Site Rules

Site Rules

Please note the site rules for Blackstone Raid:

1. You will be given a medallion at troll. Your medallion needs to be worn or displayed at all times. To re-enter the site you must have your medallion or receipt, or you will be required to pay the entry fee again.

2. All alcoholic beverages must be in period containers. This is a DISCRETELY DAMP SITE. After one warning, you will be asked to leave site with no refund.

3. No underage drinking or contributing to underage drinking will be tolerated. Any individual involved with underage drinking will be ejected from site with no refund and local authorities will be notified. Remember that drinking age in West Virginia is 21.

Before breaking any mundane law at Blackstone Raids ask yourself this: “Do I want to spend the night in a rural West Virginian Jail?”

4. Any parties held at Blackstone Raids must check ID’s. Hosts will be held accountable for the behavior of their guests. Guests having to be removed by ambulance or law enforcement from site for reasons related to excessive reveling will not be permitted back next year.

5. You will have a two hour window to unload your vehicle. At that point, you will be asked to move your vehicle to one of the designated parking areas (preferably behind the hotel).

6. Once you have parked your car, unless you are going in to town, please leave your car in the parking area.

7. No pets are allowed in the buildings, period. Only service animals with documentation will be allowed in buildings.

8. No ground fires are allowed except in the two designated fire circles. Portable fire pits are permitted.

9. There will be NO firearms, fireworks, or chemical weapons of any kind permitted at Blackstone Raids.

10. No fighting of any kind shall be permitted without a marshal present.

11. NO tents are permitted in front of buildings.

12. No smoking in any of the buildings or public tents by state law. No smoking within 15 feet of building doors. Please dispose of cigarette butts in the proper places. Potted plants are NOT ash trays.

13. Trash is to be disposed of in trash receptacles. There are dumpsters and cans on site. USE THEM!! Do not burn garbage or refuse, as this is fire season in West Virginia. Remember the golden rule; we leave it cleaner then we first got it.

14. No swimming or boating in any of the ponds. Fishing is allowed but it is catch and release.

15. In the quiet camping area, quiet hours will be from 9:00 pm until 7:00 am. If you camp in the quiet area, please respect this.

16. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian on site.

17. If you rented a bunk or cabin please consider sharing your shower house with campers.

18. All picnic tables need to remain in the picnic shelters and can only be moved by Cedar Lakes staff and with the express permission of staff and autocrats.

19. There is absolutely no cutting of trees, dead branches, shrubbery or any foliage for any reason including but not limited to use as firewood. Your must provide your own firewood. A limited amount of firewood is available for the fire circles and fire circles only.

20. Any person who tampers with, moves, destroys, or vandalizes any facility or property of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain or Cedar Lakes Conference Center without express permission of the staff as well as any person who might harbor or abet them in said violations, will be subject to possible immediate ejection from the event. These properties and facilities include but are not limited to: road signs; golf carts; picnic shelters; bathhouse; dorms; motel lodge rooms; Battlefield set ups; tables; chairs, benches, and picnic tables used by Blackstone or Cedar Lakes Conference Center; markers used by Zoning and Planning; and any other item that non-staff members are not entitled to use.