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.
Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton, Ave, Hudson, FL
Use address or GPS coordinates.
N28.39026,W82.66285 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Moose Lodge #2112, 221 S Haid Terr, Lecanto, FL 34461
Use address or GPS coordinates. There is also an Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge in Homosassa that could be used for overflow.
N28.85986,W82.42582 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Elks Lodge #1851, 305 Puckett Rd, Perry, FL 32348
Use address or GPS coordinates. 14 RV sites with E/W. Dump available. Donation.
N30.09455,W83.58559 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Moose Center #1075 850-575-4226, 1478 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
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.
N30.46652,W84.36135 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Moose Lodge, 739 E 24th Plz, Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 785-9984
Use street address or GPS coordinates. The lodge is currently closed due to hurricane damage.
N30.19296,W85.64830 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Pensacola Elks Lodge #2108, 850-455-5522, 727 S. 72nd Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32526
Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 sites with E 30 Amp & W, 35′ length max, dump, $15/night. Some dry camping available.
N30.40090,W87.30850 – Click on link to see Google Map
Arlene Teague at 828 443-0279
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.
Ric Turley 303-642-3106, co-host: Dave Moore – 619-279-1268
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.
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.
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
N37.20687,W112.67746 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bill Back – 317-652-0636
Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum. Please note, due to Covid many tours have been cancelled.
Lone Rock Campground
Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page. Utah is one hour ahead of Arizona.
N37.020011,W111.539688 – Click on link to see Google Map
Margaret Murray (970) 214-4943
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.
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.
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.
N34.582558,W112.310615 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638
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..
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.
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
N35.92670,W112.12893 – Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Hansen – 970-376-3012
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.
Elks Lodge, 1206 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ
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.
N34.256705,W111.324395 – Click on link to see Google Map
Marci Dickerson – 328-268-9701
Kayaking, hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats.
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.
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).
N33.652749,W111.093879 – Click on link to see Google Map
Take a drive on the Black Hills National Back Country Byway to Gila Box area, visit the Morenci Discovery Park, drive and hike Mount Graham, and visit the nearby hot springs.
From Safford, take Highway 70 east approximately 2-3 miles and turn right on Haekel Road for approximately 1 mile. The BLM parking will be on the right.
N32.79391,W109.59319 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dana Alford – 720-308-7407
Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.
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.
Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down
N32.251927,W109.827735 – Click on link to see Google Map
Pat Schumacher – 503-660-5945 Limited to first 14 people to sign up with Pat
Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.
Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)
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.
N31.538455,W110.7567 – Click on link to see Google Map
Limited group size, please sign up with Pat Schumacher -503-660-5945
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.
Flying W RV Ranch, 132 Bridge Rd, Tubac, AZ
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.
N31.61389,W111.03647 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Tracy – 518-852-2445
Hiking, 4 wheeling
Old Ajo Road BLM land
N32.161546,W111.102710 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bob Moser – 619-836-4451
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.
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
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
N31.942822,W112.811567 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bob Moser – 618-836-4451
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.
Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground. Approximately 12.5 miles west of Gila Bend. Picnic tables, grills, fire rings and a vault toilet. No potable water
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
N33.022819,W113.050420 – Click on link to see Google Map
Minnie Bedrick – 940-231-3169
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, 4-wheeling and hiking.
Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land
From highway 60 on west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 3.6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.
N33.918331,W112.798714 – Click on link to see Google Map
Bill Back – 317-652-0636
Visit the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Powerhouse Visitor Center, and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts. Take Route 66 to the Town of Oatman. Don’t forget the Desert Diamond Distillery, Kingman Railroad Museum and Locomotive Park. There is lots of hiking near the campsite.
Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (BLM) (928) 757-7919, off US-93, north of Kingman, AZ
From Laughlin take the AZ-68E to the US 93S ramp to Kingman for approximately 2 miles. The turn off to the campground will be on your right, watch for signs.
N35.205741,W114.096583 – Click on link to see Google Map
Pat Schunacher 503-660-5945
Visit Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection, visit the many casinos, travel by water taxi, stroll along River Walk or take your bike, kayak, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labryinths.
Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029 Call in January with approximate size of group to make sure we can still park there. 702-298-2535
Use address or GPS:. Free dry camping in area south between Riverside and Aquarius for 14 nights with registration and permit.
