New 2016 Campground Rules and Regulations
Please review the following materials prior to your arrival at the festival
Campgrounds open Wednesday, July 20th at 8:00 a.m.
NO overnight lining up for campground entry will be allowed
- Due to excess behavioral problems in the campgrounds we will be enforcing new rules and policies that will be effective immediately. Any aggressive or poor choice of language to staff or volunteers will result in your entire group being ejected without warning.
- Due to restructuring, some sites were eliminated to create pull-throughs. This means more space and easy entrance/exit from your site(s).
- Rows A, B, C, and D in Firefly of Whispering Pines are electric.
- All sections in Whispering Pines are now RESERVED. No more unreserved campsites. The previous unreserved area has been divided into Honeybee, Woodchuck, Eagle, and Gopher.
- All Country Jam USA® campgrounds are ticketed areas. ALL PERSONS entering the campgrounds must have a campground access pass and a weekend festival ticket to Country Jam USA®. Camp access passes MUST be purchased separately from your campsite. If caught in the campgrounds without a Country Jam USA® camp access and festival wristband, you will be immediately escorted off the grounds and relieved of your festival armbands.
- We have a Quiet Camping area. This area will be enforced for loud noises, rowdiness, etc. If you are interested in this area, please purchase a site in FOX.
- All camping is classified as primitive. Drinking water, porta-potties, and garbage disposal are provided.
- Showers and a convenience store are available within walking distance from all campsites. Please refer to the camping map for more information.
- NO PETS ALLOWED in concert area, festival grounds, parking lots, or campgrounds.
- No external speakers, furniture, refrigerators, or carpeting will be allowed.
- Each campsite is limited to a maximum of six people.
- If your sleeping unit and belongings do not fit on your site we have the right to move you to a larger site. Moving you to a larger site will result in additional charges.
- You are allowed one sleeping unit and one driving unit per site. Passes will be handed out at check-in and must be displayed in window. If your sleeping unit has a steering wheel, that is considered your sleeping unit and driving unit.
- Additional sleeping unit passes are NO LONGER If additional sleeping units are desired you must purchase another campsite.
- Additional vehicles will be charged a $40 overflow parking fee for the weekend and will be required to park in a separate overflow parking area. Semi-trailers, enclosed trailers and flatbeds will not be allowed in the campground.
- All vehicles entering the campground MUST have a parking pass, and it should be hung from your vehicle’s rear view mirror facing out.
- Any tampering of campsite will be subject to ejection.
- No swimming pools of any size will be allowed.
- No nudity will be allowed. Citations will be issued.
- All campers and patrons must be out of the campground by 10:00am Sunday July 24th.
- Please leave your campsite in the same condition as you found it.
- NO GLASS (Including liquor bottles, beer bottles, food containers, etc.). Vehicle searches will be in effect at check-in.
- Clean-up of campsite is required. Garbage bags will be handed out at campground check-in and should be placed in dumpster before exiting campground. Additional garbage bags can be picked up at main entrance.
- You will be responsible for recycling and garbage disposal. There will be bins throughout the campground.
- If your campsite is not clean when leaving you will be charged a $50 clean-up fee.
- For all campsites that have excess garbage, patrons are subject to ejection.
- A shuttle service to the festival will be available to all campers 1 hour prior to the festival gate opening.
- Walking to the grounds is NOT permitted. Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department does not allow it.
- 24-hour security will be provided in all camping areas, but you are responsible to protect your belongings by securing your campsite.
- Security is provided by Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department and Country Jam USA® Security.
- Vehicle searches will be in effect at campground check-in. This includes all items in your car/camper including bags and knapsacks.
- Cruising in vehicles will not be tolerated. The Sheriff’s Department will enforce this for safety reasons.
- No weapons, fireworks or foreign substances will be allowed.
- Citations will be issued for violations of local ordinances.
- THE DRINKING AGE IS 21+, AND IT WILL BE ENFORCED!
RIGHTS FOR EVICTION
- We reserve the right to eject any patron because of but not limited to the following:
- Incorrect credentials
- Excess garbage on campsite
- Tampering of campsite
- Drinking and driving
- Excessive drinking
- Bad behavior and excessive noise
- Unauthorized sale of food, beverage or merchandise on site
- Conduct that is deemed illegal, disorderly or offensive by management
- In the event of severe weather, a warning will be issued by patrol cars. Please follow instructions given.
- If you need to be notified for an emergency, your family must contact the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department.
WATER/PUMP OUT SERVICE
- For a fee, arrangements can be made with the campground office to fill your camping unit with water and/or to have the septic pumped out.
- Water stations are located in each campground for filling containers.
- The City of Eau Claire Disposal Plant located near the festival grounds on the south end of Ferry Street, offers a dump station free of charge.
- A 2:00am curfew will be enforced in all Country Jam USA® campgrounds.
- Loud music, parties and anything that disturbs neighbors or other campers will not be tolerated.
We do not expect total quiet; however, please respect your fellow campers.
- Generators must be shut off at 2:00 am.
- Security officers have the authority to ask any person or groups of people who are abusing the noise curfew to leave the grounds and not return to the festival. No refund of admission or camping will be given.
- All state and local laws will be enforced by law enforcement personnel.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
- There will be no refunds or exchanges permitted. Country Jam USA®, Inc. will not be responsible for lost or stolen items nor damage to person or property.
- 3-day general admission passes are valid for ONE person only
- Please protect your wristband; you will not receive a replacement band if lost, stolen, or tampered with.
3-day pass holders will receive one armband for the entire festival. Do not remove it unless you are not returning to the festival or the campgrounds for the remainder of the weekend.
- Disorderly conduct and destroying of property will not be tolerated and is grounds for ejection.
No refunds will be given.
- Small campfires are typically allowed in all campgrounds as long as the fire is contained within a stone or metal fire ring. Subject to change according to potential countywide burning bans during the festival.
- Cooking fires are allowed in all campgrounds as long as the fire is contained within a metal, freestanding grill. Subject to change according to potential countywide burning bans during the festival.
- Tiki Torches will no longer be allowed in campgrounds.
- ALL FIRES MUST BE ATTENDED TO AT ALL TIMES.
- ABSOLUTELY NO BONFIRES OF ANY TYPE.
The following guidelines apply to open burning during special events per DNR Administrative Codes and Wisconsin Statutes:
* The local fire department requires that each campfire have a visible container of water near the campfire —1 gallon minimum requirement.
* No outdoor fires if weather conditions make fires potentially hazardous.
* SS 941.10 Individuals who handle burning material in a highly negligent manner will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Highly negligent defined as a situation where a person puts another person’s property in danger.
* SS 26.21 Any person who starts a fire may be liable for double the amount of damages done by a fire started by an individual due to negligence. Persons starting the fire will also be held responsible for the costs to the county or town of suppressing such a fire.
* Ashes must be disposed of by thoroughly wetting them or by placing them in a covered metal container.
* ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND – including sparklers and firecrackers.
Violators will be issued citations on-site by the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department.
* Fire Patrol will be conducted by event security.
* Fire or medical emergency will be handled by Township Fire Department and Gold Cross and Township Ambulance service.