2018 Town Park & Warner Field lottery open November 6-15

2018 Festival Camping

Warner Fileld campsite
Warner Field campsite
(photo Benko Photographics)

The 2018 online lottery for Town Park & Warner Field camping will be open from November 6-15. All other Telluride Bluegrass camping passes will go on sale Thursday, December 7 at 9am MST.

For many, a central part of the Festivarian experience is camping – sharing a meal with new neighbors, returning home after an exhilarating day of music to share a few tunes at the campsite.

We offer several campgrounds between zero and seven miles from the festival. Town Park and Warner Field are adjacent to the Festival grounds (you can hear the festival from your tent) and the other options are just west of town, accessible via a free shuttle bus that runs late into the night. View all the campgrounds on our Festival map.

See below for camping rules and regulations. Once you have your camping passes, be sure to start thinking about our green campsite challenge. Or if sleeping under the stars isn't your thing, check out the various lodging options.


Planet Bluegrass Campgrounds

Town Park Campground
Includes 4-day pass / sold via lottery
  • Tent Camping and Vehicles
  • Location: adjacent to the festival grounds
  • Opens: 8am on Saturday, June 16
  • Closes: noon on Monday, June 25
  • A limited number of vehicle passes will be available in the online lottery. Vehicles must be less than 24 feet in length.
  • Free parking is available nearby.
  • Tickets: Price TBA - Sold via online lottery open November 6-15)
The home to the many traditional camps at Telluride Bluegrass, Town Park is the hallowed soil of Festivarian Nation. The beautiful, natural campground features a waterfall, river, lots of trees, and a series of small hills and bowls. Campers at Town Park have access to showers and permanent bathrooms. Many Town Park residents plan to arrive days before the festival to enjoy a full slate of activities organized by the Town Park Festivarians. Learn more about the culture, tradition, and community of Town Park at www.festivarian.com. Top
Warner Field Campground
Includes 4-day pass / sold via lottery
  • Tent Camping only
  • Location: adjacent to the festival grounds
  • Opens: 9am on Wednesday, June 20 [ Complete details about the 2017 load-in procedure. ]
  • Closes: noon on Monday, June 25
  • Showers available in the Town Park campground.
  • Those camping in Warner Field will be allowed general access to Town Park camping areas, but will not be allowed to carry camping materials to or from Town Park camping areas.
  • Quiet hours are 2am-7am.
  • Metal pans must be used under stoves to protect grass.
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed.
  • Tent stakes longer than 6" are prohibited to protect irrigation systems.
  • Cigarette smoking is prohibited in Warner Field.
  • No vehicles are allowed on the field.
  • No glass allowed.
  • Tickets: Price TBA - Sold via online lottery open November 6-15)
Warner Field is the baseball field located right next to the festival grounds. There is little shade, so plan to bring your own. It is usually possible to hear the main stage from most campsites at Warner Field. Top
Lawson Hill Campground
Requires single-day or 4-day festival pass
  • Tent Camping Only
  • Location: Ball field located about 4 miles from the festival grounds
  • Opens: 8am on Tuesday, June 19
  • Closes: noon on Monday, June 25
  • Metal pans must be used under stoves to protect grass.
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed.
  • Tent stakes longer than 6" are prohibited to protect irrigation systems.
  • Quiet hours are 2am-7am.
  • Serviced by free shuttle.
  • No vehicles are allowed on the field.
  • Free parking nearby.
  • Tickets: Price TBA
    Does NOT include a festival pass.
Lawson Hill is a baseball field located several miles west of the town of Telluride, just to the west of the Valley Floor preservation area. As this is a large open field, there is little shade, so plan to bring your own. Bring along a bike - the Telluride bike path provides a gently rolling, paved path from Lawson Hill to the town of Telluride and the festival grounds. Top
Mary E. Ilium Campground
Requires 4-day Festival PASS or or single-day tix to each Festival day
  • Tent camping and vehicle passes.
  • Location: National Forest campground about 7 miles from the festival grounds
  • Opens: 9am on Saturday, June 16
  • Closes: noon on Monday, June 25
  • Vehicle passes are available for vehicles no longer than 22'. Vehicle passes are sold separately from camping passes.
  • No RV hook-ups.
  • Free parking nearby.
  • Charcoal grills are allowed.
  • Quiet hours are 2am-7am.
  • Serviced by free shuttle.
  • Campground is located on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests under special use permit from the Forest Service, USDA.
  • Tickets: Price TBA
    Does NOT include a festival pass.
The Mary E. Campground is located in the scenic Ilium Valley west of Telluride. This campground is nestled in the woods, with the river nearby and lots of shade. Mary E offers a more natural, backwoods camping experience than any of our other campgrounds. The shuttle ride to the festival is longer than for other campgrounds, but if you're looking for a more traditional outdoor camping experience it's worth it. Top
Coonskin RV Camping
Lawson Hill RV Camping
Requires 4-day Festival Pass
  • Location: Ball field located about 4 miles from the festival grounds.
  • Opens: 8am on Tuesday, June 19
  • Closes: noon on Monday, June 25
  • Quiet hours are 2am-7am.
  • The following types of RVs are welcome: Class A (Motorhome / 36' maximum); Class B (Camper van); Class C (Smaller motorhome); Travel/Teardrop Trailer; Folding/Pop-Up Trailer; Truck Camper; Fifth Wheel
  • RVs DO NOT have to be self-contained
  • Awning or pop-up tent space is limited, not guaranteed, and will be determined by Camp Host
  • Cars with attached tents/ pop-ups on vehicle are not permitted (but welcome at Ilium Campground)
  • Parking spots are for RVs only. Additional cars and trailers will be parked in adjacent parking lots separate from the RV parking area.
  • RV guests have access to running water, port-a-johns, showers and recycling/compost/landfill dumpsters.
  • No dogs.
  • Serviced by free shuttle.
  • Tickets: Price TBA
    Does NOT include a festival pass.
The Lawson Hill RV lot provides a small number of spaces for RVs. This area has no services. RV passes are sold per vehicle, not per person. No additional camping passes are required for each person staying in your RV. When ordering your Lawson Hill RV pass, please include the length of your RV. Top
OnSite Campground
Telluride High School Campground
Requires 4-day Festival pass or single-day tix to each Festival day
Due to new construction at Telluride High School and the adjacent fields, this campground will not be available for the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Top

Planet Bluegrass Camping Rules