Alpharetta, Georgia Camping

Camping for Phish in Alpharetta, Georgia

Looking for a place to camp for the shows in Georgia? Continue further for the closest spot but also there is a list of places provided by the amphitheater, here they are with distance calculations for your conveniance;

20 Mi. SE = Stone Mountain Park 6867 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain – (770) 498-5600
19 minutes away = Twin Lakes Parks and RV 3300 Shore Drive, Cumming – (770) 887-4400
36 minutes away = Payne Campground – Allatoona Lake 2495 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth – (678)721-6700 
27 minutes away = Jones Rv Park 2200 Willow Trail Pkwy, Norcross, Georgia – (770) 923-0911
26 minutes away = Sawnee Campground 3200 Buford Dam Road, Cumming – (770) 887-0592
36 minutes away = Lake Lanier Island Resort 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford – (770) 945-8787

There were a few others recommended but they have been removed because of excessive distance from the venue. Looks like a designated driver may be the best option, or an expensive cab, or if any campground may offer a shuttle..but hotels may be most convenient here.

Past years there were some folks that ran a 'Phish Camp' nearby the venue in Alpharetta, it was Sweet Apple Art Studio & Farm at 12840 New Providence Road, Alpharetta, GA...if you can get in touch with them it could be another spur of the moment convenient spot.

The closest and perhaps best choice is Twin Lakes Park. The place Sawnee Campground off Buford Road is probably one of the most widely accepted choice but requires compliance, ie; lay low, sneak booze in.

The place in Buford, Lake Lanier, is amazing but a bit of a drive at about a half hour north of the venue. 

Some research and Wills Park in Alpharetta comes up...this place apparantly has camping! Very near the venue, 5 minute drive. See for full info.

*Wills Park 
11925 Wills Road Alpharetta, GA
call 678-297-6120 to arrange a spot..looks like atleast 40 are offered.
Otherwise, just get there very early! It is said to be a free for all. Claim your spot.

If nothing else, head northwest of Alpharetta past the suburbs and find a random place to camp, lots of open fields...a bit sketchy to plan on though.

Get Yourself a Picnic for Phish

The amphitheater has everything you need apparently, even a picnic basket. Don't miss out on the picnic basket, seriously...awesome potential, Picnic Basket at Phish .. for further picnic basket details go to and scroll down to picnic baskets.


Tour Maps

Options for a tour, use it or get inspired. Just do it all if you can.

WSP & NWSS & Phish Leg 2 (Gorge)

Combination of bands to see, west coast mostly Panic with a dose of Yonder and Phish. It is their 25th Anniversary tour, and last tour before the hiatus of undetermined length..


JUN 22 Taos, NM -WSP
JUN 24-26 Red Rocks, CO - WSP
JUL 1-3 Alta, WY - WSP
JUL 5 Seattle, WA - WSP
JUL 6 Eugene, OR - WSP
JUL 8-9 Oakland, CA - WSP
JUL 11 Reno, NV - WSP
JUL 22-24 NWSS, OR - Yonder
AUG 5-6 The Gorge, WA - Phish

If nothing else, WSP Fest in Wyoming and NWSS.

Personal Tour WSP, NWSS, Phish

Headed to String Summit, a little Widespread, and more Phish.


(JUN 22 Taos, NM - WSP then back home before tour)

JUL 13-14 Los Angeles, CA - WSP
JUL 15-16 Las Vegas, NV - WSP
JUL 22-24 String Summit, OR - Yonder
AUG 5-6 The Gorge, WA - Phish
?AUG 8? Hollywood, CA - Phish ?  (may skip, distance/time)
AUG 9-10 Lake Tahoe, NV - Phish
AUG 12 San Francisco, CA - Phish  (day of, try single day)

Yonder Midwest and Phish


JUL 3 Geneva, MN - Yonder
JUL 6 Bayfield, WI - Yonder
JUL 7 Milwaukee, WI - Yonder
JUL 8 Des Moines, IA - Yonder
(break - gap camping, sight-seeing, or go home)
AUG 20 - Red Rocks, CO - Yonder
SEPT 2-4 Commerce City, CO - Phish

During time gaps for all tours go camping, find a national park, see some other bands, maybe local, check out a small something random.

Gas Hurting Your Tour?

Unleaded gas, not too many frijoles gas, it is the most expensive a Phish tour, or any tour, whether it be a road trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park or Widespread Panic's show in Taos --> Denver -> Wyoming etc. There are ways around the dilemma of gas prices, assuming you aren't yet flat broke.

GasBuddy trip calculator
More than just a gas price calculator, enter your start and finish points and it brings up the gas stations in route with the cheapest gas prices, and can save you a lot of cash. It plans your trips gas stops for you to maximize savings. Everyone should try this.

The Basics Fund Bus
If you haven't already heard about this or used it, see it now, a great deal to many shows including Widespread Panic. About $20 for a party bus ticket, no dui's.

On The Train
Who does that? Awesome people. You can find some great deals, cheaper than driving yourself, if you try. For example to go from String Summit's nearby station Portland to the Phish shows at the Gorge's nearby station Seattle, it would cost you a ticket fare of $30. Might have to rent a car. Worth it? Maybe, trains are fun.

Sell Stuff on Shakedown
Why not? Fund your own trip, quit slacking. Theres already enough grilled cheese, maybe something different.


Blossom Camping and More, Phish Ohio

Good Blossom Camping for Phish in Ohio

Going to Blossom?

This is a good place to be stopping in for an evening of Phish. With less than a 4 hour drive from Michigan the night before, and the show starting at 7:30pm makes for less rushing and more sleep, maybe. There will be the routine traffic jam but a bit worse in this little town. Here is some camping information..

Blossom Camping;

Woodside Lake Park - not the closest but a safe bet for a chill spot with lots of other heads.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Great spot, parking lots open 24 hours / day and you can find a spot to pitch a tent down a trail, try looking up Towpath trails.

Good's Woods Campground - pretty close
4301 Stow Rd
Stow, OH 44224

Tamsin Park - also relatively nearby
5000 Akron-Cleveland Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264

Stanford House Primitive Campsites
6093 Stanford Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264

Cherokee Park Campground
Mogadore, OH

Countryside Campground
Mogadore, OH

On the Road from Pine Knob?

Heres some side-trips and ways to go things to see;

Gas in the area is at $4.22, if you plan it right, you won't even need to fill up, this is a 4 hour drive max. Which means you have time perhaps for a stop, before or after the show.
Take I-75 S to
I-280 S to
I-80 E
Cost you about $35 in gas if your driving a 2005 Subaru Outback or something similar...

Check out:

Put-In-Bay - little island off of Sandusky coast on the way. While you are there check out the Crystal Cave, where you can see the world's largest geode, the headiest crystal ever mann.

Cedar Point Park - ride some rollercoasters at this theme park situated between Sandusky and Lake Erie.

Eat Skyline Chili somewhere, Toledo or wherever, a restaurant and line of chili that is loved and hated.

Nelson Ledges State Park - Newbury, Ohio very nearby Cleveland, awesome hiking and outdoors area.