I purchased my ticket weeks ago – Where is it?
As clearly stated on the ticket procurement site, all tickets are wil-call only. No physical tickets will be mailed at all. The will-call booth will be located at the front gate, and tickets can be claimed with the name used on your paypal account – To make things easier for us, please bring a copy of your paypal receipt. We will send out an email to all ticket holders the week of the 17th with futher instructions and information.
Do you know how many general admittance tickets are going to be available?
Roughly 500 tickets are available and we shall make a post on the website as well as the Facebook events page if we get anywhere close to selling out.
What time does everything start?
Friday music will begin at 3pm, Saturday and Sunday music will begin at noon. The gates will open at 10am and we suggest getting there as early as possible to settle in and grab one of the many beautiful camping spaces.
Will there be single day tickets available, or is it all or nothing?
Day passes will go on sale in July, and will only be available to locals within Nevada and Placer counties (as based on your confirmed paypal shipping address).
Will people who buy the basic pass have access to showers?
Unfortunately not. This is primitive camping. The system there isn’t meant to accommodate 500 showers a day. However, in the heat of the summer day the Yuba river is one of the most refreshing, clean, and beautiful rivers ever.
Are there any other costs besides our own food, gear, and gas?
Food and beverages will be available on site if you prefer not to bring much, but of course you are welcome to bring your own food. Other than that there are no hidden fees that’ll be sprung on you once arriving. There will be a fee for RVs, but that’s only because the venue is charging us for RV parking.
What is the fee for RVs?
RV fee is $50 for the weekend – we’d rather not charge but the fee is required by the site. There is no charge for VW vans, however.
What should I bring?
Whatever camping gear you personally require, we suggest the basics of a mat and sleeping bag. Tents and pillows are nice bonuses.
We also strongly recommend bringing a flashlight and a water bottle. Bug spray is also suggested, though the bats have been doing a great job this year keeping the bug population down.
We will have a general store incase you forgot something at home (flashlight, toothpaste, etc.)
Are guests allowed to make campfires?
Due to the risk of fires in the high Sierra’s, camp fires are allowed ONLY in established fire pits. All fires must be properly drowned and are not to be left unattended. Any violation of this policy will result in expulsion from the event. We are very serious about this. Please don’t test our zero-tolerance fire policy.
Because of the high fire risk in the area, anyone wishing to burn needs to check in with the site owner who will be acting as “fire marshal” – He’ll explain in detail the restrictions of burns and will issue permits – He will also revoke permits if the burn rules are not being followed.
One more note about firewood as I can’t stress this enough: Buy it where you burn it. Please do not bring in firewood from out of state or even from outside of the Sierra Nevada region.
All of this will be explained upon check in, too.
What about smoking?
Again, due to the fire risk, smoking will be limited to designated areas only. Any violation of this policy will result in expulsion from the event. Again – We are very serious about this. Please don’t test our zero-tolerance smoking policy.
I have never been to Tahoe. What’s the weather like there in September?
It’ll be warm in the day and brisk at night. Layering is key!
I’m flying in to Reno/Sacramento/San Francisco, how do I get to the site? Is there a possibility of some sort of shuttle from the nearest airport?
Currently we have a number of shuttles heading in and out of Stella Natura from the Reno airport and Truckee Amtrak – The shuttle costs $15 per person – Please bring cash.
–Friday, September 21–
10am – Truckee Amtrak
12:15 – Reno Airport
12:45 – Truckee Amtrack
3:00 – Reno Airport
3:30 – Truckee Amtrak
–Monday, September 24–
6am – To Reno Airport, a stop at Truckee Amtrak is possible, please notify driver.
8am – To Reno Airport, a stop at Truckee Amtrak is possible, please notify driver.
If these times do not work for you, please contact Truckee Tahoe Transportation who will be spearheading the transportation needs of the Stella Natura guests – Service from Sacramento is very expensive, so unless we can get a full shuttle we probably won’t be able to offer one. Please phone them at 530-582-5828 or visit www.truckeetahoetransportation.com if you need a ride at a different time than listed above!
Be sure to mention “Stella Natura” when booking your transportation.
I don’t really like to camp, what are my options?
We recommend staying at the Clair Tappaan Lodge, owned by the Sierra Club, which is a hair over 10 miles away from the site. Please contact them at: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/lodges/ctl/
Be sure to mention “Stella Natura” when booking your accommodation.
Can I go naked?
Nude swimming is not at all uncommon in the Yuba. So that’s totally up to you. Just don’t be creepy about it.
Are my children welcome?
Absolutely, and at no charge if they are under 16 and accompanied by a guardian.
Are dogs welcome?
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times. Aggressive dogs should be left at home. Please make sure to clean up after your pet.
The forest is big, what’s preventing me from just sneaking in?
This is private property, everyone must be properly identified as a ticket holder at all times (by way of wrist bands) or else security will remove you. On a similar note, unauthorized vending will be shut down, and those running said operations will also be kicked out. Please do not attempt either.