N35.165176,W114.571836 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638
Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge. Visit Lake Havasu State Park, Sara Park and museum of history.
Lone Tree Campground
Az 95 N … Go North of city to Havasu Heights (right after mm 197)
N34.628205,W114.330032 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mark Hopkins – 310-809-4605
Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar. Visit Buckskin Mountain Park, Parker Dam, see the Swansea Ghost Town, Colorado River Indian Tribe Museum and maybe even a hot air balloon. Pub crawl.
Shea Road BLM land, Free
From WIN’s camp in Quartzsite, Head southwest on Plomosa toward US 95 N. Turn RIGHT to stay on AZ-95, as you approach Parker, turn right on Shea Rd The first 3 1/2 miles are a bit bumpy with no camping signs. Then it turns into a new paved road with welcome campers about 7 1/2 miles in. Camp is about 10.5 miles/15 minutes in
N34.1148025,W114.12132 – Click on link to see Google Map
Adrienne Leibowitz – 805-458-2206
Biggest Annual WIN Gathering! Ice cream social, dancing, gem show, all RV repairs/alterations available, 4-wheeling, desert golf, RV show, restaurants. Big Tent Event Jan 16 – 24th, (confirmed it will be happening), Blythe Bluegrass Festival – January 17th – 19th tentatively. Desert Bar will hopefully be able to open on weekends as usual. Silly All for pizza. Catch up with all your WIN friends as well as those in other RV groups such as SOLOs and LOWs. Join in their activities and invite them to ours. Again we will have out DJ system there.
BLM area on Plomosa Road.
Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue 6 miles past signal Quartzsite to Plomosa Road-turn right. Register with camp host on corner. Proceed to 2 mile marker where you will see WIN signs on right side of road. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Depending the size of the rig. Showers available at laundry in town for $.
N33.75700,W114.17976 – Click on link to see Google Map
Host Needed Host or a volunteer to collect the $5 a night fee
Kayak on Martinez Lake. See wild burros, dance, go birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.
Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.
Take AZ-95 north to Martinez Lake turnoff. Note there is a lot of road construction on 95 near the Army base, road is rough and slow. Turn right across from fire station and right into dirt parking area. You will see WIN signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5.
Camping fee $5. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEES HAVE GONE UP TO $10 A NIGHT BUT WE STILL HAVE IT AT $5 PER NIGHT WITH THE GROUP. NEED TO DESIGNATE SOMEONE TO COLLECT THE FEES
N32.97335,W114.46036 – Click on link to see Google Map
Don Pedro Thull – 925-437-8857 Co-Host – Bill Back – 317-652-0636
ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. This will be a very different year as we trying very hard to be safe and healthy. After all none of us are youngsters. With that in mind, we have decided to error on the side of safety/health and dispense with the usual holiday gift exchanges and pot lucks. There are still hikes, shopping, 4 wheeling, biking etc and anyone can put an activity on the white board that they would be willing to lead along with the date and time. Those that are interested can show up for that activity. We can still go down to Algodones for shopping and dental work. The border is open as of this writing to go back and forth but with limited times due to Covid restrictions. We will be doing everything possible to have fun and to be safe. Your suggestions are encouraged and welcomed.
BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.
Turn into VFW parking lot from AZ-95, go behind VFW building and thru gate to parking area. Registration is required, but no camping fees.
N32.728665,W114.422870 – Click on link to see Google Map
BLM Hot Springs across road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.
Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM
CA, HOLTVILLE: (1) Long Term Visitor Area Parking $40 for 2 weeks or (2) you can stay on the nearby free BLM area for up to 14 days. From I-8 take exit 131 (Vanderlinden Rd), go N, after crossing under I-8, turn right on Evan Hewes Hwy. In about a mile you will cross over the Highline Canal. (1) If you want to stay at the Long-term Visitor Area, look for it on the left shortly after crossing the canal. (2) If you want to stay on the free BLM land, after you have crossed the canal, make an immediate right on Holdridge Road. Go under the I-8 overpass. Continue on paved road for 1.8 miles (road becomes graded dirt) to BLM sign on left “14-day camping”. GPS: are to the Long-term Visitor Area
N32.768612,W115.269856 – Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Jones (248) 765-1411; co-host Judy Carren (480) 815-7665
Jojoba is normally a very active RV park with a full roster of activities, but this year with Covid concerns all social activities have been cancelled. We have use of the clubhouse, but that is all. There is hiking, wineries, Old Town Temecula as well as San Diego to visit in the area. The grounds are very pretty and lovely to walk around.
