DIRECTIONS / FAQ / GENERAL INFO

Big weekend, little confusion. 

+ Directions

ALL guests must check in/park in a pullout off of HWY 1 and will be shuttled to the site of our gathering. A lot of people live on the road - please be courteous.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Lookup directions to: Treebones Resort 71895 HWY 1 Big Sur, CA 93920

2. Just NORTH of Treebones Resort, on HWY 1, a couple hundred yards, you will see a large Pullout/Parking area.

3. There will be a Luvlab crew member present who will guide you where to park.

4. From there, you will be shuttled up to The TOP In one of our shuttles!

IF you need to still purchase an access pass on the day of The TOP (and if they are still available), you can do so up at The TOP (cash only)

Shuttle Schedule:

- Friday: 2pm - 12am

- Saturday: 10am – 12am

- Sunday: 10am – 10pm

- Monday: 8am - 4pm

Feel free to contact thetopgathering@gmail.com with any questions pertaining to these instructions.

Car Campers Only:

1. Drive Willow Creek road roughly seven (7) miles to the top.

2. Near the top, you will notice a sign that has posted different

campsites along the road. It will be where there is a fork, with a road veering to the right. Do not go right at any point!

3. Keep to the main road to the LEFT (it is obvious which one is the main road).

4. The driveway leading into The Top will be on your LEFT less than half a mile past the fork. There will be a front gate guard with the list to check you all in (and provide you with credentials if needed).

Note: you WILL be turned away at the gate if you drive to the top and do not have a car pass - and car passes ARE SOLD OUT!

Please save these instructions in your phone or write them down, there is NO cell service up there. please let us know if you have any questions.

+ General Questions

How big is each attendees site? The Top stay-grounds are free form. This means there is no pre-plotted or reserved space, you choose where you want to stay. We just ask to get cozy with your neighbors to eliminate any wasted space.

If I have a Car Pass and my friends do not, can I still camp with them? Of course! A Car Pass just means you can stay next to (or in) your car. It is not separate from the Contribution Pass area. We do recommend arriving early and with your whole crew so you can ensure you’ll be staying with each other.

Does each person need a car pass who is staying with a vehicle? No, each adult will need a Contribution Pass to enter the gathering. However, you’ll only need one car pass per vehicle. So one of you should buy the Contribution Pass with a Car Pass, and the other just buy a Contribution Pass by itself.

Is there a glamping package at The Top? We have limited glamping options available.

What time do gates open/close? - Friday: 2pm - 12am - Saturday: 10am – 12am - Sunday: 10am – 10pm - Monday: 8am - 4pm

Will there be food/drinks available? Yes. Food and drink vendors will be on site to alleviate your hunger and thirst.

Can I bring my pet? No animals or pets of any kind are permitted at The Top. Service Animals are okay (with documentation). No Emotional Support Animals.

Are there ins and outs? Ins and outs are permitted, but not for car passes. Once a car enters the staygrounds, it can only leave once and will not be permitted to drive back into a stayground.

Will there be showers? No. There will be no showers.

Is there a lost and found on site? Yes. Additional lost and found inquiries can be addressed at: thetopgathering@gmail.com

+ What To Bring

Bring a few trash bags to keep your recyclables and compost separate from landfill waste. Leave no trace – Pack it in, pack it out!

Reusable water bottle, eating ware, and utensils.

Flashlight, headlamp, reflective neon, anything else to light yourself and your way.

Camping gear. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing.

Light clothes for during the day (likely low to mid 60s), warmer clothing for at night (likely low 50s).

Earplugs.

Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies, and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with little/no services.

Sunblock.

Quality sandals, close-toed shoes, and/or flip flops.

First aid kit – we have medical professionals on-site, but it's always a good idea to have some essentials just in case.

Yoga mat.

Portable chairs.

Good vibes and an open mind!

+ What To Leave

NO open fires (allowed except in our designated fire pit).

NO fireworks, fire tools, or fire lanterns.

NO animals or pets of any kind are permitted at The Top. Service Animals are okay (with documentation). No Emotional Support Animals.

NO glass bottles or glass containers i.e., beer, soda, hard liquor. (plastic and cans are okay).

NO illegal substances. The Top is a drug free event. Anyone caught with or doing any illegal substances will be escorted from the event and may face legal consequences.

NO Nudity.

NO weapons of any kind (including things like machetes for opening coconuts – no weapons at all).

NO space saving, as in roping off area for your friends who arrive later. Please arrive together or meet new neighbors. The space is small enough to easily find your friends later!

NO outside alcohol! We have alcohol available inside the venue.

:: Security personnel reserve the right to prohibit items seen as harmful, dangerous or not in the best interest of the gathering and it’s patrons.

:: All persons, items and vehicles are subject to search upon entry by Security.