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truline

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Bonneville Salt Flats
« on: October 29, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »
We're thinking of going to the speed week in Bonneville next year. Has anyone ever camped out on the salt? Do they even allow camping out on the salt? If anyone has, what was your experience and what did you do to protect your rig?
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 07:39:57 PM »
We're thinking of going to the speed week in Bonneville next year. Has anyone ever camped out on the salt? Do they even allow camping out on the salt? If anyone has, what was your experience and what did you do to protect your rig?


Already have plans for next August but Iím thinking about it also for 2019.

No, you cannot camp on the salt. I've attached a spectator sheet from the SCTA that answers a lot of questions
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 09:30:20 PM »
Most people camp all along the frontage road of I-80 going to Wendover.

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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 09:41:52 PM »
We stay at the KOA in Wendover. I'd suggest making reservations now. 

I wasn't aware that you could camp along the frontage road as Tony mentioned.
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 09:48:17 PM »
The only way I would take my motorhome out on the salt flats to camp is if I was getting a divorce next month and my wife was going to get possession of the RV. ;D
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 10:22:32 AM »
Never been there but yes they do allow camping..

How do I know this

A few years ago a group of Gearheads (Folks into motor things) drove their Modified GMC motor home to the salt flats.. They were told "RVs park over there, this is for people racing the clock".

The guy who told 'em that was a tad surprised when they paid the fee and raced the clock and set what was then the record for fastest RV.. .and they still had 2 gears left.
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 10:56:02 AM »
Never been there but yes they do allow camping..


Itís possible things have changed. The current SCTA written guidance is:


ďThere is no camping ON the salt. EVERYONE must exit the salt at dusk.Ē
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Re: Bonneville Salt Flats
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 03:37:16 PM »
When I passed through there (last winter) you couldn't even walk on the salt - it was covered in a couple inches of water!  :(
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