This is a primitive site in a rural part of San Diego County.
The site can be dry and dusty. Please bring your normal medications (including inhalers and bee sting kits) if you have allergies or asthma. The normal flora and fauna of the area can include: poison oak, fire ants, Western Black-legged ticks, bees, gophers, ground squirrels, and rattlesnakes. The grounds are relatively flat, but have large gopher/ground squirrel holes. The site is wheelchair accessible, but is not paved and can be difficult to navigate.
There is known lyme disease in this area of San Diego. Lyme disease is spread by the Western Black-legged tick in California. If you are bitten, Do not try to remove the tick by yourself. If after attending the event you notice any strange symptoms, rashes in particular, it is recommended that you seek medical attention.
Sunscreen is highly recommended!
ANTS: Potrero War has the park sprayed for red and black ants prior to the event, but it is not possible to get rid of all the ants. Plan ahead and consider bringing your own ant abatement products in case you have a problem in your campsite. The war staff will not be able to do anything about the ants once the event starts.
FLYING INSECTS: The park has mosquitoes, bees, and yellow jackets. Sugar and meat can attract them. If you have allergies to insect stings, please carry your medications with you.
BARE FEET: Bare feet are not recommended! This park has biting insects and spiny plants.
BASE CAMP: This is the information desk, which is located at the “Y” in the road by Merchants Row.
LOST AND FOUND: Lost and found items can be turned in or claimed at Base Camp.
RESTROOMS: There are permanent restrooms located in Sleepy Hollow, Bedlam, and Merchants Row. Additionally, there are portable toilets, including ADA accessible portables, located throughout the site along the roads. There are plumbed showers located in Sleepy Hollow. Additionally, the Barony has provided a shower truck at the Bedlam restrooms.
RV SITES: Water and electricity are available at the RV pads in Sleepy Hollow. A sanitary dump station is located near the Ranger’s’ Office. If you would like to bring an RV, you are highly encouraged to reserve an RV spot ahead of time via the land allocation page. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
TAPE OR CHALKED WALKWAYS: There are several throughout the camp. Do not camp on or over these lines as they may be marking off a safety hazard — please walk carefully. These are for pedestrian, Ranger, and emergency vehicle traffic only.
TENT GUY LINES: You must flag your guy-lines to avoid accidents. Mark them with light colored cloth or marking tape..
DRESS CODE: Garb appropriate to the SCA period is required for all attendees at all times, with the exception of day trippers. If you do not have period-appropriate garb, it can be purchased from the vendors in merchants row, or borrowed from the Baronial Chatelaine. Inquire at basecamp.