Black Rock Rendezvous 2023
Where: Black Rock Desert
(coordinates: 40.81755°N 119.22311°W)
Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Bureau of Land Management in the Black Rock Desert for Black Rock Rendezvous 2023, our annual weekend of camping, restoration, exploration, celebration, and education…and our famously delicious Dutch Oven Cook-off!
All are welcome and, as always, this campout is free! Our groups will provide breakfast with coffee Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings. Stewards of the Black Rock will host a pancake breakfast Sunday. Everyone is invited to participate in the Dutch Oven Cook Off (polish your skills!) on Saturday night and the community potluck on Sunday. This is a Leave no Trace event: anticipate and be prepared with water, food, camping equipment and personal needs. We may be able to provide some gear…ask us!
Rendezvous will be held on the Playa at the bottom of the Cassidy Mine trail, via 12 Mile or Soldier Meadows access points. GPS – 40.81755°N 119.22311°W
The road to the camping area should not require 4-wheel drive and high clearance. We may have some space in our truck to transport volunteers and carpooling is an option. (Check our Facebook page for the post about carpooling.)
When: Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 29, 2003
Learn all about the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon region from experts on the area.
Take a guided bike ride or hike and learn about geology, geography, gems, and more.
Join us for a presentation on rocket launching in the Black Rock Desert by Peter Clay of AeroPac (the Association of Experimental Rocketry).
Email us at email@example.com with questions or see FAQs below.
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The Event is over Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29. Signing up covers the entire event period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Rendezvous taking place?
Our event will be held on the Playa at the bottom of the Cassidy Mine trail, via 12 Mile or Soldier Meadows access points. GPS – 40.81755°N 119.22311°W
Will there be bathrooms?
There will be multiple port o’ potties at the event.
Is this a family-friendly event?
What food should I bring?
You are responsible for your own lunch and snacks. Also, on Saturday you may participate in the dinner-time Dutch Oven Cook-Off for main dishes or desserts. Sunday dinner is pot luck, so bring a dish to share. Breakfast is provided every day.
What should I pack?
Bring clothing for warm AND cold weather, with lots of layers! Spring weather in Nevada fluctuates frequently, so plan ahead and be prepared. Make sure to bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
Be self-reliant! Bring your own silverware and plates. Remember to pack it in, pack it out, and please bring home any trash you make.
Have a passion for cooking? Make a dish for our Dutch Oven Competition on Saturday!
Come prepared with all necessary camping gear, including, but not limited to: tent, headlamp, portable cooking stove, camp chair, stakes, water and water containers, etc.
What events are planned?
You may choose to participate in any of the following fun presentations and events:
- 9:00 am – 11:30 am Educational presentations and guest speakers (rocketry, geology, native plants, and more!)
- 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon tours and conservation projects (bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen, and comfortable, sturdy shoes)
- Rocket Launch
- Mormon Dan Hike
- Self-guided Guru Road tour
- Conservation Project
- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: All-day tours and conservation projects (bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen, and comfortable, sturdy shoes)
- Guided Bicycle Tour from 9 am-2 pm
- Native Plant Tour
- Murder Mystery Mayhem Tour
- Steam Boat Restoration
- Trespass Restoration on Soldier Meadows
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