please be aware WRISTBANDS are sold separately. You must purchase wristbands to access your camp site.
NORTH POD SAND CAMPING - AREA 21
Common Questions and General Information
Where are these areas located?
Area 21 is referred to as our North Pod. We refer to a “Pod” as a group of self-sufficient trailers camping overnight in the open dunes. The North Pod is located just south of Hauser Road in the center of the open dunes near the existing lake.
How much are the camping passes?
Each spot is $125.
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 email@example.com 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.
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?
There are NO dozers in the north pod. Please do research before the event and be prepared to access the sand without the use of a dozer. We recommend airing down the tires on the truck and trailer, bringing a shovel and a tow strap. If you get into trouble and get stuck make sure to let off the gas and ask for help. It you sink down to the frame it will make it difficult to move even with the help of another vehicle and a tow strap (hence the shovel).
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?
Area 21 can be accessed from Sandy Way near Hauser Road. Once participants arrive on site, they will be greeted and guided to the Hauser Staging lot by our UTV Takeover security team. We have created a staging concept that will accommodate 6+ - 40’ trailers at any given time where participants can safely air down their trucks and trailers prior to entering the sand. There will NOT be a dozer available in this area. Similar to last year participants will be asked to enter the sand under their own power similar to any other weekend throughout the year. We feel with the right information and preparation participants should be able to navigate the soft sand under their own power. Our dedicated security team and dedicated traffic control team will stay in constant communication throughout the event and will make sure that access to and from the private residential properties, businesses and private campgrounds the area and along Sandy Way remain clear at all 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. Any unused firewood remaining at the end of the event must be taken with you when you leave. Please leave the site as you found it.
Are there dumpsters in this area?
Area 21 will have access to a 20-yard dumpster located in the northwest corner of the Hauser Day Use lot during the event. This dumpster will act as a disposal site for any participants camping on the sand while also providing additional capacity for this lot.
Are there restrooms/showers in this area?
Area 21 will NOT have access to portable restrooms on the sand. Campers are required to be self-contained similar to any other weekend. Showers are NOT available in this area.
Is there a campground host in this area?
Areas 21 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.