Jojoba Hills SKP Resort, 45120 Hwy 79, Aguanga, CA 92536-9706
If you want to attend, please call the host to sign up. There are a limited number of spots; 24 in total, 3 that have hookups and the remaining are dry camping. $7.50 for dry camping and $35 for hookups. Please keep the host informed if you change your mind, due to the limited number of spots.
Please note this is writing for approval from the Board of Directors
N33.447071 W116.873316 – Click on link to see Google Map
No host needed, stop over for shopping
Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway, Indio, CA
Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. Casino on right. Very large parking area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.
N33.719444,W116.190930 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Tracy 518-852-2445. Please contact Paul and let him know if you will be there and participating with the food as he needs a head count to know how much food to order. You are still more then welcome to join us if you choose not to participate with the potluck.
Annual Thanksgiving celebration. Thursday turkey with all the trimmings, Friday left overs, Saturday soups and Sunday Ice cream. Gathering fee $20 for the food plus bring a potluck dish to share. Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s. Hiking and biking in the desert and great 4-wheeling Visit the Desert Bar on weekends.
BLM Hi Jolly
Take I-10 East to Quartzsite. Turn left/north onto AZ-95 to mile marker 112 and turn right at the Hi Jolly entrance. Look for Win signs and flag. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.
N33.709526,W114.216338 – Click on link to see Google Map
Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.
Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks. Alternative Parking for Joshua Tree BLM North – BEWARE THIS AREA IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING No facilities. Free. 14-day camping. 3.75 mi E of Joshua Tree on SR-62, turn N on Sunfair Rd (dips on this road!), go 2.5 mi to Sunflower, turn East on the dirt road. Stay on Sunflower for 1 mile, past the solar panel field on your right to a single-lane unmarked dirt road, which is Cascade. Turn Left. These dirt roads are rutted & washed out, but ground is solid during dry weather – go carefully & slowly. Good Verizon. Scenic distant city lights & quiet at night. Easy access to town. (34.17198,W116.22985) 7.5+ miles to West entrance to Joshua Tree National Park
At Indio, take I-10 West, at Exit 117, take CA-62 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley for 20 miles. Turn Left onto Cherokee Trail, then right onto Yucca Trail.
20 full hookup sites for $20 a nite or $120 a week, dry camping $10. We can dry camp in electrical sites once all the dry camping sites are taken BUT we must leave two sites for other Elks. Water and dump free for campers and $5 for others. The Elks currently is open on Tuesdays and Fridays for outside patio dinners. Masks are required.
N34.1210892,W116.4436787 – Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee 303-522-7661 email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and enjoy the FUN AND EXCITEMENT IN THE PALMS WITH YOUR BEST HAWAIIAN APPAREL AT THE ALL SINGLES WIN GATHERING at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa & RV Park. Valon Bishop has again out done herself creating a Hawaiian paradise of decorations. Come prepared with your Hawaiian shirts, skirts, tops, dresses and masks.
You can also enjoy many of the resorts amenities such as Bocce Ball, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, ping pong, pool tables, two swimming pools (hopefully the spas will be open). We will have music from our own DJ system, and Paul Martin (WIN singer songwriter) has agreed to entertain us. Probably a jam session or two. It will be a great time to hang with both old and new friends while enjoying gorgeous sunsets. Between dips in the pools, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, 4 wheeling, or visit Waggin’ Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Don’t miss this fun event!
Please note that we will be following CDC and local guidelines, social distancing, masks, wash your hands, etc. We want everyone to be safe.
Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa, 1500 Spa Road, Niland, CA.
(You can come 5 days early and leave 5 days late for the same discounted price – Oct 23, 2020 – Nov 10, 2020)
You do not have to be a member to participate in this gathering. All singles are welcome.
Use address or GPS:. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 or 760-354-1340 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN GATHERING to get your discounted campsite and be parked with the group. DO NOT use the
FOY website to make your camping reservation. NO CAMPSITE DISCOUNT if you register using FOY website, you must call.
