desert plants, animals, geology, and human history. Enjoy the beauty in this desert oasis with great trails, scenic drives and star lit nights.  Ranger led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors center.

Parking Location

Twin Peaks Campground Now Open, First come first served until December 31st, January 1st through March 31st 2021 half of the sites will be reservable and Required – recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. $10 a night with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $20/night; $10/night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov. Suggested to reserve between sites 71 to 112. Use this as an opportunity to purchase insurance for your time in Mexico.

GPS Coordinates

N31.942940,W112.811165Click on link to see Google Map


Mexico Circuit 2021

January 31, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Activity Ideas

Once again, the WINs will visit Concha del Mar Campground in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Time to relax and enjoy seaside fun and views. And if you want to stay busy, there are lots of activities including shopping, walking on the beach, karaoke, kayaking, sightseeing, fishing, kite flying, whale and dolphin watching plus much more. Then there is also our famous Annual Puerto Penasco Hermit Crab Races along with a hat contest and parade for both the men and the women. Yes, there is betting and bidding to name each hermit crab, margaritas and shrimp cocktails for sale with all the proceeds going to buy food for the poor down there.
This year will be different due to Covid as we will be adjusting our activities as necessary to be as safe as possible. This circuit will also be dependent on the border opening up and an evaluation on the situation in Puerto Penasco.

Parking Location
Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

Click on link to see Google Map


JACKSONVILLE, FL

March 22, 2021 to March 29, 2021
Activity Ideas

Visit Kingsley Plantation, the oldest(1790s) and best-preserved plantation site in Florida. Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and walk the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Many hiking options such as the Timucuan Preserve and Talbot Island State Park. Drive to St. Augustine to tour the Castillo De San Marco Fort (built by the Spanish in the 1600s), the lighthouse, and the Fountain of Youth.

Parking Location

Faith United Methodist Church, 4000 Spring Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL

Directions and Other Information

Take Exit 347 form I-95 N. Turn Right onto US-1 Alt N/Emerson St, go .2 mi turn Right onto Spring Park Rd, go .6 mi and arrive at Faith United Methodist Church. Parking here is by special arrangements; therefore no early arrivals are permitted. $20/night for FHU and $10/night for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

N30.28441,W81.62125Click on link to see Google Map


ST AUGUSTINE, FL

March 15, 2021 to March 22, 2021
Activity Ideas

Enjoy nearby beaches, take a walking or trolley tour of downtown St. Augustine. Visit the Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Mose for a glimpse into the past. Bike the Palatka to St. Augustine Trail.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1420 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 904 471-2829

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 RV sites with W/E, No sewer. $30/night. Reservations are required to be made online at elks829.com/rv-parking/

GPS Coordinates

N29.87298,W81.28371Click on link to see Google Map


OCALA NATIONAL FOREST, FL

March 8, 2021 to March 15, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hike, kayak, fish and view wildlife in the Ocala National Forest. Visit the Union Street Downtown Farmers Market in Ocala on Wednesday. See the giant sinkhole, plunging more than 100ft, at Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. Bike the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.

Parking Location

Salt Springs Recreation Area, 13851 FL-19, Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $34 full-service hookup, $21 for seniors and Access Pass holders. Reservations needed and can be made at Recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

N29.356949,W81.732255Click on link to see Google Map


FRUITLAND PARK, FL

February 22, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Activity Ideas

Venetian Gardens Park, Pacquette’s Tractor Museum, Flat Island Preserve, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the VILLAGES, golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking.

Parking Location

Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $10/night dry camping, 20 acres, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station

GPS Coordinates

N28.86081,W81.93128Click on link to see Google Map


MELBOURNE, FL

February 15, 2021 to February 22, 2021
Activity Ideas

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Black Point Wildlife Drive, Brevard Veterans Military Museum & Military Museum, Kennedy Space Center (Space Shuttle Atlantis), US Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Exploration Tower

Parking Location

Melbourne Elks Lodge #1744, 211 Nieman Ave, Melbourne, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Dry Camping. 2 30 AMP sites available. Water is available, no sewer, reservations accepted. Donation. First come/first served. Alternative parking location is the Merritt Island Moose Lodge if available.

