RUMNEY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do You Take Reservations? Are they required?
Yes! Online reservations are now available and highly encouraged. A very small number of spaces will be kept aside on a first-come basis. Please see lodging.americanalpineclub.org
Is the Barn open to campers?
Yes! New this year, the barn is now open to the public. Take a break from the rain or the sun!
What are the 'camping sites' like?
The campground is made up of large communal fields and forested areas. With the exception of a few areas, you are welcome to set-up your tents anywhere on the property that is most comfortable for you.
Are fires allowed?
Fires are restricted to the three communal fire pits. Please do not make a fire outside of the three established fire pits.
Why can't I have a fire right outside my tent? Why communal fire pits?
All AAC campgrounds are community gathering spaces, we encourage people to meet their neighbors, share stories, and make new friends around the fire rings. There are several picnic tables around each fire ring.
The entire camping area sits in a flood plain. Each seasonal flood destroys the fire pits and we lose several picnic tables. We also like to keep pollution from smoke to a minimum.
Wait... am I going to be washed away in a flood?!
We sure hope not! The campground manager will monitor the stream gauge closely and inform campers if there is any immediate danger. Luckily, times of heavy rain are bad times to climb.
Can I park my car at the campground for just the day while I climb?
Yes! You are welcome to park in the signed day parking area (in the field behind the barn). Fee is $5 per day (the same rate as the National Forest parking area located directly across the street). Pay at the self-service pay station when you arrive. Please be careful when crossing Buffalo Road to access the crags.
How does the self-service pay station work?
Grab an envelope from the box located next to the welcome sign (on the left as you drive in). Write the following on the envelope: "Parking", vehicle type and plate #, your name and cell #, along with payment. Put the fee in the envelope and place it in the deposit box. The Campground Manager will check the registration with the vehicles in the campground.
What if I don't have cash to pay for parking?
Find the Campground Manager. The Manager can take payment with credit card.
Can I park and sleep in my vehicle overnight?
Yes! Either park your vehicle for the night in the day-parking area, or find a level, dry place elsewhere on the property. The fee is the same as tenting in the Communal Area.
Can I reserve a specific site when I make a reservation?
There are no 'specific' sites. The property is open and communal.
If the Campground Manager is off-site how do I get in touch with them?
Please call the campground phone at 603-213-8011 for immediate needs. Email rumney[email protected] for other questions.
What should I bring?
Standard car-camping gear. If you are going to use a hammock or tarp to cover tents, padding for your cord around trees is required.
Can I bring my dog?
Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are restrained at all times. If your dog is a nuisance, or the Manager believes it to be dangerous, you will have to leave. Please do not leave your dog unattended. Please pick up all dog waste!!
When is the Rattlesnake Campground open?
We are usually open from around the first week of April to around the first week of November, although this all depends on weather conditions.
-Large communal camping area, with shared picnic tables and fire rings
-Open barn with tables and small library
-Water spigot (at back of barn)