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.
Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 email – firstname.lastname@example.org;
Come and enjoy the WILD WILD WEST WINs ALL SINGLES DANCE RALLY at the Fountain of Youth RV Park. Dance lessons and dances along with lots of social activities. You can also enjoy all that the Resort has to offer; including a state-of-the-art fitness center and individual mineral water baths. Between dips in the pools and spas, hit the bike and hiking trails, a craft class, pickleball courts, or visit Waggin’ Tails Dog Park with your 4-legged family members. Hang with friends around the outdoor fire pits or enjoy beautiful sunsets, peace and quiet from atop the resort property. Don’t miss this fun event!
Fountain of Youth Resort and Spa, 1500 Spa Road, Niland, CA.
Use address or GPS coordinates. Propane, water, and dump available in the park for boondockers. Call 888-800-0772 for a reservation and say you are with the WIN Dance Rally 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.
FOY FIRST TIME CAMPER FEE: $12.95 Full hookup; $9.95 Dry camp.
FOY RETURN CAMPER FEE: $24.00 Full hookup; $17.00 Dry camp.
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 Dance Rally and you must be registered with WIN Dance Rally to get the camping discount prices.
Link to Rally Application: https://rvsingles.org/dance-rally/rally-information/application/
N33.397959, W115.662632 – Click on link to see Google Map
There is a wide assortment of fun activities. There is a dog parade, wheelbarrow race, prospector’s race, poker tournament, grand parade, wagon train potluck, and music to name a few. There is a Death Valley membership needed (Approx. $35 for 2 people) for 49’er nightly entertainment as well as discounts for warm water spring-fed swimming pool pass (2 for $5).
Close by is Scotty’s Castle, a ghost town and wonderful scenery all around. NPS rangers put on programs and talks and hiking is abundant.
Sunset Campground, Death Valley, CA (760) 786-3200. Sunset CG is across the highway from the Furnace Creek Ranch.
Information obtained from the Park Service: Sunset Campground, Swimming Pool, and Limited Services will be open for Death Valley Days.
N36.456430, W116.860909 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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, 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 or others.
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, -116.22985) 7.5+ miles to West entrance to Joshua Tree National Park
34.1210892, -116.4436787 – Click on link to see Google Map
ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Scenic drive to Julian to eat apple pie, enjoy 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, and visiting Borrego metal sculptures. Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with all your WIN friends, leftovers on Friday and soup on Saturday. Oh, and don’t forget ice cream on Sunday!
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 $
N33.294816, W116.29825 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
N33.257366, W115.462743 – Click on link to see Google Map
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 the left of Casino. Free. No time limit.
N33.719444, W116.190930 – Click on link to see Google Map
BLM Hot Springs across the road from LTVA entrance – soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels – all free. Los Algodones is only 40 miles away.
Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) ($40 fee) or Free BLM
CA, HOLTVILLE: (1) Long Term Visitor Area Parking $40 for 2 weeks or (2) you can stay on the nearby free BLM area for up to 14 days. From I-8 take exit 131 (Vanderlinden Rd), go N, after crossing under I-8, turn right on Evan Hewes Hwy. In about a mile you will cross over the Highline Canal. (1) If you want to stay at the Long-term Visitor Area, look for it on the left shortly after crossing the canal. (2) If you want to stay on the free BLM land, after you have crossed the canal, make an immediate right on Holdridge Road. Go under the I-8 overpass. Continue on paved road for 1.8 miles (road becomes graded dirt) to BLM sign on left “14-day camping”. GPS Coordinates are to the Long-term Visitor Area
N32.768612, W115.269856 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dave Bloom 805 708-4870
Dining and dancing at Silly Al’s. Hiking and biking in the desert. Visit the Desert Bar during the weekend.
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 the 2-mile marker where you will see WIN signs on the right side of the road. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at a laundry in town for $.
N33.75700, W114.17976 – Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee 303 522-7661 Co-Host Needed
ANNUAL WIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year’s Eve Dance, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list. Cross the border to Los Algodones for dental work, shopping, dining, and dancing.
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 the parking area. Registration is required, but no camping fees.
N32.728665, W114.422870 – Click on link to see Google Map
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. Turn right across from fire station and right into a dirt parking area. You will see WIN signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5. Camping fee $5.
