Important Information for Campers

We realize that many of our fans travel from afar, so we allow Fest'ers to camp overnight from Monday, July 10th right through Sunday, July 17th! You can set up your camper beginning:

  • Sunday July 9th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday July 10th - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday July 11th - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday July 12th ~ Gates will open at 9:00 am and remain open 24 hours through the Fest. Everyone who enters the campgrounds starting Wednesday must have a 3 day wristband and a camping access armband.

Need water to fill your pool or camper?

There will be three water trucks driving around the campgrounds. Flag one down or call ahead of time to set up a time.

  • Jerome Chapek: 715-313-0127
  • Dan Wundrow: 715-226-0471

Need your camper pumped or want a personal portable toilet?

Call Northwoods Portables to reserve your portable toilet. To pump out your camper call Northwoods Portables or flag down one of their trucks, they will be patrolling the campgrounds.

  • Northwoods Portable Toilets
  • Porta-a-Potty Rentals
  • 715-891-0568

Note: The cut off date for reserving a personal portable toilet is Monday, June 30th. After that date, there is no guarantee that they will be able to accommodate your request.

Campsite Information

  • Each site is 18’ x 40’.
  • Only 1 sleeping unit per campsite.
  • Limit of 6 people per campsite.
  • Every person in the Campgrounds needs a Campground Access Pass.
  • Only 1 Campground Access Pass is included in the price of the Campsite, all others will have to be purchased separately.
  • Some campsites are not level so bring your own blocking.
  • Fresh water stations are located in the campgrounds.
  • Shower houses are provided at no charge. For your convenience please try to avoid the 6 AM to 10 AM peak hours due to long waiting lines and the hot water supply. Please respect the free facilities given.
  • No campsites have water hook ups.
  • Water trucks will circulate the grounds for freshwater & pool filling. Flag one down for service. You can flag one of them down or give them a call: Jerome Chapek at 715-313-0127 or Dan Wundrow at 715-226-0471
  • Any person on the Festival grounds is subject to being photographed for Festival promotional purposes with no prior approval and no compensation.
  • When setting up your sleeping unit, please keep in mind to stay 10' away from your neighbor.
  • Electrical campsites are available in the South Campground: Row M 1-60, Row N 1-60 and Row O 1-60, North Campground: Rows GIL and HAL These campsites will have one 30 amp and one 15 amp available. There is an option of having a 50 amp available upon special request and must be ordered by June 1st. Electricity will be turned on Wednesday around noon.
  • A $50.00 deposit is required on any furniture brought into the campgrounds. If you take the furniture out with you, and your campsite is clean when you leave, your $50.00 can be reclaimed at the entrance gate by noon on Monday, June 20th.
  • We offer 1 night camping for our 1 day Festers for $40. One night campers must be out of the festival grounds by 10:00 am the following morning. Anyone in the 1 night campgrounds will also need a Campground Access Pass.
  • Please leave your campsite in the same condition that you found it when you came. You will be given a Clean Campsite Form upon entering the campground. Please fill it out and return the top part to the attendant. When you leave at the end of the weekend, please have Fest Staff check your campsite and they will sign the bottom part which you will turn in at the gate as you leave. Any campsite with garbage, tents, furniture, cans, bottles, etc left behind on the site or in the fire ring, will result in an invoice for no less than $100.00 and not more than $2500 fine to the responsible party. Please dispose of all your garbage and recycling properly. Please do not dump hot coals or burning wood in the dumpsters. Instead, leave the coals in the fire ring and Rock Fest staff will pick them up after the event is over.
  • Semi trailers, large enclosed trailers, or flatbed trailers are not allowed in the camping area.
  • All campsites are marked with patio blocks. Please do not remove them. Anyone taking someone else's spot will be asked to move their camper.
  • Recycling and garbage bins are located throughout the campgrounds and concert area. You will need to furnish your own garbage bags. There will be no campsite garbage pick-up. Please take your garbage and recycling to the closest appropriate bin nearest your campsite.
  • Aluminum cans are a donation towards a non-profit organization (local wrestling clubs) that keeps our grounds clean. Please leave them for the wrestling club.
  • Rock Fest is not responsible for your camping spot, for personal injury, loss, theft, or damage to any person or property. PLEASE LOCK UP YOUR BELONGINGS.

