Tidewater Falls, our stunning and intimate Oregon coastal forest venue, is 2.5 hours from Portland or Eugene, 5 hours from Ashland or Seattle and 10 hours from San Francisco or Vancouver, BC. It is located just a few miles East of Tidewater, Oregon. Driving directions are posted here.
Be prepared to camp in the trees and meadows, away from the vehicle that you arrived in. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, warm clothing and everything you need to feel comfortable outdoors. We will provide clean water for you to drink (please bring your own vessel) and there will be a variety of sustainable & sustaining food options available for purchase (you will be permitted to cook your own food on a campstove — no personal fires allowed).
Beloved is different. Read through each section of the guide below. Please explore the essays about our intention, about our ecological ethics, about what Beloved is, about devotion, about what sacred music means to us; and peruse the FAQs to understand how to prepare for a unique camping / festival experience.
Tidewater Falls has continued to increase its parking capacity from past years. All parking will be in an onsite lot under a quarter mile from where you will camp. You will have access to your vehicle during the event. However, you will not be able to drive to your campsite.
We will help you to transport your gear to your camp (by providing wheeled carts and gear transport vehicles). Please arrange your setup to make this comfortable (organize and pack your belongings, as opposed to leaving them loose in your trunk).
Please see our note about parking and ingress/egress if you would like to know more about how this has changed from past years.
Forest camping has been dramatically expanded for the 2012 festival. There will be plenty of space in the grass and under the trees for your campsite. There will also be many campground hosts who will help you locate the best campsite for your needs. Consult the new site map to decide where to camp.
There is no car camping space available on the festival grounds. We understand that camping near your vehicle, van or RV makes a really nice setup easier; however, we are unable to offer that at this year's festival site. We do encourage you to come prepared to create your own sacred space away from any vehicles.
The Oasis Community Bathhouse will provide a sauna (bring one towel to sauna on and another to dry off with), showers and grooming station for a small fee.
- Tent & Stakes
- Bed Sheet
- Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress
- Sleeping Bag or Blanket(s)
- Daytime Clothes - Be prepared for temperatures as high as the low '90s
- Nighttime Clothes - Festive or ceremonial gear or come as you are, temp as low as low '50s
- Rain Gear
- Undies & Socks
- Sun Hat
- Warm Hat
- Sun Glasses
- Shoes & Sandals
- Food Altar Offering(s)
- Prayer Flags or Ties
- Decorative Items, Cloth, Flowers (for offerings/gifts or personal altars)
- Sage, Palo Santo, Rose water or Bells for clearing and smudging
- Bath towel
- Glasses & Contact stuff
- Toothpaste & Toothbrush
- Hair brush, comb, hair bands
- Prescription Medications
- Personal First-Aid Kit
- Sun Block
- Bug Spray
- Feminine Hygiene items
- Sleeper's Earplugs (silicone)
- Sleep Mask
- Dancer's earplugs (foam)
Personal Beverages & Food
- Water Bottle(s)
- Electrolytic Beverage Mix
- Travel Mug
- Reusable plate, bowl & utensils
- Caffeinated Beverages (for the drive home)
- Directions to the Venue
- Journal Notebook & Pens
- Traveler's Sewing Kit
- Small Backpack/Day Pack
- Swiss Army Knife
- Mat or Towel for Yoga, etc.
- Firearms, explosives, or fireworks
- Resistance to Change
- Unwillingness to have sense of humor and make fun of yourself
- Hair Dryers
Expect three full days and three nights overflowing with:
Dancing ~ Prayers ~ Devotion ~ Kids ~ Yoga
Expect to be camping in the forest for 4 days and nights. There will be showers (for a small fee) and hot water sinks to wash your hands and your body. Bring a tent and sleeping bag and be prepared to feel comfortable outdoors the entire time you are here... whether it is 90 degrees and sunny or if it is raining, cold and muddy.