The 2017 Event

It is the goal of Electric Forest to be as accessible as possible! The following information should answer all of your questions regarding accessibility at Electric Forest. If you have any additional questions, by all means reach out to the access team by emailing access@electricforestfestival.com.

1. Access (ADA) Center

Access Tent hours are from 11 am until 11 pm.
The Access Tent is where guests with disabilities can come to get information and request services. It will be located within the Accessible Camping area. This is also the designated area for recharging wheelchairs, scooters, and other medical devices. Remember, guests use this power at their own risk, and Electric Forest is not responsible for any personal equipment.

2. Festival Grounds

The Electric Forest site is full of natural beauty. It is a large site with various types of natural and groomed terrain that includes sandy pathways, dirt roads, grassy fields, and of course an unforgettable forest. The topography is reasonably flat with a few areas of small rolling hills. From Accessible Camping to the closest stage is about 150 yards, and to the farthest stage is about half of a mile. Plan accordingly as there are some distances to be covered to get to all of the areas and stages on the site, and, as with any natural terrain, rain can impact the conditions.

3. Entering the Festival

Car Camping
All disabled patrons car camping must enter at the south entrance off Winston Road, using the same entrance for all car camping. Please use the far right hand lane through the tollbooth check point. You will make a right hand turn after the tollbooths. Follow the signs to accessible camping – the accessible camping location is also on the festival map.

RVs
All RVs with disabled patrons on board must enter at the south entrance off Winston Road, the same entrance for all RVs. Drive to the front of the RV Campground near accessible camping – both RV Camping and Accessible Camping are on the festival map.

4. Golf Carts

Golf carts will be available to transport patrons with mobility impairments. Golf carts travel to and from Accessible Camping and the viewing platforms. Pick-up and drop-off points for golf cart transportation include the Access Tent in the Accessible Camping area and/or any of the Accessible Viewing platforms. Rules, guidelines, and schedules for golf cart transportation will be distributed on-site for patrons who might require this service.

5. Accessible (ADA) Tent Camping

Entrance into the Accessible Camping area is gained with a valid GA Camping Wristband, in addition to having a current, state issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard.

6. Accessible (ADA) RV Camping

To camp in the Accessible RV area, you will need to purchase a GA RV Parking Pass. The closest section of the GA RV Parking area will be designated as Accessible RV Parking. Show your state-issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard at the gate and you will be directed to Accessible RV camping.
Please note: there are no hookups in this area. Go to RV options for more information on available RV amenities outside of Accessible Camping.

7. Accessible Viewing Platform

Electric Forest will provide elevated Accessible Viewing Platforms within the venue for guests who use wheelchairs, have significant mobility disabilities, or who have difficulty standing for long periods of time. Companions are always welcome on the viewing platforms!

8. Accessible Restrooms

There will be accessible porta-johns in the Accessible Camping area, and near the Accessible Viewing Platforms. There will be other accessible porta-johns in key areas throughout the festival grounds. Come to the Access Tent for more information and locations.

9. Accessible Showers

There will be accessible showers. Come to the Access Tent for more information and location.

10. Powered Mobility Devices

Guests with mobility disabilities are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs and three or four wheeled scooters at Electric Forest. Guests may NOT use golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, two wheeled scooters or motorbikes, either in the venue itself, or in the parking and camping areas.

11. Overnight Medical Devices

For those guests requiring overnight medical devices such as CPAP machines, please make your request as far in advance as possible. Understand, continuous power cannot be guaranteed, and it is STRONGLY advised you bring a back-up source for power or charging.

12. Cool Medicine Storage

Guests needing a cool place to store their medicines can contact access@electricforestfestival.com to make those arrangements.

13. Interpreting Services

Please make your requests as early as possible, and no later than 4 weeks prior to Electric Forest. Send request to: access@electricforestfestival.com

14. Alternate Format Schedules

Braille schedules are available upon request. Please make your request no later than 4 weeks prior to Electric Forest. Large print schedules are available upon request at the Access Tent.

15. Additional Auxiliary Aids and Services

For any other requests or questions regarding auxiliary aids and/or services not covered in the paragraphs above, please email us at: access@electricforestfestival.com


SERVICE ANIMALS – DEFINITION, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES

Electric Forest welcomes and supports the rights and attendance of all persons with disabilities that rely on the special skills of a trained service animal.

What we DO NOT support, nor will tolerate, are pets being misrepresented by their owners as service animals, when in fact they are not. So please, don’t do it. Leave your pet at home. We mean it.

SERVICE ANIMAL DEFINITION:

A ‘service animal’ means “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability.”
Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed at Electric Forest.

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICIES:

For our patrons with disabilities who wish to bring their service animals to Electric Forest, we ask that you review and follow the policies outlined below:

  1. Service animals must be accompanied by the handler with the disability.
  2. Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.
  3. Service animals are not permitted to be left in camp unattended under any circumstances.
  4. Handlers are required to be prepared for, and clean-up after, their animals at all times.
  5. We reserve the right to remove and/or refuse access to any service animal from the campgrounds or venues if that animal is deemed to be a health or safety threat to festival patrons, staff, or other service animals, or in violation of these policies.
  6. All service animals must be credentialed by the EF staff (see the procedures below).

Please note that all service dogs, including those from out of state are subject to local dog ordinances, which includes a valid rabies certificate.

SERVICE ANIMAL PROCEDURES:

All patrons with disabilities attending Electric Forest this year with a service animal will need to have that animal credentialed by EF staff before entering the main gate. This process will be performed quickly and respectfully by our Accessibility Staff.

What will you need to do? It’s easy. Once you arrive at EF, come to the Access Tent in the front of the Accessible Camping area, just to the right of the main bottle check/security entrance in GA camping. Staff will speak with you, record your contact information, and provide a collar tag for your service animal. Then you are good to go! Security Staff will be on the lookout this year for all animals to have a properly credentialed EF collar tag.

Remember, Service Animals are allowed, all other dogs are not!