Campground Rules

  • All people entering the festival grounds do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by owners, managers, officers, agents, employees, promoters, sponsors or any other individuals or entities associated with the event.
  • Open ground fires or bonfires are not allowed. Self contained fires (inside fire ring) are allowed, weather permitting. Please do not dig fire pits. All campfires and grills must be contained and attended at all times.
  • Please leave all ashes inside your fire ring and allow them to just burn out when you leave. Please do not put ANY ashes in dumpsters.
  • Tiki torches are not allowed on the Festival grounds.
  • Tailgating is not allowed in parking lots due to safety concerns.
  • Fireworks are not allowed on the Festival grounds.
  • Nudity is not allowed on the Festival grounds.
  • All handicapped patrons must enter and exit through Gate 12.
  • Wristbands that have been cut or tampered with are considered VOID and will not be replaced. Anyone caught trying to enter the grounds with such a wristband is subject to a trespassing fine and immediate removal from the Festival grounds.
  • Campfires must be 10' away from camper, car, tent or building.
  • If your sleeping unit, car, campfire or your entire setup does not fit within your specified campsite (18' x 40'), you must purchase another campsite, in accordance with state and local regulations.
  • No person will be allowed in the campgrounds without a concert wristband and a camping access wristband. Anyone on the festival grounds without the proper wristbands is subject to a trespassing fine of up to $1000.00.
  • Quiet time in the campgrounds is from 2:30 AM to 7:00 AM. All fires must be extinguished and all generators must be shut off. Please be courteous to your neighbor as part of the Rock Fest team.
  • Unauthorized drones, ATV's, golf carts, mopeds, dirt bikes, go-carts or any other off-road or non-licensed vehicles are not allowed on the Festival grounds. If you bring one, it will be confiscated for the weekend and you can pick it up when you leave.
  • Soliciting, glass containers, horses, weapons of any kind and fireworks are not allowed on the festival grounds.
  • Cruising the festival campgrounds in any vehicle of any kind is not permitted.
  • All camping units must be removed by the Friday after the Fest, at which time the gates will be locked.
  • Absolutely no "Live Music Stage Shows" in the campgrounds that promote large gatherings, selling of alcoholic beverages, and any other soliciting. This will not be tolerated and violators will be removed from the premises.
  • Anyone found anywhere on the Fest grounds without the proper wristband will be considered to be trespassing and will be escorted off the Fest grounds by Security and charged a fine for trespassing. Since 1984, sheriff deputies have been authorized to issue a trespassing citation similar to a traffic citation. After receiving a ticket from a law enforcement officer, defendants may pay a fine up to $1,000, or appear in court to contest the ticket. Surrounding landowners can also go to court with a civil suit to collect damages from trespassers.
  • Your car pass must be attached to the driver side of your vehicle windshield. If you haven’t attached it, the attendants at the gate entrance will attach it to your windshield for you.
  • Vehicles are subject to search upon entry and while vehicles are on the festival grounds. Festival Staff will be searching for items such as fireworks, weapons, illegal drugs, off road vehicles, and for people sneaking in illegally.
  • There will be a $30.00 charge to change your campsite location(s) any time after you place your initial order. Subject to change. Once orders start shipping, absolutely no changes can be made to your order, no exceptions.
  • Any violators of any Rock Fest or state regulations will be subject to having their wristband removed and will be escorted from the Festival grounds with no refunds. Violators will also be subject to fine according to state and local regulations.
  • No party is allowed to reproduce, print, sell, promote, give away, or solicit ANY items or property that bear the NAME(S) or LOGO(S) of the FESTIVALS AND/OR THE ENTERTAINERS IN WHOLE OR IN PART. Anyone doing so is infringing on Trademark rights and jurisdictions and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Festival reserves the right to confiscate ALL contraband items.
  • All bags and knapsacks are subject to inspection upon entry to festival grounds and to concert area.
  • No video cameras are allowed in concert area. Any violation is subject to removal from the grounds.
  • A $100.00 reward will be given for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of any perpetrators selling any illegal items on the RockFest premises. Contact any festival security or any uniformed officer. The Festival Security Building and the Sheriffs Building are located at the top of the hill.

Weather Policies

Rock Fest 2016 will take place RAIN or SHINE. All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at Rock Fest 2016; however, acts are subject to change without notice. There will be no refunds or exchanges resulting from the failure of any act to appear at the festival. ALL SALES ARE FINAL - Rock Fest is not responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten wristbands or stickers, or for the replacement of wristbands for any reason.

Chippewa Valley Music Festivals, in cooperation with local emergency services, will provide the most up to date and best weather information available in case of a severe weather outbreak affecting the grounds. A severe weather announcement will be made on stage that can be heard throughout the concert area, and a notification will be sent via our mobile phone app or social sites when severe weather threatens the area.

Severe weather can sometimes occur with little or no advance warning. You should have a personal plan in place to help protect yourself in the event of a severe weather outbreak.

Weather alert flags will be flown by the sheriff station at the top of the hill.

  • No flags: All clear
  • White Flag: Caution - Possible bad weather
  • Red Flag: Weather Alert - Take necessary precautions or take cover. This means there are high winds in the area.

Response crews are located on site 24 hours a day during the festival. Check the map for the locations of the Medical and Security Offices and the Storm areas. In the event of a storm, a Weather Alert will be issued. Prepare to move to a designated storm area. Leave your vehicle, tent, or camper and go to the nearest ditch, ravine, or low area. Lie flat and protect your head. Do not stand in your camper or tent. Do not try and outrun the storm in your vehicle. Do not enter groves of trees during a storm. Emergency crews will let you know when it is safe.

In the event of lightning, seek shelter in your vehicle with windows rolled up or, if no vehicle is available, in a low lying area away from trees or items or height that may attract lightning. In the event of a thunderstorm, seek shelter, which may include getting inside vehicle away from trees. In the event of a tornado or high wind alert, take shelter. Storm Areas are identified on the Festival Grounds Map below so take time to review the map and develop a plan when you arrive at the fest grounds.