FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does an OLAF Camper Pass “get” me?
Camping for Duration of event
Use of facilities
Dinner on Saturday night.
1-year membership to the MDHCA
Membership allows for 7 days of camping per year (not including the days for this event), the quarterly Mojave Road Report newsletter, and more Members Only offerings
Access to sign up for the guided Educational Field Trips
Access Entry into all demonstrations and workshops
Hangtime at Community Campfire
Discounts as well (Click Here)
Are fires/fire pits allowed?
Propane/Gas heaters and stoves are the only things currently approved.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, please keep your pets on a leash when entering Common areas as there will be many 4 legged friends on site.
Can I “pick” a spot or will I be assigned a spot? How does that work?
Spots are assigned to those who requested to camp together.
Are there bathrooms/showers?
Bathrooms yes portapotties and Flush, Showers Yes
Will there be food available?
Food will only be provided on Saturday evening. Campers must feed themselves otherwise.
Getting to #OCTAF22
Address: 34300 Holcomb Valley Rd, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Your GPS may suggest you take Van Dusen Canyon Road or Rim of the World Drive to get you to the Ranch. We highly suggest that you take Polique Canyon to the Ranch instead. Polique Canyon is very direct. About 15 minutes (3.75 miles) up Polique Canyon, look out for the sign that says “Holcomb Valley Ranch”! Polique Canyon is a forestry road. Continue straight down this road to what is marked as entrance #2 on the campground Map and look for OLAF EVENTS Feather Flags. If you are arriving after dark, be on the lookout for a beam of light shooting up into the sky which will guide you to our location. Turn left to enter into this gate and proceed straight down hill to what is Marked Camp HQ on the map. It is completely manageable by both large RVs and small sedans. We just suggest taking it slow and looking out for any divots in the road or newly fallen rocks. Gates will be locked at 9:00 Pm. If you cannot locate us please call Cowboy Ed at: 928-707-1701 he is the full time staff at Holcomb Valley and has cell phone reception at the Ranch
OLAF EVENTS OCTOBERFEST 2022 RULES:
Camp Quiet Hours- 10pm to Dawn
Camp Speed Limit 10 MPH- Strictly enforced
ALL attendees must sign a waiver at check-in and receive a wristband. Attendees not wearing wrist band will be removed from the property
Front Gate will be locked from 9PM-8AM
Trash- Please dispose of all Trash in the dumpster by site E6 Before leaving the property. Please do not defecate, urinate, shower or dispose of dirty dishwater in the woods or open areas. Gather all garbage and litter in bags or containers.
CAMPFIRES & FIRE SAFETY - Campfires must be contained within the fire rings provided. Living trees, shrubs and plants may not be cut or damaged. Remove all flammable material from around the campfire. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished completely before leaving or going to sleep. Fires may be prohibited during burn ban conditions. Obey any special restrictions that have been issued or posted. The following is prohibited: • Building, attending, maintaining, or using a fire outside of a fire ring or outside of a stove, grill or fireplace. • Carelessly or negligently burning any hazardous objects or materials that are dangerous. • Causing timber, trees, slash, brush or grass to burn except as authorized by permit. • Leaving a fire without completely extinguishing it. • Causing and failing to maintain control of a fire that damages the Forest System. • Building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire without removing all flammable material from around the campfire adequate to prevent its escape.
PETS AND ANIMALS - Pets must be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites. • Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in buildings or structures, in swimming areas or in the protected meadow. • Saddle or pack animals are allowed in recreation sites only where authorized by posted instructions. • The pet owner is solely responsible for the safety and protection of their animal. • Clean up after your pet. • Someone must remain with the pet at all times. • If any pet demonstrates aggressive behavior toward another pet or camper, you will be asked to leave the campground. • No excessive barking. • Do not feed or encourage wild animals into the campground.
EMERGENCIES - Holcomb Valley Ranch is a rural property in the mountains. There is very little cellular phone reception and no internet service which makes communication in an emergency difficult. As with any other trip into the backcountry, prepare yourself for emergencies such as injury, sickness, vehicle malfunction, etc. Guests are advised to bring their own first aid kits and to be prepared in how to respond in case of an emergency.
The nearest urgent care facility is: Bear Mountain Family Medicine Urgent Care 41949 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The nearest 24 hour urgent care is: Rapid Care Urgent Care 10841 White Oak Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.
The nearest animal hospital is: VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital 42160 N Shore Dr, Big Bear, CA 92314.
The nearest animal hospital with extended hours is: Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands 2072 W Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373.
Fires and Immediate threats to life and safety— Immediately Dial 9-1-1 To report all other activities, call the local ranger station during business hours at (909) 382-2600 or after hours at (909) 383-5654.
PUBLIC BEHAVIOR • No fighting or boisterous behavior. • Keep noise at a reasonable level. • Excessive volumes on radios, televisions, musical instruments, etc. are not permitted. The shutdown of these items may be necessary depending on your proximity to other campers. • Please be considerate of fellow visitors.