The Sierra Valley Basecamp Rules and Regulations

  1. IMPORTANT: At least one camper at each campsite must be eighteen years old (no unattended children or youth).
  2. Please be responsible for your garbage. Pack it in. Pack it out.
  3. From time to time, it gets windy. Be sure to bring stakes and other methods to keep your tent and canopy.
  4. The Sierra Valley Basecamp and the Diamond ‘S’ Ranch is not responsible for any lost or stolen items at your campsite, in or at your vehicle or trailer, including a Camping Parking Pass.
  5. Campsite parking: The primary vehicle and a guest or support vehicle must be within or near their designated campsite, and well off the roadway. Vehicles must be parked appropriately, not blocking traffic or fire lanes. General Event Parking is free and is located at General Parking in lower Ranch area (no camping here).
  6. All camping reservations must be paid at the time of reservation. Register online here. On-site at the event, cash or valid credit card are accepted for payment.
  7. Water at the Sierra Valley Basecamp and Diamond ‘S’ Ranch is non-potable. The Lost Sierra Basecamp has dry camping (ie. no hook-ups) so please bring water to cover your needs.
  8. Do not waste water! The ranch water system is spring fed and requires recovery time to replenish itself, please be stingy with your usage! Oh…the water is non-potable.
  9. Quiet hours are 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please abide by the Quiet Hours and respect others. The ‘quiet hours’ includes loud talking, parties, generators, music, and dogs. “Family Camping”/Quiet Area- Quiet hours are to be observed and honored from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please be courteous and polite of fellow campers. If you brought a dog, keep your dog from barking. Any generator must run quietly.
  10. Marked fire lanes must be kept clear at all times. Violators will be towed at owner’s expense.
  11. Driveway speed is 15 MPH. Help us keep the dust down.
  12. No electronic equipment, including radios, which emit a sound beyond the immediate campsite may be used.
  13. Important Campers may only camp in their reserved site. Individuals found camping in an area or a site not reserved by them will be asked to vacate the campsite immediately; an additional campsite charge can be imposed. Stay within your designated campsite space; please do not encroach on your neighbor.
  14. The Diamond ‘S’ Ranch has private owners who reside on the property.  Please stay to the south of the barn.
  15. Dumping gray water onto the ground is prohibited. The Lost Sierra Basecamp is dry camping. There is disposal station located 8 miles from the Ranch at Lake Davis. Please plan accordingly.
  16. The consumption and/or possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21 is strictly prohibited. No illegal drugs are allowed. For misconduct, a no tolerance policy will be enforced and you will be asked to leave the Lost Sierra Convergence. This is a family-friendly event for all persons to enjoy and to be safe. Please follow all camping rules and regulations.
  17. Personal use of alcohol is permitted within the campground areas only.
  18. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
  19. No scaffolding or structures are to be erected within camping areas
  20. No bicycle jumping on or over vehicles and other structures of any kind. No destruction of other’s property
  21. No open flame fires are permitted. Propane stoves, grills, heaters may be used at the campsite. No charcoal grills, propane, hibachi or wood fires are allowed.
  22. No personal toilets are allowed
  23. No firearms, fireworks, or weapons of any kind are allowed at the Lost Sierra Convergence.
  24. For Safety: motorcyles or quads are not to ridden on the Ranch during the Lost Sierra Convergence. There are tons of great OHV trails accessible in close proximity to the Diamond ‘S’ Ranch. Ask us for a Map!
  25. E-Bikes, mountain bikes, bmx, and dirt-jumpers are permitted on marked areas of the Ranch.
  26. The California law requiring cyclists under age 18 to wear a helmet is enforced on the Diamond ‘S’ Ranch.
  27. Dogs are allowed at the Lost Sierra Convergence. We are animal lovers! But…please keep your pets and unruly Husbands on a leash at all times. Pick up after them as necessary…
  28. Tread lightly! This one’s a “no-brainer”. Do not litter! You will notice that the ranch is not covered with trash, let’s keep it that way. You have our permission to pick up any litter you see and put it in the trash can … (Thanks for your help on this one…We HATE trash!)
  29. For a life-threatening emergency—call 9-1-1.
  30. A certified drag strip is ¼ mile long, the road coming into the ranch is not… keep it slow…calm down…relax…shut the cell phone off…RELAX and have super fun!
  31. Your Sierra Valley Basecamp staff are available to assist and answer questions of your camping stay. For further daytime assistance– please see Camping Coordinator, at ‘Camping Check-In’.