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Pickin in the Pines Flagstaff Campground camping
Camping at Pickin in the Pines music festival Flagstaff

photo by Kenneth A. Walters

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2019 Festival Camping

Everyone age 15 and over entering the festival campgrounds must be wearing a combined “Camping/3-day Festival” wristband.  This rule ensures that the festival remains in compliance with Coconino County and Fire Marshall capacities and provides for the safety and enjoyment of our paid camping festival attendees. This pass will get you access to the festival for all 3 days and to the campground from Thursday Sept. 12 at noon (check-in) to Monday Sept. 16 at noon (check-out). Kids 14 and under are free.

Vehicle Passes

You will need to purchase a vehicle pass to bring your vehicle into the Group South or Group North campgrounds. There is no limit on how many people can come in one vehicle; however they must all possess a combined Camping/3-Day Festival Pass. There are a limited number of vehicle passes available. Vehicle passes are currently SOLD OUT.

Free Parking

Free parking is available in the parking areas outside 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.

Campground Information

Campground Dates: Campgrounds will open at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Sept. 12 and will close at 12:00 pm noon on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Individual sites may be reserved in the Main Campground, RV Park and West Campground 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: You will pick up your wristband (and vehicle pass if purchased) at the main box office at the amphitheater.

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 beginning 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 are only allowed in the in the RV Park and Main Campground for designated hours, to be determined.

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, 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 5 camping options at Pickin’ in the Pines

  1. Main Campground – SOLD OUT
  2. RV Park Camping – SOLD OUT
  3. South Group Campground – SOLD OUT
  4. North Group Campground – SOLD OUT
  5. West Campground – SOLD OUT

See all 5 options below. Once you have decided which options you prefer, you will purchase camping passes through our RPM Ticketing links on our tickets page. All tickets sold through RPM Ticketing have additional fees per ticket. See a complete list of camping and festival prices here. For all questions regarding your camping & festival ticket purchase, email RPM ticketing at info@rpmtix.com or call 480.656.9940.

1. Main Campground – SOLD OUT

The Main Campground site price includes TWO 3-day festival passes. (Additional campers may purchase a general Camping/3-Day Festival Pass add-on pass to join each reserved Main Campground site.)

Generators are allowed in the Main Campground for designated hours that will be posted at the campground. Please check the campground rules board for generator hours.

The Main Campground provides forested camping in individual sites, each with its own picnic table, fire ring and parking area. Each site can hold up to 8 people and includes 2 vehicle passes. A tow vehicle and a trailer count as 2 vehicles. Each camper must purchase their own camping & 3-day festival pass. All RVs longer than 19 feet will have to reserve a space in the RV Park. Additional vehicles must park in the free parking lot outside the campground.

*Each additional person (after the first 2 people) planning to camp in this reserved spot must purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On, see our tickets page. If someone in your group has already purchased a campsite that you will be joining, purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On on our tickets page. You will need the name and site number of the group you will be joining to purchase your ticket at general camping prices.

The Main Campground – Reserved Sites

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2. RV Park Camping – SOLD OUT

The RV Park Campground site price includes ONE 3-day festival pass. (Additional campers may purchase a general Camping/3-Day Festival Pass add-on pass to join each reserved RV Park Campground site.)

Generators are allowed in the RV Park for designated hours that will be posted at the campground. Please check the campground rules board for generator hours. No ground fires allowed in this area. Above ground, contained fires only.

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. All RVs longer than 19 feet need to reserve a space in the RV Park. Each site will be clearly marked and numbered. 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.

*Each additional person (after the first person) planning to camp in this reserved spot must purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On, see our tickets page. If someone in your group has already purchased a campsite that you will be joining, purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On on our tickets page. You will need the name and site number of the group you will be joining to purchase your ticket at general camping prices.

RV Park Camping

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3. South Group Campground – SOLD OUT

The South Group Campground price IS PER PERSON and includes ONE 3-day festival pass. It is open camping, individual sites are not designated. Camping spots are first come, first serve.

This area is only suited for tents, small trailers & pop-up trailers (up to 16 feet in length including the hitch). No RV’s and no trailers over 16 feet including the hitch will be allowed in the group north or group south campgrounds. A very limited number of vehicle passes will be sold for pickup truck campers, vans and cars.

Vehicles & Tow Vehicles: You must purchase a vehicle pass to camp with your tow vehicle. Otherwise, all tow vehicles must be removed and parked in the free parking lot outside the campground. There are a limited number of vehicle passes available. Vehicle passes are currently SOLD OUT.

