Soo Pass Ranch has extensive festival grounds that accommodate up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and multiple campgrounds. Fully developed as a concert venue, the Soo Pass Ranch has a permanent stage and backstage compound, catering and production facilities including permanent sound towers and mix station. The concert bowl also contains 50+ concession stands, and locations for dozens of additional portable concessions. WE Fest invested heavily in developing the concert site, including bringing city sewer and water lines to the ranch, which allows for running water, and permanent rest rooms in the concert bowl.
Situated on the shores of Lake Sallie, and in the meadows and woods surrounding the concert bowl, the Soo Pass Ranch campgrounds are easily accessed through pedestrian underpasses beneath the two highways that flank the concert bowl. The campgrounds are well groomed, with lighting and permanent shower houses. There are multiple lane entrances to each campground, which allows for faster ingress for camping vehicles at major events.
All campers may park one vehicle within their campsite space. If a vehicle won’t fit or you have more than one, you need to purchase Hilltop Overflow Parking passes for those vehicles.
Location: Corner of Cty Hwy 22 and 130th St.
There is a shuttle service to and from Day Parking during concert hours. The Day Parking lot closes at 2am, no overnight parking is allowed. Parking passes are sold onsite at the event and based on availability. After 2am, cars will be towed at owner’s expenses.
VIP and ADA Parking
Location: Cty Hwy 22 next to the Soo Pass Ranch East Gate.
This parking area is conveniently located near the East Gate entrance. An ADA shuttle service is available. These lots close at 2am, no overnight parking is allowed. Parking passes are sold onsite at the event and based on availability. After 2am, cars will be towed at owner’s expenses.
Hilltop Overflow Parking
Location: Near the tollbooth at Hilltop Campground
The Hilltop Overflow Parking is available for extra vehicles brought to the event that you do not need or won’t fit within your campsite space. This pass allows for parking your extra vehicle(s) in the parking area of the Hilltop Campground near the tollbooth. Once parked, these vehicles can NOT come and go. No camping is allowed in this lot and it will be patrolled by security. WE Fest offers “on call” shuttle service for those camped in Lake Sallie, Northwoods and Oatfield.
IMPORTANT: The ONLY overnight parking lot at Soo Pass Ranch is Hilltop Overflow Parking. All other lots including Day Parking, VIP Parking, ADA parking are not. Cars must be removed from those lots by 2 am. Towing begins at 2 am.
Consider taking the shuttle from Detroit Lakes to WE Fest, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. Park for FREE during the day in the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501). Then enjoy unlimited rides to and from WE Fest. Shuttles run every 20 minutes from noon to 2 am, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, making stops at the Fairgrounds (within walking distance to the beach!) and at WE Fest West Gate.
Check with your hotel. Anderson Bus runs a hotel shuttle from almost all Detroit Lakes hotels from 1pm – 1:30am each day.
If you are not staying at SOO PASS RANCH, book your accommodation early!! The best resource for finding available options are with Detroit Lakes Chamber. Check out the Plan your Stay page or call 218-847-9202.