GPS Coordinates

N28.10482,W80.62493Click on link to see Google Map


KENANSVILLE, FL

February 8, 2021 to February 15, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hiking, FL National Scenic Trail, bird watching, boondocking in the woods, playing games, community potlucks, Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Parking Location

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

From US 441 at Kenansville, take FL Hwy 523 (Canoe Creek Road) 11 miles NW. Park entrance is on the left (west) – at intersection of FL Hwy 523 & Rd 5B.
If you are a senior AND a resident 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 and officials here have occasionally stopped individuals and demanded to see their permit. Basically, there is no camping time limit, just hunting season restrictions.
Nearest dump and water and propane: 8.5 miles south of Three Lakes WMA is at Lake Marian Paradise Marina & RV Resort 901 Arnold Road, Kenansville, FL 34739;
This is a wide-open field with lots of RVs, about 35 miles south of the Orlando area. It is a very popular spot with nearly unlimited space. No reservations are required.

GPS Coordinates

N27.951648,W81.141586Click on link to see Google Map


LAKE OKEECHOBEE, FL

February 1, 2021 to February 8, 2021
Activity Ideas

Golfing, Seminole Casino, Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, boat rentals, airboat tours, kayaking, Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center

Parking Location

DuPuis WMA – Horse Park, Canal Point FL 33438

Directions and Other Information

Go 3.8 mi E of intersection of US 98 & Rt 76 on E side of Lake Okeechobee, between Indiantown & Port Mayaca. dump station, water faucet – RV camping is at Gate 3, the Equestrian Center, dogs ARE allowed. some trees that need to be dodged for adequate solar. Lots of room. Laundry & groceries in Indiantown. Special Use License (SUL) Required: Go to https://www.sfwmd.gov/community-residents/recreation/sul a Select Option: RV/Travel Trailer, then click on Search Pick DuPuis, then Add Account. Complete required info etc. and get verify email etc and log back in. Now you can register for up to 8 days camping.

GPS Coordinates

N27.001301,W80.569392Click on link to see Google Map


HOMESTEAD, FL

January 18, 2021 to February 1, 2021
Activity Ideas

Biscayne National Park, Visit Alligator Farm and take an airboat ride. Tour Coral Castle. Take a boat ride in Miami and view the palatial homes on the coast. Kayak at Key Largo, Bike on nearby trails. Visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Pick up a Senior Discount book in Miami to take advantage of the discounts available.

Parking Location

Homestead Moose Lodge, 15490 SW 288th St., Homestead, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation. 5 or 6 30AMP sites available.

GPS Coordinates

N25.49926,W80.44194Click on link to see Google Map


EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, FL

January 11, 2021 to January 18, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hike the Anhinga Trail, Bike Shark Valley, take in a Ranger talk at Royal Palm Visitors Center, Ernest F Coe Visitors Center, or Flamingo Visitors Center. Drive the Loop Road, Long Pine Key, Pa-hay-okee Trail. Other hiking, biking and kayaking opportunities in the park along with boat tours.

Parking Location

Flamingo Campground, Homestead, Florida 33034 (239)695-0124

Directions and Other Information

At end of Hwy 9336 at Flamingo Visitor Center. Campground is 40 mi SW of park entrance. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at https://flamingoeverglades.com/camping/

GPS Coordinates

N25.13731,W80.93870Click on link to see Google Map


FORT MYERS, FL

January 4, 2021 to January 11, 2021
Activity Ideas

Fleamaster flea market, Edison-Ford Museum, Manatee Park, Sanibel Island & Darling Wildlife Refuge (drive or bike).

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 2163 Twin Brooks Rd, Fort Myers, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. Dry Camping, donation.

GPS Coordinates

N26.69676,W81.85733Click 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


Winter Florida 2020/21

November 2, 2020 to March 29, 2021
Hosts

Arlene Teague at 828 443-0279

Activity Ideas

This circuit will start in Pensacola, FL early in November and will continue down the Gulf Coast side of Florida. After spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve near Punta Gorda, the circuit will continue around the tip of Florida and up the central area and east coast of Florida. Activities will include hiking, biking, kayaking and of course sightseeing.

The number of participants will need to be limited to 12 due to the size of the locations. It is strongly recommended that you have an Elks and Moose membership as some of the lodges require membership to stay there. There are a few places that require reservations and they are noted. They will need to be made as soon as you confirm with the circuit leader availability to join.

