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.
Ellen Rebitzke 916 316-3753
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.
We are in a large parking lot directly across the road from both Home Depot and Sams Club in Bullhead City.
Across the river from Don Laughlin’s Riverside Casino on Arizona Hwy 95, also called Mohave Valley Hwy. in Bullhead City.
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Minnie Bedrick 940.231.3169
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.
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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.
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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.
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Ranger-led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wildflower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors’ center.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
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/night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov. Suggested to reserve between sites 71 to 112. Use this as an opportunity to purchase insurance for your time in Mexico.
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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, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Margaret Murray (970) 214-4943
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
Use address or GPS coordinates. 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.
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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.
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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.
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