Black Rock Renegade
Labor Day Weekend 2023
Black Rock Desert, NV
Labor Day Weekend
The Black Rock Renegade is a decentralized non-event focused on community and creativity during the Labor Day weekend.
It is free, open, self-organized, and entirely decommoditized. There are no tickets to purchase, no organization, no placement, no services of any kind, and no rules other than public law on public land. Those showing up do so as individual "dispersed campers" abiding by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations for camping on BLM-managed land.
In an effort to commit to LNT, the exact location of the group of camps participating in the Renegade is not publicly disclosed. We do welcome anyone who's committed to leaving no trace and doing no harm, and if you're looking to participate you should start by joining this facebook group or that facebook group.
We are expecting a gated event temporarily privatizing a portion of the Playa and the 8 Miles Playa entrance, but if the previous 30 years are any indication, other access points should be open to individuals "traveling through, without stopping, the public closure area on the west or east playa roads" (section J.(1)(a) of the 2022 closure order).
We've compiled some tips on how to avoid dying on the Playa (very important) - although we must stress that we claim neither accuracy nor responsibility for any of the information provided on this site: you are under your own responsibility and should do your own independent research.