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What is the Jeepers and Jeep® Jamboree?

Jeepers and Jeep® Jamboree offer fully supported off road trips through the famous Rubicon Trail in Northern, California. This year marks the 72nd year of offering these epic adventures.

What is the difference between the Jeepers and Jeep® Jamboree trip?

The Jeepers Jamboree offers a 4 day or a 3 day trip option. This trip is the most popular choice to experience a more adult atmosphere. It supports more vehicles and a higher attendance. Jeepers Jamboree provides amazing live entertainment. Participants must be 16 years of age or older to attend.

The Jeep® Jamboree is a 3 day trip, and is popular for our family attendees with young children. Participants 6 years of age and older can attend this event. This trip offers the Jeep Jamboree “Camp Rubicon” educational program for our participants 6 – 16yrs of age. There are typically fewer vehicles, and a smaller attendance. The Jeep Jamboree trip also provides entertainment.

How do I sign up for a trip?

You can sign up Online here or by mail to:
Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc.
P.O. Box 900
Georgetown, CA 95634

Registrations can also be faxed to our office at (530) 333-0245, or can be taken over the phone at (530) 333-4771.

Registration for all trips begins November 1st. Registration cut off is two weeks prior to the trip date. All registrations must be completed prior to your attendance. The Release of Liability wavier MUST be signed by all participants. Once completed registrations are submitted, the driver will receive a confirmation and itinerary by email.

What types of vehicles are allowed to attend the Jamboree trip?

Acceptable vehicles for the Jamboree trips are Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Toyota Pick Ups, Samurai’s, Scouts, and Broncos. Highly modified vehicles (including models listed) or vehicle types not listed (Unimogs, etc.), need to be approved by the Board of Directors. For more vehicle information, recommendations, or approval please contact the office at (530) 333-4771.

Who can I bring?

Kids 16 years and older can attend the Jeepers Jamboree trip. Kids 6 years and older can attend the Jeep® Jamboree trip. All passengers must wear seat belts. All participants must be registered for the trip. 

What will a Jamboree trip cost?

Jeepers Jamboree 4 Day trip is $640 per person
Jeepers Jamboree 3 Day trip is $605 per person
Jeep Jamboree trip is $535 per person
After June 15th: $565 per person
Jeep Jamboree attendees aged 6 to 16 years are $275 per person

All fees must be paid in advance.  A $35 charge is assessed for returned checks. All camping fees and meals are included in this price.

  Reservations to 21 Days before trip$35.00
  20 Days to 8 Days before trip50%
  7 Days to 1 Days before trip80%
  Trip Date and Beyond100%

This is my first four wheel drive event? What kind of driving experience is needed?

No experience is needed. We have highly trained trail guides along the way, stacking rocks, and helping drivers choose the correct lines to get them through the Rubicon Trail. Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc. is a highly skilled organization where beginner four wheeling enthusiasts can learn life-long off reading tips.

What does the trip registration fee cover?

Registration fees cover all necessary permits, vehicle fees, camping fees, and 3 meals a day, starting the morning of the trip, to lunch on the last day. We provide experienced Rock Rollers, and highly qualified Mechanics on the trail. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special diets and dietary restrictions.
You can contact the office at 530-333-4771 for a menu.

What if my vehicle has mechanical problems while on the trail?

If you have a mechanical issue, please pull off the trail, report your issue to a Rockroller, and wait for assistance as needed. A Trail Mechanic will be called to assist with any mechanical issues you have on the trail. Jeepers Jamboree and Jeep® Jamboree Inc. maintains a parts inventory in Main Camp. However, due to the wide range of different and unique vehicles that attend, we cannot provide parts for every type of breakdown. We suggest each participant bring appropriate spare parts for their specific vehicle. Jeepers Jamboree and Jeep® Jamboree have mechanics at Buck Island (Jeepers Jamboree only), Main Camp, and stationed along the trail to provide assistance. Breakdowns can delay your trip for hours and even days. Ensure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition before attending a Jeepers or Jeep® Jamboree event.

Jeep going over a big rock

Could my vehicle be damaged on a Jamboree trip?

There is the possibility of damage to your vehicle when traveling the Rubicon Trail. Any damage is the owner’s responsibly. The Rock Rollers are there to assist you in traversing the trail; please closely follow instructions given by the Rock Rollers. The Rubicon Trail is rated a 10. It is one of the oldest and toughest four wheel drive trails in the world. If you fear damaging or denting your vehicle, please do not attend.

Are there bypasses that can be taken to avoid difficult spots?

No, there are no bypasses; moreover, vehicles can not pull off the road more than 25ft from the center of the trail. If you are stopping to eat, swim, check your vehicle, etc., pull off just enough so another vehicle can get around you.

Can I have a friend or family member check in for me in Georgetown?

THE DRIVER OF EACH REGISTERED VEHICLE, AND ALL PASSENGERS IN SAID VEHICLE MUST CHECK IN AT THE GEORGETOWN OFFICE. All signatures MUST be on the Release of Liability waiver before you can be checked in. If you didn’t get a waiver signed prior to check in, make sure you come in and sign at check in. No vehicle sticker or wristbands will be given without all signatures. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Can I go in early to set up my camp or go in through the Tahoe side of the trail?

Absolutely Not! We are an organized event. Your entry onto the trail starts the day of your trip, and begins at the Loon Lake side of the trail only! There will be no entry onto the trail until the morning of your trip departure. Again … We are an organized event, and everyone will follow our trip schedule.

What type of rest-room facilities do you have?

There are port-a-potties at the Loon Lake Dam when you start the trip, and a few stationed along the trail. Once you get to Rubicon Springs we have several port-a-potties. Participants can also bring their own bucket toilets (must pack out on own – no dumping) and PETT toilet systems.

What kind of weather can I expect on the Rubicon?

The weather is unpredictable in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. No matter how warm it may be by day, the nights can get cold and thundershowers are not an uncommon occurrence. Pack for warm and cold weather and bring an extra pair of shoes.

Camping on the Rubicon Trail

Where do we camp once on the Rubicon Trail?

Once you get to Rubicon Springs Main Camp, a camp host will help assist you in finding a camp site. Rubicon Springs is the midpoint of the Rubicon Trail. For example, if you attend the 4 day Jeepers Jamboree trip you will drive the Rubicon Trail all day Thursday until you reach Rubicon Springs. You will then set up camp, and stay camped there for the duration of the event. Sunday you will break down camp, and drive the rest of the Rubicon Trail to the Tahoe side.

What type of activities will there be once in camp?

Participants can enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and meeting fellow off road enthusiasts. On both Saturdays of our trips, please enjoy our historical talk about the Rubicon Trail. There will be entertainment in the evening after dinner.

Where can I purchase merchandise for family and friends?

Merchandise can be purchased Online at www.rubiconwear.com or at our office during check in.