A circuit leader has not yet been identified. Until one is named, please call Arlene Teague at 828 443-0279 to indicate your interest in the circuit.

Parking Location
Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

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KANAB, UT

May 6, 2021 to May 11, 2021
Hosts

Ric Turley 303-642-3106, co-host: Dave Moore – 619-279-1268

Activity Ideas

Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. Zion has incredible hikes but some may be limited to the number of people or closed due to Covid restrictions The Wave is probably the most incredible hike you will ever take but you have to go to Kanab Center Gym located at 180 E. 100 N, along the back east of the building the day before and sign up for the lottery between 8:30 AM and 9 AM. 16 people will be awarded permits each day. Only 1 person from each group is allowed enter the building to fill out the form and they must be masked. The lottery takes place at 9AM. If a group wins the lottery, they may enter the building with masks for orientation. (Do not park in front of the building as you could be towed off. White Pockets is also fabulous place to hike but your also need reservations and a permit. There are usually less people trying to get out there as it a long 4 wheel drive to get there with deep sand.

Parking Location

Gravel pit off of Hwy 89. Free dispersed. Note this is a new gravel pit. Host should definitely get there the day before to scout the area and post signs as to the best way to enter the area.

Directions and Other Information

Off of US 89 south of the gravel pit we stayed at before. A little rough in place so go slow. Host should go in the day before to pick out an area and post signs. Turn off of Hwy 89 at N37.20778,W112.68423

GPS Coordinates

N37.20687,W112.67746Click on link to see Google Map


PAGE, AZ

May 4, 2021 to May 6, 2021
Hosts

Bill Back – 317-652-0636

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum. Please note, due to Covid many tours have been cancelled.

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. Utah is one hour ahead of Arizona.

GPS Coordinates

N37.020011,W111.539688Click on link to see Google Map


PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

April 19, 2021 to April 25, 2021
Hosts

Margaret Murray (970) 214-4943

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. NOTE: no early arrivals or staying late.

Parking Location

Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ. Note no early arrivals or staying later then posted. USE SECOND GATE, WATER, DUMP AND PROPANE ARE RIGHT THERE AS YOU ENTER IN THE SECOND GATE.

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS:. 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


TUYSAYAN / GRAND CANYON, AZ

April 28, 2021 to May 4, 2021
Hosts

Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638

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 Colters 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 Arizona 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

Take 89 North to 40 East, to 64 North to fire road 688. The host should get there the day before to select an area to park and post signs

GPS Coordinates

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


PAYSON, AZ

April 12, 2021 to April 19, 2021
Hosts

Joanne Hansen – 970-376-3012

Activity Ideas

Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at Green Valley Lake. Take a day trip along top edge of Mogollon Rim on Control Road 64 and travel east to Tonto Village and then back to Payson.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1206 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From Roosevelt Lake take Hwy 188 and Beeline Hwy north into Payson. Stay on Beeline Hwy and at north end of town turn left on W Airport Rd. Elks Lodge on left. Call Camp Host, Joe Hannum 928-951-2036, prior to arrival to advise of dates, etc. $10 dry camp.

GPS Coordinates

N34.256705,W111.324395Click on link to see Google Map


ROOSEVELT, AZ

April 5, 2021 to April 12, 2021
Hosts

Marci Dickerson – 328-268-9701

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats.

Parking Location

Windy Hill Campground, Coyote Loop. There are 3 loops in Coyote closer to the water. Reservations can be made for odd numbered sites through Recreation.gov, even numbered sites are first come first serve. $25 single, $50 double, 1/2 off with senior pass on single sites. The Javelina loop is close if the others are filled.

Directions and Other Information

From Globe, AZ go west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 188. Take Hwy 188 north to Windy Hill CG. Go into campground and pay fee at machine for the number of days you are staying, currently $12.50 per day Golden Age or Senior Pass. Double sites is $50 or $25 with pass. Sites have covered tables and fire pits, the bathrooms and showers are closed. Pack it in, pack it out, trash only picked once a week. Dump located across from Cholla Campground, 8 miles north on Hwy 188, (no fee) Scenic area. Possible wildflowers and cactus blooms. No RV’s over Hwy 88 (Apache Trail).

