Festival Location

Rising Sun Camp Ground


Complete grounds map and driving directions to Rising Sun can be found at thier web site: www.risingsuncampground.com

Rising Sun is a rental facility including camping for tents and trailers. The camp is located along the beautiful Tippecanoe River, in mid-Indiana for you to explore and enjoy. Come and browse through the photos...

Amenities: Rising Sun Camp Ground as many amenities including:

  • shaded campsites
  • electric and water campsite availability
  • performance stage with electricity
  • Swimming pool
  • Camp store for ice, wood and smaller items
  • cold drinking water from on-site wells
  • fishing (must have current Indiana licence), Kayak and canoeing rental on the Tippecanoe river
  • firewood available to purchase on site
  • restroom and shower house facilities
  • gravel roads
  • on-site parking lot
  • Rising Sun Rules
    1. General and Safety Regulations
    Use of the pool is permitted only in accordance with the Aquatic Activity Rules. NEVER swim alone.
    Obey the No Smoking signs in public areas. Use ashtrays and butt cans, and do not throw cigarette butts on the ground.
    Deposit trash in trash containers only. Bottles, cans, paper, unwaxed cardboard, and plastics can be recycled. Trash bags can be deposited in the dumpster at the entrance to the grounds.
    Do not put tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, or anything else but toilet paper in the toilets. Our septic
    system can’t handle it. Use the trash containers provided.
    Do not approach or molest the wildlife. Report any animals that appear to be ill or acting strangely
    (particularly raccoon's out in the daytime) to the staff.
    No dogs or pets allowed. Certified service animals only.
    No illegal drugs are permitted at any time. No illegal feathers. Firearms, hunting, fireworks, or explosives are strictly prohibited.

    Fishing, Foraging & Planting

    No foraging is allowed on the grounds without prior approval of Sun Rise. Please ask permission before harvesting or planting. Even well-intentioned unapproved plantings can endanger the ecology. Fishing is permitted in the river. You must have a current Indiana fishing license.

    Trash and Glass

    Keep your camp area cleared of trash and clutter. No cigarette butts or other debris is to be tossed on any part of the grounds.

    Garbage Removal

    Plan to remove all of your own trash from your campsite when you leave. We strongly encourage you to bring a majority of what will become trash in paper form as this can be burned on site. Personal garbage removal is required.

    Swimming Pool Rules

    Rules for Aquatic Activities
    1. Lifeguards
    Lifeguards are not provided by the user group.
    For this purpose, a “user group” is an organized group of individuals sponsoring an activity, as opposed to an individual or family.
    General Regulations
    Regulations are posted at the swimming area, and must be followed. In addition:
    · Horseplay, such as running, splashing, shoving, or dunking, is not permitted.
    · Swimming is allowed only between 10 am to 8 pm.
    · Diving is not permitted off the fixed dock.
    · Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on or in the pool area. Containers for food or beverages must be deposited in the trash
    · Throwing of objects, such as baseballs or rocks, is not permitted.
    · Swimmers should wear proper swimming attire, and change in the shower house before coming to the beach.
    · Do not swim at night, or when the area is closed.

    Fire Tending

    The fire tenders around the main fire are trained and authorized by Chrysalis Moon, Inc. to work with the main sacred fire. Unless you are an authorized fire tender, please keep a safe distance from the sacred fire. Only approved Chrysalis Moon, Inc. fire tenders may handle fire wood or fire tending of the main fire. Do not burn any trash in the sacred fire.

    Service Animals

    Only doctor certified service animals are permitted at Ronora as long as they are leashed, controlled by a responsible adult, and kept quite, kept at a safe distance away from the main fire, workshop and food areas at all times. Service animal owners are responsible for cleaning up after their animals. In the event that the pet policies are not followed, owners will be given 1 warning by Chrysalis Moon, Inc. staff. If a second infraction occurs, the Service animal and owner will be asked to leave the land immediately, and only the owner will be welcome to return.

    Choosing a Campsite

    Camping is permitted in nearly any suitable location throughout Rising Sun except for those areas specifically designated for vendors, area deemed unsuitable by management (such as those under construction) or where your campsite would be an obvious obstruction (in the middle of the road, or right in front of the main stage would be a bad idea). Also, please avoid setting up camp where it would block access to any of the shrines around Rising Sun. If you require electricity for a medical condition you will also be limited to a few campsites with power hookups. Please let the staff know if this is the case.

    Drum Etiquette

    Please be respectful of other people's items, especially drums and other instruments around the main fire. Please do not play other people's drums without permission, and do not set items on drums. Drums are not tables, and can be damaged by pressure, moisture, and rough objects. Drumming is allowed at all hours during a festival, provided it does not interfere with a scheduled event, like a quiet ritual.

    Chrysalis Moon Festival is NOT Clothing Optional

    Fire pits

    There are several campsites with fire pits available at Rising sun. Please do not create (dig)a new fire pit without prior permission from Rising Sun staff. It is highly recommended to bring a portable above ground fire bowl or pit if you plan to cook outdoors.

    Driving Directions

    Chicago, IL: 2 hours South east
    Fort Wayne, IN: 2 hours South west
    Indianapolis, IN: 2 hours North

    Dress: CM festival site is not clothing optional, nudity is not allowed.

    Cooking in your camp:
    *You must bring and fix your own meals.
    Campers will need a cooking/dining tent.

    There are several stores near by if your supplies run short.