SOAK*2020, the 16th annual regional Burning Man gathering for Portland and western Oregon, is planned for May 21 – 25, 2020 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Justesen Ranch at White River Canyon in Tygh Valley, Oregon. SOAK is organized by an all-volunteer team and is a program of Precipitation NW.


SOAK Placement Team has been busy this fall working on new criteria for Theme Camps, Art Support Camps, and Work/Staff Support Camps, as well as what it means to be “in good standing” as a camp at SOAK. The art and camp application and placement timelines have also been updated. Forms for applications are coming soon!

New timeline:
Monday, February 3rd – Camp and Art applications open
Monday, February 17th at 11:59pm – Camp and Art applications close
Early March – Camp and Art placement announced along with DGS numbers
Mid March – Directed Group Sale Tickets
Early to Late March – Camp Symposium to see the map


Gate Hours*
Thursday, May 21st:
Noon – Midnight
Friday, May 22nd:
9:00 am – Midnight
Saturday, May 23rd:
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 24th:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, May 25th:
Event ends. Have an exit plan and be gone by 3:00 pm — not packing, GONE.
*Times may need to be adjusted closer to the event. Stay tuned!

Our Core Values
Participation • Accountability • Responsibility • Respect

SOAK is organized by an all-volunteer team, and is a program of Precipitation NW.