If this is your first time camping at FOY, your price will be:
$12.95 Full hookup or $9.95 Dry camping.
For FOY returning campers, your price will be:
$24.00 Full hookup or $17.00 Dry camping.
ATTENTION!!: If you book and pay Fountain of Youth (FOY) for express check-in on or before September 15th you will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT on your campsite. The discounted fee is available 5 days before the dance rally starts and 5 days after it ends.
NOTE: You must be camping at Fountain of Youth to attend the GATHERING.
There will be a $20 gathering fee collected when you sign in at the gathering. There is no pre-registration on the website this year. Just make your phone reservation at FOY and go to the gathering.
N33.397959,W115.662632 – Click on link to see Google Map
Circuit Leader – Needed
Contact Adrienne Leibowitz at 805-458-2206 or email@example.com to volunteer to lead this circuit or to host a stop.
The 2020/21Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN All Singles Gathering at the Fountain of Youth (FOY) Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA. The circuit will include our annual visits to Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving, Yuma for the Holidays and Quartzsite for the Big Tent RV Show in the last half of January. Other gathering stops can be added or changed based on feedback provided from WIN members. Hosts are needed for the gatherings, please email or call Adrienne Leibowitz to provide any feedback and to indicate where you would like to host.
The Winter circuit goes through and around Arizonia, parts of California and finishes in Panguitch Utah on May 11th. Please note that stops may change, cancel or be added due to the uncertainties with Covid. Some of the places may close and others may open up. Some we don’t have information on yet. For instance, the Gila Bend Elks is not open but they may let us park there. If not, the stop at Why can be extended. Many of the Elks that are listed have said OK to parking even if they are closed, while some are open and look forward to us getting there. Unfortunately some may close. All we know for sure is that things will change, but we are WINs and we can all handle that.
Reminder, individuals need to make their own reservations at the Havasu Elks 60 days prior if you want hook ups, ($30 nite) February 5th – 11th
Contact information for Adrienne is firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text 805-458-2206.
No host needed, just overnight
Take a break
Scadden Wash is the easiest area to park just off of Hwy 10 Frontage Road (Kuehn Street) from the mile marker 19 exit east. south of Frontage Road. Dispersed. Hi Jolly BLM Camping off Hwy 95north from Quartzite, AZ. To mile marker 112 and turn right at the Hi Jolly entrance
Let onto S Montezuma St. 43 miles, turn right onto AZ-71 S, 24 miles, turn right onto US-60 W, 54 miles, take I-10 W ramp towards Los Angeles
N33.668300,W114.164389 – Click on link to see Google Map
Hiking, bird watching, kayaking, relaxing in the trees. This is not far from town and would be a good time to pick up supplies, food, drink, etc for FOY. There are not any stores to speak of in the area, (Brawley or Indio) are the closest. There is a Costco and a Trader Joes in Prescott along with most other stores.
Elks at 6245 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
$10 dry camp, no reservations needed. $25 hook ups, reservations suggested
N34.579011,W112.355945 – Click on link to see Google Map
Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and her Desert View Watchtower. Lipan Point, with wide views of the canyon and Colorado River, is a popular, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Williams Arizonia Forest Service Dispersed, pull offs on any Forest Road at least quarter mile from Hwy 180/64. Free, All year, 50 foot max RV length, 6520 ft elevation, excepts big rigs, trail, hike.
US 191 S 26 miles, turn right onto US-160 W/US 191 SOUTH,126 miles, US 89 S to HWY 180 North to HWY 64 up to the Grand Canyon and right on Fire Road 688.
Note: Highway 64 is closed going across the Reservation. Unfortunately and driving down to Flagstaff increases the drive to a total of approximately 300 miles. For those that want to break up the drive, there is an area park in Cinder Hills near the Flagstaff area, 35.331020,-111.517994.
