please be aware WRISTBANDS are sold separately. You must purchase wristbands to access your camp site.
SOUTH POD SAND CAMPING - AREA 15A, 15B AND 15C
Common Questions and General Information
Where are these areas located?
Areas 15A, 15B and 15C are referred as our SOUTH POD sand camping spots. These 150 camp sites are located just north of the horsfall access road and just west of our Huckfest landing area. Each "Pod" will hold 50 trailers. These spots will NOT by marked or pre-assigned. You are free to park anywhere in the pod and parking/camping areas will be first come first serve. This area is great for people with larger groups that are looking to be close to the event but want easy access to the open dunes.
How much are the camping passes?
Each spot is $150.
How many days are the camping passes good for?
Each pass is good for (5) five days and (4) four nights starting Wednesday October 7th and Ending Sunday October 11th.
How can I purchase camping passes?
Camping passes can be pre-purchased through our website by using the link on this page. If spots do not sell out prior to the event passes can be purchased at entry gate when you arrive.
Does my camping pass purchase include any wristbands?
No. Camping passes and wristbands are sold separately. We did this to keep the cost as cheap as possible and wanted to make sure each participant only had to purchase what they needed.
How can I purchase wristbands?
You can pre-purchase wristbands through the website for $25 or purchase them at the gate for $30. We recommend purchasing them through the website to save $5 and help reduce wait times at the gate.
Do I need wristbands to access my camping spot?
Yes, please be aware everyone in your vehicle will need wristbands to get through the entry gate to access your camping spot. Wristbands are $25 per person through the website and $30 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free.
Why is there a gate fee now?
We made some major changes this year to expand the event and reduce wait times to enter the event. This includes expanding our camping from 200 trailers to 450 trailers, we created multiple air stations, we created multiple entry points to the sand, we added security in and around the event, we added ticket scanners at the gate to reduce wait times, we added extra portable restrooms and extra dumpsters. Best of all we have added a few new events like a concert on the dunes, night races on the track, Hillfest competition, better trophies and a larger vendor row. We hope these changes will make our great event even better. Our gate fee is half the cost of the competition and all our events still remain FREE once you are through the gate. So pay once, get your wristband and then leave your wallet in the trailer and enjoy all TAKEOVER has to offer FREE of charge.
When can I check in?
The event starts at 9:00am on Wednesday but you can check in starting Wednesday at 8:00am. Early check-in is available starting Tuesday at 2:00pm. If you would like early check-in please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure your spot is available. There is a $25 charge per trailer for early check-in
When do I need to check out?
All participants are asked to clean their sites and check-out by noon on Sunday October 11th. We understand that if you need dozer assistance times may vary. Please plan to get an early start and be aware there could be a bottle neck at the air station and a short delay waiting for a dozer to become available. We ask that everyone be patient as our staff and operators will be working as fast as possible to assist each and every camper.
Does each vehicle in my group need a pass or just the ones pulling trailers?
Yes each vehicle will need a pass. The forest service has a land use agreement that only allows a certain number of vehicles on the sand at any given time. We monitor the number of vehicles by limiting the number of passes we sell. Vehicle pass will be check at the gate prior to entering the sand.
Will a dozer be available?
To increase efficiency we hope that many of the campers will do research and be prepared to access the sand without the use of a dozer. However if you don't feel comfortable doing so we will have (3) three dozers on-site to assist you. The dozer service is FREE but tips are welcome.
Do I need a flag on my truck when I'm driving under my own power or getting towed to my spot?
Yes. It might seem silly but once your tires hit the sand all standard dune rules apply. This includes but is not limited to an ORV Tag and Flag. Even though our event is held on private property many of the campsites are located on Forest Service land. they have been extremely supportive of the event and we look forward to working with them for years to come. Please help us maintain this relationship by following the rules of the sand and neighboring properties while enjoying our event.
How do I access my camping spot?
Areas 15A, 15B and 15C can be accessed through Horsfall Day Use lot or through Old Bark Day Use lot. Please see the map above to determine which route you should take to access your "pod". Once you arrive at our south gate located on Horsfall Beach Road, you will be greeted and guided to either the Horsfall Day Use lot or the Old Bark Day Use lot by our UTV TAKEOVER security team. We have created a staging concept that will accommodate 25 - 40’ trailers at any given time, where you can safely air down your truck and trailer prior to entering the sand. Compared to last year where everyone was required to use a dozer, this year you will be asked to enter the sand under your own power similar to any other weekend throughout the year. If you don't feel comfortable doing so, simply ask for dozer assistance from a UTV TAKEOVER official. This small but important change will greatly reduce if not eliminate any traffic issues on Horsfall Beach Road and significantly cut down wait times.
Does my site have utilities?
No. These are dry camping sites located on the sand. You will need to bring in your own water. We recommend filling your tanks in Reedsport at the marina prior to heading south to Coos Bay. Gray water is not permitted to be dumped in the sand. If you need your tanks dumped or filled during the event please call ROTO ROOTER at (541) 290-0775. They will be camped on the sand and would be happy to service your trailer for a small fee.
Are campfires allowed in this area?
Camp fires are allowed on the sand. Participants are asked to dig a hole for the fire and fill it in at the end of the event. We asked participants not to throw cans and garbage in the campfire.
Are there dumpsters in this area?
Areas 15A and 15B will have access to a 20-yard dumpster located in the southeast corner of the Horsfall Day Use lot during the event. Area 15C will have access to a 20-yard dumpster located at the south end of the Old Bark Day Use lot near the restrooms. We ask that all participants help keep the dunes clean by using these dumpsters during the event.
Are there restrooms/showers in this area?
Areas 15A, 15B and 15C will have access to portable restrooms located near the Southwest corner of the track. Showers are NOT available in this area.
Is there a campground host in this area?
Areas 15A, 15B and 15C will NOT have a Campground Host; however, this area will be monitored throughout the day by our UTV TAKEOVER security team with assistance from the Forest Service and Sheriff.