Dirtybird Campout West Coast is an adult summer camp and music festival. We are looking forward to returing in 2023 for our 8th annual West Coast Campout.

The General Admission and Birds Nest Luxury Camp opens for Thursday Arrival on a date TBD. Thursday Arrival passes must be purchased to arrive on this date. Gate opening time 11 AM.

The Dirtybird Campout Games Headquarters (Games HQ) located in the festival grounds will open on Thursday afternoon for Early Arrival. Music stages will open on a date TBD at 12:00 pm.

All Campgrounds close at 12:00 pm on Monday.


Dirtybird Campout West is returning to Modesto Reservoir Campground, a beautiful regional park in Stanislaus County, California. Located just (7) miles east of the town of Waterford off Hwy 132, our new home has over 2,800 acres of reservoir to host our summer-camp style playground and music event.

Ticketing FAQs:

  • 21+ Event. All attendees must bring a valid government-issued ID to pick up their wristbands and enter the festival.
  • Every attendee and all vehicles must have proper credentials to be anywhere on site at Dirtybird Campout.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Artists and activities schedule is subject to change.

Do I need to purchase a pass for my vehicle or RV?

Yes, ALL vehicles entering Dirtybird Campout (except bicycles and motorcycles) must purchase a Car Camping Pass in addition to their festival ticket. Car Camping Passes will allow you to camp with your vehicle inside the campgrounds. RV’s and vehicles with trailers will need to purchase an RV Pass instead of a Car Camping Pass. There are no other car parking lots available.

What's a VIB Pass?

The VIB Pass includes everything in the 3-Day Pass, plus access to backstage lounge, private restroom and bar, and one Campout BBQ feast plate!

What's a Thursday Arrival Pass?

Thursday Arrival Passes allow you to come into the Campout a day early and we will have music programming on Thursday evening. Starting at 11 AM on Thursday, October 6th, Thursday Arrival Pass holders will be able to enter the campgrounds and set up their campsite and get settled. You still need a Festival Pass or VIB Pass in addition to the Thursday Arrival Pass. Main festival programming still starts on Friday at 12pm.

What is a Group Camping Pass?

The Group Camping Pass allows you to camp with your friends in a prime shoreline location up to 8 people. This camping pass includes 2 vehicle passes. The spot is 24' x 48' and can usually hold 4 tents + 2 vehicles.

Are there payment plans for tickets?

Yes! Tickets can be purchased with monthly payments through TIXR, our payment plan partner. To select a payment plan, simply click on the payment method option in the checkout process. You can purchase a campout ticket for only $30 down payment!

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Are there day passes?

No. Currently there are only full weekend passes available for this event.

Is my ticket transferable?

Is my ticket transferable? There are no refunds on tickets, but you can transfer them if you are unable to attend. Please contact Tixr to transfer your ticket.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you will need to bring your printed ticket or mobile ticket to the box office at the entrance to receive your festival wristband. No one will be allowed entry without a proper festival wristband.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If the name on the ticket does not match the name of the attendee, that is okay. Be careful to make sure that you don't lose your ticket or have it stolen from you because if it is used before you arrive, you will have to purchase another one.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll assist you with any questions you may have.

General Festival FAQ

Fire Safety Guidelines

YES: Enclosed, small propane camping stoves withll small tanks, up to 1 lb per stove, are allowed in the campgrounds.

NO: No large propane grills with tanks over 1lb, no open flame, no personal campfires, and no charcoal of any kind allowed.

Propane bottles over 1 pound that are on board your RV or Trailer and part of it’s internal system are ok. What’s an open flame? As a rule, if it needs to be smothered or drowned in water to be put out it is not permitted.

Fire arts/Spinning Area is not allowed.

Can I bring a bicycle?

Yes. Please bring a bike and get ready for the Bike Race! Dirtybird Campout is a “flat” easy walk round the reservoir, Pedi- Cabs Rides will be available for a fee. Campers may bring a bicycle for personal use at their own risk. We strongly recommend bringing a lock. Bicycles will not be allowed in the stage areas. Bike racks will be available for parking outside of the stages.

What kind of activities will there be?

Dirtybird Campout is a full summer camp experience. In addition to great music and dancing, there will be extensive daytime and nighttime summer camp programming! Stay tuned for the Games & Activities announcement for a full list of activities.

Can I bring my own stove?

Enclosed, small propane camping stoves with small tanks, up to 1 lb per stove, are allowed in the campgrounds.

Due to the high fire risk, all open flame, charcoal grills are not allowed at Dirtybird Campout. Passes for optional BBQ Feasts on Saturday and Sunday are available for purchase on the ticket page. There will also be several delicious food vendors to enjoy.

