Everything You Wanted to Know about Camping
...but were afraid to ask
Camping passes are assigned on a next-best-available basis, and may be renewed annually.
2014 Festival Camping
Due to the extreme popularity of Festival camping, all 2013 sites that were not renewals were sold to fans who added their names to a waiting list. If youd like to camp with us, we strongly recommend you call the box office to be placed on the 2014 Festival camping waiting list immediately. If a 2014 Festival camping space becomes available someone from the BWCMF Box Office will contact you. 541-345-WCMF (9263)
Check In / Out
RV and tent campers may arrive as early as noon on Thursday, August 14 to check-in, and stay as late as noon on Monday, August 18 to check-out. Campers entering the property at Anderson lane must have all of the paperwork they received in their campers packets ready to go.
Parking for one vehicle is included with each camping pass. Additional vehicles passes (limit 2) can be purchased for $30 each. The owner of the camping pass must purchase extra vehicle passes through the box office PRIOR to the Festival. ALL vehicles must have a pass or it will not be allowed past the property entrance, there are no exceptions to this rule.
Off Road Vehicles
So you brought your toys, goodie for you, were all impressed. Now park it in your campsite and leave it there for the duration of the Festival. ATVs, dune buggies, golf carts, runaway bumper cars, wheelbarrows, and show ponies have no place on the Festival grounds and are thus not allowed. This policy is strictly enforced.
RV Camp Spaces
RV camp spaces are designed to accommodate six adults. One RV, and, if you like, one small tent are permitted on your RV site. The Festival grounds are located on a working ranch, there are no hookups for RV camping.
Tent Camp Spaces
Tent camp spaces are designed to accommodate six adults. Two tents are permitted on your tent site.
Camp hosts are available in each camping area to assist campers in finding their sites and to answer any Festival related questions. Our Camp Hosts are there for your safety, assistance, and to ensure your Festival experience is a pleasant one.
Campfires & Cooking
Propane grills and above ground propane fire pits may be used to prepare your outside food and beverages at your campsite. Campfires, wood burning, and charcoal grills are not permitted; PROPANE ONLY, this is strictly enforced. If it makes a spark, the answer is NO.
Safety & Courtesy
No loud noise in camping area after midnight, this includes generators. No dumping of grey or waste water on Festival property. See your camp hosts to make dumping arrangements.
Linn County, where the Festival is located, has an ordinance that must be observed by all campers. This means voices must be quiet by midnight, generators shut off, singalongs reduced to the slightest of murmurs, and all whooping and hollering canned for the night. This code is strictly enforced by both on-site security as well as Linn County Deputies. At 9am its game on, until then, nighty night little camper.
Rules Schmools! What if I dont want to follow them?
Its very simple: if you dont follow the rules, youll be asked to leave. If you dont leave, youre trespassing. If youre trespassing, one of Linn Countys friendly deputies will escort you out.
All camping areas include portable toilet facilities, hand washing units, and complimentary trash pickup.
Best Pots will be on site Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 6am and 9am to pump wastewater holding tanks. To schedule your RV for pumping, sign up with your camp hosts by 5PM the day before you want pumped, include your campsite row and space number so they can find you. The RV owner must be present during servicing.
RV and tent campers arriving on the property Thursday should bring in enough water to last them until late afternoon on Friday. RVs in need of a tank fill must contact the potable water service, located on-site, or fill their tank prior to entering the Festival grounds. Water deliveries can be made as late as 7PM, Friday through Sunday. All water delivery proceeds benefit Central Linn High School.
Have ice delivered directly to your campsite! Central Linn High School students can be flagged down while driving through the camping areas between the hours of 10AM and 6PM. You may also pick up your own ice from the ice truck between 8am and 8pm. All proceeds from ice sales support the Central Linn Booster Club.
Complimentary trash pickup is available Friday through Sunday, between 10AM and 5PM. Simply place your bagged trash at the corner of your campsite and it will be picked up by someone from the Central Linn Booster Club; no appointment is necessary. If you are leaving the grounds after 5PM on Sunday, take it with you; do not leave it on site.
Shower facilities are located on-site and are open from 7am to 7pm. Campers may pre-purchase a three-pack of shower passes for $15 online or by calling the Box Office at 541-345-9263. Individual shower passes may be purchased from the attendant at the Festival for $5 each. Shower times cannot be prescheduled.
Pets are allowed on a leash in your campsite. Campers are expected to clean up after their pets. Animals are absolutely, under no circumstances, to be left inside vehicles (RVs, trailers, and campers are fine if theyre cool; use your judgement). It is far too hot. Nothing will corral a posse of angry, animal-loving country music fans faster than a dying dog in a hot car. Plus, well kick you out faster than you can spit.