2022 Black Rock City Guide

2022 Black Rock City Plan

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In 2022, the annular streets are named:

Esplanade
Apparition
Breton
Cocteau
Dalí
Enigma
Fugue
Glimmer
Hypnagogia
Inception
Jarry
Kahlo

New for 2022:

Do you notice L Street is missing? (If we had one, it would be named “Lucid” this year). We’ve made our mid-city double blocks continuous from 2:00 through 10:00, which means we drop a street. This was done to increase camping space. This change also eliminates unpopular T-intersections. Main arteries 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 benefit from having adjacent short radials at the :15 and :45 positions to mitigate traffic. In most other locations, we have replaced short radial streets with community walks for pedestrian and bicycle traffic only (these are the narrow paths between Fugue and Kahlo at the :15 and :45 positions on the plan).  

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 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 in the reserved zone across K 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 Apparition Street, curb to curb, is 400 feet deep. Mid-city double-deep blocks are located between Enigma and Fugue streets and are 450 feet deep. The remaining blocks between Apparition and Inception are 250 feet deep. The two back blocks between Inception and Kahlo are both 150 feet deep.

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