2018 City Plan

BRC consists of the main camping area formed by a series of concentric and radial streets, and an “open playa” reserved for art installations. The BLM establishes a buffer zone on the playa around the event site — no camping is allowed in this area. The 2018 Black Rock City plan is available on the Burning Man website. You will receive a BRC map at the Greeter’s station when you arrive.


Plazas are located on either side of the city at 3:00 & 9:00 on B Street. These are mini civic centers with art installations, service camps, First Aid Stations and Black Rock Ranger Outposts. A mid-city ring of plazas are located on G Street at 3:00, 4:30, 7:30, and 9:00, and on I Street at 6:00. These Plazas are public gathering spaces encircled by creative and inviting theme camps. Arctica ice sales are stationed at Gort at 3:00 and 9:00.

Walk-In Camping

A large area past L Street between 2:00 and 5:00 is reserved or Walk-In Camping. Camp without cars! No vehicles or RVs are allowed. You must leave your vehicle and carry your belongings to your chosen spot. The sheer difficulty of this exercise keeps Walk-In Camping sparsely populated, and your efforts will be rewarded with a sense of solitude unavailable in other parts of the city.


Banks of porta-potties can be found throughout the city on radial streets on the blocks between C & D and H & I. The exceptions to this are 6:00, which has banks between F & G, and I & J, and 3:00 and 9:00, which have banks between E & F. There are also banks on the open playa on either side of the Man along 2:00 and 10:00, and out by the Temple. To help you find potties in your time of need, they are marked by solar-powered light poles topped with blue lights. It’s a good idea to stop periodically and orient yourself to the closest potties (you’ll be glad you did).