The 1969 Woodstock Festival Site Is Finally Open to Campers

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1969 was the year of the infamous Woodstock festival, and it hasn’t been open to the public for camping since. The 800-acre site’s Pavilion Stage amphitheater has been having concerts since 2006 but hasn’t allowed camping since the historic Woodstock festival took place. Well, this year, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is changing that, and restoring camping at Woodstock.

The Experience

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will offer camping on concert days during the 2024 festival. There is a wide range of camping experiences, depending on what you’re looking for. There are car and RV camping experiences, with the latter offering a Premier RV package, which features electricity, water, and sewer pump access. If you prefer a more classic camping experience, there’s the Primitive RV package which will provide sewer pump access and water delivery for a fee. If sleeping in a vehicle isn’t your thing, you can bring your own tent and the campgrounds will provide access to portable toilets, hand-washing stations, and showers. There’s also Basic Glamping, which provides a furnished tent with electricity. And, if you want to be really fancy, you can opt for the In-Venue Glamping experience, which offers electricity, internet, furniture, a bathroom with a shower, and a deck overlooking the entire area.

Nature and Music Meet

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CEO, Eric Frances, said, “Given the unique legacy of the property, and the expansive 1,800 acres surrounding the Center’s historic footprint, we’re thrilled to be one of the first venues in the country to offer an outdoor getaway that blends our rich history and picturesque scenery with live music — further elevating the experience here. With this new offering, luxury travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike now have an opportunity to engross themselves in both nature and music against the beautiful backdrop of the Sullivan Catskills.”

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The only question that’s left is, will this Woodstock festival go the way of the famous one?