This is a challenge to make this one of the most exciting and entertaining Western Winter Circuits we have had.
This is the beginning of the 2017 - 2018 Western Winter Circuit. Most of the parking locations are places we have been many times. If you would like to change a location let us know. Members input is important. The group is always looking for new places to explore where exciting adventures await us. Your suggestions do not mean you have to host (although that would be nice). Give us as much information as possible so we can follow up on it. It is up to the members to let us know where they want to go and what they want to do.
Host - Jean Fox, email@example.com, 610-360-4138 Co-Host Tom Voyles 254-220-3703 firstname.lastname@example.org
WIN ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY and all the Fountain Of Youth Activities. This is a wonderful resort with great facilities available for our use. Make your reservations for the best parking locations at Fountain of Youth ahead of time at foyspa.com. FOY Will allow us to arrive five days before and stay five days after the dance rally at discounted prices. Discount camping prices start October 23rd and ends on the 10th, departure day.
Ask about first time stay rates and special WIN rates. Don’t miss this fun event! Lots of dancing, dance lessons, tons of other activities and activities for non-dancers. This is a wonderful place to spend some time and make new friends. Note: you must be registered with the WIN Dance rally to get the camping discount prices. Note: you must be camping at the fountain of youth to attend the dance rally.
Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa by the Salton Sea, 1500 Spa Road, Niland,CA. Book early if you want to get a good site where all the action is. Call 888-800-0772
From I-10 take CA-111 south. Just past Bombay Beach turn left by Fountain of Youth sign. Turn right on Spa Road. FOY on left. Propane, water and dump available in park for boondockers. Also, dog wash, RV and car wash as well as a myriad of other facilities.
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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.
Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. Casino on right. Very large gravel area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.
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Host Needed. No Host = No Turkey
ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Julian apple pie, 4 wheeling, biking, hiking, Borrego metal sculptures. Celebrate Thanksgiving having dinner with all your WIN friends and leftovers the next day.
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 State Park in Borrego Springs for $
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Visit local attractions The Library, Salvation Mtn, East Jesus and others. Saturday night local musicians play at The Range. Morning coffee at the Oasis or Travel’n Pals, evening fires. Many music gatherings at night in various locations.
South end of Edith Lane Rd, behind LOW camp
From CA-86 go east to CA-111 south to Niland. Turn left on Main St, which will turn into Beale Rd when you cross the railroad tracks. Approx. 4 miles to Low Rd-turn right and another right on Edith Lane Rd-approx ½ mile down. Park anywhere past the Low camp.
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Date and Place: Dec 4-12, 2017
Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.
BLM land on NS776.
Take CA-111 south to CA-78 east to I-10 east. In Blyth take CA-95 north to CA-62 east. Turn left onto NS-776. Free
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Host Needed for Coordination with Prospector RV Park NO HOST = NO GATHERING
Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.
Prospector RV Park, 4750 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Take CA-62 west to AZ-95/72 (a left turn in Parker) north to Lake Havasu City. Stay on AZ-95. In Havasu, turn left on London Bridge Rd. Laundry, showers, hot tub, pool, rec room. $10 dry camp, $30 FHU.
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ANNUAL WIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year out dining and dancing, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list.
BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.
Take AZ-95 south to AZ-95/72 east (a left turn in Parker) to AZ-95 south to Quartzsite. Continue south on AZ-95 towards Yuma. At VFW outside of Yuma, go behind building and thru gate to parking area.
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Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, 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. 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 in the past.
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Maynard Magee and friends
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 20-28, Blythe Bluegrass Festival Jan 19-22. Desert Bar on weekends. 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.
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 $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.
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Welton VFW has karaoke, fish fries and some breakfasts. 4-wheeling, hiking, evening fires. Short drive to Yuma.
BLM land on Avenue 29E
Take AZ-95 south to Fortuna Rd in Yuma-go left and continue to I-8 and head east. Take exit 30 and go right. Travel 1.4 miles and make a left just before the canal. Free.
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Kitt 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, Pima Air & Space museum and boneyard, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities.
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.
From I-8 take Hwy 19 out of Tucson toward Nogales. Take Valencia Rd for 6+ miles to Casino. Turn left before gas station then 2nd right to parking area.
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Host Needed for Coordination with Flying W RV Ranch. NO HOST = NO GATHERING
Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail toTumacacori, 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
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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Host Needed for Coordination with City for parking NO HOST = NO GATHERING
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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Host Needed for Coordination with Elks Lodge NO HOST = NO GATHERING
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
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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Hot springs nearby, Discovery Park, Mt Graham (if snow is off road), Morenci mines.
Go east on I-10 to US 191 and then north to Safford. At the “T” intersection in Safford turn right on US 191 for 6+ mi. to Haekel road just past historic site. Go about 1 mi. on Haekel rd to parking on right.
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Kayaking, wildflowers and blooming cactus, Tonto National Monument (reservations are needed for upper cliff dwelling tours),Tortilla Flats,
Friday fish dinners at café in Roosevelt.
Windy Hill Campground.
From I-70 in Safford, travel west thru Globe. Take AZ-188 northwest to Roosevelt Lake. For tow vehicles going to lakeside parking areas you need a special pass available on line or at visitors center. Windy Hill on right (look for signs). There should be pass machines installed by now. $6 with senior pass. Call Tonto National Forest to confirm. 602-225- 5200.
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Host Needed for Coordination with Elks Lodge NO HOST = NO GATHERING
Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at 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
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.
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Sedona, Jerome, Clarkdale, Montezuma’s Castle
USFS area south of Cottonwood
From Payson, when Hwy 260 intersects with I-17 continue north on Hwy 260 approx 7 ½ miles to E Thousand Trails Rd on right. Continue on E Thousand Trails Rd approx ¼ mile to USFS land on left.
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See possible parking locations below
Parking Location to be determined
Gooseneck State Park, Mexican Hat, UT
Directions & Other Info: From Flagstaff take US 89 north to US 160 east to US 191 north to US 163-go left to UT 261 north.
GPS: N37.177779, W109.9262348
Nizhoni Manti-LaSal Nat Forest
18 miles north of Blanding on Johnson Creek Dry Wash Rd. 40 ft RV limit. Call-seasonal (801-539-4001).
$10. Swimming. Trail to Anasazi cliff dwellings.
GPS: N37.78944, W109.54167
Kayenta Canyon View Campground at Navajo Nat. Monument
From Flagstaff take US 89 north to US 160 east to AZ 564 northwest to monument headquarters. Campground on unpaved road .1 mile from visitor center. Free. Call to see of open-seasonal.
GPS: 36.6860 W110.541
Gold Bar Recreation Site Group campsites C & D//OR: Big Bend Recreation Site (BLM)
From Moab travel 5 miles north on Hwy 191to SR 279-go west(left) fr 10 miles. C & D are at east end of camp. $15 to $30 dollars for 5 nights depending on number of people.
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