• 13638 Red Bud Trl North Buchanan, MI 49107
  • 269-695-6405

Camping

Off-Site Camping (with shuttles)

Off-site camping is now available at the Berrien County Fairgrounds, located 7 miles northeast of the track.  Shuttle busses have been arranged for race fans camping at the fairgrounds.

OFF-SITE CAMPING

 

General Camping Information

ON-SITE CAMPING IS SOLD OUT! The information below is provided for guests who have already purchased a camping pass.
Camping will not be available at the gate unless you have pre-purchased your space.

Per state campground regulations, the maximum number of people on a campsite is 8.

GATE C ON RED BUD TRAIL IS THE ONLY ENTRANCE TO THE CAMPING LOTS.  Camping vehicles will not be admitted to any other track entrance.

Gate C hours:

Thursday 10:00am – 12:00am
Friday        9:00am – 12:00am
Saturday   7:00am – 12:00am
Sunday      7:00am – 4:00pm

Your printed ticket and camping pass only shows the race days: “October 6-7”.  All weekend tickets and camping passes are valid starting Thursday.

You have purchased space in the lot of your choice.  Once here, you can choose an available space in that lot.  We don’t have numbered camp sites, so your reservation is not for a particular spot in the lot.   Camping price is per camping vehicle and includes Thursday through Monday morning.  Unless otherwise noted, you may purchase one Extra Car Pass for your camp site upon arrival for an additional $30.  An Extra Car pass can only be purchased by a person with a valid camping pass.

No water, electric or sewer hookups are available.  An outside company will pump septic tanks and fill water tanks; we suggest coming in with water tanks already full.  There will be security patrols in every lot, and all lots will be open for the whole event, including Sunday night.

What to Expect, What to Bring

Depending on your perspective, the camping lots are fairly level.  As a guest from Pennsylvania noted, “what you people call a hill, we call good camping”!  If you bring leveling blocks (or whatever you like to use), you should be able to make just about any space work.  We do allow generators in the camping lots and don’t place a time restriction, unless they are the big, LOUD ones!  It’s a judgement call, and security or staff will as you to shut a loud generator off at 11:00pm if they feel it’s too loud.  All campsites are at least 20′ wide so you can be a courteous neighbor and not infringe on the camping space next to you.

You are welcome to bring firewood.  At the time of posting, there will be no firewood available at the track.  We will update if that changes.

Guests age 21 and up are welcome to bring alcohol to the campgrounds.  Please remember:  NO GLASS CONTAINERS.  You will not be permitted to carry your own alcohol to the track area.

We cannot allow motorized personal vehicles of any kind!  If you have an electric assist bicycle that you have to pedal, that’s fine.  But if it has a throttle, don’t bring it!  With the expected pedestrian traffic, we will be enforcing this rule vigorously.  If we see a vehicle unloaded, we’ll ask you to load it back up.  If we see it in use, it will be impounded for the duration of the event.

There will be shuttle carts DEDICATED TO THOSE NEEDING ASSISTANCE getting to and from the track.

IN ORDER TO ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING RULES, ALL CAMPING VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH BY UNIFORMED SECURITY OFFICERS:

Basic Camping Rules

No pit vehicles, golf carts, side by sides, minibikes, ATVs, etc.  
There are no handicap passes for golf carts, etc. as they cannot safely mix with pedestrian traffic in spectator areas.  However, we will have shuttle carts for those in need of assistance getting to and from the track.
Bicycles are allowed in the camping lots but not in the track area.
Pets are allowed in any of the “A” lots if you have an RV.  They must stay in your camp site; do not bring them to the track.
No pets if you’re camping in a tent.  No pets in Lot B.
Small camp fires are allowed.  No pallets.
All vehicles in a lot must park as directed by the parking staff (east/west or north/south) to allow access for patrols, fire/EMS and emergency vehicles.
Follow Security, Event Staff and Parking Staff direction.

Extra Cars in Camp Sites

A pass is required for an extra car to park in your camp site.
Extra Car Pass is $30 and can be purchased at the gate when you arrive with your camping pass.
You must have a camping pass in order to purchase an Extra Car Pass.
Extra cars can park in the campsite all weekend, and can leave and return as needed.
If the extra car is arriving after the camper: purchase the car pass when you come in and meet the extra car at the entrance with the pass.
If the extra car is arriving before the camper: have the extra car bring the camping pass your purchased online.  They can purchase the Extra Car Pass when they arrive and meet the camper at the gate with the camping pass, and direct the camper to the camp site.

Rented RV drop-offs

We can recommend Krenek RV in Coloma, Michigan for rentals.  They have made arrangements with us to drop off rental RVs once you provide them with your camping pass information.  Call 800-543-8267 and ask for Kathy; or email them HERE.

If you’re not meeting the delivery person at the track, here’s what you need to do:
1. Purchase your camping pass in advance.
2. Email the pass to the rental company. They MUST present the camping pass in order to drop off the RV.
3. Also print and bring the camping pass with you when you arrive, so we know you purchased one.
4. If you’re arriving in a separate car, you’ll need to purchase an Extra Car pass at the gate when you come in.
5. Each camping lot will have a designated area for drop-offs; ask the parking staff to direct you to that area.
6. We cannot sign for or be responsible for your rental.

More information on each lot is noted below, in order of distance from to the the track.

Lot A2-A3
All Camping Lots