2018 RockyGrass Camping

On-site campsite at RockyGrass
On-site campground at RockyGrass

RockyGrass is widely known as a "picker's festival." And that pickin' happens in the campgrounds -- late-night intimate jams where the pros and the hot-shot Festivarians trade songs and hot licks. Though the music on the main stage continues to blow our mind every single year, for many Festivarians the campground scene is the RockyGrass experience. With more than half of the RockyGrass Festivarians camping in Lyons during the festival, learn more about the campgrounds we're again offering in 2018.

Once you have your camping passes, be sure to start thinking about our green campsite challenge.

Changes for 2018


Planet Bluegrass Campgrounds

On-Site campground
On-Site Campground
Includes a 3-day pass
  • Location: On the Planet Bluegrass Ranch - fields on both the north (tents only) and south sides (tents and vehicles) of the Festival grounds
  • Vehicles: If you need to camp next to your vehicle, a very limited number of vehicles passes will be sold for the south part of the on-site campground. Vehicles must be less than 21' in length. (If you do not need your vehicle at your campsite, general festival parking is available nearby for a nominal fee.)
  • Opens: 6pm on Thursday, July 26 (Prior to opening the gates, vehicles should line up at the Planet Bluegrass Farm.)
  • Closes: noon on Monday, July 30
  • Camping Passes: Sold-out via online lottery open from November 21-29
Saunter back and forth from the Festival to your campsite throughout the day. With easy access to the Planet Bluegrass bathhouse and showers, lots of shady trees, the St. Vrain River never more than a few feet away, and the ability to hear the festival from most campsites, on-site camping has become an extremely popular (and coveted) ticket. And that doesn't even begin to consider the world-renowned late night jamming that takes place late into the night throughout this campground.Top
River Bend campground
River bend Campground
Requires a 3-day pass or Single-day tix for all 3 days
  • Location: Directly across the street from the Planet Bluegrass Ranch
  • Parking: A limited number of Parking Passes for vehicles under 18' will be sold. The River Bend parking area is separate from the camping area, so you will not be allowed to sleep in or next to your vehicle. (General festival parking is also available at Planet Bluegrass Farm for a nominal fee.)
  • Family Camping: A portion of the western-most edge of the River Bend Campground will be designated as 'family camping' with quiet evening hours. Camping in this area will be available first-come, first-served. Space in the 'family camping area' is limited and not guaranteed with purchase of a River Bend camping pass.
  • Opens: Thursday, July 26 (exact time tba)
  • Closes: noon on Monday, July 30
  • Camping Passes: $75
We're excited to offer camping at this special property again in 2018 (for RockyGrass only). Located directly across the street from Planet Bluegrass, this gorgeous wooded campground under the St. Vrain cliffs provides soft new grass for tent camping and easy river access on the stretch between Planet Bluegrass and LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park. Top
Meadow Park Campground
Lavern Johnson (Meadow) Park Campground
Requires a 3-day or Single-day Ticket
  • Location: 2 blocks from the festival grounds, along the North St. Vrain River.
  • Vehicles: If you need to camp near your vehicle, a limited number of vehicle passes for vehicles less than 18' will be available for LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park. (If you do not need your vehicle near your campsite, general festival parking is available nearby for a nominal fee.)
  • RV Passes: A very limited number of RV passes with full hook-ups will go onsale on December 5.
  • Opens: Sunday, July 22 (exact time tba)
  • Closes: noon on Monday, July 30
  • Camping Passes: $60
Located just down river from Planet Bluegrass (an easy 5-minute walk), LaVern Johnson Park (formerly known as "Meadow Park") is a beautiful park under towering rock cliffs, owned and maintained by the Town of Lyons. As with all the RockyGrass campgrounds, jam circles are plentiful. Prior to the 2013 flood, LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park provided shady campsites next to the river, as well as open camping in the field areas, and river access and tubing along the perimeter of the park. Top
Planet Bluegrass Farm
Planet Bluegrass Farm Campground
Requires a 3-day or Single-day Ticket
  • Location: along the North St. Vrain River, adjacent to the festival grounds, on the northwest corner of Hwy 36 and Apple Valley Road.
  • Vehicles: Vehicle camping passes ($35) and RV passes ($60) are available for this area.
  • Opens: Thursday, July 26 (exact time tba)
  • Closes: noon on Monday, July 30
  • Camping Passes: $35
    Does NOT include a Festival pass
New for 2018! This new 27-acre property, which was purchased by Planet Bluegrass in 2016 and annexed into the Town of Lyons in 2017, provides a convenient (a short walk to the festival grounds) and natural setting for festival parking and camping, replacing Bohn Park in 2018. Top
Bohn Campground
Bohn Campground
Due to ongoing flood reconstruction in 2018, Bohn Park will not be available for parking or camping for the 2018 RockyGrass festival. Instead, parking and some camping will be available at the new Planet Bluegrass Farm. Watch for more details soon! Top

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