Where the Gathering will be in 2015

From Rapid City, SD, take Hwy 16 south west to Hill City, SD (about 30 miles). In Hill City go to the intersection of Hwy 16 and Main St and head west on Main (shown as 308 on maps). Take this to Deerfield road and continue northwest (left) for about 17 miles to Deerfield Lake on your right. Just past the lake make a left on Ditch Creek Road. Then take the first right onto FR 294 and over a bridge. Drive about 5 miles on FR 294 to Welcome Home.

Coordinates from Acme Mapper, work also in Google and Bing

parking/trailhead: N 44.00321 W 103.87768
dinner circle: N 43.97963 W 103.86213

map to parking/trailhead

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Ignore all rumors of cancellation or organization! Live Lightly with the Land and People!


CALM needs donations to pay for medical supplies that get used every year. Please consider donating now to CALM, as most supplies have to be purchased before the Gathering.

Additional information on the water system used to purify water for this year is here. Clean water helps keep us all healthy! The water crew has a new PayPal account to help cover the costs associated with buying water line every year to replace the parts that can't be reused. The existing PayPal account is used primarily for the water filters and other expensive water filtering related parts that need replacement every year.

The water crew is asking all kitchens that want to be connected to the main water line to bring the following items. These items in total should not cost more than $50-$100. Please help get this word out to all kitchens. If each kitchen brings a little it helps us all.

The Rainbow Guide is also looking for donations to cover the costs of publishing the Guide. If you've ever traveled and looked up people in the Guide, you know what a great resource this is.


Happenings at the Gathering

There are many wonderful things that happen at a gathering, but I'll list a few highlights. Remember the concept of "Rainbow Time", and that any semi-scheduled event will start when it starts, and not necessarily by the clock.


For more information about Rainbow Gatherings, here are some more documents.

Other Sources of Information

Now that it's Spring Time, the Forest Service is cranking up their disinformation propoganda machine. While the USFS tries heavily to freak out the locals about the coming Gathering, usually the result is no where as bad as they try to lead folks to believe. Here's a few general media articles looking back on things from the perspective of a year later.

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Last updated June 12th, 2011