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 Bureau of Land Management establishes a buffer zone on the playa around the event site — no camping is allowed in this area.The 2019 Black Rock City plan is available here. You will receive the BRC Map & Guide at the Greeters’ station when you arrive.


Plazas are located at 3:00, 4:30, 7:30 & 9:00 on B + G Streets, and on I Street at 6:00. These are mini civic centers and public gathering spaces with art installations, encircled by creative and inviting theme camps and service camps. Emergency Services are located behind the plazas at 3:00+C, 9:00+C, 4:30+H, and 7:30+H, and Black Rock Ranger Outposts are located behind the 3:00 and 9:00 plazas. Arctica ice sales are stationed at 3:00+G and 9:00+G plazas.

Walk-in Camping

A large area past L Street between 2:00 and 5:00 is reserved for walk-in camping. Camp without cars! No vehicles or RVs are allowed. You must leave your vehicle along L street 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 D & E. 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