VOW Complete Camper Rules

2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival Camping Rules, Information and Guidelines

Self-Sustaining Campers:

  1. All camping and towing vehicles must be in compliance with Louisiana size limits, Louisiana highway requirements and Louisiana equipment requirements.
  2. Voice of the Wetlands provides only for “dry camping” in an open field of grass, meaning there is no electricity, water or dump stations available while you are parked at the festival. If necessary, you will need to find a dump station elsewhere, as well as filling water tanks and using your own generator.
  3. Access to the camping area will be available starting at 12:00 noon on THURSDAY, October 12, 2017 prior to the festival. ALL CAMPERS MUST ARRIVE FOR ENTRY NO LATER THAN 5:30 P.M. EACH DAY OF THE FESTIVAL. LATE ARRIVALS AFTER DAYLIGHT HOURS MAY BE DENIED ENTRY UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY. Campers and all their equipment must vacate the campgrounds no later than 12:00 noon on MONDAY, October 16, 2017 in order to avoid additional fees.
  4. No reservations are required for camp sites, but we recommend arriving as early as possible to ensure an awesome location.
  5. All campers should comply with a 5 MILES PER HOUR speed limit to ensure safety of pedestrian traffic and other vehicles.
  6. Parking for all campers is authorized only in the areas designated for RV and camper parking. RV and camper parking are not allowed in the General Public parking area. Violators will be towed.
  7. All campers are requested to follow good camping etiquette. No loud music or noise after festival shutdown each evening.  Good music & TV is great to enjoy within your own R.V. or camper.  Please be considerate of your neighbor.
  8. You may eat and drink within your campsite, but please respect the Voice of the Wetlands Festival fund raising efforts to save the Cajun culture and coast and do not bring food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or ice chests into the Festival.
  9. Any person consuming alcoholic beverages on the Voice of the Wetlands Festival grounds must have a valid State Driver’s License, ID or Military ID with photo and must be at least 21 years of age.
  10. Small Campfires are allowed in the campground ONLY when accompanied by a 5 gallon bucket of water. Campers must monitor open fires to ensure that they have been extinguished each evening.  NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED CLOSE TO WOODED AREAS OR UNDER TREES.  NO STOVES, GRILLES OR COOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE CAMPING AREA.
  11. Children are great and lots of fun. We love them all but keeping track of them is the real challenge. Parents must supervise their children both on the festival grounds as well as in camping, washroom and restroom areas.
  12. Pets are prohibited in all festival areas except the Camping area. Pets are not allowed to run loose in the campground. All pets must be on a leash.  Campers are prohibited from tying up animals unattended at their campsite during the day as well as at night.  Pets are welcome as long as they do not pose a problem by annoying other campers with noise or any forms of aggression. Campers are required to control pets to avoid disturbing other campers.  If you walk your pet, please be prepared to scoop the poop and deposit in a garbage receptacle.  NOTE: SERVICE ANIMALS, which have been trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, are welcome throughout the festival grounds.  The owner of the animal may be asked to describe the type of service the animal provides and may be asked to provide appropriate paperwork.
  13. Bicycles, scooters and golf carts are only allowed in the camping area. Bicycles, scooters and golf carts are prohibited in all other areas of the festival including roads and walkways.
  14. Due to safety concerns and other important legal issues, Voice of the Wetlands prohibits the following in the campground area at any time during the festival: glass and glass containers, fireworks, weapons of any kind including pepper spray, illegal or illicit drugs or other contraband, alcohol (alcohol is sold at the festival), professional cameras and support equipment, A/V recording equipment and laser pointers. The following activities are also prohibited: football/frisbee/ball throwing, athletic games, solicitation in any form, sampling, giveaways, selling unauthorized raffle tickets of any kind, seeking monetary donations for any reason, passing out flyers/handbills of any kind and unauthorized vending.  Voice of the Wetlands reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Festival anyone in violation of these policies.  Your cooperation is deeply appreciated and will ensure a pleasant experience for all who attend.
  15. Washing vehicles at the Voice of the Wetlands camping area is prohibited.
  16. Mechanical breakdowns are the responsibility of the camper. Remember that all camping property must be off premises by Monday, October 16, 2017 at 12 noon sharp in order to avoid additional fees.
  17. Always leave your campsite clean. Please carry your own trash out of the Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Cleanup costs money and it will be difficult for the Voice of the Wetlands non-profit organization to provide for this cost. Cleanup of your campsite should be complete by 11:00 a.m. on Monday October 16, 2017.
  18. There will be night security on site but no Festival officials on duty after 9:30 p.m. each evening of the festival.