Our rules list is short and simple to follow. We all know that the only reason rules exist is because someone before you did something messed up and ruined it for everyone. So, follow these rules, and use some common sense, and we can keep our rules list small and easy to follow for years to come.
1) Attendees must be 18+ years old and present a valid state issued photo ID or passport at check in.
2) Costumes are MANDATORY during this event
ALL attendees MUST be in a post apocalyptic costume when not in their own camp.
- No cartoon characters
- No glowing rave toys
- No real firearms/crossbows (*Outside of the firing range)
- No brand new or non-distressed clothing
*If you are not sure what post apocalyptic costuming looks like, please ask us or post on our Facebook page and we will help you find resources.*
IMPORTANT! Our staff may ask people to change costumes if they are found to be distracting to the theme. We do not want to hinder creativity, but we are providing an atmosphere that requires the participation of all our guests.
3) Firearms / Weapon Rules
NOTE: Rules are changing for Detonation 4 in 2018. Please check out our Shooting Range page for details. We will once again host a live fire shooting range this year. The firing range will ONLY be open during scheduled times.
Real firearms cannot be used as part of your costume in any situation. Security reserves the right to inspect any and all weapons at any time, to ensure the safety of event participants.
Firearms MUST remain unloaded at all times unless at the firing range. When you are ready to leave the firing range you must clear your weapon and present it to the range master / volunteers to show it is clear.
Firearms must be stored in locked cases or have trigger locks, and stored in a locked vehicle when not in use at the firing range.
Alcohol and firearms do not mix. If you have been drinking, leave your firearms in their locked locations. Anyone arriving at the shooting range under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from the event.
Threats of violence with a firearm or any other weapon will not be tolerated under ANY circumstance, law enforcement will be called in to remove violators from the event.
Rules may be changed prior to the event make sure if you plan to bring a weapon you are current with the rules. Ignorance does not equate innocence.
ANY violation of firearms rules will result in immediate removal from site, no negotiation.
Drinking on site is acceptable by 21+ years old. We follow all state and federal laws in regards to alcohol consumption.
Uranium Springs is in located at a higher elevation than most are used to. Be aware that this may affect your alcohol tolerance. BE SAFE!
Drinking and having fun is a big part of these types of events, but know your limits. Security will be looking for people who may have had too much fun, and giving them water. If security gives you a water bottle take that as a sign to take a break from the booze for a little bit, and get some food and other liquids into your system before you continue to enjoy the drink.
If security thinks you may be a danger to yourself, or others, you may be asked to either return to your camp and seek assistance from friends, or taken to Medical to receive water and observation. We want to avoid any alcohol related issues and ensure the safety of our participants.
5) The Siren
You will hear a siren sound when there is a planned show in the Uranium Springs town 10 minutes before the show is to take place. This indicates that there may be a staged combat that includes prop weaponry, gunfire or explosions. If you have any aversion to loud noises or combat situations this is your indicator to wander away from the area the siren is marking. (We do not want to put any of our ex and current soldiers who may relate to these performances under un-needed duress.)
We encourage people to make their vehicles part of their camps, but if it is a newer model vehicle please cover it with camouflage netting or disguise it in some way. If you do not want to theme your vehicle, please unload your gear and when you are set up, move your car to the parking area as soon as possible.
Security will be enforcing non-themed vehicles, that are not properly covered, being moved to the appropriate event parking areas.
7) Parties in Camps
BRING IT! We want each camp to show off their apocalyptic hospitality but have a couple simple rules.
- Keep music at a level that does not disturb the good times of those outside your party. (*Point speakers away from other camps and The Town or into the black.)
- Do not serve alcohol to people under the age of 21.
- Music played within camps will be asked to be silenced during scheduled performances.
- While attending events in a camp, that is not your own, please be respectful and honor their rules and personal space.
- All camps are subject to Uranium Springs event rules and regulations as a whole.
PA sound systems in camps.
Where we do encourage camps to host parties, we also know that if your neighbors “great party” is blasting music that you can’t stand, the amazing times you are having at Uranium Springs can turn into a nightmare. So, Our rules regarding PA in camps are as follows.
- Music should not disturb your neighbors. So that means volume and content. Just because you love mariachi, does not mean that it will be welcomed by others. Keep your volume under control.
- If you are asked to turn the music down, you are given one warning. If asked again the music must stop, no negotiation.
- PA systems may ONLY be used on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, unless prior approval has been given for a special show. We will not deal with camps trying to compete with the main stage entertainment.
8) Exploring the area
The entire area surrounding Uranium Springs is beautiful painted desert for miles. So if you go wandering take plenty of water! We highly suggest you take along a compass as well, just in case you get lost remember to head SOUTH! South will get you to the Freeway. Do not go exploring alone!. Last, but not least, be sure to check your gate book to confirm firing range hours. During this time, please explore west of the event areas only.
This is a pack it in/pack it out event. Pick up after yourselves. DO NOT leave any trash, that you and your camp have accumulated, onsite during or after the event, or in the camps of other participants.
Campfires are allowed but please use caution in high winds. The site is covered in dry grass so if you have a camp fire clear an adequate radius ring around your fire pit. Never at any time leave a fire unattended.
11) Drink WATER!
Dehydration is a danger at any camping event. Adding in the desert and booze, and it is a real risk. DRINK WATER!. We have NO Potable Water on site, so bring plenty of water. If you think you might be suffering from dehydration, seek help from Medical.
Crimes in the real world are crimes at Uranium Springs. Assault, theft, vandalism or any criminal acts will be dealt with accordingly, up to calling in the local Sheriff to deal with the incident.
A special note about Sexual Harassment. Some costumes tend to be revealing, and may put thoughts in your apocalyptic heads…keep them there! Do not put your hands on anyone, male or female who you do not know or who has not invited that kind of interaction. As above, harassment of any guest will be dealt with by security personnel.
REPORT ANY PROBLEMS! REPORT THEM RIGHT AWAY! If there is an aspect of the event that you think is unacceptable, or if someone looks to be a danger to themselves or others. Please notify our staff. Our staff will not make a scene or embarrass anyone, but if we can redirect a situation before it gets out of hand, then everyone has a good time. This is to ensure the safety and comfort of all our participants.
13) Outhouses …(AKA: the John, Toilets, Lue, The Head, Shitter.)
Uranium Springs provides composting waste facilities for our participants use. These facilities should be used for #1, #2 and disposal of 1-ply toilet paper only. Sawdust is to be used after each use of these facilities to enable the composting to work properly. Sawdust is provided in each stall. Anything else, disposed of in one these facilities, will result in damage to the outhouse composting. This compost will then not be able to be used for future projects. If you need to dispose of any feminine products, trash, or anything else not listed above, please use a trash receptacle elsewhere.
Dogs must be on leashes and must be good with people and other animals. Your pets can be off leash in camp if tethered or well trained. Event staff will not waste resources searching for lost pets, so bring at your own risk.
Other animals are OK as well, but this is a desert filled with predators. Think carefully before bringing pets.
15) Event Information, Gate Times, & Rules
Uranium Springs is a ticket only event. All attendees must either have pre-purchased tickets or purchase them at the gate. Entry to the event can be redeemed at the gate which will be open from 8 A.M. until 10 P.M. Pre-purchased ticket holders will need to present I.D. at the gate to redeem their tickets. Anyone who arrives on site, and is not already a pre-purchased ticket holder, after these times will need to make prior arraignments with the processing coordinator to gain entry after hours.