- OPEN – The Main Gate opens for campers at 8:00am on Thursday, July 10th. Registering over 2,500 campsites is a long process. Thank you ahead of time for your patience!
- ARRIVAL – Please follow the traffic signs on Hwy 76. You should enter the Winnebago Co Park from Snell Road. The camping line will take you to Gate 2 where the Ticket Tent is located. We will scan your tickets and wristband everyone in your vehicle. You can purchase extra tickets or stop at Will Call if you don’t have everything you need.
- CELL NUMBER – Make sure your cell number is written on the Camping Vehicle Pass which you should place in your vehicle’s window.
- RE-ENTRY – After you have made it through Camping Registration and everyone has a wristband in your car, you can use Gate 1 (open 24 hours) or
Gate 4 (open 8am to Midnight) for Exit and Re-Entry. If someone in your car needs to exchange a ticket for a wristband, please use the Ticket Tent entrance again – Main Gate (Gate 2 – open 8am to 11:00pm). Remember to keep your Camping Vehicle Pass or Overflow Parking Pass in your window for proper identification so your car can re-enter the grounds.
- PARKING – If you only have a Camping Vehicle Pass – you must park on your campsite. If you have an Overflow Parking Pass, you may park in the East or North Lot (depending on ground conditions). Some campgrounds have limited Overnight Parking available – watch for signs “Permit Parking Only.” If you park in any other area, you will be towed.
- BOUNDARIES – Please stay within your marked boundaries. Typically, the flags are placed in the middle of your sites. If you need more space, consider buying an Overflow Parking Pass for $20 for your vehicle. If you need to purchase another site, you may need to move to a different location.
Things You Should Know
- Campsite prices are for the full event. The only single night rate is the Saturday campsite in Mission Field.
- Volunteers who camp may check in for camping on Wednesday, July 9th between Noon and 8:00pm.
- Main Gate is open Thursday – Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Please plan to arrive during open hours. Campers are not allowed to set up after 11:00 pm out of respect for neighbors. Camping check-out is no later than 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 13th.
- Campsite Overflow Parking Passes allow you to park a vehicle on grounds if you don’t want to park on your campsite. You can purchase this pass online or at the Ticket Tent for $20. The pass allows you to go to your campsite to unload. Once your vehicle is unloaded, park your vehicle in one of the overflow locations. Please watch for signs indicating the appropriate parking areas. PLEASE WRITE YOUR CELL NUMBER ON YOUR OVERFLOW PASS.
- Parking rules will be strictly enforced at Lifest. Too many campers have parked in other campsites or in areas that need to be clear for emergency vehicles. If you put your cell number on your Overflow Parking Pass or Campsite Pass, we will try to call you before calling a tow truck. If you are towed, you will need to pay a fine.
- Ice can be purchased at the Life Store. We also have ice sales available in the mornings at designated locations in the campgrounds. See the Lifest program for more details.
- Drinkable water, bathrooms and a limited number of free showers are available on-grounds. Our shower trailer offers hot showers for $3 each. Water/Sanitary hookups are not available on grounds. However, we have contracted with a septic service to pump RV tanks for an additional fee. More information will be available in the program or at the Information Center in the Ticket Tent.
- Generators are allowed as long as they are equipped with a muffler and must be turned off from Midnight to 8:00 am.
- Lifest reserves the right to reassign campsites as needed.
- Tickets and camping passes are non-refundable.
Things You Shouldn’t Do
- Be noisy, disruptive or destructive.
- Dump gray water on the ground.
- Leave your garbage behind.
- Have an open fire (read regulations here).
- Bring firewood from more than 25 miles away due to the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borers unless you follow quarantine rules (read regulations here).
- Park or camp in a site you didn’t pay for.
- Wear immodest clothing or swimsuits in public.
- Bring your pet (unless it is a registered service canine).
- Stay overnight at a campsite if you only have a One Day wristband (unless it’s Saturday).
- Purchase a campsite for a group under the age of 18. At least one member of the group must be 18.
- Bring firearms, alcohol, illegal drugs or fireworks.