2020 Black Rock City Plan

In 2020, the annular streets are named:

  • Esplanade
  • Alice
  • ‘Brane 
  • Cosmos
  • Decoherence 
  • Entanglement 
  • Feynman 
  • Graviton
  • Heisenberg
  • Inflationary 
  • Jarry 
  • Kaleidoscope

New for 2020:

What happened to L Street? By eliminating the annular street that used to split half the E-G blocks, the mid-city double blocks between Entanglement and Feynman now circle the entire city grid from 2:00 to 10:00, to better accommodate large theme camps and villages. 

The road circling Center Camp is named “Rod’s Ring 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 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 center of the first street “Esplanade” is 2500’ from the Man. Esplanade to Alice block is 400’ deep, then blocks Alice through Entanglement are 250’ deep, Feynman through Inflationary are 200’ deep, and Inflationary through Kaleidoscope are 150’ deep. Mid-city double blocks between Entanglement and Feynman incorporate the width of a 40’ road, making them 440’ deep. The outer road is 11,270’ in diameter.

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