GPS Coordinates

N33.652749,W111.093879Click on link to see Google Map


SAFFORD, AZ

March 29, 2021 to April 2, 2021
Activity Ideas

Take a drive on the Black Hills National Back Country Byway to Gila Box area, visit the Morenci Discovery Park, drive and hike Mount Graham, and visit the nearby hot springs.

Parking Location

BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From Safford, take Highway 70 east approximately 2-3 miles and turn right on Haekel Road for approximately 1 mile. The BLM parking will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

N32.79391,W109.59319Click on link to see Google Map


WILLCOX, AZ

March 22, 2021 to March 29, 2021
Hosts

Dana Alford – 720-308-7407

Activity Ideas

Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131.The Elks is open, $20 for water and electric hook ups and $10 for dry camping. Mad Madness is the week prior for any who are interested.

Directions and Other Information

Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down

GPS Coordinates

N32.251927,W109.827735Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA (Option 1), AZ

March 18, 2021 to March 22, 2021
Hosts

Pat Schumacher – 503-660-5945 Limited to first 14 people to sign up with Pat

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)

Directions and Other Information

Going east on Hwy 82 from Nogales as you first enter Patagonia, McKeown Avenue splits off to the right. Veer right onto McKeown Ave. Go approx. 1 block and park on left beside the curb before getting to the park bathrooms.

GPS Coordinates

N31.538455,W110.7567Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC (Option 2), AZ

March 14, 2021 to March 18, 2021
Hosts

Limited group size, please sign up with Pat Schumacher -503-660-5945

Activity Ideas

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail to Tumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on back road to Arivaca, birding at Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory Visitors Center (reservations needed). $8 night, plus $3-5 to dump depending on the size of the rig.

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch, 132 Bridge Rd, Tubac, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under freeway and then south on Frontage Rd to Bridge Rd. Turn left (east) onto Bridge Rd. At “T” turn right and go about ½ mile to the bridge. Cross bridge and continue to a gravel road on left. Turn left onto gravel road then right over RR tracks. Continue straight onto the tree lined road, then make a right and then a left turn. The turn into the Flying W Ranch is on the left. Park on the large level field to the left of the house. Water, electric, dump, laundry and WIFI available.

GPS Coordinates

N31.61389,W111.03647Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ

March 3, 2021 to March 14, 2021
Hosts

Paul Tracy – 518-852-2445

Activity Ideas

Hiking, 4 wheeling

Parking Location

Old Ajo Road BLM land

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N32.161546,W111.102710Click on link to see Google Map


ORGAN PIPE NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ

February 28, 2021 to March 3, 2021
Hosts

Bob Moser – 619-836-4451

Activity Ideas

Organ Pipe National Monument preserves the northern-most natural habitat of the Organ Pipe as well as amazing examples of desert plants, animals, geology, and human history. Enjoy the beauty in this desert oasis with great trails, scenic drives and star lit nights.

Parking Location

Twin Peaks Campground Now Open, First come first served until December 31st, January 1st through March 31st 2021 half of the sites will be reservable and Required – recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. $10 a night with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

Follow Arizona HWY 85 through Ajo and Why. The Ajo entrance is 4 miles from Why. The Kris Eggle Visitor Center is 22 miles south of Why

GPS Coordinates

N31.942822,W112.811567Click on link to see Google Map


GILA BEND, AZ

February 24, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Hosts

Bob Moser – 618-836-4451

Activity Ideas

Visit the 9/11 Memorial Park featuring a 4K1B steel beam once part of the Twin Towers. Gaitlin Archaeological Park was evacuated in 1959, a major Hohokam trade route. Visit the Hila Bend Museum and the Gillespie Dam Bridge built in 1927 and on the National Register of historic places. Tour the painted Rock Petroglyph site and the Sonoran Desert.

Parking Location

Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground. Approximately 12.5 miles west of Gila Bend. Picnic tables, grills, fire rings and a vault toilet. No potable water

Directions and Other Information

US 60 to AZ 303 loop S ramp. Turn right to I-10 towards Los Angeles. Exit 112 to AZ-85 towards I-8 towards Yuma. 46101 Rocky Point Road. Exit I-8 at Painted Dam Rock Rd/exit 102 roughly 12.5 miles on Painted Rock Dam Road. 10.7 miles to Rocky Point Road

GPS Coordinates

N33.022819,W113.050420Click on link to see Google Map