Camping

Campers are at the heart of any big festival. You’re there when the gates open and close us down every night.  We have lots of camping for everyone from 16′x20′ sites for cars and tents to 16-20′x40-55′ sites for the big rigs (in camp deadwood only) or someone who just likes to sprawl or maybe set up a mini-putt course. Check out our camping options below and find the perfect site to make this the best camping trip of the year. And don’t forget to check out our camping checklist so you don’t forget anything.

All campers must now have a valid camper access pass in order to be in the campgrounds. Each campsite comes with four camper access passes and additional passes can be purchased for $30 each.

  • All campsites are general admission so it’s first come first served the day of the festival. For our premium riverside sites and our Camp Deadwood sites, customers will have the option of picking their reserved campsite at a later date. Anyone camping with a big group can contact us and we’ll make sure you all get camping together.
  • Flat level ground
  • riverfest-site-mapMixture hard pack gravel and grass campsites
  • 16’x42′, 16’x55′ sites available
  • All sites have a 6 person limit
  • Everyone in the campgrounds must have a valid festival wristband along with a camper access band. Single day festival ticket holders may only camp for the night their ticket is valid and must be off the festival grounds at 11AM the next day.
  • View our new camping map or an ariel map of the entire site

Note: Camping prices cover you for all four days of the festival from Thursday morning until Monday at noon.

  • Camp Deadwood (Big Wood)

    Join the Deadwood Tribe in our premium VIP campground and stay right back stage with your bus or jumbo RV. These sites are very limited so buy 'em quick. * These sites are not part of the free camping deal.

    $270

    Plus GST & $7.50 Environmental Fee

  • Camp Kahuna

    Camp KahunaJoin the Kahuna Tribe in our premium campground located right across from the main beer garden. This campground premium offers sites with options to add premium packages like tent cabins and tee pees. This is for our guests who just want to come and party and leave the setup to us. Or maybe you just want to be in one of our smaller campgrounds with your tent and RV. Prices range from $190 for sites along the river to $160 for all other sites.

    $160

    Plus GST & $7.50 Environmental Fee

  • Camp Chattahoochee

    Camp ChattahoocheeJoin the Chattahoochee Tribe and get ready to party in the biggest campground at Riverfest? This campground has a side entrance right into the festival grounds and has the most river access compared to any other campground. Prices range from $190 for premium river side 16'x40' sites along the river to $160 for all other sites.

    $160

    Plus GST & $7.50 Environmental Fee

  • Camp Tumbleweed

    Camp TumbleweedThis is our quietest campground for people with kids or just those campers who want a little more quiet. Curfews will be strictly enforced and our standard no knuckleheads rules will apply. Prices range from $190 for sites along the river to $160 for all other sites.

    $160

    Plus GST & $7.50 Environmental Fee

  • Additional Camper Access Pass

    All campsites come with four camper access passes. If you have a couple of extra people who will be staying with you, then you can purchase additional passes for them.

    $30

    Plus GST

  • Camping Early Entry Pass

    Are you just itching to get down to Riverfest and set up your camp? Then grab your early entry camping pass and come on down Wednesday, July 29th between 3:30PM and 8:00PM. You only require one early entry pass per campsite.

    $30

    Plus GST

  • Camp Deadwood (Backstage)

    Camp Deadwood (Backstage)Join the Deadwood Tribe in our premium VIP campground and stay right back stage under the trees. This is one of our smaller campgrounds with very limited camping. The spaces are a little larger and you'll have shade all day long.

Camping FAQs

  • Can I have a fire in my campground?

    There is no open burning allowed in the campgrounds. You are however allowed to run a propane portable fire if you have one. Barbecue’s are also allowed and don’t fall under the fire ban. These rules are subject to change without notice.

  • How many people are allowed in a campsite?

    Each person at your campsite must have a valid event ticket and camper access pass. There is a maximum of 6 people per camp site. When you purchase your campsite you will be given four camper access bands, which must be worn by everyone at your campsite. If you have more than four people staying in one of our larger sites you can purchase an additional 2 camper access passes for the extra campers.

    Limiting the number of sites to four by default let’s us keep the costs down since most people only have 2-4 campers per site.

    For festival attendees with single day tickets they will only be allowed in the campgrounds for the night their tickets are valid for and must be off of the campground at 11AM the following day. For example, if a camper has a Friday admission, they can spend the night on Friday and must be off the show site on Saturday at 11AM.

  • Are pets allowed at the festival?

    Pets are not allowed on the festival show site. August is a very hot month so please leaves your pets at home where it’s nice and cool. If a pet is found left in a car, like we have seen in previous years, we may call the SPCA to come pick them up.

    For campers, you are allowed to have pets in the campgrounds. Please clean up after your pets and make sure they have a cool spot with lots of water while you’re at the festival.

