Please Note: No open pit or charcoal fires are permitted.
Small camping stoves and small propane BBQs are permitted.
What time should I arrive?
If you are camping and want to take in the Gorge beauty and relax, Camp Watershed opens at 3:00pm on Thursday August 1st, then you will be all settled in and ready for Friday. If you choose to arrive on the Friday, leave yourself plenty of time and anticipate some hold ups. For traffic on the highways check wsdot.wa.gov for road information.
When does it end?
Friday and Saturday we’ll be partying until about 12:30am, Sunday the show will come down at approximately 11:15pm. These times may change a little.
What will the weather be like?
Average highs are 90F and average lows around 60F that time of year. Typically it is hot & sunny with a nice firm breeze. But check the forecast before you leave and stake that tent down properly, we get the odd good gust of wind out there. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
Can I come on site and sell stuff?
No, only approved and licensed vendors are allowed inside the Gorge or in Camp Watershed. If you want to find out about availability email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there any public transportation to the Gorge?
Unfortunately not, the nearest Greyhound stop is in Quincy about 14 miles away, Amtrak stops in Wenatchee 45 miles from the venue and there is a cool little flight from SEATAC to Wenatchee with a couple of rental car options at Pangborn Airport, Wenatchee.
I don’t want to camp – can I park for the day?
Yes you can, and there is no extra charge.
Do I have to pay to park?
Nope, see the answer above.
I bought the three day ticket and only received one ticket, how does it get me in all three days?
When you get to the Gorge you will need to exchange your three day ticket for a wristband. This wristband will be how you will gain access to and from the festival, you will only get one so take good care of it as we cannot replace lost wristbands.
What happens if I lose or break my wristband?
Don’t lose or break it. Wristbands that have been tampered with or removed will be voided. Lost wristbands cannot be replaced.
Can I slide my wristband off and give it to my friend to use?
No, your wristband needs to be on tight enough that it does not slide off.
My tickets will be at will call – where is that?
Will call is at the Box Office located just to the North of the main entrance to the Gorge.
What time will the box office open?
Can I use my credit cards to buy tickets at the box office?
If tickets are still available we will gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
I saw someone selling print at home tickets on craigslist – are they legit?
Nope, there are no print at home options for this show. Be really careful buying anywhere except the official Ticketmaster website or Ticketmaster outlets, we see far too many forgeries and bad tickets and they will not get you in to the Festival.
Do I have to pay for kids to get in?
Children age 2 and under are free.
Do you sell alcohol?
Yes we do , make sure you have a Washington State approved valid picture ID. Not sure if you have an acceptable form of ID – check here http://liq.wa.gov/enforcement/selling-responsibly
What kind of food is available?
We’ll have a great variety of standard and local specialty foods. Food on a stick, food in a bowl, food on a plate, vegetarian options also.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
You can bring through the gate one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water and a small (1 gallon) clear bag of snacks.
So is that a "No" to bringing in a cooler then?
That would be a No.
I have small children, can I bring a stroller?
Yes you can, though the stroller will be subject to a search, you’d be surprised what people try and hide behind the kid!
Can I bring in my medical prescription, such as Diabetic insulin?
You can, but please advise the security guard at the gate and they will call the medics who will assist you.
Can I bring marijuana in?
Recent changes to WA state law regards marijuana are a little confusing, but the law clearly states that the use and even the display of marijuana in public is still illegal. Please respect & obey the law. We will not be permitting marijuana in to the Amphitheatre
Why can’t I bring an umbrella in?
It pokes people’s eyes out and obscures the view of the person behind you
What is the restroom situation?
Full disclosure, for the most part only portajohns are available. There are hand wash facilities adjacent to the Honey Buckets. If you are lucky enough to have a VIP ticket, the Cliff House VIP club has good old flushing rest rooms.
Do you have ATM’s?
Yes we do
Is there a first aid station?
Yes, ask any member of staff and they will point you in the right direction.
Do you have drinking water fountains?
Yes, potable water is available for you.
Can I buy sunscreen there?
You can find sunscreen and other little necessities at both the General Store at the camp ground and in the Gorge venue store.
Do you have lockers or a coat check?
Can I park overnight if I purchased upgraded parking?
Sorry, no - there is no overnight parking allowed in any parking lot. The only overnight parking is in the campground.
Please Note: Hertz parking is day use only. No overnght parking is permitted in the Hertz parking area.
What time does the campground open?
The campground will open at 3:00pm on Thursday Aug 1st and all patrons must leave the campground by noon on Monday Aug 5th
Are there showers?
Hot & cold showers are available. For Regular camping the showers can be found at the "Pivot". In Premier and Terrace Camping separate shower facilities are provided within those areas.
Is ADA Camping available?
Yes. There are designated disabled camping zones available for those with current, valid disabled placards or plates. Special tickets are not required, just purchase a standard camping pass, display your placard on entry to the campground and alert the gate staff should you wish to be placed in a Disabled Zone. Just as in the rest of the campground, spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Portable ADA accessible restrooms are in this area along with ADA accessible showers. Additional ADA accessible showers are also located short distance away at the “Pivot”. There is a regular disabled shuttle service between the campground to and the venue for those with special needs. We try to limit this to the patron who needs assistance and one companion. This shuttle starts running from the time gates to the venue are open until after the end of the event. normally 60-70 minutes after the show and makes stops at the Front Gate/Box Office, 2nd stage & Main stage. We also utilize golf carts to shuttle guests with needs inside the venue. Again this is limited it to the person in need + 1 and not the party/group due to space limitations.
Is alcohol allowed?
As long as you are of age, alcohol is permitted within the confines of your individual campsite, but no open containers or alcohol consumption is allowed in the public areas or on the roads.
I want to camp next to my friends, can you reserve a spot?
Camping sites are allocated as you arrive, spaces cannot be held or reserved, so if you want to camp in groups, you must show up at the same time.
I have a Camper, which campground should I choose?
Campers/Trailers/Motorhomes are welcome in any camping area. However,PREMIER, TERRACE, and BIG RIG are better suited to larger vehicles (Class A and larger Class C for example). If you bring larger RV’s into Standard Camping, be prepared for tighter spacing and slightly rougher terrain.
Can I camp if I do not have a ticket for the show?
No, you will need a ticket for the concert in order to enter the campgrounds.
What should I bring with me?
Is there a store in the campground?
Yes there is. The store has a wide variety of beers, soft drinks & snacks, ice, as well as some of those little necessities you may have forgotten, sunscreen, basic toiletries etc. The General Store is located close to the main entrance.
How many people can fit on a site?
As many people as you can legally fit into your vehicle.
Can I bring my dog?
No. do not bring any pet whatsoever, not because we don't like them - we are all animal lovers here - but it is cruel and unfair to the pet to leave it alone in the campground or parking lot, locked up or in a car or tent where it may suffer from extreme heat. When we see a pet in a car or running around the camp ground unattended, we will alert the authorities and your vehicle may be entered and the pet taken to a shelter for its own welfare. You may be subject to prosecution for cruelty to animals. Service Animals are permitted however.
What do I do with my car if I plan to stay with friends who are camping?
If you are planning on staying the weekend in a friends RV or tent and you are traveling in a seperate vehicle, or maybe you just want to leave your car overnight at the Gorge for whatever reason, you will still need to proceed to the Camp Watershed Gate D and purchase a weekend camping ticket. Think of it as overnight parking for your extra vehicle so it can rest while you find your friends and party.
Of course, if you want to park for any one DAY (not overnight), the general parking lot is available at no additional cost.