Camping

Whispering Pines

The campground features tall pine trees, lots of shade, beautiful views and you won’t have to walk far for all of the festival action.

Whispering Pines Amenities Include:

  • A permanent shower building (FREE to campers)
  • A camp store offering firewood, ice and a variety of other camping supplies for purchase.
  • Grills are allowed in the campground but are not provided.
  • Fire rings are available in limited quantities throughout the campground on reserved sites. We do NOT sell fire rings on site or take reservations/special requests for them. We suggest that you bring your own fire ring if you intend to have a campfire.

Blue Ox features several different camping options, including both reserved and unreserved areas.

If you plan to bring an RV, pull behind or pop up camper you will need to purchase a RESERVED site in either Whispering Pines or Fields (see next section below). All vehicles over 20′ REQUIRE A RESERVED SITE.

Unreserved Tent camping is included with a 3-Day, 2-Day and 1-Day Saturday General Admission Ticket. (Sites are first come first served).

 

Electric Reserved 

  • Limited Number Available
  • Size Range: 20′ wide x 25′ – 40′ + long
  • Electric hook-up may not be directly in the site

*A General Admission ticket MUST be purchased separately.

*If your RV/Camper is oversized (over 30′) please call us at 715-602-4440 to arrange accommodations.

*Please be prepared for uneven ground which is the reality of the geology of our campgrounds.  Some helpful tools for leveling your RV or camper unit include jacks, a shovel, and leveling blocks of 2×6 or larger lumber.

 

Family & Pines Reserved 

  • Limited Number Available
  • Approx. Size: 20′ wide x 30′ long
  • RV/Camper and tent camping are available in both of these sections.

*A General Admission ticket MUST be purchased separately.

*If your RV/Camper is oversized (over 30′) please call us at 715-602-4440 to arrange accommodations.

*Please be prepared for uneven ground which is the reality of the geology of our campgrounds.  Some helpful tools for leveling your RV or camper unit include jacks, a shovel, and leveling blocks of 2×6 or larger lumber.

*Please help us conserve the limited space in our family camping area.It may be tempting to setup in this area due to its convenience to the festival area however, we ask you to please respect the fact that families with young children have unique challenges in attending a music festival, and we would like to make it easier on them. Please save family camp for families with children.

 

BASECAMP PRE-SET CAMPING AREAS 

Don’t have camping gear, or just don’t want to load down the car? Maybe you are looking to fly into Minneapolis and take the airport shuttle to Eau Claire? We have you covered, all you have to do is get here. Reserve a spot in our Badger Ridge or Gopher Ridge Basecamp Areas and arrive to a pre-setup campsite complete with High Quality Tent, Camping Cot, Camping Chair, and Lantern. As well as complimentary ice (1 bag per day per campsite), morning coffee, and access to a community kitchen area. For an additional fee a new pillow and sleeping bag can be added to the package. Click here for pricing and more information about the Blue Ox Music Festival Basecamp add on.

 

EXPEDITION PRE-SET CAMPING AREA

Looking for something a little more high-end? Check out our Expedition Glamping option with a large canvas tent and queen mattress (can sub 2-twin mattresses) with linens. In addition, you will also have other comforts of home including: end table, floor rugs, coat rack, as well as a table and chairs. As well as 2- Blue Ox Stainless Steel Pint Glasses, an Official Festival Poster, and a Parking Pass which allows you to park near your campsite. This option includes amenities found in the Basecamp Package: As well as complimentary ice (1 bag per day per campsite), morning coffee, and access to a community kitchen area.  Click here for pricing and more information about the Blue Ox Music Festival Expedition Package add on.

 

Unreserved General & Family Tent Camping

  • Tent camping is included with your 3-Day, 2-Day, or 1-Day Saturday admission ticket.
  • Sites are first come first served
  • A Car Camping pass is required if you would like to park your car at your unreserved campsite/tent or use your car as your sleeping unit. If you do not have a car camping pass then you will still be able to drop off your camping gear at your site but will then be asked to park your car in one of our overflow parking areas (not next to your tent).

*If you are arriving on Saturday, you will not be able to drive your car to your campsite to drop off your camping gear. You must park your car in the free overflow parking area located in Whispering Fields and walk your camping gear to your campsite.  Packing a wagon will make t his process easier. All tent campers will be able to drive back to your campsite on Sunday to pack up.

VIEW ALL CAMPING FAQs HERE

 

Unreserved Family Tent Camping  

This area is considered quiet camping and the curfew will be enforced. Please help us conserve the limited space in our family camping area. It may be tempting to setup in this area due to its convenience to the festival area however, we ask you to please respect the fact that families with young children have unique challenges in attending a music festival, and we would like to make it easier on them. Please save family camp for families with children.

CAR CAMPING

If you prefer to park your car at your unreserved campsite or use your car as your sleeping unit, simply purchase a Car Camping pass and you will receive a tag for your vehicle to be parked at your site.  If your vehicle is over 20′ you will need an RV site rather than a car camping pass. Pass does not give in and out privilege, vehicle must be parked in camping area the entire weekend. If you leave the grounds you will be directed to general parking upon arrival back to the festival. A General Admission Ticket MUST be purchased separately.

 

Individuals who have a Reserved Site in Electrical, Family Reserved, or Reserved Pines/Fields will have an opportunity to move in to their site a day early on Wednesday, June 12th. 

Early camper move in form –> Click Here

The campground opens on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 a.m.

Whispering Pines Campground is located at 5024 Crescent Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703

 

Reserve a Place Today

$290Electric Reserved

Electrical Stage Level Campsite Under 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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$440Electric Reserved

Electrical Stage Level Campsite Over 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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CAR CAMPING PASS

Allows patron to park a car at your unreserved campsite. LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE.

