Special Needs / Disabilites

Information for Individuals with Special Needs

The Special Needs department was dissolved prior to Gulf Wars 25 when the K.A.R.T system was implemented. It serves as a mass-transit replacement of the old Special Needs carts. The K.A.R.T.s do not offer point-to-point service like we used to do, but, it does go around to most of the encampment, fields, “downtown” and many other points. Please refer to the Transportation Services page for more specifics regarding routes, hours of operation, and considerations when riding the K.A.R.T.’s.

Gulf Wars is a primitive site. Its buggy, hot, cold, windy, rainy, and dusty… sometimes all in the same day! Your electric wheelchairs and scooters are welcome but no gas powered vehicles are allowed. No modern pedal-powered modes of transportation are allowed (bikes, recumbent bikes, “hoverboards”, or any other modern recreational devices).

King’s Arrow Ranch is a no-pet site. Pets are strictly prohibited. Persons who bring pets or Non-Service Animals other than pre-vetted Coursing Hounds on site, including the RV Park, will be asked to remove them and risk being expelled from Gulf Wars with no refund.

If you or your child (under 18) need a Service Animal and are coming to Gulf Wars, please see Animal Control under the General Info Tab. Only canines being specifically trained as guide, leader, listener, or for mobility impairments are permitted to attend Gulf Wars.

The following links to the ADA will also be of assistance:
https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

With the relative availability of power throughout the encampment, we no longer have a specific place for charging medical equipment (batteries, scooters, etc.) There is power available in most encampments as well at multiple points at 5 points and the main hall. If you have any difficulty obtaining use of on-site electricity, please check with The Watch.

The Handicamp is our specially designated special needs camping area. It is convenient to the Handicapped-accessible showers and toilets. Space is limited and it is allotted on a “first-come/first-served” basis. Power is available but you need to make arrangements to be near an outlet. Only the running of equipment for your medical needs are permitted to run off the available power (microwaves, toaster ovens, TV’s, etc are not permitted on the Handicamp power grid. Bringing sufficient extension cordage is vital as it is not provided. Also, you will need to make arrangements to see to the erection of your own encampment. Personnel are not available at this time to assist with that task. The Handicamp coordinator can be reached through the staff list or through the land department.
The staff of Gulf Wars will make every effort to assist you and make reasonable accommodations.