  • How often do the parking lot and campground shuttles run?

    Our free shuttles start running to & from the festival grounds 30 minutes before the gates open. They run constantly throughout the day so just flag one down and they’ll pick you up. Each shuttle has a donation bucket to support a local charity so be sure to bring some change.

  • Is handicap camping available?

    Most campsites are handicap accessible. The VIP campground and campground 2 are the best options for someone in a wheelchair. All other campgrounds are located on grass or hay fields. The land is all mostly flat, though please call us before booking your site so we can make sure you get the best spot possible.

  • How many vehicles are allowed in a campsite?

    You are allowed one steering wheel per site. This means you can have one RV, car, truck, van or bat mobile. In the case of motorcycles you are allowed up to four in a 20×20 site and six in any larger sites. Please remember that your vehicles and tent or trailer MUST fit within’ your allotted space.

    If you have an extra vehicle with your group you can park that in our camping overflow parking for $25 for the full event. Though we always recommend saving your money and carpooling.

  • Are we allowed alcohol in the campgrounds?

    Yes, you are definitely allowed to have alcohol in the campgrounds. You’re not allowed to have it on the show site so please finish your drinks before going into the festival. And as always, please drink responsibly.

  • Is the camping price for the full event?

    Yes, the price you see for each site is the price for the full event. There is no single day camping available until the day of the festival. The festival starts on a Thursday and ends Sunday night, so you get access to the campgrounds Thursday morning at 9AM until Monday at noon.

  • When can I check into my campsite?

    Campers can get into the campgrounds at 9AM on the first day of the festival. The gates will then close to new campers at 11PM. All Reserved campers must be in their sites by 1PM on the last day of the festival. Any unoccupied campsites at that time may be re-sold and no refund will be issued to the original purchaser.

  • Are there hookups available?

    There are no water or electrical hookups in the campgrounds so please come prepared. We’re looking into having a water truck and sani truck come around throughout the day so you will be able to empty your tanks and also get fresh water for a minimal fee.

  • Can I bring my ATV, dirtbike or hotwheels machine?

    There are ABSOLUTELY NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED ROAMING THROUGH the campgrounds at any time. This is a safety issue and will be strictly enforced. Violation of this policy will be cause for eviction from the campground and the festival grounds.

  • What size campsite do I need?

    We had a psychic on staff, but she got this wrong all the time, so we’ll leave this question up to you. We offer 16′ by 20′ campsites, which are perfect for a car and tent. We then have larger 16′ to 20′ by 40′ to 55′ site. These are perfect for your RV’s, truck and trailers or a up to six people with a single car and a few tents.

  • What time do the gates open?

    The gates will open at 3:30pm on Thursday and 2:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The camping gates open to new campers at 3:30PM on Wednesday for customers with early entry camping passes, 9:00AM on Thursday, 10:30AM on Friday and 12:00PM on Saturday.

  • Can I bring food and beverages to my campground?

    Yes you’re allowed to bring your own food and drink to the campground. You just can’t take any of that food or drink into the festival grounds when you’re ready to watch the festival.

  • What are the campground hours?

    The campground gates will be open to new entrants from 9AM until 9PM. On the third day of the festival they will open at 10AM and close at 9PM. Campers that are already in their spots can head out any time of the day if you need to get to work or something else.

  • Can a friend pop over and visit me at my campsite?

    Only festival attendees are allowed in the campgrounds and they must have a camper access wristband. If your friend is also attending the festival, they’re more than welcome to come for a visit and if you have a spare camper access wristband you can give it to them. If they don’t have a camper access band, they can purchase one for $25 from the renewals/upgrade trailer or you’ll have to meet them outside of the campgrounds in the festival show site.

    For festival attendees with single day tickets they will only be allowed in the campgrounds for the night their tickets are valid for and must be off of the campground at 11AM the following day. For example, if a camper has a Friday admission, they can spend the night on Friday and must be off the show site on Saturday at 11AM.

  • Can I come and go from the festival as I please?

    Yes you are free to come and go as you please. On the first day when you arrive at the festival we’ll put a wristband on your wrist and that’s your pass in and out of the festival for the rest of your amazing time with us. So you can head into town or out to a local swim hole during the day and then come back and get ready to party at night. Please be aware that the lineups to get back in can be long from 5PM to 6PM and 8:30PM to 9:30PM.

  • Can I have alcohol at my campsite?

    You can consume alcohol in your campsite, but you are not permitted to walk around the campgrounds or on roadways with alcohol. Alcohol will be confiscated and not returned and you could be subject to removal from the festival grounds.

  • What are the rules on alcohol?

    NO LIQUOR SERVICE TO MINORS – must be 19 years of age or older

    2 Pieces of ID Required:
    ID #1: Must include Name, Address, Birthdate & Picture (example: Driver’s Licence, Passport, BCID, etc.)

