West/Northwest Summer Circuit 2019

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

May 11, 2019 to May 15, 2019
Hosts

Lu Anne Frost, (928) 205-0006 and Joanne Evans (301) 717-0418

Activity Ideas

Leave your car in the public parking area across from Ruby’s Inn and ride the free shuttle into the park. They stop at a number of locations about every ½ hour or so; so you can get off and hike a trail and then get back on the shuttle and go to another location. You can also take the free three-hour Rainbow Point narrated bus tour that is much easier and more informative than driving and parking throughout the park; reservations are required. 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. Take a stargazing tour with a Dark Ranger. Go horseback riding. Mother’s Day is May 12.

Parking Location

Forest Service Road 117 (Tom Best Spring Road) dispersed camping.

Directions and Other Information

From State Route 89, turn east on Highway 12 and proceed approximately 7 miles to Forest Road 117. Turn left and follow the road approximately ½ mile to a road on the right, and follow this road straight back. There is a loop at the end of the road (1/4 mile +/-) and dispersed spots along the road. In the pines! Free! This parking location will need to be checked before everyone arrives, as at this time of year there could still be snow and the roads are dirt and could be muddy.

GPS Coordinates

37.720124, -112.255241Click on link to see Google Map


Torrey, UT (Capitol Reef National Park)

May 15, 2019 to May 19, 2019
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

Fruita Campground (Capitol Reef NP). SR-24 at approximately MM 80, go south on entry road to Capitol Reef NP, campground is shortly on right. Between mile markers 72 and 73, on the north side of the highway is a location for dispersed camping that has room for many large rigs.

Directions and Other Information

The Fruita Campground offers tables, grills, potable water, trash barrels, and vault toilets near the dump, flush toilets, “grey sink”, and potable water in the loops. $20/night, S/A Pass ½ off. Heavily shaded. Generator hours 8-10am, 6-8pm. Earlier in the day the host usually saves a few sites for large rigs. Reservations highly recommended. Very busy in May, usually full by noon. Dump $5 except for registered campers (free). Dump may not be available at all except to registered campers. Depending on the number of RV’s there is a group site, but it would need to be reserved in advance. No Verizon. There is a weak signal at the Torrey Chamber of Commerce.

The entry road for the dispersed camping area is very rocky; go SLOW, be careful. Any size rig will fit in most places, but it is not very level. The scenery is spectacular. There is some highway noise; the campground is muddy when wet and dusty when windy, and mostly unshaded. Arrive as early in the day as you can as this area fills up quickly.

GPS Coordinates
38.28255 -111.24705 Fruita Campground
38.32667 -111.3641 dispersed area

GPS Coordinates

38.28255 -111.24705Click on link to see Google Map


Duchesne, UT

May 19, 2019 to May 22, 2019
Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, gwentoney@aol.com

Activity Ideas

Kayaking in Starvation Reservoir and hiking in the State Park.

Parking Location

Starvation State Park, Indian Bay Campground.

Directions and Other Information

4 miles north of Duchesne on Highway 40. There are 25 partially developed sites with a level parking area, fire pit and picnic table. Three vault toilets are dispersed throughout the campground. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com . There is a dump at Phillips 66 on US-40 at the west end of town.

GPS Coordinates

40.177978, -110.452906Click on link to see Google Map


Dinosaur National Monument-Green River Campground, UT

May 22, 2019 to May 28, 2019
Hosts

Paul Tracy (518)852-2445

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), or just sit in camp, relax and watch the Green River flow by. Memorial Day is May 27, 2019, and always a good reason to have a potluck.

Parking Location

Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument.

Directions and Other Information

Take US 40 13.4 miles west from Vernal, then take SR 149 6.5 miles north from Jensen to Quarry Visitors Center, then go 5 mi east. $18/night, senior discount applies, sites in B loop can be reserved on recreation.gov; all other sites are first come, first serve. Reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED You will find groceries, laundromats, propane and gas in nearby Vernal, UT. There is little to no Verizon service at the campground.

