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.


Saturday, February 15th, please join us for the SOAK Pre-Assembly. Timelines have shifted and some of the important dates and deadlines will have already passed before Town Hall. With that in mind, this assembly is aimed specifically to inform and answer questions with deadlines ahead of March 1st, with the rest of the usual annual updates being covered at Town Hall. More information can be found here.

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.

New timeline:
Art Placement and Theme Camp Registration is now open! Find the link on our new Forms page.

February 16th to Saturday, February 29th – Subsidized Tickets Registration Window
February 19th at 11:59pm – Camp Registration Closes
February 23rd at 11:59pm – Art and Community Provisions Close
Early March – Earned Volunteer Ticket Redemption Sale
March 1st – Town Hall
March 6th at 11:59pm – Art Registration Closes
Early March – Camp and Art placement announced along with DGS numbers
March 15th – Directed Group Sale Tickets
March – Main ticket sale
March 28th and 29th – Placement Symposium to see the map
April 26th – OMG Ticket Sale
Early May – Early Arrival Passes sent to camps


Gate Hours*
Thursday, May 21st:
10:00 am – Midnight
Friday, May 22nd:
8:00 am – Midnight
Saturday, May 23rd:
8:00 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.