Roof Top Tent Rally 2021


Roof Top Tent Rally 2021 - at James River State Park



Brought to you by Blue Ridge Overland Gear and James River State Park


Event Hosts


Event Details

Join us for the 5th annual Roof Top Tent Rally (#RTTR2021), October 15-17 in Gladstone, Virginia at James River State Park. Hang out with other overlanders, adventure seekers and outdoor lovers. Enjoy a family-friendly, relaxing weekend of camping with good people, good music, and fun on the river and trails.

If this is your first time at the rally please check out some event recaps here, here, here, and here.

This event will feature:

  • Overlanding and adventure travel gear vendors

  • Live music.

  • 20 miles of biking/hiking trails.

  • 8 miles of James River for kayaking, fishing, or swimming.

  • Networking.

  • Raffles.

  • and other fun!

Take time to explore the James River State Park: go mountain biking or hiking on 20 miles of trails. Enjoy access to the James River and the beauty of the rolling meadows and spectacular views.

DOGS (IMPORTANT!): Dogs are welcome but they must be leashed at all times. Leashes must be 6 feet or shorter. Failure to keep your dog leashed and under control could result in you being asked to leave the event.

Ground tents and off-road trailers (under 20ft.) are welcome. RVs and campers are not permitted at this event.

Above ground firepit w/fire pan that prevents ground scorching is required. DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD: NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD IS ALLOWED. Firewood will be for sale in the park - made available by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).

Ice will be for sale by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).

It is recommended to bring vehicular leveling blocks.

Event hosted by Blue Ridge Overland Gear and the James River State Park.


Info coming soon.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to purchase tickets for early camping, each person in your party needs a ticket that includes early camping.



Info coming soon.

Check-in begins on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. and check-out is Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m. Main entry gate is open until 10pm. Late arrivals will need to camp in the Shelter 3 parking lot and can check-in the following morning at 8 a.m.

James River State Park, Amphitheater Field.
104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553