Donna Backus (734) 476-3788
Adrienne Leibowitz (805) 458-2206
Linda Schultz, 810 625-8095 and Don Stier, 928 205-8865
There is an 11-mile paved multi-use trail around Diamond Lake. There are many hiking trails, including a self-guided nature trail, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Mt. Thielsen Trail and Mt. Bailey Trail; and that doesn’t even take into consideration the Crater Lake National Park and all it has to offer. Go to the Steel Visitor Center and watch the park film, drive around the lake, attend a Ranger program, find the phantom ship, take lots of pictures, visit the Sinnott Overlook, swim, and fish or dangle your toes in some of the world’s purest water. There are several dog friendly trails in the park. Take the Ranger guided Trolley Tour around Crater Lake and the Ranger guided boat tour. Take a Ranger led hike.
Diamond Lake Campground, Idleyld Park, OR, (541) 498-2531
Drinking water, showers, garbage disposal, grey water waste sumps, dump station, picnic tables, fire rings. $16/night S/A ½ off; $22 for lakeshore sites; $21 for double site; $27 for double lakeshore.
43.15930, -122.13309 – Click on link to see Google Map
Amy Marshall 775 537-5511; co-host Kathy Bartkowski 602 501-7004
Kayaking, hiking, living memorial sculpture garden, Mount Shasta
Ski Park Highway (NF), boondocking area.
No facilities. Free. 4 mi west of town on SR-89, turn north on Ski Park Hwy (paved rd for winter access to ski area. 1.5 mi ahead is a large parking area for the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. This spot is level, and there is room for 6+ rigs. There is also a large level gravel storage area 2 miles in on the left. Good sun, open sky. Excellent Verizon. Frequent bear encounters. Great views of Mt. Shasta and the rolling blue hills in the other direction. Very quiet. Elev 5000′.
41.26902, -122.21494 – Click on link to see Google Map
Pam Haberoth 817 999-6514 and co-host Kathy Bartkowski 602 501-7004
Visit Lassen Volcanic National Park for hiking, Ranger-led programs, kayaking, swimming.
Old Station: Bogard Trailhead Sno-Park (NF).
There are 22 paved level 70′ spaces with a pit toilet. There are facilities at the adjacent Recreation Area only a 100′ walk. The campground is located approximately 23 miles East of Old Station on SR-44 and approximately 29 miles West of Susanville. Head South at the turnoff to Bogard Recreation Area at MM 15, and proceed a short distance. The first right goes into the recreation area, the second right goes into the Sno-Park.
40.58487 -121.08974 – Click on link to see Google Map
Barb Soumis 715 460-2981 and Mike Flanagan 309 428-9821
Hike Biz Johnson Trail, visit Susanville Ranch Park, visit the Lassen Historical Museum, and catch a movie at the Sierra Theater.
Merrill Campground (Eagle Lake)
From Susanville head west out of town on Hwy 36, 4 miles out turn right onto County Road A1 (Eagle Lake Rd.),
From Old Station head east on Hwy 44 approximately 63 miles turn right on County Road A1 (Eagle Lake Rd.), follow this road for 12 miles and follow the signs to the campground. Sites 57-90 are designated dry camping, $10/night w/senior pass; sites 27-56 have water and electric for $20/night w/senior pass. Water is available free; dump $5.
40.548386, -120.812046 – Click on link to see Google Map
Mary Graves 414 536-7866 and Larry Shew 360 701-3016
Visit Lake Tahoe for hiking, kayaking and sightseeing. Go swimming at Sand Harbor. Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Nevada State Museum. Visit the Nevada State Capitol Building, the Bowers Mansion Museum and the Governor’s Museum. Take a tour of the Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. Side trips to Reno, Virginia City and Comstock
Gold Dust West Carson City Casino and RV Park, (877) 519-5567, 2171 East William Street.
At the south end of new US-395 (US 580) take US-50 west. Turn at the first left behind the casino follow road around the casino, a very large free lot on the east side. Follow semi signs for free pkg. Also a nice RV Park $23 full Hookups. Water, electric (50 amp), sewer, Wi-Fi, cable, laundry and showers.
39.173466, -119.744102 – Click on link to see Google Map
Gwendolyn Toney, 707 477-3429
Visit Mono Lake State Park, Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, June Lake Loop, and Lundy Lake.
Free lot north of town
38.03075, -119.15491 – Click on link to see Google Map
Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441
Little Lakes Valley hike, Devil’s Postpile, Mammoth Lake, lots of natural hot springs, Convict Lake
Crowley Lake Campground, $4 with senior pass
37.57142, -118.76931 – Click on link to see Google Map
Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441
South Lake, Lake Sabrina, North Lake, petroglyphs, Bristlecone Pines, and no visit to Bishop is complete without a visit to Schat’s Bakery
Horton Creek Campground, $4 with senior pass
BLM, 8.5 miles NW of Bishop on US 395, west on Sawmill Road; and then 3 miles west on Round Valley Road. 49 sites with pull throughs, tables, pit toilets, campfires, no drinking water. Elev. 4975’
37.39403, -118.57437 – Click on link to see Google Map
Diana Tolerico 602-206-2441
Mount Whitney, Movie Museum, hikes to arches in Alabama Hills, Manzanar Internment Camp
Tuttle Creek Campground , $4 with senior pass
3 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road; 1.5 miles south on Horseshoe Meadow Road; west on winding dirt road. Tables, toilets, campfires, no drinking water, dump $5. Elev 5120’
36.56663, -118.12364 – Click on link to see Google Map
No hosts are necessary for this location.
Visit the local museums, and stock up on groceries before heading to Niland for the WINS Dance Rally. This is the last stop on the West/Northwest Circuit. We hope you have enjoyed your time on this circuit. Please address any comments or questions regarding this circuit to Lu Anne Frost (928) 205-0006, firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the Dance Rally.Apple Valley Moose Lodge or Victorville Elks Lodge, or the Adelante City Park Campground; and there is also parking on the dirt road next to the Moose Lodge.
Apple Valley Moose Lodge or Victorville Elks Lodge (see directions & other information for GPS coordinates)
Apple Valley Moose Lodge: 34.499372, -117.184380
Victorville Elks Lodge: 34.506670, -117.296022
See Directions & Other Information – Click on link to see Google Map
The 2019/2020 Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN All Singles Dance Rally at the Fountain of Youth Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA. The circuit will include our annual visits to Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving, Yuma for Christmas and New Year’s Eve 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 participating WIN members. Hosts are needed for the gatherings, please email or call Arlene Teague to provide any feedback and to indicate where you would like to host. Contact information for Arlene is email@example.com by phone 828 443-0279.