There is is also dispersed parking near Bellmont on the other side of Flagstaff, FS 171, there are many areas of dispersed parking along this road starting about 1 mile in 35.1316682,-111.5325403
N35.92670,W112.12893 – Click on link to see Google Map
Amy Marshall – 775-537-5511 and Joe Wolf – 314-610-5149
The three main sites of interest near Mexican Hat are the overlook at Muley Point, the entrenched river meanders at Goosenecks State Park and the red sandstone formations of Valley of the Gods. After passing the eroded mesas of Monument Valley, highway US 163 crosses 20 miles of rather flat landscape past scattered Navajo houses to Mexican Hat, a small settlement named after a curious formation nearby consisting of a large flat rock 60 feet in diameter perched precariously on a much smaller base at the top of a small hill. The village itself is small, home to fewer than 100 people and offering few facilities, but the surrounding scenery is exceptional and not often visited, featuring 1,200 foot sandstone cliffs at the edge of Cedar Mesa, deep, layered canyons of the San Juan River, vast sandy desert plains, and a wide valley studded with isolated red rock buttes and mesas.
Sand Island Campground. The campground features 23 campsites which are first come first served and self registration at the site. $15 nite ($7.50 with senior pass) Picnic table, fire grate, drinking water usually through October.
South on 191 72 miles, turn left onto US-191 S/S Main Street, 29 miles, left onto Sand Island Rd 0.3 miles, left 50 feet Sand Island Campground. Located on the bank of the San Juan River, 3 miles West of Bluff, Utah. North bank of river, right on Sand Island Road, entrance is a mile E of the HWY 191/US-163 intersection
N37.262825,W109.613237 – Click on link to see Google Map
Paul Tracy ( 518) 852-2445
Located 5 miles from downtown Moab with convenient access to many bike and off highway vehicle trails, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, a world renowned biking destination. The area is also a premier destination for 4X4 and back country motorcycle enthusiasts. There is nearly 40 miles of off highway vehicle trails to explore with the recreation area.
Dalton Wells Road
South on 191 approximately 16 miles, left turn on Dalton Wells Road and then 2nd road to left Look for WIN signs
WATCH FOR SOFT SAND, DO NOT SLOW DOWN GOING THROUGH IT.
N38.71700,W109.69328 – Click on link to see Google Map
No host needed, over night at Walmart
Walmart Supercenter, 1000 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado
From I-70 W exit 90, Turn left onto Co-13 S and go for about 0.1 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Taugenbaugh Blvd and go for about 351 feet. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Airport Rd and go for about for about 0.5 miles. Store is on the left. Stay on the right side of the lot as you enter
N39.523129,W107.768210 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Colorado Springs Elks Lodge #309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. (719) 633-1727. Elevation: 6,000 ft.
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.
N38.880678,W104.819222 – Click on link to see Google Map
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. There’s a lot more here than just the huge dunes that are the tallest in the US and cover 330 square miles. There is also forest and mountain ecosystems in the park. Zapata Falls is nearby.
Biking, Birding, Campfire Rings, Drinking Water, Firewood, Hiking, Horseshoe Pit, Host, Interpretive Trails, Parking Area, Picnic Area, RV sites, Recycling, River Access, Trails, Trash Collection, Vault Toilets, Volleyball Courts, Wildlife Viewing, Dump Station
San Luis Lakes Colorado State Wildlife Area – Mosca Campground , 50 first come first served spaces, most with electric. Fishing license required to use the SWA and the campground. A 5 day fishing license available for $32 online or at the Alamosa Walmart. This requirement is being enforced by a campground host at this circuit stop. No water or dump station is available at the Mosca campground, so plan to arrive with water tank full and waste tanks empty. The former Pinion Flats CG is 16 miles, 23 minutes away from the Mosca CG. Hosts and meetings will be held at the Mosca CG. Contact Randy Smischny, 913-226-4550 email@example.com with questions regarding this change.
From Alamosa, take Colorado 17 thirteen miles north, turn right onto Lane 6 north for 7.7 miles, turn left onto N CR-116 into the SWA, campground will be on the left.
N37.6703349,W105.7380511 – Click on link to see Google Map
Pagosa Springs is a town in southwest Colorado known for its hot springs. It’s surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains and vast areas of national forest. The San Juan River, with its abundant trout, runs through town. To the southwest, Chimney Rock National Monument features the ruins of ancient Ancestral Puebloan dwellings. Take a day trip of scenic driving to the old mining town of Creede, Colorado.