GPS Coordinates

40.418384, -109.247481Click on link to see Google Map


Flaming Gorge, UT

May 28, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Flaming Gorge Dam and take the dam tour. Hike or kayak down the Green River (Little Hole) where along the way you could see a Bald Eagle, herons and lots of fish as the water is crystal clear. Kayak the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Parking Location

Dripping Springs Campground, Dutch John, UT, 435-784-3445

Directions and Other Information

$18/night, Senior Access ½ price

GPS Coordinates

40.886361, -109.455741Click on link to see Google Map


Manila, UT

June 2, 2019 to June 5, 2019
Activity Ideas

Fishing, kayaking in Sheep Creek, hiking in the Ashley National Forest

Parking Location

Manns Campground, (435) 784-3445, $12/night. Willows Campground, (435) 784-3445, $12/night

Directions and Other Information

From Flaming Gorge go south on the Hwy 191, then turn west on highway 44 to the Manns Campground entrance. Willows Campground is just up the road a bit.

GPS Coordinates
40.923387, -109.714093 Manns
40.92333333, -109.7133333 Willows

GPS Coordinates

See Directions & Other InformationClick on link to see Google Map


Kemmerer, WY

June 5, 2019 to June 8, 2019
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, free camping, water, dump station, garbage.

Directions and Other Information

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

GPS Coordinates

42.077686, -110.154307Click on link to see Google Map


Daniel, WY

June 8, 2019 to June 11, 2019
Activity Ideas

Check out the year round activities offered at the White Pine Ski Area, visit the Museum of the Mountain Man, Kayak at Sandy Beach, go swimming at the Pinedale Aquatic Center, soak in the Granite Hot Springs, visit Buckys Vintage Snowmobile Museum, or don a pair of skates and go ice skating at the Sublette County Ice Arena.

Parking Location

Warren Bridge Campground, (307) 367-5300, 1625 W. Pine Street, Pinedale, WY 82941

Directions and Other Information

Water, dump station, 7,600’ elevation, 20 miles north of Pinedale off of US Hwy 191. 16 pull thru sites.

GPS Coordinates

43.01763, -110.118261Click on link to see Google Map


Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park)

June 11, 2019 to June 17, 2019
Activity Ideas

Participate in Grand Teton National Park Ranger led hikes and talks, visit Jenny Lake, visit the Teton Village, and visit the National Elk Refuge. There are many hiking opportunities, many animals to see and many pictures to take. Father’s Day is June 16.

Parking Location

Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, (307) 739-3300.

Directions and Other Information

Go six miles north of Jackson, WY on WY-89/191; turn northeast on Gros Ventre Road, go 5 miles to campground. Try for last loop to left. Dump & water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping. This campground is first come, first served, but fills early

GPS Coordinates

43.619576, -110.668838Click on link to see Google Map


Yellowstone National Park, West Entrance, WY

June 17, 2019 to June 27, 2019
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

Bakers Hole Campground, (406)823-6961, West Yellowstone, MT

Directions and Other Information

Three miles northwest of West Yellowstone on US 191. $16/night; some sites have electric (30 and 50 amp); senior discount applies. First come, first served.

GPS Coordinates

44.70629, -111.10081Click on link to see Google Map


Bozeman, MT

June 27, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Museum of the Rockies for all things dinosaur, there is also the American Computer Museum where you can see how they began. Hike to Palisade Falls, take a walking tour of downtown Bozeman, visit the Montana Grizzly Encounter, go river rafting, hike the Grotto Falls Trail or any number of other trails in the area.

Parking Location

Langohr Campground, Hyalite Canyon Road, Bozeman, MT (406) 522-2520

Directions and Other Information

From the 191, turn east on S. Cottonwood Road and follow it to 19th Avenue, turn east and follow 19th to Hyalite Canyon Road. Go 5.9 miles on Hyalite Canyon Road and the Langohr campground will be on your right. There are 19 sites, 4 are pull thrus, with tables, fire rings, water spigots, vault toilets, and trash pickup. $15/night, S/A Pass 1/2. The campground roads are paved, and the pads are paved or gravel. Most of the sites are in open meadows along Hyalite creek, some are shaded. Many sites are 45′. 1/2 of the sites are reservable. For reservations go to www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777. 6,200′ elevation. No cell service.

0.8 mi from the Langohr CG, Abbott Camp is on the right (W) side in an open area beside Hyalite Creek, between MM 6 & 7. GPS Coordinates: 45.52196, -111.01055. There are dispersed sites designated by signposts and fire rings. Free. Large rigs are OK. You will need blocking/jacks to get level.

