2021 King of the Hammers COVID General Information

The 2021 King of the Hammers COVID General Information

Thank you for your commitment and interest in the King of the Hammers. We all know this is an unprecedented time. We appreciate your attention to the following information.

Thousands of people flock to Johnson Valley OHV Area regularly for much needed outdoor recreation.  We understand that public land is public. However, as a concerned community, we ask that regardless of your personal perspective, everyone in attendance do their part to help ensure a safe environment for drivers, vendors, staff, fans and media alike.

Hammertown is the gated and fenced outdoor area on Means Dry Lake Bed. It is the location for the start/finish, team pits, and vendor companies that support our race teams.

Access to Hammertown requires a negative COVID test and adherence to increased safety guidelines.  Everyone must wear a face covering, wash their hands regularly, and practice social distancing as aligned with State and Local guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations, ample signage and additional cleaning procedures will be provided througout Hammertown.

If you are coming to the lakebed to recreate or watch the racing outside Hammertown on public land, you are not required to provide a negative test, however, you will be required to take a temperature check and provide a health declaration. 

  • General Admission Tickets - $30 in advance online ($40 on site at the gate) allows access to Lakebed and dispersed camping
  • Health Declaration / Temperature Checks will be required for all adult spectators on the lakbed
  • Negative COVID-19 test results or proof of antibodies/vaccine will be required for all adult spectators that wish to enter Hammertown (Fenced and Managed Garage Area for Teams and Vendor Row)
  • Doctor or Lab documentation of Vaccine or Recovery with no Symptoms for prior 14 days required
  • Rapid Response Testing will be made available onsite for $30 to spectators that did not get tested prior to arrival on the lakebed (general admission ticket still required).
  • Rapid Response Testing will be made available free of charge if any event attendee develops symptoms onsite. 
  • Testing and triage will be conducted with a protocol that protects medical professionals and manages positive tests in accordance with County Health direction.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious and fluid situation. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.