Turkey Springs NF, Pagosa Springs, CO Elevation: 7,300 ft.
From Hwy 160 in Pagosa Springs, take a left onto Piedra Rd, CO 600, go 6.5miles, turn left onto Turkey Springs Road. Free dry camping, no facilities.
N37.3283943,W107.1410865 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Junction Creek Campground, 1499 FDR 171, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 884-2512 Elevation: 7,300 ft.
From US Hwy 550 take W25th Street West, which becomes Junction St, which becomes Junction Creek Rd, which becomes 204. Reservations need to be made at www.recreation.gov Junction Creek Campground sites becomes first come first served (FCFS) on September 14. Reserve the nights of September 9-13 and pay for the night of September 14 in the pay box after arriving, for the spot you are already parked in. Note: Some sites may become FCFS on other days so you may have to browse recreation.gov viewing all sites to find open sites.
N37.3384,W107.9166 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Mesa Verde National Park, and take a Ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House ($5 per person – tickets sell out quickly but can be purchased up to two days in advance at the Mesa Verde Visitor Center, open 7:30 am to 7 pm). Visit the Cortez Cultural Center for a glimpse into the current Native American culture and the Hawkins Preserve to see the area’s native flora. Celebrate Labor Day.
Elks Lodge #1789, 2100 N Dolores Rd, Cortez, CO. Elevation: 6,200 ft.
$18/night for Electric, donation for dry camping.
N37.371569,W108.553159 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
Lizard Head Pass Dispersed Campground, Telluride, CO. Elevation 10,250 feet
East side of Lizard Head Pass, 10 miles south of the town of Telluride on CO-145.
N37.81150,W107.90572 – Click on link to see Google Map
Tour the Museum of the Mountain West and the Ute Indian Museum. The Montrose Water Sports Park is a must do afternoon for kayakers, beginners to expert, with six drop structures, and a gradient of 11 feet for 1/5 mile, supporting a leisurely run with natural obstacles. Catch a performance of the Magic Circle Players. Visit the Montrose Botanical Garden and the Montrose County Museum. Shop at the Montrose Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. There are several hot springs in the Montrose and Ouray area. Visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for hiking, scenic drives, kayaking; rock climbing, and wildlife watching. Visit the Morrow Point Reservoir at the beginning of the Black Canyon where visitors can take a ranger-led pontoon boat through the upper Black Canyon. Other activities include visiting Montrose, hiking, and bicycle riding. Day trip to Grand Junction, largest city in western Colorado, for supplies and to visit Colorado National Monument – the national park you have never heard of.
Elks Lodge #1053, 891 S. Hillcrest Dr. (970) 249-4852 $5/night donation. Elevation: 5,800 ft.
Electricity and dump available.
N38.479638,W107.8599647 – Click on link to see Google Map
Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado’s largest body of water with 96 miles of shoreline and the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States. Let’s go fishing!!! Head down to the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, that routes water from the Gunnison River through the mountain to Montrose and other farming communities. Attend Ranger led hikes and Ranger campfire programs to learn about the area. Take a day trip to Crested Butte. Other activities include visiting Gunnison, kayaking, hiking, and bicycle riding.
Elk Creek Campground on the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Elevation 7,540 feet. Elevation: 7,500 ft.
16 miles west of Gunnison on US-50. (970)641-2337 Dump and water are available at the campground. $16/night for non-electric sites. Electric hookups in loop D only, additional $6/night. Loop D recommended for larger rigs. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 6 months prior to your stay. Must be made 4 days prior to arrival. www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.
N38.46778,W107.17583 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayak, fish, hike (Colorado trail), bike. Day trips to Leadville. 15 miles from Mt. Elbert, highest point in Colorado. 8900’ elevation.
Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area (SWA). Dispersed sites. Free. Room for 50 RVs along creek or in an open-sky area. Good interior gravel roads. Some fire rings, pit toilet.
From Granite, go 1.6 mi. south on US24, turn right (west) on Clear Creek Canyon Rd / CR-390, go 2 miles to the SWA on left (signed), just past reservoir. Colorado Fishing and Hunting License required to camp in this State Wildlife Area based on new law effective July 1, 2020. Please read the introductory information on this circuit for more details.
N39.021996,W106.281078 – Click on link to see Google Map