For the first time, we are offering limited, primitive tent camping at Spokatopia. While camping normally isn’t allowed in Camp Sekani Park, a few dozen lucky festival goers will get the chance pitch their tents under the pines. Enjoy evening entertainment and the Bikes & Brews adult beverage garden without having to drive home at the end of it all. If you want to camp, you need to reserve your camp spot online before July 12.
Saturday Night Entertainment
We have plenty worth sticking around for Saturday night: Matt Mitchell (voted Spokane’s third-best singer/songwriter in the 2018 Inlander readers poll) will be playing from 7-9 p.m.; the adult beverage garden will be serving up beer and cider to benefit Evergreen East until 10 p.m.
Kids’ activities are planned throughout the evening. Grab a s’mores and snuggle in for presentation by award winning author Joseph Drumheller. Starting around 6:30 kids ages 5-8 can enjoy an interactive puppet show, and kids 9-adult will learn about the Wizard’s Mind while playing outdoor games.
What’s Included: Spokatopia camping comes with a simple place to pitch your tent, enough elbow room between you and the next site, free evening entertainment, and these other amenities:
- Access to porta-potties
- Use of a shared camp kitchen with a hand-washing station; some sustainable cups/plates/bowls/utensils; hot water for beverages/food preparation; picnic tables; etc. (Because of the extreme danger of urban wildfire, absolutely no fires or personal gas stoves of any kind are allowed.)
- Dinner options for purchase from CRATE food truck or BBQ options cooked up by Evergreen East volunteers.
- Free, light breakfast options Sunday morning, including coffee from REI and Mountain House add-water camping breakfast meals (hot water provided).
- Nearby special parking (campers will be allowed through the gate to drop off gear and park once daytime festival activities end at 6 p.m.).
- On-site security throughout the night.
What’s Not Included: Please bring everything you’ll need for a fun, safe, restful night’s sleep. If it’s not listed above, then it’s not provided, including these camping basics:
- Tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, or any other camping equipment.
- Table, chairs, rain cover.
- Fire pit or stove. (No fires or personal gas stoves are allowed at Camp Sekani; however, access to a communal camp kitchen is provided.)
- Parking next to your campsite. (Plan to walk several dozen to several hundred yards to your campsite from where you’ll park.)
- Electricity. (We will have small solar lights at each campsite for night lighting.)
- Running water, showers, flush toilets.
- Coolers or access to refrigeration.
Each of these primitive camp spots have a relatively flat and level spot for pitching a tent. Sites may have additional flat spots for a few chairs and a camp table, or trees where you can string up a hammock or two. (Think backpacking or primitive campground tent sites, not manicured KOA-style camping.)
Small Site: Like its name implies, these sites have a small, flat spot big enough for a two-person or 3-person backpacking tent. Cost: $25
Med/Large Site: A little more flat space for a larger 3-4-person dome tent and a few camp chairs. Cost: $35
Family Site: A larger flat spot for pitching larger family tents or more than one tent and some room to spread out a bit. Cost: $45
Group Site: We only have a couple of these larger road-side spaces that can fit 3 or possibly more 3-4-person dome tents, chairs, a camp table, etc. A good option for a crew of friends or a couple of families. Cost: $60
Camping is only available in advance online before July 12. Got questions? Give us a call at 509-822-0123.
Need Camping Gear?
REI tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are available to rent at REI. Stop by REI and show your camping confirmation to receive 23% off one rental or off the purchase of one REI brand item.