Copied from an update ScBrian sent me. Thanks Brian! Looks like you DO need to register to camp as a day pass user, which is what I will be doing.
OVERLAND EXPO EAST FAQ (MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED EACH WEEK)
– CAMPING & ACCOMMODATIONS
What are my options for hotels?
Because of its geographical location on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville and the surrounding region has hundreds of hotels. But don't delay your reservations; October is prime "leaf" season for fall, so book early. They will sell out. Plenty of options here: http://www.exploreasheville.com/2014overlandexpoeast/
What is the main campground like?
HILLS: At Taylor Ranch there will be designated areas for camping in grassy, rolling fields either among or just outside the hardwood forest area. NOTE: hills! Plan on bringing good leveling blocks for your rigs just in case. See below about SIZE RESTRICTIONS for vehicles (no large RVs).
DRY CAMPING: There are NO hookups for electricity or water at this venue. We provide porta-toilets and camp-style remote showers in privacy cabanas. There will be a central tank of potable water for filling up, but we ask that people be very conservative (so there is enough for all) and that you are self-sufficient (bring your own water containers / food / cooking gear, etc.).
TREES: All trees are protected: no wood cutting, nailing or attaching anything to trees, or disturbing the forests. This is a private working farm. Please respect their resources.
FIRES: There will be several designated fire pits run by Taylor Ranch, but otherwise no personal campfires due to the proximity of other farms and houses and the fire danger.
FACILITIES & AMENITIES: There will be portable bathrooms and showers, water fillup stations, and trash facilities, but we are recommending you treat this like a true overlanding trip: be self-sufficient or plan to travel to a nearby town (minutes away) for food, water, etc.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS for Overland Experience attendees and exhibitors is by reservation: you must let us know if you are camping. (RSVPs are submitted at time of registration–no need to contact us unless that changes.) NOTE THE SIZE RESTRICTIONS BELOW. Day pass attendees will also need to reserve camping space when you purchase your advance day pass tickets online (starting August). At-gate day pass attendees will not be able to camp. We will fill up.
RVs: Sorry, but Class-A motorhomes / very large RVs are NOT PERMITTED. Due to the nature of the terrain, there is not an appropriate space for any motorhomes with limited ground clearance. We will not have any way to recover stuck RVs. Check out your options for RV parks nearby here (note: book early, it's going to be fall "leaf" season): http://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/No ... tcher.html
VEHICLES & TRAILERS: Camping on-site at Taylor Ranch will be limited to overland rigs: trucks, vehicles with four-wheel-drive, trailers (only if pulled by four-wheel-drive truck), and purpose-built larger rigs that have four-wheel-drive. NOTE: 12-foot height limit due to trees. If you are bringing a trailer, you must be pulling it with a vehicle that has 4WD. Please make sure your trailer has adequate ground clearance. (Reminder: there are no hookups in this venue.) Quiet generators are allowed but must be turned off by 10 pm.