Dump and rinse water free at Town Pump, 1871 Baxter Lane, (406) 404-1636. From I-90 take exit 205, go 1 mi south on 19th St, turn left on Baxter Lane. Large rig easy in/out. Dump and rinse water free at Town Pump, 29001 Norris Road, (406) 587-0163. 7 miles west of town on US-191, continue straight onto SR-84/Norris Rd. Dump and rinse water free w/fill-up at Conoco Convenience Store, 1417 N. 7th Ave., (406) 587-0651. From I-90 take exit 306, go 0.2 mile south on US-10/7th Ave. The Conoco is across from Walmart. Traffic can be heavy with difficult access, check before pulling rig in. Dump $5 at Sunrise RV Park near I-90 and exit 309, follow the frontage road east.

GPS Coordinates

45.5336374 -111.0150486Click on link to see Google Map


Deer Lodge, MT

June 30, 2019 to July 2, 2019
Hosts

Cindy Argauer (406) 381-4440

Activity Ideas

Visit the Old Montana Prison Museum; visit the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and the Powell County Museum. And after all those museums, go to the Elk Ridge Brewing Company for a” taste of Montana.”

Parking Location

Tri County Fairgrounds,, (406) 846-9786, 415 Vigilante Dr. Deer Lodge, MT

Directions and Other Information

Some 30 amp, showers, $15/night.

GPS Coordinates

46.406342, -112.733929Click on link to see Google Map


Missoula, MT

July 2, 2019 to July 8, 2019
Hosts

Cindy Argauer, (406) 381-4440, w9mile@yahoo.com

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 can’t miss. Missoula is also home to the Osprey, an AAA baseball team, whose games are fun to attend. Participate in the Fourth of July festivities in nearby Alberton.

Parking Location

Speeds Towing, 4805 US Hwy 93S.

Directions and Other Information

$10/night for dry camping.

GPS Coordinates

46.8267907, -114.0723200Click on link to see Google Map


Mullen, ID

July 8, 2019 to July 11, 2019
Hosts

Dave Bloom, (805) 708-4870

Activity Ideas

Bike the Hiawatha Trail; a “rails to trails,” over trestles and through tunnels so bring a headlight or flashlight and a jacket, from Silver Valley, Crystal Gold Mine near Kellogg.

Parking Location

Lookout Pass Snow Park

Directions and Other Information

Exit 0 off I-90, turn right toward Northern Pacific Trail, then right on Northern Pacific Trail for .2 miles to Snow Park.

GPS Coordinates

47.453260, -115.695519Click on link to see Google Map


Hayden Lake, ID

July 11, 2019 to July 15, 2019
Activity Ideas

Take your bicycles to downtown Coeur d’Alene for a scenic ride to Harris Point on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Hike Tubbs Hill. Kayak and hike at Hayden Lake (English Point Yellow Loop trail is highly recommended). Take a walking tour of Couer d’ Alene, including the floating boardwalk, and follow the trail of Mudgy the Moose. Visit the Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch. Be kids again at the Triple Play Family Fun Park Indoor Raptor Reef Water Park. For those with dogs McEuen Park and Dog Park is a lakeside park with recreation trails and an off-leash dog park for a fun romp. Listen to music in the evening at the Hayden Lake City Park. Take a day trip to Farragut State Park to hike, swim in and around Lake Pend Orielle and visit the Naval Museum.

Parking Location

Hayden Lake Eagles Aerie, 1520 W. Wyoming Ave., Hayden Lake 83835.

Directions and Other Information

Turn left from US 95 onto Wyoming Ave. and drive .7 mile to the lodge on your left. The parking is behind the lodge so continue to the stop sign and turn left, then left again through the gate and into the parking area. The camp host will direct you.

GPS Coordinates

47.7723788, -118.078114Click on link to see Google Map


Lewiston, ID

July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, gwentoney@aol.com

Activity Ideas

Nez Perce Visitors Center, hike Hells Gate State Park, tour the Discovery Center, hike the pathways along the Snake River, take a walking tour of the amazing artwork in downtown Lewiston, and along the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, kayak the Clearwater River, take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride – reservations required. Check the entertainment schedule in the Elks Lodge.

Parking Location

Lewiston Elks Lodge #896, 3444 Country Club Dr. Lewiston, ID 83501, (208) 743-5591.

Directions and Other Information

US-12 W, take Dike Bypass and Snake River Ave to Country Club Dr. The RV parking overlooks the beautiful Snake River. There are 10 parking spaces available with water and electricity only. Register at the office. $7/night for dry camping; $12/night for electricity. Free dump at Hells Gate State Park; and free dump at Nez Perce County Fairgrounds.

