The Gorge Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue overlooking the Columbia River located at 754 Silica Rd., George, Washington. It is a nine time winner of Pollstar Magazine‘s award for Best Outdoor Music Venue and won the Top Amphitheatre prize at the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards.
If you are camping and want to arrive before the crowds, Camp Watershed opens at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 31st.
If you choose to arrive on Friday, leave yourself plenty of time and anticipate some hold ups.
The festival gates will open each day at 1pm Friday- Sunday.
Check wsdot.wa.gov for highway traffic information.
Festivities on Friday and Saturday will take place until about 12:30am.
The show will end Sunday at approximately 11:15pm.
These times may change a little.
Average highs are 90F and average lows around 60F that time of year.
Typically it is hot & sunny with a nice steady breeze.
Check the forecast before you leave and stake that tent down properly, we get a good gust of wind out there every so often.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
No, only approved and licensed vendors are allowed inside the Gorge or Camp Watershed.
EMAIL us for availability information.
Unfortunately not, the nearest Greyhound stop is about 14 miles away in Quincy and Amtrak stops in Wenatchee 45 miles from the venue.
There is a cool little flight from SEATAC to Wenatchee, where there are a couple of rental car options at Pangborn Airport.
Yes you can, and there is no extra charge.
Because of the damage to the Wanapum Dam, the Columbia River between Rock Island Dam and Wanapum Dam is being drawn down. We have been advised at this time that it is unlikely that river levels will be back to normal this year meaning that all boat launches in that stretch of water, which would include Vantage, Sunland and Crescent Bar, potentially will not be open this summer.
For the latest information, patrons should check grantpud.org/community/rec-area-maps
When you arrive at the Gorge, you will need to exchange your three day ticket for a wristband.
This wristband will allow you access to and from the festival.
Take good care of it – we cannot replace lost wristbands.
Don’t lose or break it.
Wristbands that have been tampered with or removed will be void.
Lost wristbands cannot be replaced.
No, your wristband needs to be on tight enough that it does not slide off.
Will call is at the Box Office located just north of the Gorge main entrance.
Box Office hours will be Friday-Sunday 11am-10pm
If tickets are still available, we will gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Nope, there are no print at home options for this show.
Be really careful buying anywhere other than the official Ticketmaster website or Ticketmaster outlets, we see far too many forgeries and bad tickets, and they will not get you into the Festival.
Children age 2 and under are free.
Yes we do, make sure you have a Washington State approved valid picture ID.
Not sure if you have an acceptable form of ID?
Check here: liq.wa.gov
You can bring one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water and a small (1 gallon) clear bag of
That would be a no.
Yes you can, though the stroller will be subject to a search.
You’d be surprised what people try to hide behind the kid!
You can, but please advise the security guard at the gate and they will call the medics, who will assist you.
Recent changes to WA state law regarding marijuana are a little confusing, but the law clearly states that the use and even the display of marijuana in public is still illegal.
Please respect & obey the law. We will not be permitting marijuana into the Amphitheatre.
It pokes people’s eyes out and obscures the view of the person behind you.
For the most part, only port-a-johns are available.
There are hand wash facilities adjacent to the Honey Buckets.
If you are lucky enough to have a VIP ticket, the Cliff House VIP club has good old flushing restrooms.
Yes, we do.
Yes, ask any staff member and they will point you in the right direction.
You can find sunscreen and other little necessities at both the General Store at the campground and in the Gorge venue store.
Yes! Go HERE for all the information.
There is no overnight parking allowed in any parking lot.
The only overnight parking is in the campground.
You can bring a low-profile beach style chair. The seat should be no more than 9” off the ground and the it should not have a high back. Lawn chairs are also available for rent at the venue.
The campground will open at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 31st.
All patrons must leave the campground by noon on Monday, Aug. 4th.
Hot & cold showers are available.Showers in the regular camping area are located at the Pivot.
Separate shower facilities are provided within the Premier and Terrace areas.
There are designated disabled camping zones available for those with current, valid disabled placards or plates.Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.
There are ADA accessible showers and portable ADA accessible restrooms in this area. Additional ADA accessible showers are located a short distance away at the Pivot.
There is a regular disabled shuttle service between the campground and the venue for those with special needs.
As long as you are of age, alcohol is permitted within the confines of your individual campsite.No open containers or alcohol consumption is allowed in the public areas or on the roads.
Camping sites are allocated as you arrive.Spaces cannot be held or reserved, so if you want to camp in groups, you must arrive at the same time.
Campers/Trailers/Motorhomes are welcome in any camping area.However, PREMIER, TERRACE, and BIG RIG are better suited to larger vehicles (Class A and larger Class C for example).
No, you will need a 3-day Festival Pass for the concert in order to enter the campgrounds.Get a 3-day Festival Pass.
Yes. The store has a wide variety of beer, soft drinks and snacks, and some of those little necessities you may have forgotten, such as sunscreen, basic toiletries, etc.The General Store is located close to GATE D.
We allow however many people you can legally fit in your vehicle.
No. Do not bring any pets, not because we don’t like them – we are all animal lovers here.If we see a pet in a car or running around the camp ground unattended, we will alert the authorities and your vehicle may be entered and the pet taken to a shelter for its own welfare. You may be subject to prosecution for cruelty to animals.
Service animals are the only exception, and are permitted.
If you are planning on staying the weekend in a friend’s RV or tent and you are traveling in a separate vehicle, or you just want to leave your car overnight at the Gorge for whatever reason, you will need to visit Camp Watershed Gate D to purchase a weekend camping ticket.Of course, if you want to park during the DAY (not overnight), the general parking lot is available at no additional cost.
All camping passes are sold per vehicle.
For general questions on Watershed 3-Day Festival passes, please see our TICKETS page.
Note we will not be selling any single day passes.
For questions or concerns about a specific ticket order, please contact: Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-745-3000.
For general questions on Watershed Camping, please visit our CAMPING pages.
For questions or concerns about a specific camping order, please contact: Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-745-3000.
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