I've seen people camp at the put-in, the festival site and battle run (above dam) I have stayed at battle run the last few years, its not a party spot, festival camping is the party spot I believe. Not sure about the New right now. I thought they released the water around 7am the 21st. I doubt there will be residual water. I hear you can run it pretty low though. I've only been out here in Co. for a short time, don't know of anything that compares. The water will be much warmer. I hope they sell beer on Sunday, not sure always had plenty.