Camping FAQ

Everything you wanted to know about camping ...but were afraid to ask

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Check In/Out

RV and tent campers may arrive as early as 10am on Thursday, July 26 to check-in, and stay as late as noon on Monday, July 30 to check-out. Campers entering the property must have all of the paperwork they received in their camper’s packets ready to go.

Camping Gates close for check-in at 11pm Thursday. They re-open Friday at 8am.

Lost Camping Passes

Fans who have lost or misplaced their camping passes may purchase replacements for $50 at the Front Gate Tickets booth, located outside the music venue entrance.


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 (in addition to RV) is included with each camping pass. Additional vehicle passes (limit 2) can be purchased for $70 each. The owner of the camping pass must purchase extra vehicle passes through the box office PRIOR to the Festival. Call the Box Office at 541-345-9263 and purchase your camping vehicle passes today.

Off-Road Vehicles

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. Wagons and bicycles may be used in the camping area, but they are not permitted inside the music venue.

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. Sorry, there are no hookups for RV camping.

RV Service

RV break down at the Festival? No problem! Call 800-283-9163 or come to the Guaranty RV tent on the Festival concourse.

Hours: Thursday 12-5pm, Friday-Sunday from 9am-5pm.

RV Pumping

Visit the information booth across from the Festival entrance to make a reservation and purchase an RV pumping ticket. Service provided by DND Porta-Potty.

$55, cash and cards accepted.

Tent Camp Spaces

Tent camp spaces are designed to accommodate six adults. Two tents are permitted on your tent site.

Camp Hosts

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. Camp Hosts’ camping spots are identified with lawn signs.

Campfires & Cooking

Preparing outside food and beverages at your campsite is permitted with the use of propane grills only. All propane grills, whether standing or tabletop, must be at least 30” above ground at all times. All other grills, campfires and fire pits, including charcoal and wood burning, are strictly prohibited. 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.

Quiet Time

Jackson 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, sing-a-longs 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 Jackson County Deputies. At 7am 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 Jackson County's friendly deputies will escort you out.

Lost Camping Passes

Fans who have lost or misplaced their camping passes may purchase replacements for $50 at the Front Gate Tickets booth, located outside the music venue entrance.

Camp Shuttles

Festival camping is located off-site. Starting daily at 7AM, a free shuttle will transport fans to and from their camping section to the Daytime Shuttle stop on Festival grounds. From there, fans may walk along the bike path to the Festival entrance or hire one of the available Pedicabs for $10 per person. Camping shuttles will run clockwise, heading north.

The daytime stop is located between Rising Star Camping and the VIP Parking Lot. All parking and camping shuttle pickups and drop offs will occur at the Daytime Shuttle Stop, until the last performer takes the stage.

In the evening, after the last performance, Expo Gates 2 and 3 will open onto Peninger Road. Fans returning to their campsite should exit through Gate 2, labeled Camping Shuttles. Fans who parked in off-site GA parking will exit through Gate 3, labeled GA Parking Shuttles, to return to the GA Parking area. Once full, the shuttles will depart the queuing area.


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.

Sanitation Services

All camping areas include portable toilet facilities, hand washing units, RV pumping and complimentary trash pickup.


Water delivery service to be announced.


Ice is available for purchase at the ice truck, located between handicap camping and Family Fun Center. Campers may also pick up ice next to the showers in camping section T and the paintball arena in section A. Volunteers can be flagged down while driving through the camping areas in vehicles marked "Ice."

$8 for a 20lb. bag, cash only.
Hours: Thursday 10am-7pm • Friday-Sunday 7am-7pm


Trash Pickup

Complimentary trash pickup is available on-site. Place bagged trash at the front corner of campsite by 8am, Friday through Sunday. All trash must be carried out by the camper after 8am on Sunday. Do not leave trash on your site!


Campers who pre-purchased shower passes online will pick them up from the attendant at the shower station. Individual shower passes may be purchased from the attendant for $7 each. Showers are located in Camping Sections A, H and T.

Hours: Friday-Sunday 7am-7pm. Shower times cannot be pre-scheduled.


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.

Swimming Pools

Reservations open on Friday at the Festival. Call or text Mike’s Water Truck Service at 458-229-0001. Text messages will be followed up with a call. Pool fills are available in camping sections A, B, C, D, H, Sponsor, Vendor and Rising Star. Pools are not permitted in tent camping.

Hours: Friday-Sunday 8am-8pm
$1 per gallon, cash and cards accepted. Minimum fill 15 gallons, fill cannot exceed 1,000 gallons.


No Cruising

We have a zero-tolerance cruising policy. With the darkness of Festival 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.

Looking for more information? Check out the Festival Survival Guide!