Have a question? View our South Pod Sand Camping FAQs below!
Please be aware wristbands are sold separately and you must purchase wristbands to access sand campsites as they are within the event boundaries.
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South Pod Sand Camping FAQs
Areas 15A, 15B, and 15C are referred to as our South Pod Sand campsites. These 150 campsites are located just north of the Horsfall access road and just west of our Huckfest landing area. Each pod will hold between 35 and 65 trailers. While the pods are outlined, these campsites will NOT be 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 circle up, be close to the event, and want easy access to the open dunes.
Each pass is $200.
Each camping pass is good for six days and five nights starting through Sunday, June 26th.
Camping passes can be pre-purchased through our website by using the link on this page. If passes do not sell out before the event, they can be purchased at the entry gate when you arrive. Traditionally, these campsites sell out fairly quickly once available for sale.
No. Camping passes and event entry 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.
You can pre-purchase wristbands through the website for $40 up to the week of the event. The week of the event, you can purchase them at the gate for $45. We recommend purchasing them through the website to save $5 per person and help reduce wait times at the gate.
Yes! Please be aware everyone in your vehicle will need wristbands to get through the entry gate to access your camping spot. Wristbands are $40 up to the week of the event. The week of the event, you can purchase them at the gate for $45. We recommend purchasing them through the website to save $5 per person and help reduce wait times at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free and are not required to be pre-sold.
The event starts at noon on Wednesday but you can check in starting Tuesday, June 21st at 12pm PT (noon). Unlike previous years there is NO additional fee to set up camp on Tuesday!
All participants are asked to clean their sites and check out by 12pm PT (noon) on Sunday, June 26th. We understand that times may vary if you require dozer assistance. Please plan to get an early start and be aware as there could be a bottleneck at the air station or 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 camper.
Yes, each vehicle will need a sand 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 passes will be checked at the gate before entering the dunes.
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 multiple dozers on-site to assist you. The dozer service is FREE but tips are welcome. Please be aware that dozers are inherently slow and you may have to wait in line to be pulled on/off the dunes.
Yes. 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. The Forest Service has 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.
Areas 15A, 15B, and 15C can be accessed through the Horsfall day use lot or via Old Bark day use lot. Please see the map above to determine which route you should take to access your designated pod. Once you arrive at our southwest 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 twenty-five 40’ trailers at any given time. You can safely air down your truck and trailer before entering the dunes. Compared to last year when everyone was required to use a dozer, this year you will be asked to enter the sand under your vehicle’s 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.
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 before heading south to Coos Bay. Gray/Blackwater 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.
Campfires 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. Please also remove any consumed firewood and help us leave the dunes better than we found them!
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.
Areas 15A, 15B, and 15C will have access to portable restrooms located near the southwest corner of the race track. Showers are NOT available 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 local Forest Service and Sheriff.