VIP Sand Camping
Have a question? View our VIP 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.
PURCHASE YOUR WRISTBANDS HERE!
NEW FOR 2023: NO CLASS A VEHICLES ON THE SAND!
Class A vehicles are NO LONGER allowed onto the sand during the event! We’ve tried our best to accommodate these large Class A RV/Motorhomes each year with the help of our Dozer Team, but they inevitably always get stuck, typically resulting in body damage, and unfairly tie up the dozers and crew that would otherwise be helping other campers. Please consider purchasing camping in one of our paved or graveled camping sites like Boxcar or Horsfall, or an Off-Site Campground.
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VIP Sand Camping FAQs
Areas 13 is referred to as our reserved VIP Sand Camping. These 50 marked-off campsites are located north of Boxcar Hill Campground and west of the Sand Drag Strip. Each marked and numbered campsite is 30’ wide and 70’ long. These VIP camp spots are centrally located to all activities, Vendor Row, and open dune riding!
Each VIP sand campsite is $250.
Each pass is good for six days and five nights starting Tuesday, June 20th through Sunday, June 25th, 2023.
Camping passes can be pre-purchased through our website by using the link on this page. If campsites do not sell out before the event starts, passes can be purchased at the entry gate when you arrive. Traditionally, these campsites sell out quickly!
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 $45 up until the week of the event. The week of the event you can purchase them at the gate for $45 each. We recommend purchasing them through the website to help reduce wait times at the gate.
YES! Please be aware that everybody in your vehicle will need event entry wristbands to get through the entry gate to be able to access your camping spot. Wristbands are $45 per person through the website for $45 up until the week before the event. The week of the event you can purchase them at the gate for $45 each. We recommend purchasing them through the website to help reduce wait times at the gate.
The event starts at noon on Wednesday but you can check in starting Tuesday, June 20th 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 25th. We understand that times may vary if you require dozer assistance. Please plan to get an early start and be aware there could be a bottleneck at the air-up 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 camper.
There are no additional charges for extra vehicles or trailers in Area 13, however, all vehicles and equipment must fit within your reserved space. There will be no overnight overflow parking available for campers.
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 campers. Please be aware that dosers are not fast and if there are a large number of campers needing assistance, you may have to wait in line. The dozer service is FREE but tips are welcome.
Class A vehicles are NO LONGER allowed onto the sand during the event! We’ve tried our best to accommodate these large vehicles each year with the help of our Dozer Team, but they inevitably always get stuck, typically resulting in body damage, and unfairly tie up the dozers and crew that would otherwise be helping other campers. Please consider purchasing camping in one of our paved or graveled camping sites like Boxcar or Horsfall, or an Off-Site Campground.
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 sand 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.
Area 13 can be accessed through the Horsfall day use lot. Once you arrive at our southwest gate, located on Horsfall Beach Road, you will be greeted and guided to the Horsfall day use lot by our UTV Takeover security team. We have created a staging area concept that will accommodate eleven 40’ trailers at any given time where you can safely air down your truck and trailer before entering the sand. Compared to last year when everyone was required to use a dozer, this year you will be asked to enter the sand under the power of your own vehicle similar to any other weekend throughout the year. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, simply ask for dozer assistance from an 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 into Coos Bay. Gray/Blackwater is not permitted to be dumped in the sand. If you need your tanks serviced or filled during the event please call Roto-Rooter at (541) 290-0775. They will be camped out 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 REMOVE any non-burnt firewood before filling it in at the end of the event. We asked participants not to throw cans and garbage in any campfires. Any unused firewood remaining at the end of the event must be taken with you when you leave. Please help us leave the dunes better than we found them!
Areas 13 will have access to a 20-yard dumpster located in the southeast corner of the Horsfall day use lot during the event. We ask that all participants help keep the dunes clean by using this dumpster during the event.
Areas 13 will have access to portable restrooms located near the southwest corner of the event race tracks. Showers are NOT available in this area.
Areas 13 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.