Important Info

Please pay special attention to the “No No’s” included towards the bottom.

    • Limited Entry / Check-In Times – In order to enter the event you must arrive either 1) Thursday between 11AM and 9PM, 2) Friday between 10AM and 9PM or 3) Saturday between 10AM and 2PM. The only exception to this rule is for performers arriving to play the event or if you have prior written authorization from us to arrive at a different time. The reason for this is to limit the time our volunteers are sitting behind the check-in table, directing traffic and monitoring parking and maximize the time they are enjoying the event with us.
    • Absolutely No Lining up Prior to the Gates Opening – Nobody will be allowed to line up on Masonite Industrial Road prior to the gates opening at 11AM on Thursday. First of all, there is no good reason to arrive early since there is plenty of camping space for everyone. But more importantly, Masonite Industrial Road is frequented by fast moving logging trucks making it a very dangerous place for people to stop and hang out. So, if you arrive into the area early, please stop in Boonville or Philo and wait until 11AM.
    • No Camping on Sunday Night – Music will wrap up around 4:00PM on Sunday and people will need get packed up and on the road by 5:30PM. This is a requirement of our contract with Camp Navarro.
    • The “Good Citizen” Requirement – Everyone who attends this event is expected to be a good citizen within this special community that we are creating and thus to treat each other with mutual respect and consideration. If you don’t feel that you can hold up your end of this bargain, then we request that you do not attend.
    • Food and Drink – There will be food available for purchase at the event, but there will be limited times when it will be served. Please check out the Food at the Ramble page for all the details. There is no alcohol sold at the event, but you may bring your own.
    • Bring Cash – There are no ATM’s on the property so bring cash if you want to purchase food. It is likely that credit cards will also be accepted, but please don’t depend on it.
    • Fires – Fire danger is a significant concern, both for all of our personal safety and for preservation of Camp Navarro’s natural environment. Assuming there are no county fire restrictions in effect, there will be a nightly communal campfire for all to enjoy. All other campfires are strictly prohibited and will result in the removal of the person(s) starting the fire from the event. Furthermore, you will be held financially, legally and karmically responsible for damage or injury resulting from any fire caused by you from any ignition source, campfire or otherwise.
    • Camping and Parking – Note that there will be some camping areas where you can camp next to your car and others that will be designated as tent only. There will also be a designated RV/Trailer area. For people in the tent only areas, you will be directed to the nearest parking area after dropping off your gear. Please park as close together as possible in parking lots so that there is room for everyone. No sleeping in vehicles in parking lots. The “Villages” in the main campground area are to be shared. Some are huge and others are more intimate, but none can be reserved entirely for one group as long as there is space for other people. Please visit the Camping page for more detailed information.
    • Chair and Blanket Guidelines for Main Stage Area – There will be areas in front of the stage that are covered with light and dark colored rugs. Personal chairs can be placed anywhere except on the light colored “Dance Floor” rugs. However, we reserve the right to move chairs off the darker rugs as the day/evening progresses and more dancing room is needed. Setting your chair back a bit or off the left of the darker rugs will increase the probability that you will be able to keep your chair in the same position until the music ends. Setting your chair back a bit will increase the probability that you will be able to keep it in the same position all day. By setting out a chair you are agreeing that any other event guest may use it when you are not around. Chairs higher than 32 inches tall and/or with seats more than 10 inches off the ground will need to be placed farther back from the stage than the rear edge of the soundboard. You can set up a space for yourself with a small blanket (6’ x 8’ maximum, but ideally smaller), but no large blankets or tarps will be allowed. All personal items including chairs, blankets, etc. must be removed from the Main Stage area at the end of each night.
    • Jamming Guidelines – For all the details of when and where jamming is allowed, please see the Ramble Map, paying close attention to the “Note” in in the lower right corner.
    • Medical Services – We have a infirmary located on the bottom floor of the Bosch Lodge staffed by volunteers who will provide basic medical services on a 24 hour per day basis.
    • Phone Service – There are no pay phones at Camp Navarro and there is only very limited cell service. Assuming things go according to plan, we will have one internet based phone available for public use, but do not depend on its availability. A weak Verizon signal is often available in the upper campground parking lot, but there is no AT&T service. If an EMERGENCY situation arises where you need to reach somebody at the event (not to make contact with friends or pass updates to them) you should call 707-895-3181 (camp host number) as well as (415) 684-7686 and leave a message both places if you don’t reach anyone.
    • Trash and Recycling – There will be easily accessible trash and recycling cans scattered around the grounds. Please clean up after yourself and even your neighbors who might have forgotten to do so.
    • Washing Dishes – We will have designated Dishwashing Stations. Please use these to wash your dishes and NEVER wash dishes in main bathroom sinks.
    • Bikes at the Ramble – Given safety concerns at past Rambles, we have established a set of Bike Rules which will be enforced. Please review them because we reserve the right to confiscate bikes of people who are not following these rules.
    • Poison Oak & Ticks – Know what they look like and keep your eyes open for them.
    • The River – Due to the multi-year drout the river is extremely low. Also, the bottom is rocky so you might consider bringing water shoes, Tevas or the like. THERE WILL BE NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY SO USE THE RIVER AT YOUR OWN RISK. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLOSELY MONITORING THEIR CHILDREN.
    • Smoking – There is no smoking of any type allowed in Main Stage area. Look for the designated Smoking Area located between the main firepit and the Amphitheatre. PLEASE do not drop your cigarette butts on the ground. They not only look and smell bad but they are also a significant fire hazard.

  • Water – Water can found throughout the property, at bathrooms and campground toilet areas, and is safe to drink.
  • The “No No’s”
    • Absolutely no PLAYING or BIKING or HANGING OUT ON MASONITE ROAD! No exceptions. This is an active road frequented by fast moving logging trucks and can be very dangerous. (Violation will result in your expulsion from the event.)
    • No bikes on the lawn. (Will result in confiscation of bike until the end of the event.)
    • No kids riding bike without helmets and closed toed shoes. (Will result in confiscation of bike until the end of the event.)
    • Absolutely no fireworks of any kind. (Violation will result in your expulsion from the event.)
    • No firearms or weapons of any kind. (Violation will result in your expulsion from the event.)
    • No dogs allowed.
    • No campfires other than in the lit by event organizers at the Fire Circle.
      • No children under 12 years of age allowed within 5 feet of the fire pit unless accompanied and closely monitored by parents
      • Any stick that touches flame must be left in the fire pit.
    • No charcoal grills allowed.
    • No generators allowed other than in the RV/Trailers areas between 2pm and 3pm each day to top off batteries.
    • No amplified jamming in the campgrounds.
    • No Frisbee throwing in the Main Stage / Bosch Lodge area.
    • No bikes riding after dark.
    • No unauthorized vending or solicitation.
    • No motorized vehicles of any type can be driven around during the event. Arrive, park your car, then bike or walk.
    • No laser pens of similar focused-light devices.
    • No trespassing on neighboring properties. Please respect yellow “no trespassing” signs.
    • No fishing allowed on the North Fork of the Navarro River, which runs through camp.
    • We reserve the right to add additional items to this list.
  • Right to Refuse Service – We reserve the right to remove any individuals from the event who, in our sole and absolute judgment, are jeopardizing the health, safety or well-being of event guests or the Camp Navarro property including, but not limited to, failure to adhere to any of the guidelines listed above.