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$400Electric Reserved

Electrical  Upper Level Campsite Over 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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$275Electric Reserved

Electrical Upper Level Campsite Under 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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$425Electric Reserved

Electrical Lower Level Campsite Over 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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$275Electric Reserved

Electrical Lower Level Campsite 20 x 30'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

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Pines Reserved

Reserved sites for RVs, campers, popups, and tow behinds. Located within Whispering Pines. *Non-Electric

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Family Reserved

Reserved sites for RVs, campers, popups, and tow behinds. For families and those who want a quieter camping experience. *Non-Electric

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Whispering Fields

Whispering Fields Campground, located next to Whispering Pines Campground, offers:

  • Open field campsites
  • Reserved camping for RVs and tent camping
  • 20′ x 30′ sites
  • Access to amenities at Whispering Pines Campground

*A General Admission ticket MUST be purchased separately.

*If your RV/Camper is oversized (over 30′) please call us at 715-602-4440 to arrange accommodations.

*Please be prepared for uneven ground which is the reality of the geology of our campgrounds.  Some helpful tools for leveling your RV or camper unit include jacks, a shovel, and leveling blocks of 2×6 or larger lumber.

*Whispering Fields is also used for over flow and daily parking during the festival

Reserve a Place Today

Fields Reserved

Reserved campsites for RVs, campers, popups, and tow behinds. Located in Whispering Fields. *Non-Electric

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Camping Policies

2020 Campground Rules and Regulations

Please review the following materials prior to your arrival at the festival

Campgrounds open Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 a.m. 

Early Move in is available for those with Reserved Campsites on Wednesday, June 12th. More information about sign-up will be available at a later time.

NO overnight lining up for campground entry will be allowed. If you arrive early, you can park in our off-site lot at 3443 Crescent Avenue until the campground gates open.

Camping

  • IMPORTANT: Camping check-in times are the following: Thursday from 7:00 AM-Midnight, Friday from 9:00 AM-Midnight, and Saturday from 10:00 AM-11:00PM.
  • IF YOU EXIT THE CAMPGROUND WITH YOUR CAR CAMPING UNIT AT ANY TIME, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RE-ENTER WHISPERING PINES CAMPGROUND. YOU MUST PARK IN GENERAL PARKING IN WHISPERING FIELDS. 
  • If you are arriving on Saturday, you will not be able to drive your car to your campsite to drop off your camping gear. You must park your car in the free overflow parking area located in Whispering Fields and walk your camping gear to your campsite.  All tent campers will be able to drive back to your campsite on Sunday to pack up.
  • If your car is parked in the general parking area you will be allowed to come and go from this area as needed.
  • Campers arriving after sunset will have a restricted area to park or camp due to safety. You may redeem your festival admission and attend the festival. The following day you can work with Staff to move into a different camping locations.
  • All camping is classified as primitive. Drinking water, porta-potties, and garbage receptacles are provided.
  • Showers and a camp 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.

Garbage Disposal

  • Please leave your campsite in the same condition as you found it.
  • Clean-up of campsites is required. Garbage bags will be handed out at campground check-in. All trash should be placed in dumpsters or along camp roads before exiting the campground. Recycling should be placed in appropriate containers. Additional garbage bags can be picked up at main entrance or camping store.
  • You will be responsible for recycling and garbage disposal. There will be bins throughout the campground.
  • For all campsites that have excess garbage, patrons are subject to ejection.

Security

  • 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 Blue Ox Music Festival Security.
  • Vehicle searches may be in effect at campground check-in. This may include items in your car/camper including bags and knapsacks.
  • Cruising in vehicles in the campgrounds will not be tolerated. The Sheriff’s Department will enforce this for safety reasons.
  • No weapons, fireworks or illegal substances will be allowed in the campgrounds or festival bowl area.
  • Citations will be issued for any violations of local ordinances.
  • The Drinking Age is 21+ and will be enforced.

Rights for Eviction

We reserve the right to eject any patron because of, but not limited to the following:

  • Counterfeit or 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

Emergencies

  • In the event of severe weather, a warning will be issued by patrol cars and Event Staff. Please follow instructions given. Your cooperation will ensure the safety of you and others.
  • If you need to be notified for an emergency, your family must contact the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department.

Curfew

  • Amplified music after midnight is not allowed, acoustic jams are allowed and encouraged!
  • A 2:00 am curfew on loud music, parties and anything that disturbs neighbors will be enforced in all Blue Ox Music Festival’s campgrounds.
We do not expect total quiet; however, please respect your fellow campers.
  • Generators must be shut off from 2:00 am to 6:00 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 in the campgrounds and festival grounds.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

  • There will be no refunds or exchanges permitted.
  • Blue Ox Music Festival will not be responsible for lost or stolen items nor damage to person or property while attending the festival.
  • All admission passes are valid for ONE person only, trading credentials is grounds for ejection.
  • Please protect your wristband; you will not receive a replacement band if lost, stolen, or tampered with.
You 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.

Campfires

  • Small campfires are typically allowed in all campgrounds as long as the fire is contained within a stone or metal fire ring. This may be subject to change according to local burning bans in place during the festival.
  • Cooking fires are allowed in all campgrounds as long as the fire is contained within a metal or freestanding grill. This may be subject to change according to local burning bans during the festival.
  • Tiki Torches, fireworks and other open flames will not 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.


  • No food or beverage carry-ins are allowed in festival bowl area.
  • Supplies, food, and beverages can be brought to your campsite. Wood and ice are available to purchase in the campgrounds. Please try to refrain from bringing glass into the campgrounds.
  • You will be subject to search at the gates.