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The Wizard's Desk

The Wizard's desk is a blog space where our staff and creative leads offer their insight and experience on engaging with DrachenFest US! We're excited to share what we can, so pull up a seat!

Rough Campsite Location

This year will be DrachenFest’s first time at Cooper’s Lake. We hope this will be our “forever home”, and are ready to share some details about where we’ll be on the campsite this year.


We’ve agonized over the decision about where to center DrachenFest. Our ideal space has…


  • relatively flat ground for battles and camping

  • a central battlefield

  • shade

  • minimal flood risk

  • easy access to water points

  • access to power points for the bazaar

  • enough room for everybody

  • But not so much room that the camps take 20+ minutes to travel between. Camps should be able to react to each other being attacked, Dragon Eggs moving, etc.


There is no single spot on the campsite which checks all these boxes, each spot has tradeoffs of one kind or another. Based on site visits and consultation with veterans of Cooper’s Lake events, we have selected the area called Lakeview as our central game space for 2023. Here’s a rough map:



We know you are eager to find out which of these locations belongs to which camp! However, final camp locations will remain flexible until game setup begins - please plan as if you may be camping in any of those areas: Anticipate slight slopes, no power points inside the camp, and access to water taps will be, at the very most, a short walk from your front gate.


Please keep in mind that many factors may impact layout - this plan may shift before game due to site conditions, safety issues, camp headcounts, and other factors that we can’t anticipate.


Cooper’s Lake is a legendary campsite, and can’t wait to land there with you.


The DrachenFest-US Team


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