GPS Coordinates

46.382104, -117.041910Click on link to see Google Map


Burbank, WA

July 18, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Sacajawea State Park; visit the Franklin County Historical Museum or one of the several other museums; kayak the Columbia and Snake Rivers; attend a wine tasting at the Bartholomew Winery; and visit the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Visitor Center. There is hiking, swimming, kayaking, and fishing at Hood Park, as well as the McNary National Wildlife Refuge that is adjacent to the park.

Parking Location

Hood Park Campground (COE), (509) 547-2048, 2339 Ice Harbor Road, Burbank, WA 99323

Directions and Other Information

This campground is 100% reservable, so reservations are recommended, and can be made up to 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Each site has a fire pit/grill and picnic table, sites 3-18 have 30 amp, and sites 2 & 19-69 have 50 amp. There are showers, trash dumpsters, potable water and a dump station. Alcohol is prohibited, and pets must be leashed. $24-$26/night, ½ price with senior pass.

GPS Coordinates

46.211350, -119.011241Click on link to see Google Map


Yakima, WA

July 25, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Yakima Valley Museum, buy fresh fruit from Johnson’s Orchards, taste the latest brew at the Bale Breaker Brewing Co., bicycle the Cowiche Canyon Trail, attend a wine tasting at the Bonair Winery, go swimming at Lions Park, visit the Ahtanum Pioneer Church built in 1873, and visit the Yakima Area Arboretum. There is also hiking, bird watching and fishing in the Yakima Sportsman State Park.

Parking Location

Yakima Elks Lodge #318 Campground, (509) 697-6161, Selah, WA

Directions and Other Information

Water, electric, 50 amp, dump station. There is a dress code at this Elks Lodge, collared shirts are required.

GPS Coordinates

46.640907, -120.526109Click on link to see Google Map


Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

July 28, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Activity Ideas

Ranger led hikes, talks and fireside programs

Parking Location

Ohanapecosh Campground (360)569-2211, Mt. Rainier National Park.

Directions and Other Information

Water, dump station, $20/night, SA pass applies. First come, first served, but you can reserve sites at www.recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

46.7323490, -121.56878Click on link to see Google Map


Lakewood, WA

August 5, 2019 to August 8, 2019
Activity Ideas

Take on the Escape Room in Tacoma, visit the petting zoo at Old McDebbie’s Farm, ride the gondola at Gig Harbor, catch a performance at the Lakewood Playhouse, visit the Mandarin Stained Glass Gallery or wander through the Lakewold Gardens.

Parking Location

Lakewood Elks Lodge #2388 Campground, (253) 588-2388, 6313 75th St W Lakewood, WA 98499

Directions and Other Information

Some sites with hookups, some boondocking, dump station on site, $20/night.

GPS Coordinates

47.189807, -122.521677Click on link to see Google Map


Sequim, WA

August 8, 2019 to August 15, 2019
Activity Ideas

Explore Olympic National Park; visit the Lavender Gardens, Port Angeles, Salt Creek Recreation Area, tidal pools and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Take a day trip on ferry to Victoria, BC. There is dancing on Sunday at the 21st Grange. There is a lot to see and do in this area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Rd., Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-2763

Directions and Other Information

101 West to Sequim or 101 north then east into Sequim

GPS Coordinates

48.095206, -123.098883Click on link to see Google Map


Forks, WA

August 15, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Activity Ideas

Take a day trip to Cape Flattery, the most northwestern point in the contiguous US, or the Hoh Rain Forest. The beaches near La Push are great for walking.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge#2524, Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park, 941 Merchant Rd, Forks, WA 98331 (360) 374-2524

Directions and Other Information

From the north on Hwy 101, turn left on Calawah Blvd. Turn left on Merchant Rd. Boondock in the large grassy field next to the Lodge. $10 dry camp, $20 with hookups. The host will need to contact Dean at the Elk’s Lodge a couple of weeks prior to our stay to let him know approximately how many RV’s there will be. The Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park features 6 hook-ups that serve 12 “back-in” spaces. Each has water/power and there is a sewer dump on site. They do not take reservations; sites are “first-come first-serve” with self-registration near the front door.

