When I am at the festival, I must stay within the designated event boundaries indicated by the event site map and onsite infrastructure.
ENTERING AND EXITING
THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS
When entering or exiting the festival grounds, I am aware that the East Side of Pyramid Lake is off limits to the public and that the only areas accessible to me are the areas designated by the festival for entry and exit from the festival grounds.
Pyramid Lake is full of breath-taking historical and natural sites that are open for public visitation. If I choose to explore other areas of Pyramid Lake that are open to the public before arriving to the festival or after I exit the festival grounds, I must abide by Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe recreational regulations and purchase a Pyramid Lake Recreational permit located at the Nixon General Store.
I understand that Pyramid Lake is located in an arid, desert environment with dramatic temperature changes, rocky and uneven terrain, and expansive windy spaces requiring that I pack and dress accordingly and take responsibility for my own health and safety at the event.
I must be prepared to pack out everything I bring to the event and be mindful of containing all smaller, easily expendable items such as cigarette butts, lighters, ticket stubs, chewing gum, vitamins, candy, etc. that I may utilize or consume during my time at the festival. I will leave the areas in my use even more pristine than how I found it.
Recycling receptacles to be available only at vending areas to collect food or drink items sold at the event and at designated staff-only and performer-only areas.
Swimming in the lake is permitted during designated daytime hours. I will not swim more than 500 feet away from the event shore. Other than bringing floatation devices or floaties on the lake, I understand that all other forms of water travel, from motorized boats and jet skis to human-powered boats, are not allowed.
I can camp in designated camping areas. I understand that I cannot camp within 25 feet of the lake shoreline.
Campfires of any kind are not permitted. Generators above 1000 watts are not allowed and will be confiscated if found onsite.
Outside of vehicles operated by festival staff persons, no motorized vehicles will be allowed for transport within festival grounds. If bringing a bicycle, mountain bikes are recommended due and land cruisers should be avoid.
Recreational drugs are not permitted and will be confiscated if found at the event or on any tribal lands. In serious cases, violators may be required to go to tribal court.
Glass will not be allowed at the event and will be confiscated immediately if found.
I can bring my own alcoholic beverages in canned or keg form; however, I understand that I may not be permitted to bring my own alcoholic beverages to certain designated areas on the festival grounds. I understand that minors are not allowed to consume alcohol under any circumstances.
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Pets of any kind will not be allowed at the event.
PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE CUSTOMS
I understand that I am a guest on Pyramid Lake Paiute tribal lands and must respect and comply with the customs of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe while on tribal lands. These customs include refraining from nudity and disrobing in public and refraining from urinating or defecating in public.
If I come across any archeological artifacts in the form of human tools or remains I must refrain from disturbing them and alert a security person or festival staff member immediately of their location.
ENVIRONMENTAL & WILDLIFE ETHIC
I will respect the land and its natural and historic sites, refrain from causing any permanent disturbances or harming the local wildlife, and avoid littering or dumping liquids of any kind on tribal lands. I understand that the tufa volcanic rock formations located around the area hold a special significance for the Paiute Tribe and should not be climbed, defaced, excavated, or removed from the site.
GREAT AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
Pyramid Lake is home to a Great American White Pelican preserve which is considered threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. I understand that these birds must not be disturbed in any way. This means avoiding contact with them, preventing the use of any air traffic obstacles such as balloons, and not shining any lasers or bright objects in their direction.
This festival is dedicated to an ecological idea that we can each participate in the creation of a community experience based in self-reliance, reciprocity, and respect for our surroundings, ourselves, and each other. In coherence with these principles, I will be supportive and considerate of my neighbors, be conscious of my ability to influence and be influenced, and assist in preserving the peace and minimizing disturbances to the peace during my time at the festival.
COMMERICIAL FILM &
If I plan to film or photograph the Pyramid Lake area for commercial purposes I must apply for a Pyramid Lake Film and Photo Permit.