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Encampment Program

2016 Example

Down the Trail



November 4th-11th, 2018


General Meeting


March 10, 2018, 2:00pm

Heritage Inn

Ridgecrest, CA

The Water Hole


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2016 Keepsake

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale


"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

Available Now!


Special Events


Shoshone's Old West Celebration

This event takes place during our Pre-Encampment and includes: Old West Musical Festival, Deep-Pit BBQ, Crafts, Gem & Mineral Show, Cowboy Poetry, Native American Dancing, Trail and Wagon Rides.

Daily Wagon Rides

Every morning during encampment: Meet the Live Oak Belgians at their camp to watch the Harnessing and Hitching process.  Bring your lawn chair, coffee cup and lots of questions.

Daily: Wagon rides, free of charge. Tips for the "Horse Carrot Fund" gratefully accepted.  Pick up points and routes to be determined. Please see the schedule at the Fiddlers' Stage.

Daily: Visit the Live Oak Belgians Camp any time the horses and McCarty's are at their camp. All Encampment, Furnace Creek Ranch, and National Park visitors are welcome to stop by, meet the horses, look at the wagons up close, ask questions and enjoy a visit.


Representatives from all of the Encampment activities will participate; E. Clampus Vitus, Costume Contestants, Red Hat Society Ladies, Hikers, Trail Riders, Wagons, Special Vehicles & lots more are in the parade. If you have an entry come join us at 9:00 A.M. at the corral area on Furnace Creek Ranch. The Parade will take place along the main road through the Date Grove.

Sunday Morning Sing

Join our Master of Ceremony and friends at the Furnace Creek Golf Course for hymns, gospels and other songs to warm the heart.

Veterans Tribute

Join us at the Fiddler's Stage as we honor all veterans. Service conducted by ‘49er Dennis Bailleul & Bill Pool. Music will be provided.