Camping

photo by Kenneth A. Walters

VISIT PROTIX TO BUY TICKETS

All tickets sold through Protix have additional ticket fees per ticket plus a $3.50 per transaction fee. You may buy multiple tickets in one transaction. 

Purchase Camping

Due to a high demand for camping, it is only available with a 3-day festival pass. All people age 15 and over who enter the campground must have a 3-day festival & camping pass. The price of this ticket is per person, and includes the camping fee and festival admission for all 3 days.

Camping is available for purchase online only through PROTIX. Buy tickets online through the PROTIX website or by phoning the PROTIX call center at 866-977-6849. Camping passes will be available through midnight on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. You may purchase at the campground also, but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance as we expect to sell out this year. Local ticket outlets do not sell camping.

Purchase a Vehicle Pass

New this year, you will need a vehicle pass to bring your vehicle into the campground for Group South and Group North. There are a limited number of passes available. There is no limit on how many people can come in one vehicle; however they must all possess a 3-day festival and camping pass. Free parking is available in the parking areas adjacent to the campgrounds. If you do not have a vehicle pass, you will have 1 hour to unload your camping gear and move your vehicle to the free parking area. To purchase a vehicle pass, call Protix at 866-977-6849.

Campground Information

Campground Dates: All campgrounds will open at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and will close at 12:00 pm noon on Monday, September 19, 2016. Camping options can be reserved in advance. Individual sites may be reserved in the Main Campground and the RV Park at Ft. Tuthill. You may also purchase camping in the North and South Group Campgrounds, which are first come first serve (see map below). We recommend that you arrive early to claim your desired location within the two Group Campgrounds.

Wristband Pick-Up: If you purchase a 3-day festival and camping pass, go directly to Camping Check-In at the main campground. Please bring your Protix receipt OR Protix confirmation number and your photo ID to Camping Check-In at the Campground in exchange for your wristbands.

Campground Location and Shuttle: The campground is located at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, Arizona. All camping areas are a moderate, 1/8- to 1/4-mile walk from the amphitheater. There will be a free shuttle service between the campground and the amphitheater running approximately every 15 minutes from one half hour before the main stage opens, until one half hour after the main stage closes. The campgrounds connect to the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), where you can hike or bike for miles.

Generators: Generators will only be allowed in the in the RV Park from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and in the Main Campground from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Extended Stay: For those choosing to stay in the Main Campground and arriving earlier than Thursday or staying past Monday morning, we advise you to reserve your site with PROTIX first, then make a separate reservation with Coconino County Parks and Recreation by calling 928-679-8000 in order to assure your continuous site reservation. Otherwise you could be asked to move.

We offer five camping options at Pickin’ in the Pines. If you camp in the South or North Group Campground, there is also an option to purchase a vehicle pass. Once you have decided which options you prefer, you will purchase camping passes through our Protix link. All tickets sold through Protix have additional fees per ticket plus a $3.50 per transaction fee. You may buy multiple tickets in one transaction. Camping reservations will only be available through midnight on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. You may purchase at the campground also, but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance as we expect to sell out. See a complete list of camping and festival prices here.

1. The Main Campground – SOLD OUT

Please note that generators will be allowed in the Main Campground for designated hours –9:00 am-11:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  The Main Campground provides forested camping in individual sites, each with its own picnic table, fire ring and parking area.  Each site holds up to 8 people and includes 2 vehicle passes. A tow vehicle and a trailer count as 2 vehicles.  All RVs longer than 19 feet will have to reserve a space in the RV Park.  Additional vehicles must park in the parking lot outside the campground near the campground check in area.

* If someone in your group has already purchased a Main Campground site that you will be joining, call Protix at 866.977.6849 with their information to purchase your ticket
at general camping prices.

The Main Campground is SOLD OUT
*Please call Protix to join a friend’s group that has already reserved a space. You can purchase your pass at the general camping price and will need the name and site number of the group you will be joining.

The Main Campground – Reserved Sites

2. RV Park Camping – SOLD OUT

Please note that generators will be allowed in the RV Park for designated hours. The RV Park is reserved for RV’s and trailers.  This is ample space for the big rigs here and the solid level surface provides an easy and stable setup.  Each site will be clearly marked and numbered. Generator hours are designated from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  There are no hookups for water, electric or sewer. The RV Park is an open gravel lot located across the road from the South Group Campground.

* If someone in your group has already purchased a RV Campground site that you will be joining, call Protix at 866.977.6849 with their information to purchase your ticket
at general camping prices.

The RV Campground is SOLD OUT
*Please call Protix to join a friend’s group that has already reserved a space.

RV Park Camping

3. South Group Campground – SOLD OUT

The South Group Campground is open camping, individual sites are not designated.  This campground is located in the tall pines and offers a rustic “camping in the woods” experience.  There are several group picnic tables, raised BBQ grills and 4 large group campfire rings to be shared with your neighbors. This area is best suited for tents, car & van camping, small popup campers, tear drop trailers and pickup truck campers. You must purchase a vehicle pass to bring your vehicle into this campground. Porta-potties and water are provided.  The area along the south fence adjoins the Luke Air Force Base campground and is designated as a “quiet area.”  To reduce congestion and enhance safety, the central area of the Group South Campground will be designated “tents only”. The remainder of the campground is accessible to vehicles with a vehicle pass, but we ask those camping in a trailer to move their tow vehicle to the designated parking area after they have set up camp.

