Our home for the evening will be Sirius Ranch. The location is only listed on Google Maps. Do not use Apple Maps, as the location does not show up. You can search “Sirius Ranch Apple Valley” or use the address below. Reception is spotty on the way in, so make sure you start your navigation before you hit the dirt road. The roads themselves are fairly easy to drive on and you will see Moonrise signs along the way to confirm that you’re headed in the right direction. At one point the road will pass through what looks like a private property. Keep calm and carry on, you are going the right way. Even small cars should have no problem with the terrain. We suggest caravanning in with at least one other car in case of flat tires and the intermittent cell reception. Please plan to arrive Saturday by 4pm at the latest. Trying to arrive at night will be much more trouble than it’s worth.
Address: Sirius Ranch - Chicago Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Arrive as early as 12pm on Saturday 8/13
Depart as late as 2pm on Sunday 8/14
At the gate we will have a greeters station to check tickets and you will be asked to sign a liability waiver. Moonrise Campout is a play at your own risk event and you will be responsible for your own health and safety. Be kind to yourself and make responsible decisions. Our greeters will point you in the right direction for where to park and set up camp.
What to bring
A place to sleep - Tent, sleeping bag, RV or camper
Appropriate clothing - Temperatures will range from 94 during the day to 59 at night. Dress accordingly.
Reusable water bottle or cup - We will do our best to avoid one time use plastics, so bring your own reusable containers.
Camping chair - Walmart has these for around $7
Alcohol- Adult beverages and water will be available at our concession stand. Feel free to BYOB.
Water - 1 gallon per person per day
Snacks - Bring plenty of food. Vegan Pho will be provided for all VIP guests, artists & crew. We’ll do our best to make sure there’s enough for everyone, but bring extra food just in case.
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
Restrictions - Moonrise Campout is 21+. We love pets, but this event is not animal friendly. No fireworks or weapons.
Fires - There are fire pits provided on the property to be used. No fires are allowed outside the designated fire pits.
Desert wildlife - Be on alert for and stay clear at all times for: Mojave Green Rattlesnake (diamond pattern, light green)- Very dangerous! 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 little warning noise so they can warn you back with a rattle. Keep your tent zipped up at all times, they are attracted to warmth. If you see a rattlesnake near your camp, please notify a Moonrise crew member. We will safely and without harming the snake, relocate it away from camp.
Immediately tell an organizer of any bites, we have trained EMTs on site and can get you to proper care.
Trash - Pack it in, Pack it out- We have respect for nature. Make sure your trash and waste are secure. If it isn’t biodegradable, trash it in one of the trash cans that will be provided. It is your responsibility to abide by the moral law of littering. One of our goals is to make sure this place stays sacred and beautiful.
Restrooms - There are 2 outhouses 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 in some of the provided sawdust to keep restrooms from smelling and to help with composting.
Express yourself - Be creative and expressive. We promote the use of our artistic outer expression as well as inner. Wear something that shows how creative you can be. Feel free to bring led lights and don’t forget your glowies!
Share your experience - Make sure to tag @moonrisecampout in your social media posts and upload any photos or videos to the Google drive below:
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive?
You can arrive as early as noon on Saturday the 13th
Where do I set up my park/camp?
The property has plenty of space to park and camp in your car. You will be directed at check-in
Is there electricity provided?
We don't provide it, but we do have electricity backstage and at the bar for emergency use
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?
Definitely not, but you may use the fire pits provided
Is there phone reception there?
Can I bring my pet?
No, there are too many dangers for pets including snakes, scorps and loud noises
What kind of clothes should I wear?
Be expressive but keep in mind the desert environment. Closed toed shoes are recommended.
If I want to bring a last minute guest with me the day of, can I pay at the door?
What if I have questions that aren’t frequently asked or answered in this FAQ.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.