Choosing an RV rental can significantly elevate your travel experience by providing added space and luxury. Whenever festivals allow, I always opt for an RV to enrich my stay.
For a fulfilling experience at LIB, securing both a festival pass and an RV camping pass is crucial. Think of RV rentals not just as an accommodation but as a premium lodging choice. To make your stay comfy without a mobile home, consider the upscale glamping of Atlaswyld.
💡 Pro Tip: Placement of RVs at Lightning in a Bottle is at the discretion of festival staff at the time of arrival. All people inside the vehicle will require a separate GA or VIP Festival Pass.
🎫 The Festival Pass and RV Camping Pass
If you’re planning to attend Lightning in a Bottle, you’ll need a festival pass. The General Admission Festival Pass is priced at $449 + fees.
For a comfortable and convenient stay during the event, you might want to consider RV camping. With an RV camping pass, you can park your own RV or rent one for the festival.
RV rental prices for Lightning in a Bottle vary depending on the RV model and amenities provided.
When booking an RV rental, make sure to get an RV pass as well. The RV camping pass allows you access to designated RV camping areas within the festival grounds.
|RV Size Options
|General RV Camping
|Allows you to bring your RV into the designated RV campgrounds without any services like power, water, or sewer.
|SHORT (< 27′) & LONG (> 27′)
|RV Camping with Power
|Allows you to bring your RV into the designated RV campgrounds with one 30 Amp RV power hookup.
|SHORT (< 27′) & LONG (> 27′)
|RV Group Campsite
|A 40’x40’ campsite with power for one RV and space for additional tents. Waterfront and standard options available.
|Not specified for size
These areas often have ample space for all types of RVs and provide a unique, nature-centered camping experience.
RV water fills, and RV servicing are NOT included in this pass. There are no water fill-ups upon arrival. Bring your RV or trailer already filled with water and empty sewage tanks. There is no guarantee that you will have access to RV servicing on-site.
If you’re looking to upgrade your festival accommodations, consider checking out Atlaswyld, a luxury onsite camping experience at LIB. Atlaswyld offers glamping options such as air-conditioned, furnished tents and other amenities to elevate your festival experience.
🗺️ Getting There
Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area 13601 Ironbark Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93311 (don’t enter this into GPS – use directions below)
Driving Directions to LIB:
Via Interstate 5, North or South
Exit Bear Mountain Blvd / HWY 223
Go West on Bear Mountain Rd / HWY 223 for 4 miles
Turn right onto Coles Levee Rd and continue for 3 miles
Carpooling is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option for reaching the festival. You can connect with other festivalgoers on social media or dedicated carpool platforms to find the perfect match for your travel plans. Plus, it’s an excellent way to make new friends!
Another option for getting to the festival site is catching a shuttle bus. Many festival attendees can benefit from shared transportation, especially if you’re not familiar with the area or prefer not to drive yourself.
Be sure to look up any available shuttle services in Bakersfield or the surrounding region to make your trip stress-free.
🎭 Pros and Cons of Renting an RV for LIB
LIB is a camping-only festival, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it for 5 days. Consider these pros and cons of renting an RV for the event.
|Expensive when renting
|Own toilet, shower, fridge and comfy bed
|Dust still gets in, and dust prevention is a big job
|Cooking inside rather than out in the elements
|Sell out weeks or months in advance, so you have to book ahead of time
|Protection from the elements
|They don’t always sleep the number of people they say it will- you have to get a size up to fit all the luggage.
|Lots of space for all your stuff
|Generators are noisy and bother others
💡Pro Tip: Ensure your RV rental comes equipped with electricity. This will allow you to charge your devices, power appliances, and enjoy the comforts of your home away from home.
🚙 Where can I rent an RV for Lightning in a Bottle?
There are many places and companies based in different locations where you can get an RV for Burning Man. Here are a couple:
RVshare is a website where owners of RVs put their RVs up for rent.
Go to Sharemycoach for some excellent options for around $12000, including delivery.