*There are 4 existing large group fire rings in Group South Campground. These are the only ground fires that will be allowed; no additional fire rings are to be built in the Group South campground. Any additional ground fires will be extinguished and the rings dismantled by festival campground staff.
*Above ground/contained fires are OK (such as bringing your own raised contained fire pits). Please LEAVE NO TRACE – your area should be exactly as you found it. Haul out ashes and do not make new rock piles.

The South Group Campground is SOLD OUT

The South Group Campground – Tents/Small Trailers

4. North Group Campground – SOLD OUT

The North Group Campground is open camping, individual sites are not designated. This area is located in the pines just north of the Main Campground and close to the X-Treme Adventure Course.  There are several picnic tables. Porta-potties are provided and water is close by in the Main Campground. This area is best suited for tents, car & van camping, small pop-up campers, tear- drop trailers and pickup truck campers. You must purchase a vehicle pass to bring your vehicle into this campground.

*Coconino County placed fire restrictions on the Group North campground; no fires or charcoal grills are allowed in this campground. You may use propane cook stoves and heaters. Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area.

The North Group Campground is SOLD OUT

The North Group Campground – Tents/Small Trailers

5. West Campground – SOLD OUT

The Ft. Tuthill West Campground, formerly used for overflow camping is located northwest of and adjacent to the Main Campground at the entrance to the Soldiers Trail. This area has been divided into 16 individual campsites and is surrounded by Ponderosa pines. Each campsite is approximately 18 feet wide and 45 feet in length. Camping is allowed ONLY within the boundaries of each clearly marked campsite; camping IS NOT allowed in the pines, outside of site boundaries. There are no tables or fire pits in this campground.

This area is best suited for tents, car & van camping, small pop-up campers, tear- drop trailers and pickup truck campers. Porta-potties are provided and water is close by in the Main Campground.

The purchase of each site includes two people, two vehicles passes and two 3-day festival passes. Each site can accommodate up to 6 additional campers, each must purchase the camp pass which includes a 3-day festival pass. *

Please leave your area exactly as you found it, pick up all trash including micro trash.

*Coconino County has placed fire restrictions on this area and no campfires or charcoal grills are allowed in this campground. You may use propane cook stoves and heaters.

The Ft. Tuthill West Campground is SOLD OUT
*Each additional person (after the first 2 people, up to 6 additional campers totaling 8 per site) planning to camp in this reserved spot must purchase a camp pass which includes a 3-day festival pass. If someone in your group has already purchased a campsite that you will be joining, call Protix at 866.977.6849 with their information to purchase your ticket at general camping prices.

The West Campground – Tents/Small Trailers

Vehicle Pass for South or North Group Campground – SOLD OUT

New this year, you will need a vehicle pass to bring your vehicle into the campground for Group South and Group North. There are a limited number of passes available. There is no limit on how many people can come in one vehicle; however they must all possess a 3-day festival and camping pass. Free parking is available in the parking areas adjacent to the campgrounds. If you do not have a vehicle pass, you will have 1 hour to unload your camping gear and move your vehicle to the free parking area. To purchase a vehicle pass, call Protix at 866-977-6849.

Vehicle Pass for North and South Group Campground – SOLD OUT

Vehicle Pass for Group South and Group North

Pickin’ in the Pines Campground Fire Restrictions

Coconino County Parks & Recreation has placed fire restrictions on the festival campgrounds.

Main Campground:
• Fires allowed in existing fire rings only
• Do not make new ground fire rings

RV Park Campground:
• Above ground/contained fires only

South Group Campground:
• The 4 existing group ground fire rings are the only fires that will be allowed in Group South
• No additional ground fire rings are to be built
• Any additional ground fires will be extinguished and the rings dismantled by campground staff
• Above ground/contained fires are OK (such as bringing your own raised contained fire pits). Please LEAVE NO TRACE – your area should be exactly as you found it. Haul out ashes and do not make new rock piles.

North Group Campground:
• NO FIRES or charcoal grills allowed
• Propane stoves and heaters will be allowed
• Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area

Please be respectful of these rules and to our volunteer staff. Campers that do not comply with the fire restrictions will be asked to leave without a refund.

Alternative camping near Flagstaff includes: 

• Black Bart’s RV Park: At the Butler St. exit across from Little America is Black Bart’s RV park. Possibly the closest to Ft. Tuthill  928-774-1912

• National Forest Camping: South of Fort Tuthill past the turnoff at Kachina Village/Mountainaire are three exits at 6, 8.5, and 10.5 miles south on I-17.  Kelly Canyon, Newman Park, and Willard Springs (AKA blowout tank).  All three have free forest camping but no facilities.  We recommend looking for campsites on the west side of I-17.

• Flagstaff  KOA: somewhat distant north of the Country Club exit of I-40 on 89A to Page, 5803 N US Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004  (800) 562-352

Refund Policy: Camping Passes are non-refundable. If you are unable to use your pass, you may designate someone else to use it. Please contact us to let us know who that person will be, and they will be required to present their PHOTO ID and a copy of your Protix receipt OR Protix confirmation number.

Volunteers: If you are a volunteer and you plan to camp, you must purchase a camping pass. Email admin@ffotm.org to purchase your pass.

Campground Showers: Showers are available to our campers by donation. Find out more details at the campground check-in during the festival. For additional Flagstaff shower locations see Flagstaff shower options.

Bees: Bees are active in the campground during the time of the festival.  If you are allergic please bring the appropriate medications to treat bee stings.

Click here for a complete list of ticket prices.

For general camping questions not answered on our website contact Protix. Please do not contact Coconino County directly as they are not able to answer any questions about Pickin’ in the Pines camping options.

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Campground Maps

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RV Campground Map

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