Western Amateur Radio Friendship Association


May 4-6

We have a new venue.

Rancho Jurupa Park
Cottonwood Campground
4800 Crestmore Road Riverside, CA

Official Park website link: www.rivcoparks.org

4 RV sites had been reserved for us (231-234 as shown in map 4). They are now all taken by WARFA Retreat attendees as of April 11th..

Additional RV spots reserved directly with the Park are all sold out as of April 10th. There is plenty of room for those coming in a regular passenger vehicle for a daily $8 fee.

To get to the park complex, take the 60 Freeway and turn off on Exit 50 (Rubidoux Blvd) and read the maps in order linked below.

There are cabins at the site but they are no longer available. However there is motel and hotel logging nearby. The nearest is a Motel 6 located 6830 Valley Way in Riverside just off the 60 freeway exit 48. Call 909 269-8521 for reservations or go to Motel6.com to reserve on line. Check out the map links below.

Please be adivised that there is a $8.00 per day use fee at Cottonwood for those coming via private automobile. You can save some money if you plan on attending both Spring and Fall retreats this year by purchasing an annual pass for $45.00 when you arrive in May.

When passing through the park property entrance gate, Cottonwood is the closest camgground to the entrance as shown on the maps.,

New events are in the planning stages plus the traditional activities will be happening, the Friday fish fry and the Saturday BBQ and of course, WA6RFA.


A favorite destination of campers and anglers from all over the country as well as local residents, beautiful Rancho Jurupa Park is situated along the Santa Ana River and located behind Mt. Rubidoux just west of charming historic downtown Riverside. This popular award-winning regional park boasts a natural semi-rural setting of shady cottonwood trees, graceful meadows, and two lovely 3-acre lakes, while still providing easy access to the entertainment opportunities and urban conveniences of Riverside.

Important links:

Park Details
County supplied park map, rules and other general information (pdf download))

Directional Aid Maps
(Map 1) Inland Empire Wide Area with line directions (jpg download) (Wide Area with Motel 6 location)
(Map 2) Rancho Jurupa Regional Area with line directions (jpg download) (Medium Area)
(Map 3) Rancho Jurupa Park and Local Vicinity with line directions (jpg download) (Narrow Area)
(Map 4) Cottonwood Campout RV spot map with WARFA reserved slots shown (jpg download) (Ground layout)

It is recommended to read the maps in order (1 to 4) for proper orientation to the campsite. Be sure to press the left arrow on your browser tool bar before going to the next map after viewing a previous map in sequence or you will have to reload the webpage.