Where can I take a shower?

We will have showers available throughout the campgrounds for a fee. Don’t forget your towel, soap and shower shoes! There is no bathing in the reservoir – even if you have biodegradable soap.

Where can I brush my teeth?

You can brush your teeth anywhere you want. But we recommend doing it in your campsite and rinsing with a cup of water. You should brush at least twice a day and spit in a container or disposable bottle you can throw away, not on the ground.

I’m not a very experienced camper… are there any camping packages available?

Dirtybird Campout offers pre-set up boutique camping packages for those who want to come enjoy the campout experience and prefer the efficiency and ease of a pre-set camp option. Our boutique camping is called “Birds Nest Luxury Camp” and info can be found in the ticket descriptions. Let us handle the dirty work and just sit back and enjoy your stay!

I want to get the right supplies for the weekend. What do you recommend bringing?

Depending on how you roll, camping can be simple and basic or it can be a timeless luxury experience. We recommend the following basics: tent, shade for tent, sleeping bags and blankets, camp chairs, flashlights, folding tables, trash bags, snacks and drinks, sunblock, bug spray, lip balm, good, closed-toed walking shoes, fun lights for camp at night time, flags and other identifiable objects so you can find your camp, and anything else fun you can think of. We want there to be plenty of space for everyone, so please be mindful of your footprint.

What will I be able to purchase on site?

There will be plenty of food vendors on site to feed you throughout the weekend as well as several bars serving beer, wine and cocktails. Ice will be available to keep your drinks chilled and your food fresh. There will also be a Camp Merch Booth selling special edition Campout Merchandise in limited quantities. We will also have a general store for batteries, ear plugs, camp lights and other camping basics.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You cannot bring weapons, generators, fuel cans, sound systems, charcoal or propane stoves / lanterns, animals/pets, fireworks, glass, and kegs or large quantities of alcohol into the event.

You can bring blankets, backpacks, toys and games to play with, lots of friends and good attitudes. Stay tuned for more information on your camper packing list and field guides!

If I trip and fall while playing an intense game of frisbee. Do you have a Medical Tent?

Yes, we will have medics available on site. There will be a medical and harm reduction tent in a central location at the festival. Check the festival map that will be published closer to the event for exact locations.

If you have any issues or see someone with an issue, please don't hesitate to call on our medic staff for support. They are here to help you and happy to do it.

Will there be work-exchange at this year's Campout?

Counselor in Training applications are out now! Go here to apply...https://www.dirtybirdcampout.com/west/news/counselor-in-training-cit-application

What if it rains?

Dirtybird Campout is a rain or shine event, no refunds. The music, games and fun will go on! If the weather reports predict rain or if you want to be extra cautious, we recommend coming prepared with extra shoes, trash bags, raincoats, tarps, and extra stakes to secure your tent. A little mud never hurt nobody!

Will there be a BBQ?

Yes! We will be grilling up some delicious meat and veggies. Grill$ons BBQ will be sure to wow your taste buds! Specifics are in the ticket descriptions. You will be asked whether you want meat or vegetarian in the checkout process.

Where do we throw away our trash at the end of the event?

We encourage all campers to pack out their own trash from the festival. That means leaving no trash behind and taking it all with you to dispose of in a proper receptacle off-site. We recommend bringing lots of trash bags and leaving extra room in your vehicle to haul your trash away when you leave. However, we will offer waste drop zones where you can responsibly dispose of your trash on-site. Sorted waste can be dropped off at collection stations free of charge, while unsorted waste will incur a fee per bag. More info will be available soon. Let's keep it beautiful, Campers!

Will there be merch available?

Yes! We will have some special items available for pre-order when you buy your ticket, as well as exclusive Dirtybird Campout clothing and merchandise at the Dirtybird Campout General Store.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Your health and safety is our number one priority at Dirtybird Campout. We will be closely monitoring county and state guidelines and restrictions set forth and will adjust our plan as necessary. Please understand that our safety plans are subject to change.

We've put a lot of thought into how we are going to make this event the safest possible and our safety plans fall in line with our Dirtybird CampINN outline that just happened in May 2021.

We will be requiring either a negative COVID-19 test or Proof of Vaccination via card for entry in order to ensure the safety of our staff and attendees. If you haven't been fully vaccinated, all attendees will have to be tested with a rapid test on their way to the site using our recommended testing facility off-site at their own expense. Costs of this is forthcoming. With these safety guidelines in place, we hope that everyone will feel more comfortable and come prepared to stay safe and have a good time in the Fall.