Western Winter Circuit 2020/21

Western Winter Circuit 2020/21

Circuit Leader – Needed

Contact Adrienne Leibowitz at 805-458-2206 or adriennelulu@gmail.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 adriennnelulu@gmail.com or by phone/text 805-458-2206.


QUARTZSITE, AZ

January 16, 2021 to January 30, 2021
Hosts

Adrienne Leibowitz – 805-458-2206

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

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 $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.75700,W114.17976Click on link to see Google Map


PARKER, AZ

January 30, 2021 to February 5, 2021
Hosts

Mark Hopkins – 310-809-4605

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

Shea Road BLM land, Free

Directions and Other Information

Head southwest on Plomosa toward US 95 N, turn right onto US 95 N Turn left to stay on AZ-95, turn right on Shea Rd The first 3 1/2 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.

GPS Coordinates

N34.12952,W114.16874Click on link to see Google Map


LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

February 5, 2021 to February 11, 2021
Hosts

Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge. Visit Lake Havasu State Park, Sara Park and museum of history.

Parking Location

BLM land

Directions and Other Information

Az 95 N … Go North of city to havasu hieght (right after mm 197)

GPS Coordinates

N34.66426,W114.30821Click on link to see Google Map


LAUGHLIN, NV

February 11, 2021 to February 16, 2021
Hosts

Pat Schunacher 503-660-5945

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

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

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS:. Free dry camping in area south between Riverside and Aquarius for 14 nights with registration and permit.

GPS Coordinates

N35.165176,W114.571836Click on link to see Google Map


KINGMAN, AZ

February 16, 2021 to February 20, 2021
Hosts

Bill Back – 317-652-0636

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (BLM) (928) 757-7919, off US-93, north of Kingman, AZ

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N35.205741,W114.096583Click on link to see Google Map


WICKENBURG, AZ

February 20, 2021 to February 24, 2021
Hosts

Minnie Bedrick – 940-231-3169

Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, 4-wheeling and hiking.

Parking Location

Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From highway 60 on west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.

GPS Coordinates

N33.9128037,W112.8054117Click on link to see Google Map


GILA BEND, AZ

February 24, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

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.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N32.95309,W112.69585Click on link to see Google Map


ORGAN PIPE NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ

February 28, 2021 to March 3, 2021
Hosts

Kevin Rummelhart – 319-333-2638

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

N32.238056,W112.751396Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON/CATALINA, AZ

March 3, 2021 to March 14, 2021
Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

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.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

32.497484,-110.926878754Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC, AZ

March 14, 2021 to March 18, 2021
Hosts

Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058 Limited group size, please sign up with Carolyn.

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).

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


PATAGONIA, AZ

March 18, 2021 to March 22, 2021
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058 Limited group size, please sign up with Carolyn

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


WILLCOX, AZ

March 22, 2021 to March 29, 2021
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

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.

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


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


ROOSEVELT, AZ

April 2, 2021 to April 12, 2021
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop. Reservations can be made for odd numbered sites through Recreation.gov, even numbered sites are first come first serve.

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


PAYSON, AZ

April 12, 2021 to April 19, 2021
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


PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

April 19, 2021 to April 24, 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

To be Verified: Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ

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


FLAGSTAFF, AZ

April 24, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

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.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

N35.1316683,W111.5325403Click on link to see Google Map


PAGE, AZ

April 30, 2021 to May 6, 2021
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


KANAB, UT

May 6, 2021 to May 11, 2021
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. Wave (lottery) and White Pocket (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Gravel pit off of Hwy 89. Free dispersed

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.

GPS Coordinates

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