2015 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 2015 Black Rock City plan is available on the Burning Man website. You will receive a BRC map at Greeter’s station when you arrive.

Art Plazas

There are two art plazas at 4:30 & 7:30 and G Street, where Burning Man Arts places select participant created art pieces. New for 2015: we are adding first aid stations behind the Art Plazas on H Street.

Civic Plazas

Two Civic Plazas are located on either side of the city at 3:00 & 9:00. These are mini civic centers offering ice sales at Arctica, First Aid Stations and Black Rock Ranger Outposts. These Plazas are public gathering spaces, inviting art, performance and community interaction. Theme camps encircling the Plazas are encouraged to participate creatively in making these spaces inviting. Participants are invited to occupy and develop the Plazas located at 3:00, 6:00, & 9:00 and K. We hold most of the camping space around these plazas for unregistered camps to develop and maintain as an experiment in spontaneous urban planning and collaboration.

Walk-In Camping

A marked area immediately to the southeast of Black Rock City is reserved for walk-in camping. No vehicles or RVs are allowed in this area. You must leave your vehicle and carry your belongings to your chosen spot. The sheer difficulty of this exercise keeps this area sparsely populated. Your efforts will be rewarded with a sense of solitude unavailable in other parts of the city. (NOTE: You still need a vehicle pass to drive onto the playa, even if you’re going to walk-in camping.)


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.