N32.97335, W114.46036 – Click on link to see Google Map
Maynard Magee, phone (303) 522-7661; co-host needed
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 18 – 26th, Blythe Bluegrass Festival Jan 16 -17 th. Desert Bar is open 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 the camp host on the corner. Proceed to the 2-mile marker where you will see WIN signs on the right side of the road. Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at a laundry in town for $.
N33.75700, W114.17976 – Click on link to see Google Map
Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.
BLM land off CA 62
From Quartzsite go North on 95, then turn left onto CA 62, go approximately 4 miles to BLM Parking Location. Watch for signs. Free
N34.16535, W114.3708 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.
Lake Havasu Elks Lodge #2399 Campground, 3532 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
The host needs to call Stanley, the Campground Host at 928 230-0980 to make reservations. Reservation may be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. Parking fees must be paid by cash or check. $25/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, walk or bike the Riverwalk, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labyrinths.
Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029 702 298-2535
Use address or GPS coordinates. Free dry camping in the area south between Riverside and Aquarius for 14 nights with registration and permit.
N35.165176, W114.571836 – Click on link to see Google Map
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. 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.
N35.205741, W114.096583 – Click on link to see Google Map
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, 4-wheeling and hiking.
Vulture Peak Trailhead, BLM Land
From Highway 60 on the west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.
N33.9128037, W112.8054117 – Click on link to see Google Map
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
Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation of $5/night.
N32.95309, W112.69585 – Click on link to see Google Map
Enjoy the beauty in this desert oasis. Attend ranger-led talks and hikes, other hiking in the park. Scenic drives and four-wheeling.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, 10 Organ Pipe Dr, Ajo, AZ 85321 520 387-6849
South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $20/night, $10 w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, toilets and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov
N31.942941, W112.811202 – Click on link to see Google Map
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, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio. Hiking and biking.
Tucson BLM Campground, Hwy 86 to San Joaquin Rd, Tucson, AZ
From Hwy 86 traveling east, turn left onto San Joaquin Rd, BLM will be on the right. Free, dispersed camping.
N32.15852, W111.11754 – Click on link to see Google Map
Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.
1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ
Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista. Go straight at the light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. The lodge is on the right. Enter on the east side of the lodge. 14 sites have W & E.
N31.551397, W110.303074 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier
Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ
Use address or GPS coordinates. Free dry-camping.
N32.005237, W110.988564 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058
Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail to Tumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on the 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 the 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.
N31.61389, W111.03647 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Kayaking and birding at a 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.
N31.538455, W110.7567 – Click on link to see Google Map
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. The host should call ahead to arrange for joining the Elks at this location.
N32.251927, W109.827735 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
N32.79391, W109.59319 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats.
Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop
From Globe, AZ go west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 188. Take Hwy 188 north to Windy Hill CG. Go into the campground and pay the fee at the machine for the number of days you are staying, currently $10 per day Golden Age or Senior Pass. Get covered table, bathrooms, and shower. Scenic area. Possible wildflowers and cactus blooms. No RV’s over Hwy 88 (Apache Trail).
N33.652749, W111.093879 – Click on link to see Google Map
Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at Green Valley Lake. Take a day trip along the 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 the north end of town turn left on W Airport Rd. Elks Lodge on left. Call Camp Host prior to arrival to advise of dates, etc.
N34.256705, W111.324395 – 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.
Boondocking near Cinder Hills
Drive northeast of Flagstaff on US 89 about 7miles north of Flagstaff Mall. Turn east (right) onto FR776. Many nice parking spots. Stay to the east side of the road. Do not head towards Sunset Crater.
N35.32866, W111.52121 – Click on link to see Google Map
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. There will be karaoke and dancing, and events at the Embry Riddle Planetarium if scheduled.
Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ
Take AZ 260 back to I-17. From I-17 south to Hwy 169 to Hwy 69. Right (West) about 6 miles to Little Dealers. 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
Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum. Possible stay on a houseboat.
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.
N 37.020011 W 111.539688 – Click on link to see Google Map
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).
Paradise RV Park, 2153 US-89, Panguich, UT, 435.676.8348.
Use address or coordinates. The nightly fee is $10 for dry camping, $15.95 for 30 amp and $17.95 for 50 amp. Dump and water fee is $3.00. Credit cards are not accepted. The host should confirm rates and availability at least a week in advance.
N37.860719, W112.439008 – Click on link to see Google Map