Camping

Camp Ben McCulloch rivals some of the most beautiful festival camping sites in the world according to our festival attendees with space available for both Tents and RVs or Trailers. Get your feet wet at Onion Creek, catch up with friends, make new ones — and definitely bring your instruments for some late night jams around the campfires.

Bringing the whole family? No worries — we have a family camping area, too!

Wristbands

Each Camping Pass includes one festival wristband. Everyone must have  camping credentials in order to enjoy the campground atmosphere.

Four-Day Camping Pass

Three nights of camping (Thur, Fri and Sat), and enjoy 4 days of performances (Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun)

Three-Day Camping Pass

Two nights of camping (Fri and Sat), and enjoy 3 days of performances (Fri, Sat and Sun)

*  Single Night Camping Passes are not available

Old Settler's Music Festival - Shinyribs at Camp Ben McCulloch

Campground Stage

A large part of the action at Old Settler’s happens at the stage at Camp Ben, with exclusive performances for campers, only on Thursday and Friday. Catch the special “Settle-In” show on Thursday night and Korndog King’s “Pickin’ for the Campers” on Friday afternoon. Sunday’s show begins at 10 am with a Pickin’ & Prayin’ service. You can also wake up to morning yoga on Friday and Saturday.

Camp Ben is where some of our kids’ activities take place – and we offer a family-friendly camping area and playground for those with younger kids.

Choosing Your Campsite

Campsites at Camp Ben are first come, first served. There are no reserved sites and we strongly discourage saving spots or roping off areas for other campers. Please be considerate of other campers. See the information on Early Bird Camping to secure your favorite spot.

Early Bird Campers

Some people like to start camping early. If you come to the park before Thursday to set up your RV, tarp or tent, there will be a $15 per night tent/tarp fee and a $20 per night RV Fee.  No exceptions.
View the Camp Ben McCulloch Map

RV/Trailer Pass

RVs and trailers over 18 feet with more than one axle will be required to purchase an RV/Trailer Pass ($125) in addition to your camping pass. The fee includes an electrical permit and a Campground Parking Permit for one vehicle.
Purchase Your RV/Trailer Pass
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Old Settler's Music Festival

Campground Parking

We strive to make the campground comfortable for everybody. That’s why we have sold fewer camping tickets for the past two years. We’d also try to make room by clearing some of the cars out of the campground. You can choose to leave your car home and ride with a friend, leave your car in our satellite parking area for free, or purchase a Campground Parking Permit for $60 per vehicle.

Purchase Campground Parking Pass

Satellite Parking Area

Free Parking is available in our Satellite Parking Area, just down the road from the festival. Transportation to and from the Campground will be provided via shuttle buses with extended hours and more frequent service than last year. You may drop your camping gear off at your campsite before moving your vehicle to the Satellite Parking Area, which will be open and manned by a security guard 24/7.

Campground Shuttles

We ask that campers not make the trip on foot, as the highway bridge is narrow and unsafe for pedestrians. For your safety, we provide a convenient shuttle service for speedy transportation between Camp Ben and the Salt Lick Pavilion. These run one hour before and 30 minutes after each show.

Join us for the famed “Evening March” back to the campground after the final performance on Friday and Saturday night. Even the Hays County Sheriffs get in the act, closing down the road for our crossing. The march will start 30 minutes after the music is over.

 

Hookups

Both Electrical and Water hookups are available at Camp Ben, as well as an on-site dumping service.

There is no Sewer Hookup. However, Flow Bees Service provides onsite collection of grey and black water (additional fees apply). They can be reached for more information at 512-970-7874.

There are a limited number of Electrical permits available. So, suggest that you reserve yours early ($30). The permit will allow you to plug in one 110V extension cord, rated at 20 amps, to any available outlet in the campground. We may confiscate unauthorized electrical cords. Generators are not permitted.

Don’t forget to bring a 100-foot electrical cord, a 100-foot hose, and a Y connection (splitter). All hookups are shared.

Purchase Electrical Permit

Showers

Yes, there are showers available.

Alternative Camping Information

Camping at Ben McCulloch sells out every year. If you miss out before it does, there are two nearby campsites:

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