Have a question? View our Beach Pod Camping FAQs below!
Please be aware wristbands are sold separately and you must purchase wristbands to access Horsfall campsites as they are within the event boundaries.
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Beach Pod Camping
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Beach Pod Camping FAQs
Area 17 is referred to as our Beach Pod Camping. We refer to a “Beach Pod” as a group of self-sufficient trailers camping overnight on the beach. The Beach Pod area is located just east of the Sandpit Campground, north of Sand Hollow Road along the beach of the existing lake. If you have friends staying in Beach VIP or the Sand Pit Campground these passes can also be used as extra vehicle pass for those areas. Please be aware that if you are using this pass for an extra vehicle pass, all vehicles must fit within the boundaries of the reserved campsite. If a vehicle does not fit that vehicle will be asked to camp in the “Pod” area located on the beach.
Each Pod camping pass is $200.
Each Beach Pod camping pass is good for six days and five nights starting at 12pm MT on Tuesday, October 18th through 12pm MT on Sunday, October 23rd.
Camping passes can be pre-purchased through our website by using the link on this page. If Beach Pod camping passes do not sell out before the event begins, passes can be purchased at the entry gate when you arrive.
No. Beach 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.
You can pre-purchase wristbands through the website up to the week of the event, or purchase them at the gate for $50 each. We recommend purchasing them through the website to help reduce wait times at the gate.
Yes! Please be aware everybody in your vehicle will need wristbands to get through the entry gate to access your campsite. Wristbands are $50 per person through the website or at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free.
The event starts at 9am MT on Wednesday but you can check in starting 12pm MT on Tuesday, October 18th. Unlike previous years there is NO additional charge to set up camp on Tuesday!
All participants are asked to clean their sites and check out by 12pm MT on Sunday, October 23rd.
Yes, each vehicle will need a vehicle pass. Each Beach Pod camping pass comes with one vehicle pass. Each additional vehicle is considered a new camper and will need a camping pass and can be obtained by purchasing a Pod Sand Camping pass at $200 each. We have a land-use agreement with the State Park that only allows a certain number of vehicles in the event area 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 event area.
There are NO dozers in the pod area. The pod area’s access trail is fairly well packed and should be effortless to enter. Once on the beach, the sand may begin to soften and require more thought to traverse. Please do your 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. If you sink to your vehicle’s frame it will make it difficult to move even with the help of another vehicle and a tow strap (hence the shovel).
Area 17 can be accessed from Sand Hollow Road. Once participants arrive at the event gates, you will be greeted and guided to the Beach Pod camping area. We have created a staging concept that will accommodate fifteen 40’ trailers at any given time where participants can safely air down their trucks and trailers before entering the beach. There will NOT be a dozer available in this area. Participants will be asked to enter the beach under their vehicle’s power similar to any other weekend throughout the year. Our dedicated security team and dedicated traffic control team will be available throughout the event to offer assistance and answer any questions.
No. These are dry camping sites located on the beach. You will need to supply your water. We recommend filling your tanks in Hurricane or at the Westside Campground located in the park. The Westside Campground has four dump stations and a water filling station that can be used before accessing the event area. Gray/Blackwater is not permitted to be dumped on the beach. If you need your tanks dumped during the event we will have a septic service company you can call for a small fee or you can head over to the Westside Campground location just 1/2 mile away.
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. NO glass is allowed on the beach! Any unused firewood remaining at the end of the event must be taken with you when you leave. Please help us leave Sand Hollow better than we found it!
Area 17 will have access to 20-yard dumpsters located throughout the area during the event. These dumpsters will act as a disposal site for any participants camping on the beach while also providing additional capacity for the state park.
Area 17 will have access to portable restrooms located throughout the area during the event. Campers are required to be self-contained similar to any other weekend. Showers are NOT available in Area 17.
Areas 17 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 Parks Service and Sheriff.
Yes. Contact Sand Hollow State Park for the permit. 5-day permits ($15/ea) are required to fly drones within the state park. Violators are subject to citation.