    ID #2: Must include persons signature and/or picture (example: Credit Card, Social Insurance Card, BC Services Card, etc.)

    • Patrons who provide the valid ID will be wristbanded at the show site entrance – these must be worn at all times in order to purchase tokens, order or consume alcohol.
    • Regardless of wristband, any event staff may confirm ID at any time – keep it handy!
    • We reserve the right to refuse bar service.

    Any patrons who are deemed to be overly intoxicated or behave in a manner that constitutes a safety risk will be refused entry or removed from festival grounds. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!

Camping Policies

  • Please ensure you have booked the correct size campsite(s) to fit your vehicle and optionally your tent.
    • Misrepresentation of information regarding your vehicle/tent size may cause relocation to another campsite if available. In such situations, Rockin’ River Management reserves the right to cancel the campsite(s) reservation without a refund and there will be no renewal issued for the following year.
    • You must be able to fit your vehicle and all other camping gear within your site – not on the roadways as they must remain accessible for through traffic and emergency vehicles at all times.
    • Car & tent camp sites are 20 ft. by 20 ft. Only 1 car per campsite – Vehicle and tent must all fit into one camping space.
  • Only 1 steering wheel per site. ONE camping vehicle sticker will be issued per campsite.
  • Campsites are available in various sizes to accommodate all vehicle types. There are limited extra-large sites.
  • There is a maximum of 4 people per 20′ x 20′ camp site and a maximum of 6 people for any larger camp site.
  • Anyone in the campground must have a festival ticket (Full event general admission, Single day general admission, VIP, Pit, Reserved or Premium Reserved ticket).
  • Reserved camping is for the whole weekend there will be NO SINGLE DAY Reserved Camping
  • Reserved camping is for 4 days from Thursday, July 30th at 9AM until – Monday August 3rd at 12:00 noon
  • The camping gates will be open at 9AM on Thursday, July 30th and 10:30AM on the Friday, Saturday and 12:00PM on the Sunday. On all three days they will close at 10:00PM to new entrants.
  • All Reserved campers must be in their sites by Monday, August 3rd at 1PM. Any unoccupied Campsite(s) at that time may be re-sold and no refund will be issued to the original purchaser.
  • All camper’s sites must be clean and campers must be off the show-grounds by 12:00 noon Monday, August 3rd – No exceptions.
  • All campsites are dry self contained camping and there are no hookups provided. There are no water or other services available. You must be self-contained so please come prepared.
  • Generators are acceptable, but we ask that you bring a generator with limited noise output. You may run your generator from 10:00 am – 9PM daily. Please DO NOT leave your generator running while you run into town or are in the festival.
  • All campsites are numbered and camper’s information recorded for safety and security purposes, as well a fine of up to $250.00 is applicable if campsites are not left clean and tidy of all debris.
  • If a site is blackened out this means it has already been purchased and it not available.
  • Handicapped Camping – To be issued a handicap campsite we will require medical proof a handicap Parking Pass is not considered proof. Please contact our hotline number at 1-877-307-4837 for booking all handicap campsites.
  • There are no refunds on camp sites.
  • Picture identification will be required on site to issue your reserved camping sticker(s). Acceptable forms of identification: Driver’s License / BC ID/ Valid Passport.
  • DO NOT BLOCK ROADWAYS – Please respect all parking rules and signs.
  • NO CAMP FIRES OR OPEN FIRES OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED.
  • NOISE CURFEW IS 2 AM. Loud music /noise after 2 am will not be permitted and strictly enforced. Violation of this policy will be cause for eviction from the campground and the festival grounds.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED ROAMING THROUGH the campgrounds at any time. This is a safety issue and will be strictly enforced. Violation of this policy will be cause for eviction from the campground and the festival grounds.
  • Rockin River has a NO GLASS POLICY in effect on the entire show-grounds. Please use plastic containers or cans. Glass containers of any kind outside of your own campsite will be confiscated.
  • Camping area is not a licensed area; you are not allowed to walk around the campgrounds with liquor. If you’re drinking please keep it contained within’ your site.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO ADMITTANCE TO THE RACETRACK TARMAC. Violation of this policy will be cause for eviction from the campground and the festival grounds.
  • NO GANG AFFILIATED COLORS ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS – As According to BC Legislative Laws. Your cooperation and patronage is greatly appreciated.
  • PETS – We recommend you leave your pets at home, however if this is not possible, please be advised pets are not allowed on the show-grounds and must be on a leash at all times in the campgrounds. And PLEASE DO NOT leave your dog in your car! Please be a responsible pet owner.
  • CLEAN YOUR SITE(S) BEFORE YOU LEAVE. Thank you!– Garbage pick-ups will be on going daily throughout the weekend.

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