Lakes Music and Events Park
Camping Rules and Things to Know
Welcome to the beautiful Lakes Music and Events Park (LMEP) owned by the Pine River Area Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!
We are so thankful for your support. Like all campgrounds, the LMEP has some basic rules that we ask all campers to adhere to for the benefit of everyone.
Campsite: Reserved campsites are numbered with buried site markers at the front and on the RV electric pedestal and/or with a back of site marker. Please use the correct numbered site and locate your camping unit, vehicles, and all other items within the boundaries of your campsite. (See below for multi-site accommodations.) Primitive sites are first-come, first-serve and are not numbered but are subject to all camping rules as they may apply. Unless otherwise approved by Management, a primitive site footprint that contains all vehicles, camping equipment and other property cannot exceed 25’ in width and 50’ in length and must make best use of available space to accommodate and allow for passage of other campers. Do NOT cut trees, limbs, etc. on any campsite.
Electrical: Please use the proper amp size outlet designated for the site and marked accordingly. State regulations prohibit the extension of electrical service from one camper to another. Neither the Park nor the Event is responsible for any damage or injury resulting from improper electrical usage, power interruption or power surges that may occur.
The Park is a special events campground and not intended to be a full time RV park. Please help us conserve energy as you enjoy your stay at the Park by only running one A/C unit, turning temperature UP when not in camper, and limiting use of high consumption items such as hair dryers, air fryers, microwaves, etc. Switch your refrigerator and water heater to LP if possible. The Electrical pedestals in the Lakes Music and Events Park service two campsites each – typically one 30 amp and one 50 amp. Each outlet on the pedestal is assigned to a specific site and must be used by that site. Campers are responsible for bringing their own adapters to properly plug their RV into the correct outlet for their site.
Multi-site accommodations: We know some people wish to have campsites next to each other and arrange their units in something other than a standard campsite configuration. Adjoining campsites may configure their camping setups in any manner they wish as long as they are within the campsite perimeters.
Campfires: Campfires are permitted, unless specifically banned due to dry conditions. Fire rings are not allowed on the ground. All fires need to be off the ground in above ground fire pits. State regulations prohibit the use of firewood that is not from an approved vendor.
Generators: Generators may only be run from 9-11 AM and 5-6 PM.
Water: Water is available at various locations throughout the Park. The spigots are for filling campers and not allowed to remain connected once camper is filled. There is an RV water fill spigot on the left side pull-off as you enter the main camping entrance. Please fill your RV water tank there as you enter the Park.
Showers: Onsite showers are located on the South end of the Park between Banjo Blvd. and Fiddle Fairway. Showers are free but please limit the length of your showers.
Garbage Dumpsters: Several garbage dumpsters are located around the Park as indicated on the map.
RV Dump Station: A dump station is by the Park exit. A $10 fee is required for use of the dump station to help offset the pumping costs.
WiFi Usage: We offer free WiFi at the Park for your convenience. Although we love to have you post pictures of the festival to social media, please limit this during peak usage times (like during breaks) to reduce bandwidth usage, or use your cell phone or a hot spot for pictures. And please, no streaming of audio or video. Your cooperation will help us to be able to continue this service for free.
Pets: Pets must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the Concert Area. You must clean up after your pet. If your pet makes excessive noise or is aggressive, you will be asked to remove it from the festival grounds. Please check with the Pine River Chamber of Commerce for pet boarding options in the area.
Golf Carts/ATVs/UTVs: You may use your own golf cart provided you stay on the roads, are 18+ and older with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Absolutely no golf carts in the Concert Area. ATVs and UTVs are not allowed except for use by Festival Staff Members.
Drivers: Unlicensed drivers of any motorized vehicles anywhere within the LMEP is prohibited.
Speed Limit: The speed limit on all LMEP roads is 10 mph.
One-Way: All roads in the LMEP except the primitive camping road are one-way and are clearly marked.
Assistance: The Front Gate maintains all camper registrations and camping information. Please go to the Front Gate if you need assistance or have any questions regarding camping.
Other: No illegal drugs will be tolerated. Absolutely NO FIREWORKS. Alcohol in moderation is permitted; however, no unruly behavior will be tolerated—especially any disruptions during the live performances in the Concert Area. All other rules are similar to previous years and will be in the material you will receive at the front gate.
PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THE PARK MAP FOR ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON ITEMS SUCH AS GENERATOR HOURS, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FLOW, WATER ACCESS, ETC.
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Lakes Music and Events Park ● 2591 Bluegrass Blvd ● Backus, MN 56435
Mail: PO Box 187 ● Pine River, MN 56474
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DISCLAIMERS: The Lakes Music and Events Park (LM&EP), the Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF), and the Event (the parties) assume no liability for use of the facilities; you do so at your own risk. The parties reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time. The parties’ management, personnel, and volunteers assume no responsibility for injury, accidents, illnesses, or losses from any cause including loss of personal property or accidents of any nature.