Tent Camping in Open, Family and Quiet Areas :

  • All vehicles MUST park in the parking area unless you plan on camping in your vehicle, in which case you need to fill out this form Link coming soon
  • You have 15 minutes to drop off your belongings at your campsite.  You will then need to drive your vehicle to the Parking Lot. Please park your vehicle in the parking lot before setting up your camp.
  • Do not block the road while unloading
  • Any questions related to parking, contact [email protected]

Theme Camps

Vehicles are permitted to park in theme camps with approval and placement of your theme camp lead.  Vehicles should be placed towards the back of your camp allowing for front access interaction with the community.  Theme camps should look like theme camps, not parking lots! You will be asked to move vehicles that are an eyesore or obstruction.

RVS, Trailers, Buses, Camper Vans, etc

  • If you are planning on camping in your vehicle but are not with a Theme Camp, please fill out this form here: Link coming soon
  • All vehicles over 7 meters (25 feet) that are NOT placed in a Theme Camp will be asked to camp in the RV Camping Lot.
  • All other camper vehicles that are NOT placed in a Theme Camp (i.e. vans, tent trailers, etc) are permitted anywhere within the Open, Family and Quiet Camping area, provided they have filled out the form above.
  • Tow vehicles for any kind of camping trailer – 5th wheels, regular trailer, as well as tent trailers: you will need to drive your vehicle to the Parking Lot once you unhitch.
  • Vehicles with generators or other loud equipment will be asked to camp in the RV Camping Lot
  • RV & Tent groups: if you are in an RV and you want to cluster with other RVs or with people in tents, please indicate this on your form to ensure that the Parking Team knows . This will ensure that Onsite Placement is aware of your group’s needs in the open camping area and can direct you accordingly upon arrival.
  • If you have any direct questions about any of this, please email [email protected]

Description of the Grounds

Honestly, it’s a real gem, and we owe a lot to the people who found it. See the collage below from fellow burner Jaap Suter, taken during site prep. 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 area marked in red (on aerial in center of collage) 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. (In particular, look at photos 14, 17, 18, and 20 below.)

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 upper level (general camping and some theme camps) can be very windy. If that’s where your camp is, bring stakes for your tent. Shade structures will require near playa-level staking, so bring large anchors. The lower level tends to have less wind.

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?

Photo credit: Jaap Suter