GPS Coordinates

47.961838, -124.372775Click on link to see Google Map


Ocean Shores, WA

August 18, 2019 to August 21, 2019
Activity Ideas

Rent scooters in town and ride on beach, wonderful walking paths and beaches, sunset supper and breakfast specials in Casino dining room, often music in Casino bar, dances and meals at local Elks in town (check schedule upon arrival)

Parking Location

Quinault Casino, 78 Washington 115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.

Directions and Other Information

Go south on US 101 to Hoqiam, then right onto WA-109 for 18 miles. Then turn left onto SR-115. The Casino entrance is on the right in approximately 1 mile. When you reach the Casino, go to the very back of the parking lot to the left side for the entrance to the RV area. Check in at the Casino office.

GPS Coordinates

Click on link to see Google Map


Astoria, OR

August 21, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Hosts

Ellen Rebitzke 916-316-3753

Activity Ideas

Fort Clatsop National Park offers guided kayak trips on the river, call (503) 861-4425 to make reservations and for more information. There are also interpretative events at the Fort; movies; a guided river walk; visitors center; and, surrounding area to learn how The Corps of Discovery lived in 1805-6. Fort Stevens: wreck of the Peter Iredale, beach walks, wild life viewing, WWII military installation, views of the mouth of the Columbia. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has the only items from The Corps of Discovery in this area; view of the mouth of the Columbia from the Washington side; north of Cape Disappointment is North Head Lighthouse open to public for tours; ship wreck. Seaside and Return of the Salt Makers: first person reenactment of the production of salt for The Corps of Discovery return trip. Astoria: farmers market on Sunday; Astoria Column; Columbia River Maritime Museum; Liberty Theater; Flavel House.

Parking Location

Public parking lot, 298-282 36th St., Astoria, OR

Directions and Other Information

Turn North at the intersection of 36th Street and Highway 30 (Leif Erickson Dr.), then turn left into the parking lot. The lot is located next to Sea Lions of Astoria. There is a public restroom, but no other services. This parking lot is on the Columbia River with the Astoria Riverwalk and a train depot nearby.

GPS Coordinates

46.193785, -123.803824Click on link to see Google Map


Tillamook, OR

August 25, 2019 to August 28, 2019
Activity Ideas

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Blue Heron Cheese Factory, train ride to Bay City, scenic tour of lighthouses, Air Museum, kayak Nestucca River, farmers market in town, dancing and food at local bars, textile museum, Munsen Creek Water Falls, Forest Vendor.

Parking Location

Elks RV Park, 9105 Hwy. 101, Tillamook, OR

Directions and Other Information

It is recommended that you make reservations as soon as possible. Call Park Hosts, Dixie & Harvey Reeves, for reservations at (503) 842-4200 or (503) 812-0354, after April 1 ask for Pat Burke. $10 dry, $25 full H/U. $10 dump. Showers and bathrooms available. Useable rec hall. Hwy 101, 5 miles South of Tillamook. 3/10 mile south of milepost 71 or 7/10 mile north of milepost 72, on east side of Hwy, Directional sign on west side of highway.

GPS Coordinates

45.39034, -123.80297Click on link to see Google Map


Newport, OR

August 28, 2019 to September 3, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Visit Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area to see Oregon’s tallest lighthouse and tide pools teeming with life. Visit the Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, drive over the Yaquina Bay Bridge and visit Newport’s Historic Bayfront. And don’t forget to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Nye Beach, and South Beach State Park.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #2105 Campground, (541) 265-2105, 45 SE Moore Road, Newport, OR 97365

Directions and Other Information

First come, first served. Water, electric (30 amp), 8 sites, $15/night. There is a dump station at the Chamber of Commerce, less than a mile from the Elks Lodge.

GPS Coordinates

44.635490, -124.041574Click on link to see Google Map


Sweet Home, OR

September 3, 2019 to September 7, 2019
Activity Ideas

This town provides easy access to the Willamette National Forest, the South Santiam River and a system of crystalline lakes. Hike lush trails to hidden waterfalls and drive along scenic byways past covered bridges and farms. Take in the cute little downtown of Sweet Home, catch a movie at the vintage cinema, and visit the living history museum. Take a day trip and a picnic lunch to Foster Lake; while you’re there do some hiking.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1972 Campground, 440 Osage St., Sweet Home, OR 97386, (541) 367-3559 (ask for Donna).

