We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux People.
In 2019 Burn in the Forest found a new long-term home in Snug Lake Amphitheatre. This new site is beautiful, big and has presented new and exciting opportunities for participation and growth.
- The site is beautiful
Honestly, it’s a real gem, and we owe a lot to the people who found it. This place has all the potential to host an incredibly special Burn in the Forest, and it’ll be 100% up to us to make this happen.
- The site has a hill
Right in the middle of the site is a steep hill, and it’s not your grandma’s molehill. We’re talking Grouse Grind level hiking here. Okay, well… maybe not that bad. But it’s the defining terrain feature that will affect your day’s planning more than anything. The usefulness of bicycles will be limited due to the hilly terrain. At best you’re likely to leave your bike predominantly on either the upper or lower levels.
- The site gets cold at night
The elevation means that nighttime temperatures are often near freezing even in July. Daytime temperatures can range from hot to chilly to nearly freezing as well.
- The site is windy
The upper level (general camping and some theme camps) can be very windy. If that’s where your camp is, please bring large stakes for your tents and shade structures. The lower level tends to have less wind.
- The site demands radical self-reliance
We’re further from civilization. You will need to bring in your own drinking water and manage your own grey water. There’s very limited cellphone coverage. It’s windy, it’s cold, and did we mention there’s a large hill smack dab in the middle of the site?