Moonrise Campout is hosted at Sirius Ranch, Chicago Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307.
Only use Google maps to find the ranch, as the location will not show up on Apple Maps or any other GPS. Reception is spotty so be sure you start your navigation before you hit the dirt road!
While the road conditions are reliable for all types of cars big and small, we do advise caravanning with a few other cars just in case you have car troubles and no cell service.
The dirt road will pass through private property but you will see Moonrise signs indicating you’re headed the right way.
We highly, highly advise arriving before sundown.
Address: Sirius Ranch - Chicago Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Arrival & Exodus
Arrive as early as 11am on Friday 9/29
There will be greeters stationed to check you in upon you’re arrival. Please note, you will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Depart as late as 2pm on Sunday 10/1
What to bring
A place to sleep - Tent, RV, or camper
Appropriate clothing - Temperatures will range from 82 during the day to 60 at night. Dress accordingly
Sunscreen and/or any UV protective gear
AT LEAST 1 gallon of water per person per day as well as a reusable water bottle or cup
Camping chairs and tables
Alcohol and water will be available at our concession stand (but BYO is allowed)
Food- some light concessions will be available but please be prepared with your own meals for each day. Don’t forget your cooking supplies, cutlery, and plates. No plastic, pretty please!
There are fire pits on the property that may be used (bring your own wood) but they are not located at the campsites. No fires are allowed outside the designated fire pits.
Good vibes - Bad vibes will not be tolerated. Be respectful of your fellow Moonrisers or you will be asked to leave.
***The best place for last minute supplies is Walmart Supercenter - 11896 Amargosa Rd, Victorville, CA 92392
Things to keep in mind
Moonrise Campout is 21+
We love pets, but this event is not animal friendly
No fireworks or weapons (:
We do not provide electricity
Desert wildlife - Be on alert for and stay clear at all times for Mojave Green Rattlesnake. They like to hang out near the bases of bushes and rocks and are nocturnal. If walking in a remote area be aware and make a warning noise. If you hear a rattle, slowly back away. Keep your tent zipped up at all times, they are attracted to warmth. The best protection against snake bite is closed toed shoes, so please protect yourself. If you see a rattlesnake near your camp, please notify a Moonrise crew member.
Everyone is going to have an amazing, safe time but just in case: if bitten by a rattlesnake, proceed immediately to the closest hospital. Do not apply a tourniquet, “suck the venom”, or ice the wound. Once cell reception is available, call 911 and coordinate your arrival at the ER. Please note that symptoms of Mojave Green Rattlesnake venom are often delayed. Proceed to the hospital with or without symptoms.
Trash - Pack it in, Pack it out. Respect nature. Make sure your trash and waste are secure. If it isn’t quickly biodegradable, trash cans will be provided. Littering of any kind will not be tolerated. We want to leave these grounds as beautiful as we found them.
Restrooms - There are restrooms on site. Make sure to only use the biodegradable toilet paper provided. Do not put feminine care products or trash in the toilet. After doing your business, sprinkle some of the provided sawdust to help with composting and to reduce odor.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive?
You can arrive as early as 11am on Friday the 29th
Where do I set up my park/camp?
You will be directed at check-in on where to park and set up camp.
Is there electricity provided?
No. This is real camping.
If I have art to bring, may I?
Yes, if you want to bring art, make sure you are self-sufficient with setting it up and displaying it. If you need assistance with placement etc, contact Alice when you check in.
Can I make a fire by my camp?
Fires are only approved in designated pits, not at campsites.
Is there phone reception there?
Yes but don’t rely on it.
Can I bring my pet?
No, there are too many dangers for pets including snakes, scorpions, and loud noises
What kind of clothes should I wear?
Be expressive but keep in mind the desert environment. Closed toed shoes are required.
If I want to bring a last minute guest with me the day of, can I pay at the door?
No, you have to buy presale tickets.
Any more questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.