We were there last October. What a blast. We stayed in the huge area with no hook ups about 3/4 mile south of the launch field. Shuttle bus service is provided and is both frequent and reliable. The first two mornings we hurried to get to the field by sunrise to see the mass ascension only to see the balloons going up and to the south right over our RV .
We could have had a few more winks of sleep.
But, being there when they launch is a must, at least one morning. You can get up close and personal with the launch crew and watch how they inflate the balloon envelope, etc. Also, the moon-glow events are great in the evening. They don't launch but they inflate and light up. It is beautiful.
Have fun. It makes you feel like a kid watching hundreds of balloons in the sky that are all shapes and sizes.
Here are some teaser photos for you.
2009 Newmar 42 ft. Allstar 4188, Wheelchair Accessible, 400HP Cummins ISL, Allison 3000, Mastertow Dolly, '98 Riviera