This campground is located in the tall pines and offers a rustic “camping in the woods” experience. There are several group picnic tables and 4 large group campfire rings to be shared with your neighbors. 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.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: 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 – Tents/Small Trailers

4. North Group Campground – SOLD OUT

The North Group Campground price IS PER PERSON and includes ONE 3-day festival pass. It is open camping, individual sites are not designated. Camping spots are first come, first serve.

This area is only suited for tents, small trailers & pop-up trailers (up to 16 feet in length including the hitch). No RV’s and no trailers over 14 feet including the hitch will be allowed in the group north or group south campgrounds. A very limited number of vehicle passes will be sold for pickup truck campers, vans and cars. No fires or charcoal grills allowed in this campground. 

Vehicles & Tow Vehicles: You must purchase a vehicle pass to camp with your tow vehicle.  Otherwise, all tow vehicles must be removed and parked in the main parking lot. There are a limited number of vehicle passes available. Vehicle passes are currently SOLD OUT.

This area is located in the pines just north of the Main Campground and close to the X-Treme Adventure Course. There are several shared 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.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Coconino County placed fire restrictions on the Group North campground; no ground fires or charcoal grills are allowed in this campground. Elevated propane fire pits and free-standing propane heaters will be allowed in the Group North Campground. Propane fire pits must be the elevated style with legs. Campers will be asked to rake away pine needles from underneath their fire pits and heaters before use. Rakes will be provided. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LAST MINUTE FIRE RESTRICTIONS MAY CAUSE US TO RECIND THE ALLOWANCE OF PROPANE FIRE PITS AND HEATERS.

The North Group Campground – Tents/Small Trailers

5. West Campground – SOLD OUT

The West Campground site price includes TWO 3-day festival passes.(Additional campers may purchase a general Camping/3-Day Festival Pass add-on pass to join each reserved West Campground site.)

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 18 individual campsites and is surrounded by Ponderosa pines. Each campsite is approximately 16 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. Each site can hold up to 8 people and includes 2 vehicle passes.

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.

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

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: 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. Propane fire pits must be the elevated style with legs.

*Each additional person (after the first 2 people) planning to camp in this reserved spot must purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On, see our tickets page. If someone in your group has already purchased a campsite that you will be joining, purchase a Camping/3-Day Festival Pass Add-On on our tickets page. You will need the name and site number of the group you will be joining to purchase your ticket at general camping prices.

The West Campground – Tents/Small Trailers

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Vehicle Pass – SOLD OUT
For North or South Group Campground

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 outside 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.

Vehicle Pass for Group South and Group North

Pickin’ in the Pines Campground Fire Rules

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
• You will be asked to vacate the campground if you are found to have an illegal fire – no refunds.

RV Park Campground:
• Above ground/contained fires only
• You will be asked to vacate the campground if you are found to have an illegal fire – no refunds.

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.
• You will be asked to vacate the campground if you are found to have an illegal fire – no refunds.

North Group Campground:
• NO GROUND FIRES or charcoal grills allowed
• Propane stoves and heaters will be allowed: Propane fire pits must be the elevated style with legs. Campers will be asked to rake away pine needles from underneath their fire pits and heaters before use. Rakes will be provided.
• Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area
• You will be asked to vacate the campground if you are found to have an illegal fire – no refunds.

West Campground:
• NO FIRES or charcoal grills allowed
• Propane stoves and heaters will be allowed. Propane fire pits must be the elevated style with legs.
• Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area
• You will be asked to vacate the campground if you are found to have an illegal fire – no refunds.

In the case of windy and/or dry conditions, a “No Fire” restriction will be imposed and remain in effect until it is deemed safe to allow campfires.  All campfires are restricted to existing designated fire pits and shall be no larger than two (2) feet in height.  CAMPFIRES MUST BE ATTENDED TO BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES and must be extinguished prior to retiring for the night and/or by midnight.  Campfires must be fully extinguished prior to vacating the campsite.

If there are not fire restrictions, firewood will be available for purchase from the campground host. Please use existing fire rings for fires, do not make new fire rings. You may bring your own wood, pack it in and pack it out. Do not leave your unused wood in the campground. Campers will only be allowed to bring two personal size firewood bundles into the campground. Wood cutting in the park is prohibited.

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: Located 10.6 miles northeast of Ft. Tuthill, north of the Country Club exit of I-40 on 89A to Page, 5803 N US Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Call  (800) 562-3524.

• Woody Mountain Campground: Located 5.5 miles northwest of Ft. Tuthill at 2727 Historic Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Call (928) 774-7727.

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 RPM Ticketing receipt OR 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.

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Questions: For general camping questions not answered on our website contact RPM Ticketing at info@r-entertainment.org. 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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