Black Rock City Registered Placement Sectors

In Black Rock City, avenues are the straight, radial streets that radiate out from the Man, named to follow the clock face. Streets are curved and concentric to the Man, and are named in alphabetical order, starting with “A” Street (behind Esplanade) and progressing outward away from the Man.

There are seven placement Sectors in Black Rock City corresponding to the radial avenue names. Each Sector has specific areas reserved for Theme Camps and Villages, detailed below. Each sector is named in the graphic above. Note that multiple avenues lie within each sector (i.e.: there is no 4:00 sector, and 4:00 avenue is the border between 3:00 and 4:30 sectors).

One virtue of a temporary city is the ability for radical changes from year to year. Keeping things dynamic and fresh also means that camps should not expect to retain the same or similar location. We cannot guarantee exact placement where it is requested; however, the location information you share on your Camp Placement Questionnaire helps us to understand your preferences. 

To register for placement, complete a Camp Placement Questionnaire by our deadline via Burner Profiles. Please also read our criteria for camp placement. Please note while we have listed interactivity minimums to be considered for placement in particular locations, interactivity and each camp’s placement is considered in relation to the camp’s particular size. 

Placement is optional, you can camp in open camping or walk-in camping without registering or receiving placement. 

The Esplanade

  • 24-hour interactivity within camp for all ages
  • Playa-frontage components that are very visually stimulating, interesting, and well-lit at night
  • Potential to have camp interactivity or art installations up to a maximum size of your camp frontage width x 100ft depth across the Esplanade in front of your camp (no parking or camping allowed in that space)
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn

Major Avenues & Portals: 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 and 9:00

  • Interactivity every day or night for at least 8 hours within camp
  • Visually stimulating, open/welcoming frontage, and well-lit at night
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn

6:00 Center Camp Plaza and Rod’s Road

  • Interactivity every day or night for at least 8 hours within camp for all ages
  • Visually stimulating, open/welcoming frontage, and well-lit at night
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn

Plazas at B and G on 3:00, 4:30, 7:30, 9:00, and 6:00 & I

  • Interactivity every day or night for at least 8 hours within camp
  • Visually stimulating, open/welcoming frontage, and well-lit at night
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn

2:00 and 10:00 Avenues: Large Scale Sound Art

  • These Avenues are reserved primarily for camps with large sound systems. Camps exceeding the sound limitation of 90dB at 20 feet must be placed on the 2:00 or 10:00 Avenues and speakers are required to face directly out to the open playa. No exceptions.
  • Interactivity every day or night for at least 12 hours within camp
  • Very visually stimulating, open/welcoming frontage, and well-lit at night
  • Potential to have camp interactivity, sound setup, or art installations up to a maximum size of your camp frontage width x 100ft depth across the 2:00 or 10:00 Avenue in front of your camp (no parking or camping allowed in that space)
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn

Double Wide Blocks between E–G Streets

  • Limited space is available in the double wide blocks for large theme camps and villages
  • Visually stimulating, open/welcoming frontage, and well-lit at night
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft
  • Camp public interactivity must be active through the Man Burn
  • The maximum village size should not exceed 400 people. If you are considering a camp/village of more than 401 people, please contact placement@burningman.org for support.

Street Camps

  • Street camps are located in all sectors
  • Visually stimulating and open/welcoming frontage
  • Not required, but encouraged to be well-lit at night
  • Located within the city limits, so may not produce loud sound that exceeds 90dB at 20ft