Before reading our Travel Guide and Wakarusa FAQ, here are a few key words you should understand:
Box Office -This is where you purchase tickets, camping passes and day parking passes; or pick up pre-purchased-tickets such as Will Call, Band Buys, and Guest List.
Concert Grounds - This includes all the concert areas: Main Stage, Revival Tent, Outpost Tent, Backwoods Stage, and the Satellite Stage.
Festival - Festival includes the concert grounds, campgrounds, day parking, and everything in between.
Main Festival Venue - This is where all the action takes place: all 5 stages/concert grounds, Main Venue Camping, VIP, Reserved Campsites, RV Unreserved @ Main Venue Camping, West Woods Camping, Accessible Camping, disc golf course, fishing ponds, and hiking entrance.
Riverside/Day Parking - Located 3 miles south of the Main Festival Venue is the Riverside Campground, RV Unreserved @ Riverside, Day Parking lot, and South Box Office and South Toll Booth. A free, round-the-clock shuttle will transport Riverside Campers and Day Parkers to and from the Main Festival Venue.
Toll Booth - This is where you exchange your Event Pass tickets for festival wristbands, and your Camping Pass tickets for windshield stickers. All patrons must FIRST go through our Toll Booths BEFORE proceeding to your camping area or day parking lot.
Upon entering the festival, every patron must go through a Toll Booth to exchange your tickets for festival wristbands and camping stickers.
|North Toll Booth and North Box Office||South Toll Booth and South Box Office|
|Location||AR Hwy 23 and AR Hwy 16
8 miles north of the main festival venue
|AR Hwy 23 and AR Hwy 215
3 miles south of the main festival venue
|Hours||Open 24-hours from Wednesday May 30, 4:00 pm until closing on Thursday May 31, 11:59 pm||Open 24-hours from Wednesday May 30, 4:00 pm until closing on Sunday June 3, 4:00 pm.|
|Notes||For our southbound patrons on Wednesday and Thursday, you will first visit the North Toll booth to exchange your tickets then drive 8 miles south on AR 23 to the Main Festival Venue or 11 miles south for Riverside.||For our northbound patrons on Wednesday and Thursday, and ALL patrons Friday through Sunday, you will first visit the South Toll booth to exchange your tickets then drive 3 miles north on AR 23 to the Main Festival Venue or stay at Riverside.|
Please note the destination in this Google link is the Main Festival Venue. Don't forget that you will need to visit the appropriate Toll Booth BEFORE heading to the Main Festival Venue.
Wakarusa is located in heart of the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. THIS IS A VERY RURAL AND SECLUDED VENUE, with the closest Arkansas towns being 30 MINUTES AWAY (OR FARTHER) along windy, steep, and busy 2-lane highways.
Note - the closest towns are just that: towns. Not cities or metropolitan areas with 24-hour convenience shops or huge shopping centers.
Please arrive at the festival with everything that you need for the entire weekend. A great camping checklist is available on our online forum: Wakarusa-Camping-Checklist