Directions and Other Information

Be cautious upon arrival from the direction of West Hwy 20 to Osage St. The entrance on Osage is a very steep incline that could be hazardous with an overhang of over 2’. It’s best to take a right on First Ave. then turn right onto Nandina, then right onto Westwood St, then left back to Osage to avoid the steep incline. There are six sites with full hookups for $15/night, as well as ample space for dry camping at $10/night. This campground is only open to Elk members. The lodge is closed on Tuesdays. They offer an evening meal Wednesday through Saturday, as well as bar food. There is also an exercise room and sauna for our use. The host should contact the lodge a couple of weeks prior to arrival with an estimated number of campers.

GPS Coordinates

44.400546, -122.746341Click on link to see Google Map


Bend, OR

September 7, 2019 to September 12, 2019
Activity Ideas

Hiking, kayaking, mountain road trips, four-wheeling, concerts, theater, farmers’ market, dancing, white water rafting. There are bazaars and bakeries and it’s a beautiful area to explore.

Parking Location

Wanoga Snow Play Area, Cascade Lake Highway, Bend, OR 97703

Directions and Other Information

Cascade Lake Highway mile marker 14.6 on the south side. Vault toilets, large paved area, free.

GPS Coordinates

43.98486 -121.54082Click on link to see Google Map


Crater Lake National Park, OR

September 12, 2019 to September 16, 2019
Hosts

Joanne Hansen (970) 376-3012

Activity Ideas

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.

Parking Location

Diamond Lake Campground, Idleyld Park, OR, (541) 498-2531

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

43.15930, -122.13309Click on link to see Google Map


McCloud, CA

September 16, 2019 to September 19, 2019
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, hiking, living memorial sculpture garden, Mount Shasta

Parking Location

Ski Park Highway (NF), boondocking area.

Directions and Other Information

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′.

GPS Coordinates

41.26902, -122.21494Click on link to see Google Map


Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

September 19, 2019 to September 23, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Lassen Volcanic National Park for hiking, Ranger-led programs, kayaking, swimming.

Parking Location

Old Station: Bogard Trailhead Sno-Park (NF).

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

40.58487 -121.08974Click on link to see Google Map


Susanville, CA

September 23, 2019 to September 26, 2019
Activity Ideas

Hike Biz Johnson Trail, visit Susanville Ranch Park, visit the Lassen Historical Museum, and catch a movie at the Sierra Theater.

Parking Location

Merrill Campground (Eagle Lake)

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

40.548386, -120.812046Click on link to see Google Map


Carson City, NV

September 26, 2019 to September 30, 2019
Activity Ideas

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

Parking Location

Gold Dust West Carson City Casino and RV Park, (877) 519-5567, 2171 East William Street.

Directions and Other Information

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.

GPS Coordinates

39.173466, -119.744102Click on link to see Google Map


Lee Vining, CA

September 30, 2019 to October 4, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Mono Lake State Park, Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, June Lake Loop, and Lundy Lake.

Parking Location

Free lot north of town

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

38.03075, -119.15491Click on link to see Google Map


Tom’s Place, CA

October 4, 2019 to October 11, 2019
Activity Ideas

Little Lakes Valley hike, Devil’s Postpile, Mammoth Lake, lots of natural hot springs, Convict Lake

Parking Location

Crowley Lake Campground, $4 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

37.57142, -118.76931Click on link to see Google Map


Bishop, CA

October 11, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Activity Ideas

South Lake, Lake Sabrina, North Lake, petroglyphs, Bristlecone Pines, and no visit to Bishop is complete without a visit to Schat’s Bakery

Parking Location

Horton Creek Campground, $4 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

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’

GPS Coordinates

37.39403, -118.57437Click on link to see Google Map


Lone Pine, CA

October 17, 2019 to October 23, 2019
Activity Ideas

Mount Whitney, Movie Museum, hikes to arches in Alabama Hills, Manzanar Internment Camp

Parking Location

Tuttle Creek Campground , $4 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

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’

GPS Coordinates

36.56663, -118.12364Click on link to see Google Map


Apple Valley, CA

October 23, 2019
Hosts

No hosts are necessary for this location.

Activity Ideas

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, frostbites57@hotmail.com. 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.

Parking Location

Apple Valley Moose Lodge or Victorville Elks Lodge (see directions & other information for GPS coordinates)

Directions and Other Information

Apple Valley Moose Lodge: 34.499372, -117.184380
Victorville Elks Lodge: 34.506670, -117.296022

GPS Coordinates

See Directions & Other InformationClick on link to see Google Map