Fire in the Mountains has a dedicated campground available for all ticket holders to enjoy. It is available on a first come first serve basis. Camping tickets can be purchased at the ticketing checkout section of the website. There are limited camping spots, so if you wish to camp we recommend buying camping tickets early. If you are going to camp in the area, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU UTILIZE OUR CAMPGROUNDS. The camping area is directly next door to the festival grounds. As the festival and campgrounds are located in a beautiful but sensitive habitat, we need to ensure a high level of respect and responsibility to the land is practiced by all who are in attendance. The campgrounds wil have bear safe storage for food, trash, and other bear attractants. However, the parking lot is located next to the campgrounds, so you will be able to store food, trash, and other bear attractants in your vehicles as well. It’s imperative that all these items are stored either in the bear storage facilities we provide, or in your car. This cannot be stressed enough. If any food, drink, trash, toiletries, etc. are left at your campsite, they will be confiscated. There will be plenty of porta-potties. Please note that this is dry camping, meaning no showers or electrical hookups are provided. There will be drinking water for people, but please arrive with plenty of water ahead of time to ease the stress on the infrastructure of Heart Six Ranch. There will also be a dedicated cooking and smoking area in the campground for all to utilize. Every ticket holder will receive a detailed email about the festival/camping rules and regulations. Along with other pertinent information. Below are some basics so you can plan your trip to Fire in the Mountains accordingly.
Camping Hours – Friday July 22nd at 2pm until Monday July 25th at noon
Camping Costs – $50, with a $20 refund for every person who takes a Bear Safety Course offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish. This course will be offered at Fire in the Mountains on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd
Bear Safety Course Information – Two will be offered. The first on Friday July 22nd around 4:00pm in the FITM campgrounds, the second on Saturday July 23rd around 2:00pm at the FITM campgrounds . This will be a fun interactive course. It’s an opportunity to learn about how to safely be in bear habitat that you will be able to take everywhere with you. You will receive a coupon to receive $20 back from your camping fee.
RV and Car Camping – is allowed, but with very limited space. If you plan to sleep in your car, van, or RV you must purchase an RV Camping Ticket available in the ticketing portal of the FITM website. No sleeping in cars will be allowed in the general parking area.
There will be no showers provided to campers. If you wish to have bathrooms beyond porta-potties, we highly recommend you book a room, teepee, or covered wagon at Heart Six Ranch. Accommodation at Heart Six Ranch can be purchased directly through the Fire in the Mountains website when you purchase your tickets. Please do not call the ranch to book accommodation. There are also a number of other accommodation options in the area. A list of them is provided in our lodging section on this website. We will be running a shuttle to and from the closest accommodation options at The Hatchet, Fireside Resort, and Lutton’s Teton Cabins.
ALL FOOD, TRASH, AND OTHER BEAR ATTRACTANTS MUST BE STORED IN THE PROVIDED STORAGE TRUCKS LOCATED IN THE CAMPING AREA, OR PREFERABLY IN YOUR VEHICLES WHICH WILL BE NEARBY. PLEASE VIEW THE DEFINITIONS OF BEAR ATTRACTANTS AND FOOD STORAGE BELOW.
ABSOLUTELY NO FIRES PERMITTED IN THE CAMPING AREA
Camping outside of Fire in the Mountains
Below is a list of “Developed Campgrounds” within the Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest. These can be good options to stay at if you want more peace and privacy from the festival, but also want the comforts of a developed campground.
National Park Campgrounds are – Signal Mountain, Colter Bay, Jenny Lake, Gros Ventre, Lizard Creek. More information on these campgrounds are available at
National Forest Campgrounds are – Turpin Meadow, Hatchet, Pacific Creek, Box Creek Trailhead, and Sheffield Creek. More information on these campgrounds is available at
Dispersed camping is only for the experienced outdoors man/woman, with proper knowledge, plans, and equipment.
This is the wilderness and it’s no joke. It can be dangerous. For your safety, the safety others and the safety of our pristine ecosystem please read all the camping regulations below, prepare for these regulations before coming here. Be sure to abide by them while camping here or anywhere for that matter
Human waste and garbage. If you are staying at a developed campsites please us the toilet facilities and the garbage dumpsters provided. If you are dispersed camping you MUST use the toilet facilities provided at the concert venue at Heart 6 Ranch. Additionally, please use our garbage cans for your personal garbage disposal. Remember: this is the largest grizzly bear habitat in the lower 48. For your personal safety you must dispose of garbage properly. Otherwise you may pay the ultimate price. Please refer to the Bear and other wildlife section for tips on how to stay safe in grizzly county.
EVERY FIRE MUST BE DEAD OUT. Fire in the Mountains is not literal. It’s a metaphor. Please respect our pristine wilderness and be sure put out any campfires. Below are the regulations, tips, and tools
If you are staying at a developed site you can only use a steel fire ring. Please use water to put out your fire. All campers should have a shovel to put dirt on the fire as well. If you are staying at a dispersed site you can only use a pre-existing rock fire ring. Come prepared with plenty of water to put your fire out, a bucket and a shovel to put dirt on the fire.
Remember: a fire ring is not a garbage pit and should not be used to burn items like food, tin cans, glass, etc.
Camping in Bear Territory – Fire in the Mountains is located in the densest grizzly bear country in the lower 48. While we hope you get the opportunity to experience bears from afar in a safe manner, please follow the guidelines below to avoid close and/or dangerous encounters.
Two Key Terms – Bear Attractants and Proper Food Storage
Anything with a scent – food, coolers, garbage, beer, soda, glass bottles (even unopened), scented candles, chap stick, toiletries, pet food, dirty utensils, pots, pans, toothpaste, sunscreen, etc. Bear have an incredibly acute sense of smell and want to explore and get into anything that has a scent. Your first order of safety is not to attract them in the first place.
PROPER FOOD STORAGE
Food must be stored properly so bears cannot get to it. All food, garbage, and attractants must be properly stored when not in immediate attendance, day and night. Never store food in your tent. Proper food storage includes: a completely enclosed vehicle with the windows rolled up entirely, bear approved coolers – Yeti is an example. Bear Boxes are provided at developed camp sites and should always be used. If you are staying in a dispersed campsite where there are no Bear Boxes you must use your car, a Yeti style cooler, or speak with a Fire in the Mountains volunteer to be directed to proper food storage options on site.
Refer to the following website for more information proper food storage on public lands and products that are Bear Safe: http://igbconline.org/bear-resistant-products/
MOTOR VEHICLE USE
We are committed to protecting our environment, so Fire in the Mountains can be an enduring experience for people for years to come. This means we must respect our lands around the Fire in the Mountains venue at Heart 6 Ranch. With increased people to the area means increase motor vehicle use which can damage vegetation as well as stream/riparian resources. All camper MUST drive only on designated roads. No off-roading please. A map of all registered roads is available at the link below or at any Ranger Station in the area. Alternatively you can download the free Avenza map application on your mobile device that will show you in real time where you are on the Forest Service roads.