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Looking for advice on where we can setup that’s on the quiet side at night. We’ve got our grandpa coming out for Friday night and my dad likes to be in bed before 10pm with as much peace and quiet as possible. Last year we were surrounded by loop out Larry’s on 2-strokes and a whole gang of extras from Mad Max going all night long.

I get it, it’s a party. But Friday night it’s already hard enough to sleep and I’d prefer to have an exit strategy from the party when need be.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Looking for advice on where we can setup that’s on the quiet side at night. We’ve got our grandpa coming out for Friday night and my dad likes to be in bed before 10pm with as much peace and quiet as possible. Last year we were surrounded by loop out Larry’s on 2-strokes and a whole gang of extras from Mad Max going all night long.

I get it, it’s a party. But Friday night it’s already hard enough to sleep and I’d prefer to have an exit strategy from the party when need be.

Thanks in advance for your help.
HMMM I would say as far away as Hammer Town as you can be. right off the access road coming in, or out on the lakebed near Jack Hammer.
 

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It's a roll of the dice you never know who your neighbor is going to be...
 

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I didnt think Hammertown was that crazy last year, seemed pretty quiet. At least you dont get the idiots doing donuts at 5am next to your camp.

I think the eye of the storm is the best place to be. Stay in your garage camp spot in Hammertown, especially if you are a racer.

Mike
 

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Its pretty mellow for Off-road part, by Wed of mid week its a sleepless s&%t show on the lakebed, Id stay in the heights past the entrance or AidBNB a place outside of hammertown
 

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We were maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile outside of hammertown entrance right off of the main drag. There were plenty of guys going all night long on Friday.

I'm not trying to kill anybody's party, unfortunately they aren't worried about our race.

I guess this is like asking a fisherman where the local honey hole is. Just looking to be pointed in the right direction.
 

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We always camp close to hammer town up on the hill and the partying isn't too bad...lol
Basically I go to the Hammertown fence and hang a left past the firewood guy and EMS station along the fence line. Go up a ways until I find a spot I like.
 

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I stay in Hammertown and am the third spot from the bonfire and my camp backs up to the fence where the pits are.

The bonfire side of my area is obviously loud but the pit side isn't.

You're in a tough position because its open deserts and people can camp anywhere they want almost so ya may have silence for a few days and then a new neighbor moves in and changes the whole dynamic.

Honestly, the loudest stuff I ever remember has been side by side exhausts. If ya camp by a well used road/trail you're gonna have a bad time with them buzzing past all night.
 

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I've camped a few miles to the north, completely quiet and no one around. Lately been staying near hammer heights due west of town past the big groups and it's pretty calm. The triangle of town, Chocolate, and Backdoor is where you don't want to be.
 

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Anyone having issues reserving pit spaces? Grabbed 2 spots, cart said completed then no email or invoice came and now one spot is sold to someone else. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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way way away and away from a trail and make it noticeable and reflective. If ya find a good spot or group if ya camp anywhere near hammer town go back as its usually the same groups, same spots, around the sametime they move in.
 

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First trip out, we camped out near the remote pit. No noise at all other than what we made. But we were the only group out there. :p Was about at 20 mile ride into hammer town. Either by trail or main road.

Last time, we got to camp in Hammer Town when the race team left early, we took over their spot. Nice and quiet there as well.
 

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I stay in Hammertown and am the third spot from the bonfire and my camp backs up to the fence where the pits are.

The bonfire side of my area is obviously loud but the pit side isn't.

You're in a tough position because its open deserts and people can camp anywhere they want almost so ya may have silence for a few days and then a new neighbor moves in and changes the whole dynamic.

Honestly, the loudest stuff I ever remember has been side by side exhausts. If ya camp by a well used road/trail you're gonna have a bad time with them buzzing past all night.
I park just outside Hammertown, take my folding bike inside to Bonfire.

Bonfire is where to network with people, you meet some interesting folk. E.g., Stanford Univ guy doing VR (Virtual Reality). I like 360x180 VR panoramas, to capture the KOTH "experience"


[ make sure you click on ">>" to see 2nd panorama ]

I'm friends with the guy who does Intel's "performance" 360 panoramas, he's a gear head (into Nissan street cars). I want to see what he can do, but unfortunately KOTH stuff doesn't lend itself to a "performance". We're talking Hollywood type of stuff (musicals, etc), Desert Racing is just cars going by..THAT'S IT!!

The owner of ADS Racing Shocks is usually there, or back at his booth (few doors down from SDHQ). He has his oil-burning device roaring, always friendly & willing to feed strangers (me). Actually, we're good friends now, so he's a great contact for me. Super guy, Nick Nelson got Q1 in 2019 4400 Q'fyiing

My nickname is "Sausage Bob", since I bring:

Hillshire Farms packaged sausage, bread, skillet

I use the bonfire to cook myself sausage sandwich.

There is very good conversation in that area, everyone chilling out. Therapy after hard day's work/play.
 

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jon coleman

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ok , now where to camp to rock a phlat bill for a week straight& buzz my 2 stroke around at 3am???( oh wait, that was 1985....
 
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