Camping at Uranium Springs

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[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”80″ el_align=”center” accent_color=”#73db2c”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]We have over 20 acres of open camping land available to new and returning guests.  The event site is 40 acres with things to do and see popping up all the time.

The terrain in the camping areas is a mix of soft sand and soil and hard packed clay all covered by grass field.  Be cautious while exploring as the grass can hide small cactus, and water eroded gullies.

We do not recommend large heavy trailers unless you have a vehicle that can handle pulling them up an incline.  There is a portion of road that is steep and has a sandy base so heavy loads will need a vehicle with muscle to get them out.  All other street cars and trucks can make it in and out with no problem.

What makes Uranium Springs Different than many camping events.

The feature of Uranium Springs that makes this a unique project is that we are making land available for groups and individuals to build on the property and leave there structures in place year round to be used at the next event.  The guidelines listed below are subject to change as we are exploring how to make this as efficient and fun as possible.

A group or individual who wishes to make their camp a permanent part of Uranium Springs can do so by contacting our land management team and registering their Tribe. Groups and individuals who go through the effort of building up a post apocalyptic camp will not be charged an extra fee for use of there plot.  To retain this spot year after year you must have a presence of 1 attendee per 15×15 plot of land your camp occupies.

Groups that are no shows, and have not made special arrangements, waive ownership of property left on their plots and their camps will be open to other guests on Salvage Night (Friday).  We are not looking to tear down groups hard work and understand that issues occur that may prevent attendance of an event, so contacting land management and working out a one year protection of a site is possible.

Salvage Night – as in all extreme hobbies people come and go.  We will hate to see anyone leave but if this happens we will have a Salvage Night, where camps can set upon abandon camp sites to salvage any goods they want for their camp.  After the site has been picked over by our established camps, the plot will become available for new campers.

What can you build?  Well this may change over time but currently no structure can be larger than 10’x20′. and cannot have a permanent foundation or for walled structures cannot have a permanent roof.  We recommend setting poles in a cement lined hole for structures to help prevent “Wizard of Oz” moments.   If you have aspirations of something grand and impressive contact the land management team and we can work to make larger building projects a reality.  Larger building projects will require more scrutiny.

Things to consider building to make your camps more comfortable.  Think wind breaks, and sun shade.  Just like all flat desert regions, wind can be an issue, and the ability to get out of the gusts can be a drastic improvement on fun.

What to be aware of weather wise.  The climate and weather conditions of Uranium Springs is a series of extremes.  It gets COLD in the winter.  HOT in the summer, and high winds are a constant throughout the year.  There is snow in the winter so your structures will be subjected to sitting moisture.   I mentioned wind, this is the weather element not to take lightly.  There are times of year that microburst gusts of 100 mph hit the area, and flimsy structures will be taken down.  Even well built structures can fall victim to the winds if not secured to the ground.

Animals of the area are limited, but we are in a cattle grazing path.  There is not much for cows to eat on our site, so we don’t have problems with cow poop, but advice from the ranchers in the area is that if we build shade structures and don’t have a fence around them, the cows will find it, and make it a hang out.    We have minimal snakes there are small rabbits, lizards, and deer as well as the occasional coyote pack.  None of which are a threat to the site.  We’ve had issues with midges, a tiny flying insect that leaves bad bites on some people. We are working on combating these pests, but recommend buying some citronella candles and bringing insect repellent as a precaution.

One point that is very important to remember is that we do not guarantee the safety of property left on site in off season from weather damage, theft or vandalism.  So, in designing your camp site, don’t leave valuables that are easily removed.  If you wish to leave tools we strongly suggest a metal lock box secured to a cement foundation.

This should not have to be said, but we will say it anyway.  Under no situation can any group or individual leave illegal items of ANY nature in their camps.  If Uranium Springs security finds that this has happened all rights to property on the site will be blocked and law enforcement may be called in to remove any items.  Uranium Springs staff will not invade privacy of our campers, but in off season will be making rounds through all structures to assure that no animals or vagrants have taken up residence in our camp sites.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]