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Adventure awaits you at the Witte Museum’s annual Rock Art Rendezvous! The Rock Art Rendezvous is a weekend of exploration and guided tours of some of the most remarkable rock art sites in the world. The weekend also features demonstrations, camping, music and much more under the big skies of West Texas.
Tickets to the Rock Art Rendezvous are $150 per person and include:
- Camping spot at the White Shaman Preserve – tent or trailer (26’ max)
- Interactive demonstrations by the Witte Museum’s Education Team
- Cowboy coffee and continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings
- BBQ dinner, raffle and campfire Saturday night with musical performance by Randy Granger
- Tour options include: The White Shaman, Tinaja Canyon, Seminole Canyon (Fate Bell and Fate Bell Annex), Bonfire Shelter & Eagle Cave, Presa Canyon, Upper Canyon (includes Running Horse and Seminole Spring Shelters) and a Nature Walk on the White Shaman Preserve
- Stargazing (weather permitting)
Arrival/Departure and Facilities:
Gates will open on noon Friday, February 17th. All visitors are to depart no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th. Any vehicle can navigate the White Shaman Preserve road and all roads to the tour locations. Tour signup begins each day at 7:30 a.m. Tour space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Spots on tours are not guaranteed unless you sign up. The White Shaman Preserve does not have electricity, Wi-Fi, restrooms or potable water. Cell service can be intermittent. Portable toilets and a water trailer for handwashing will be available. All Rock Art Rendezvous participants have access to the restroom and shower facilities at Seminole Canyon State Park. Entrance and tour fees for Seminole Canyon State Park will be paid by the Witte Museum.
All Witte Museum Rock Art Rendezvous participants must complete and sign the Liability Release Form before participating. Please read carefully. You will be asked to sign this form when you arrive to check in. By signing this form and participating, you also confirm that you have read and will abide by the Tour Guidelines and Expectations.
Reservations and Cancellations:
All reservations for the Rock Art Rendezvous must be paid in advance. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 14 days prior to the Rendezvous to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the 14 day minimum are non-refundable. Guided tours may be cancelled due to weather conditions, extreme heat/cold, road conditions, river levels, etc. For the safety of the group and at the discretion of the guide, tours may be cancelled at any stage during the event for any reason. The Rendezvous goes on rain or shine, hot or cold.
Health and Safety:
Participants must be aware of the remote and difficult environmental conditions and terrain into which our tours travel. This involves hiking considerable distances, scrambling over rocks and boulders, steep ascents and steep descents, walking in or over loose rock, rappelling up/down a rope and through dense thorny brush. At any time of the year desert heat can be extreme. In most cases medical help and trauma care are several hours away. The Rock Rendezvous is for participants 12 years of age and older. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The Witte Museum is proud to be the conservation stewards of the White Shaman Preserve, a national historic landmark and archaeological site. Generators, pets and ground fires are prohibited. We ask all participants to observe quiet time from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Please make every effort to consolidate vehicles on off-site tours. A small grill for cooking will be available for your use in the camp area. You may bring gas stoves – no charcoal grills please. Fill your gas tanks prior to arriving at the Rendezvous if you plan to take offsite tours.
The White Shaman Preserve is reserved for Rock Art Rendezvous participants, however participants are not required to camp on the property. Other locations to stay include:
- Seminole Canyon State Park campsites: 1-432-292-4464
- Comstock Motel (call early for reservations): 1-432-292-4484
- Comstock RV Park & Camping Cabins: 1-432-292-4451
There are numerous hotels in Del Rio; however, Del Rio is approximately 45 minutes from the White Shaman Preserve, so please plan accordingly.