One of the aspects that sets Wildflower apart is its unique, "Woodstock" like atmosphere, Camping is at the center of this culture and serves as not only a fun alternative to the normal race accommodations, but as perhaps the best way to get the full Wildflower experience.
If you want to get in on the camping bandwagon, however, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the experience.
First: Keep in mind that the weather can vary wildly at Lake San Antonio, and nights in particular can get pretty chilly. If you're tent camping, this is especially important. Pack some warm clothing and a sleeping bag.
Second: Access to electricity is limited, making sure you have a self-contained RV or tent camping are among the best options.
Third: Bring plenty of food, water and supplies. The campsites are fairly remote and far from any retail options, so if you've forgotten anything, getting out to a store isn't quick and easy. That said, part of the camping experience is the camaraderie--you might bring extras to help your fellow participants or find that they have something you need if you run out.
Finally--have fun. Hanging out in the campgrounds with other triathletes, their families and friends is a one-of-a-kind experience that you won't get elsewhere. It helps set up a festival atmosphere and will become a big part of your Wildflower weekend memories.
Have you camped at Wildflower before? What tips would you add?
A complete list of campgrounds can be found here.