2017 Black Rock City Plan

In 2017, the annular streets are named:


New for 2017:

We tried an experiment in 2016 with auxiliary parking at the back of the city, across L Street spanning from the 7:15 to 10:00 radial streets. While this repositioned approximately 200 vehicles — hopefully releasing their space for interactivity — unfortunately human waste became a new problem in this area. We are returning to our historic no driving, no parking, and no camping across L from 5:00 to 10:00 streets. Camps at the back of the city who face out toward the mountains will be happy to see the return of their unobstructed vistas.

The road circling Center Camp is named “Rod’s Road” in honor of BRC site architect Rod Garrett (1936–2011).

The radial streets of Black Rock City are named by their clock position. The light blue shaded area does not specify, but rather approximates, where you will find reserved-placement camps: interactive theme camps, camps supporting art installations, and infrastructure camps. We’ve softened the edges of the reserved-placement shading here as this zone fluctuates greatly between this initial city plan and the final placed camp plan displayed at the event site.

Reserved camp space is marked on the playa with blue survey flags. Some of these plots are so large that they may appear unclaimed and available, when they actually are not. Be sure to camp outside the blue flagged zones to avoid encroaching on reserved zones and then having to relocate your camp.

For walk-in camping — located between 2:00 and 5:00 — park your vehicles across L street at the flag fence, and set up your camp outside the parking flag fence.

Note: Walk-in camping is for people who drove their cars into BRC but don’t camp with their cars. You still need a vehicle pass to drive in and park before carrying your gear to walk-in camping.

The distance from the innermost Esplanade street to the Man is 2,500 feet. Esplanade to Awe Street, curb to curb, is 400 feet deep. Mid-city double-deep blocks are located between Eulogy and Genuflect streets and are 440 feet deep. The remaining blocks are 200 feet deep.

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