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.
Maynard Magee 303-522-7661 email – email@example.com
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.
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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.
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ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Scenic drive to Julian to eat apple pie, enjoy 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, slot canyons, and visiting Borrego amazing metal sculptures. This year we may not be able to do a big pot luck due to Covid restrictions. We are still waiting to hear. Last year we modified the Thanksgiving celebration with a few people buying cooked turkeys and donating them as their pot luck dish to share. This idea worked out very well and we had plenty of food to share. Today with Covid and limited sizes of gatherings, we may have to improvise. Last year we were also able to use the American Legion for dinner, heating up all the food and clean up. At this point the American Legion in Anza Borrego is closed indefinitely, but their Campground is open at a $5 a night charge for dry camping. They have a dump station, water and showers. They have also said that we can use their kitchen which would be the best news. They just don’t know if the bar will be open but we can bring our own and give them a donation. Some may decide to stay there a couple of days over thanksgiving instead of driving back and forth.
Peg Leg Smith boondocking area.
Take I-10 east to CA-86 west to S-22 west (at Salton Sea area). Take a right on Henderson Canyon Road. WIN signs will be on right about 100 feet in. Water and dump available at the American Legion for $5. May also be avail be at the Anza Borrego State Park for $10.
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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
Great hiking and 4 wheeling with fabulous views along with petroglyphs. Saddle Mountain is one of the last places in central Arizona 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.
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 33.45407,-113.0577
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.
N33.460225,W113.055271 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s. Hiking and biking in the desert and great 4-wheeling Visit the Desert Bar on weekends if it opens. Note currently closed.
BLM Hi Jolly.
Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue north to mile marker 112 and turn eight at the Hi Jolly entrance. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.
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ANNUAL WIN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year’s Eve Dance, kayaking, walking, biking, hiking and many local attractions. Cross the border to Los Algodones for dental work, shopping, dining and dancing. (Please note that Algodones may have limited border crossing times due to Covid restrictions) Things will be updated as we move along.
We will have our own DJ system. VFW is partially open and hopefully will be able to open for New Years. We will have a $10 and a $1 gift exchange, so bring a wrapped gender neutral gifts for these exchanges. They are a lot of fun and you get to steal a gift also. There will be a pizza party, pot lucks, black eyed pea soup and much more as allowed by the CDC. We will be doing everything possible to have fun and to be safe.
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.
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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
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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 $.
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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.
BLM land off CA 62
From Quartzsite go North on 95, then turn left onto CA 62, go approximately 4 miles to BLM PKG:. Watch for signs. Free
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Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge. Visit Lake Havasu State Park, Sara Park and museum of history.
Lake Havasu Elks Lodge #2399 Campground, 3532 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 Optional Location, Craggy Wash Area, BLM, East of Hwy 95 north of the airport, free, 14 day limit, dispersed primitive.
Host needs to call Stanley, the Campground Host at 928 230-0980 to make reservations. Reservation may be made 60 days in advance (Not before October 1) and are highly recommended. Parking fees must be paid by cash or check. $30/night for FHU, $10/night for dry camping. Space is limited. The County Health Dept requires sewer hoses not touch the ground at this location.
N34.49776,W114.28547 – Click on link to see Google Map
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 702 298-2535
Use address or GPS:. Free dry camping in area south between Riverside and Aquarius for 14 nights with registration and permit.
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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.
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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 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.
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Visit the 9/11 Memorial Park featuring a 4Klb steel beam once part of the Twin Towers. Gatlin Archaeological Park was excavated in 1959, a major Hohokam trade route. Visit the Gila Bend Museum and the Gillespie Dam Bridge, built in 1927 and on the Nat’l Register of Historic Places. Tour the Painted Rock Petroglyph site and the Sonoran Desert Nat’l Monument.
Gila Bend Elks Lodge, 1400 E Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ 928 683-2089. Please note the lodge is currently closed due to Covid. Must be called prior to going there to verify parking.
Use address or GPS:. Donation of $10/night. Host should call a couple of weeks in advance with number of rigs and possibly arrange the $5 per nite as it was previously.
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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
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Catalina State Park is close by with great hiking, star gazing and bike trails. Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio. Oro Valley Heirloom Farmers Market,Tohono Chul Park, Sabino Canyon Recreation, Pima Air and Space Museum and Biosphere 2.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, 16045 North Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ.85739. Dry Camping, Donation Call about 3 weeks prior with numbers and exact dates. Room for 20 to 30 rigs, have an adjoining parking area to use.
Az-86 S, Rte 15, Right onto Battaglia, Left onto N Toltec Rd, Right onto I-10 E to Tucson, exit 219 onto Picacho Peak Rd. Right onto Camino Adelante,Left onto E. Park Link Dr., Right onto AZ179 S, Right onto AZ-77 S, Right onto E Graham.
32.497484,-110.926878754 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058 Limited group size, please sign up with Carolyn.
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).
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.
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Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058 Limited group size, please sign up with Carolyn
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.
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Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.
Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131. Please note we are waiting verification on whether or not they will be open for RV parking and their rates.
Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.
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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.
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Kayaking, hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats.
Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop. Reservations can be made for odd numbered sites through Recreation.gov, even numbered sites are first come first serve.
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).
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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.
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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.
To be Verified: Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ
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
Walk or bike in Flagstaff, stop and see the Historic Railroad Depot. Visit and hike in Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Northern Arizona Museum, Wupatki National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Forest Road 171 Dispersed Camping, free. Lots of parking in the trees or in the sun. Recommend the host get there a day early and pick out an area to park and post signs. These coordinates will take you about 1 1/2 miles back on the 171.
Exit I-40 West at exit 185 toward Bellmonte. Turn right on onto Transwestern Rd. Then left onto Brannigan park (old Route 66), then right on 171.
N35.1316683,W111.5325403 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. Wave (lottery) and White Pocket (reservations needed).
Gravel pit off of Hwy 89. Free dispersed
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.
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