Info for Campers
Camping is located on site. A standard camping ticket is from Wednesday through Sunday and allows camping on the grounds and admission to all the festival activities and music. For campers only, the gate (aka The Rodeo) begins at 1:00 on Wednesday. You may line up earlier than 1:00, but please be advised, there is absolutely no parking on Route 63, per the State Police.
The camping area is flat and easy to access. Camping spots are on a first-come first-served basis, but don’t worry, we have plenty of room! Electric hookups are available for an extra charge. Reserve early in case they sell out.
Looking for a list of things to bring? Check out Stephen Indelicato’s list (adapted from Grey Fox) or The Ultimate Music Festival Packing List from Festival Survival Guide.
Visitors are allowed to enter campgrounds from 8:00 am starting on Thursday and may stay until 12:00 a.m. Everyone must have a ticket. Anyone in the campgrounds after midnight without a camping ticket will be asked to leave the grounds. Daily parking rates apply.
Buy early to save on your ticket price. We try to place those staying in tents near the tree line while the RVs are placed in the open areas of the grounds.
Our camping area is flat and easy to park on. We park our campers on a first-come-first-served basis.
No daily gate camping – If you wish to camp on the grounds you must purchase a full 4 day pass with camping.
Permanent showers and bathrooms are located on the festival grounds for use free of charge. Port-A-Johns will be used to augment restrooms on the grounds. The company servicing Port-A-Johns will pump out campers for a fee when they are on the grounds. They will also be on-site Sunday to pump campers. Dumping on the grounds is cause for removal and will be reported to the police department.
Campers may check in Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm, Thursday from 8 am until 10:00 pm, on Friday from 8 am until 10:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Proper passes must be visible at all times. Lost passes will be replaced at the gate price. Please adhere to these times. Failure to check-in during the appropriate times may require you to park at the gate for the evening until the next day.
Permanent bathroom and showers on-site
Campsites are to be kept in a neat, clean, and sanitary condition. Dishwashing is prohibited at water taps, in lavatories, and showers. The injuring, removal, or destruction of any animal or plant material is prohibited. Nails, knives, or other foreign objects may not be driven into trees or park structures nor may wire or rope be fastened to trees for any purpose.
The portable bathrooms will stay open throughout the festival. Please inform a staff member or call the Podunk Potty Posse should the facilities need cleaning or supplies.
Fires are not permitted. The use of camp stoves or hibachi-style grills is encouraged. Please do not leave any fire unattended.
Ice will be available for purchase.
The speed limit within campgrounds is 5 miles per hour or less.
Pets are not allowed with the exception of service dogs trained to assist someone with a disability.
Quiet hours are observed between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM in the QUIET CAMPING AREA. Generators may be run between 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM only. No loud generators will be allowed. We encourage picking throughout the campgrounds except in the QUIET CAMPING AREA where the aforementioned hours are enforced. If you would like to camp in a quieter area, please inform our Campground Staff upon arrival so they can place you in an appropriate area. Reasonable levels of sound may not be exceeded at any time.
No private sound systems are allowed.
- Tent or two, (you can never have too many)
- Sleeping bag or sheets and blankets and a pillow
- Air mattress
- Your instruments…if you realize you forgot your instruments, turn around and go back home because you’ll want it to make the weekend complete.
- Instrument accessories. Things like picks, capos, straps, music stands, sheet music, words, and chords
- Food. There are always food vendors. Cooking takes away from valuable picking and concert and workshop time so I recommend keeping it to a minimum.
- Water. For drankin’ and showerin’ and washin’. Bring several filled plastic water jugs from home. They can be refilled at the site. The Coleman 5 gallon square jug w/ tap works pretty decently.
- Water bottles (for the concert site and walking around or whatever). Keep one on ice at all times.
- Spray bottle…If it’s hot, nothing works better to cool you off than a spray in the face!
- Chairs. Lots of chairs. You will need 1 chair for jammin’ at the campsite. 1 chair for sittin’ at the concert site.
- A claw hammer…to stake-down a tent.
- A bandana. They soak up sweat and can be kept moist for added evaporation and natural cooling.
- Bug repellent.
- A small backpack or waist pack to carry money, picks, etc.
- Money. An ATM is on site as well.
- Your tickets to the festival. We prefer you print them please!
- A hat. One with a wide brim preferably.
- Camp Stove and Utensils for eating or cooking. Bring all necessary pots, pans, knives, bottle opener, corkscrew, spices etc.
- Matches to light the stove (in a plastic bag of course).
- Toilet paper (sometimes it’s needed during the late hours).
- Tarps for shade. I’ll bring a couple…Tarps keep water and sun off of you.
- Survival necessities. Extra tent stakes, rope, bungee cords, carabiners, or whatever you got to hold things down.
- Rain gear. Hopefully you won’t need it!
- An extra pair of dry footwear.
- Clothes. Shorts (bathing suits if you plan to swim or dance in the rain)…extra socks, shirts, long pants, and a jacket or sweatshirt for evenings. It can get chilly at night.
- Towels, washcloths, toiletries, shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.
- Lanterns and/or a flashlight.
- Cell phone to call home or for help.
- Coolers for food or whatever; ice can be purchased on the grounds.
- Deck of cards…Frisbees…reading material or other items to entertain…backgammon?
- Table for camp
- Beater rug(s) – it’s nice to have a little area under the tarp that’s not grass.
- Duct tape – need I say more?
- Spare car key
- And anything else you can think of which will come in handy that hasn’t been mentioned here (aspirin, over the counter pharmaceuticals, binoculars, camera, etc.
Please dispose of your trash and recycling in the appropriate cans around the grounds.
Please leave the grounds as you have found them. Do not empty gray or black water tanks on the grounds or in the sewer drains.
Camper “Pump Outs” are available from our port-a-john company for a fee. Purchase a pump ticket at the trading post.