Originally Posted by silver
There may be people that disagree but this was what it looked like last year.
As a member of the parking committee for the last 3 years, I can assure you that this is not the case.
When Registration opens up you will be guaranteed a site and there is a place to put "Handicap" needs during the registration process.
There will be nearly 800 campers coming in August and the number of folks with Handicap tags (based solely on age demographics) exceeds the number of Meadow spots by a large factor. NOTE - THESE SITES DO NOT HAVE SEWER.
Also, not all "handicaps" are equal so if you have special needs like wheel chair accessible, or walker only, make sure that gets into your reservation! Showing up with a tag hanging in the window may not get you handicap parking if you did not put it in your registration.
If your particular handicap requires a sewer connection (we actually had 2 or 4 last year) you must indicate handicap in the registration and follow up WITH A PHONE CALL to FROG Bob Byrne (who is the ONLY one who can make sure you are accommodated.
There are over a hundred golf carts, bus carts, "Antique Farm Tractor" trailer busses that run pretty much around the clock and walking from even the remote sites is very short (less than 100 yards). NO one need walk to meals or classes that does not or can not do so.
Volunteers working parking, transportation, and staff functions are all over the place and all of them will give you a lift to wherever you need to go.
As far as arriving early;
Due to the nightmare we had last year of people wandering in unannounced many days early; there will be a "NO EARLIER DATE" in your registration confirmation email. That will be few days before the start of the rally because it will be physically impossible to park everyone on Sunday alone.
It will be to your benefit to choose your departure date to get there early (just NOT before the no earlier than date). That way you get to be parked, set up, and having a cold one and watch the "parking" show.
Nearly all sites are back in. If you "only do pull throughs", I suggest you find an empty parking lot and practice before you come.
90% of the sites are GRASS (not all Golf Course Level!). Be prepared with wood shoring for "autolevelers", Hose splitters for sharing water, 50 feet of water hoses, 30 or 50 amp extension cords, and if you hit the lottery and get a sewer site 25 or more feet of sewer hose.
This is a COUNTY FAIR ground. The RODEO is before us. There will most likely be "land mines" in and around your site. Bringing a rake might not be out of place.
If you wish to be a volunteer, you MUST CONTACT FROG BOB for consideration. Not everyone who volunteers will be able to come earlier than the "no earlier than date" for general admission.
Your email MUST (MUST)
have statement that you are a volunteer AND approved to come in early. If it does not; you will not be able to report early.
Not all volunteers will report on the same day so make sure you follow the "No Earlier" date on the Volunteer email that you get (in addition to the Registration email).
There is lots more to know. I will answer as many questions as I can.
This is really early, but most of the stuff from last year still applies.
This year, anyone who arrives prior to the date on their Registration (or volunteer email) will be turned away (no exceptions). The KOA up the road should be reserved if you plan on arriving before the "Not Earlier Than" date on your paperwork.
We are working really hard to make the parking get better every year.