Everything You Wanted to Know about Camping
...but were afraid to ask
The deadline to purchase camping vehicle passes has passed.
If you did not purchase your extra vehicle passes by the July 8 cutoff date, you will have to make other overnight parking arrangements.
Camping passes are assigned on a next-best-available basis, and may be renewed annually.
Check In / Out
RV and tent campers may arrive as early as noon on Thursday, August 11 to check-in, and stay as late as noon on Monday, August 15 to check-out. Campers entering the property at Anderson lane must have all of the paperwork they received in their camper’s packets ready to go.
EVERY vehicle must have a pass or it will not be allowed past the property entrance, there are no exceptions to this rule. Parking for one vehicle is included with each camping pass. If you did not purchase your extra vehicle passes by the July 8 cutoff date, you will have to make other overnight parking arrangements. Read the FAQ here.
Off Road Vehicles
So you brought your toys, goodie for you, we’re 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. All RVs and trailers must be parked front to back in the campsite; no horseshoeing, boxing, etc. 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 Festival-related questions. Camp hosts sites are marked with large flags. 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.
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 it’s game on, until then, nighty night little camper.
Rules Schmools! What if I don’t want to follow them?
It’s very simple: if you don’t follow the rules, you’ll be asked to leave. If you don’t leave, you’re trespassing. If you’re trespassing, one of Linn County’s friendly deputies will escort you out.
For the safety and enjoyment of all Festival campers, alcohol is not permitted outside of the licensed venue area. This means no alcohol in the camping or parking areas. Read our alcohol policy in full.
All camping areas include portable toilet facilities, hand washing units, RV pumping and complimentary trash pickup.
On-site RV Pumping is provided by Buck’s Sanitary Service and Best Pots Restroom Rentals. Sections A-I and Group Camping are serviced by Best Pots. Schedule pumping at the Information booth, located in FestQuarters or flag down the driver for an additional charge. Pumping is available 8AM-1PM, Friday-Sunday. The owner must be present at time of service. $50, for pre-scheduled pumps, $65 if you flag down the driver. Cash only. Sections K-S and Country Comfort are serviced by Buck’s Sanitary Service. Call 1-800-942-8257 to schedule pumping or flag down the driver. Pumping is available 9AM-12PM and 1-4PM, Friday-Sunday. Owner must be present at time of service. $50, cash only.
Water deliveries are available 7AM-5PM, Thursday through Sunday. All water delivery proceeds benefit Harrisburg High School students. Cash and credit cards accepted.
RV tanks $35. Call or text 541-520-0544.
Swimming pools 1,000 gallons $100, 2,00 gallons $200, price will be set upon delivery for pools larger than 2,000 gallons. Call or text 458-201-1415.
Have ice delivered directly to your campsite! Call or text 541-600-0708. Campers cannot pre-reserve ice delivery, this number will become active on August 11.
Central Linn High School students can be flagged down while driving through the camping areas 10AM-8PM Friday-Sunday.
You may also pick up your own ice from the ice truck You may also pick up your own ice, at your convenience, from the ice truck 1-8PM Thursday and 10AM-8PM Friday-Sunday.
$7 for a 20 lb. bag, cash only. All proceeds from ice sales support Central Linn High School students.
Complimentary trash pickup is available Friday through Sunday. Place your bagged trash at the corner of your campsite by 8AM 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 8am on Sunday, take it with you; do not leave it on site.
Campers’ shower facilities are located between Camping Sections E and F. Campers who pre-purchased a three-pack of shower passes online will pick them up from the attendant at the shower station. Individual shower passes may be purchased from the attendant at the Festival for $5 each. Shower times cannot be prescheduled. Open 7AM-7PM, Friday-Sunday.
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 they’re 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, we’ll kick you out faster than you can spit.
We have a zero-tolerance cruising policy. With the darkness of country nights, dusty roads, unpredictable furrows and fans walking on the Festival roads, there is no room for tooling around in the back of your pickup with your buddies. Consider the safety of everyone around you. First time offenders will receive a warning and their vehicle will be flagged in our system. If you’re argumentative, non-compliant or caught a second time, your wristband will be cut and you’ll be asked to leave.