September 20 event, please read: With the social media attention this event is getting we want to clarify a few points for those not familiar with the area. Other than the Little A'Le'Inn, a small bar/restaurant/motel there are no services in Rachel. There is no gas and no store. The Inn is booked for that weekend. If you plan on attending the event you must be experienced in camping, hiking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good shape. You must be prepared to be completely on your own for food, water, gas etc. We expect cell service and the internet in Rachel to be offline. Credit card processing will not work, so bring enough cash. If you camp on public land pick up all your trash. Please read our Preparations and Tips before you come to Area 51 and our FAQ section and plan accordingly. Expect daytime highs in the 80's and nighttime lows in the 40's. It is not uncommon to go below freezing at night in late September.|
This event will undoubtedly attract crooks trying to capitalize on the chaos. Be on your guard and always lock your vehicle. And stay away from the residential part of Rachel. Most residents do not like where this event is going and will respond accordingly.
WARNING: Haphazard attempts are made by the local bar in Rachel to put together an event. Locals are not kept in the loop and they certainly are not happy about this event that is likely to bring chaos to Rachel. Law enforcement will be overwhelmed and local residents will step up to protect their property. It could get ugly. Please consider visiting our town another time.
Base security and the Lincoln County Sheriffs Department will be on high alert. Several Federal Agencies will be present as well. Anyone trespassing in the restricted zone around Area 51 will be arrested. If you choose to visit do not go near the border, and absolutely do not cross the line. Along all major dirt roads the border is marked with clear warning signs. In other areas orange posts mark the border. There is no fence. See our Maps section for maps of the area.