Happy Camper Guidelines

Some rules are necessary to help make everyone's stay a little nicer!

Registering...

Before being allowed to enter the campground, you are required to register and sign the Liability Release Statement and the Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please stop at the gate and pay your donation and get your wristband. If you arrive at camp and nobody is at the gate, please fill out the registration form and sign the Liability Release Statement and the Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Then, drop it in the drop box next to the registration table. You cannot be on the grounds unless you have filled out the registration form and signed the Liability Release Statement and the Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Come back later with your donation and to receive your wristband.

Wristbands...

You will be issued a festival wristband when you first arrive at camp and after you've registered. If you leave the grounds, you must show your wristband to the gate attendant when you re-enter the campground. When your car window is rolled up, it is very hard to see you. Please have your window rolled down so we can see your wristband (all passengers too). It's the only way to know if you've registered or not.

COVID and Face Mask Policy...

We won't be asking about your vaccine status. Wearing a face mask, or not, is up to you. Some campers may not be comfortable around those who choose not to wear a mask. If you are one of those people, you may want to wait until 2024 to attend again. Please be respectful of your fellow camper's preferences. Please, do not engage in mask or vax shaming your fellow campers! Those who are vaccinated or have natural immunity, are likely to not be wearing a mask. If you are afraid of catching a disease from your fellow campers, please wear your N95 mask and don't get too close to them.

The restrooms are shared by everyone. Though not required, it's suggested that you wear an N95 mask while in the restroom.

Please bring your own Home COVID Tests with you, just in case you start to feel ill.

Fires...

August is the driest month of the year in Centralia. THERE IS ALWAYS A BURNING BAN IN EFFECT IN AUGUST! If you want a camp fire, bring a propane fire pit. No wood, liquid fuels, or charcoal fires will be allowed!

Smoking...

Because of the danger of fire and the fact that many people do not like to smell tobacco or marijuana smoke, the campground is a "NO SMOKING" camp. "Edibles" would be a reasonable alternative. If you want to smoke either substance, please leave the campground. Your consideration of your fellow campers is appreciated!

Dogs...

Dogs are welcome, as long as they stay in your camp and are tethered at all times! The reason for tethering is that some people don't like dogs and some are extremely fearful of them. They poo when you're not looking and mark other camper's gear! They get into other peoples food and fight with other dogs. If your dog is a barker or whiner, leave him/her at home!

If you don't like this policy, please leave your pooch at a boarding facility or at home. There is a dog park nearby at Borst Park.

Always pick up after your dog! (Do I really have to mention this!?) I suggest that, anytime you see a pile of dog doo, you pick it up! It's just good PR for all the rest of the campers... THANKS!

Charging your Batteries...

Because of the noise and fumes, GENERATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED!

Idling your engine to charge your batteries is also NOT allowed because of the exhaust fumes!

Solar panels and/or a larger battery bank is the preferred method of keeping the lights on in your rig. If you need to charge your batteries, please drive out of the campground or talk to Ray about other alternatives.


Driving Around Camp...

Many people seem to be unaware of the dust they generate while driving on K St. or around the campground.

While driving on K St. and in the campground, please observe a 3.5 MPH speed limit or less! To estimate how fast that is, imagine walking speed and then go slower!

It's the dry time of year and driving any faster than that creates dust behind your car. It is hard to see it from inside your car!

Please be considerate of your fellow campers, the gate attendants, and our neighbors on K St. and drive as slow as possible...Thank You!


RV Parking...

RVs should park up by the old shower house or perpendicular to the river and fence lines. There are no hookups in the general campground. There are two RV spaces with hookups up by the new toilets. The price for those spots is $200 each for the week. (As of August 28, 2022, there are still one left...)


Recycling...

There is no recycling at the Campout. If this concerns you, please produce less waste and take your recyclable waste home with you.

Please don't dump your unwanted camping equipment in the dumpster. Take that home with you as well...

Please don't throw those frustrating, unwanted instruments in the dumpster! You can leave those with Ray on your way out of camp....



Saving Camp sites for others...

Saving a campsite for someone who may (or may not) show up, is frowned upon. However, there is a way to do it properly. If you want to save a site for someone, you may pay their fee and set up their camp for them. We will save their registration form for them to sign when they arrive. They will be issued their wristband upon arrival.


Don't Be A Bad Festival Neighbor...

Here's a somewhat humorous description of some bad festival behaviors to avoid.