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URL icon « on: December 23, 2019, 07:59:18 PM »

Hi
Anyone stay here before and can tell me what its like?
Is it generally pretty quiet?
How is taking shuttle to/from etc..etc..
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 08:11:43 PM »

We have done Town Park for several years, but missed out on tickets this year, so we pulled the trigger on Mary Illium hoping for some quieter times? Town Park is incredible, but last year we had a negative experience with some disrespectful neighbors playing speaker music until dawn. Picking is okay, but amplified music at 3 am, not the most respectful. Anyway, hoping to hear people chime in on the vibe at Illium. Looking forward to another year!

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URL icon « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 08:33:26 PM »

Illium is a great campground. quiet depends on who your neighbors are. Heard amped music more in Illium, than TP. Bus can be fun, but over-all generally sucks.due to the inconvenience of going back and forth (you can not go back to camp at Illlium without missing over an hour of music. If you are looking for less of a jam, party scenario Illium is quite a few notches below TP, colder, and more wild. We loved our Illium experience and did a ton of cycling, and even skipped half a day of fest to chill, but after doing TP I couldn't go back. But mostly because of the friends and people I want to see and hangout with, if all those folks were in Illium I'd be there.

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URL icon « Reply #3 on: December 25, 2019, 01:48:16 PM »

We have done Town Park for several years, but missed out on tickets this year, so we pulled the trigger on Mary Illium hoping for some quieter times? Town Park is incredible, but last year we had a negative experience with some disrespectful neighbors playing speaker music until dawn. Picking is okay, but amplified music at 3 am, not the most respectful. Anyway, hoping to hear people chime in on the vibe at Illium. Looking forward to another year!
You should let Planet Bluegrass know about it and where you were camped.
I don't believe any amplified music should be allowed in Town Park.
Acoustic or nothing is my motto.  Flower
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URL icon « Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 09:43:08 AM »

Hello, long time Mary E. camper here.  Wave So far in the last ten years Mary E has become my "home" campground. Have met some of the best people out there. It's the only campground that you can spread out and have a little room.
 Any spot that is a flat spot is open to camp on. There are allot of flat spots.
 The planet is supplying more buses now, so your wait time has been greatly reduced.
 It is usually pretty quiet after hours,,,,,usually. I personally have never had any problems with amped up music.  Acoustic or nothin!!! Flower
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Bring more blankets and warm cloths that you think you will need. Trust me.  :)
There are allot of great people out there, get out and meet your neighbors.  Cheers
Camp "Sunny side up" will be returning this year. So there will be a solar power station for charging phones or what ever.  Thumbs Up   
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 07:18:14 PM »

We have done Town Park for several years, but missed out on tickets this year, so we pulled the trigger on Mary Illium hoping for some quieter times? Town Park is incredible, but last year we had a negative experience with some disrespectful neighbors playing speaker music until dawn. Picking is okay, but amplified music at 3 am, not the most respectful. Anyway, hoping to hear people chime in on the vibe at Illium. Looking forward to another year!
You should let Planet Bluegrass know about it and where you were camped.
I don't believe any amplified music should be allowed in Town Park.
Acoustic or nothing is my motto.  Flower
Last year, we had neighbors that for the first time played amped, recorded music after dark ever. we let them know.
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 10:49:55 AM »

As far as camping at Mary E, is camping in your car permitted provided you have a vehicle pass? I don't mind the tent thing but I have a great setup in the back of my pickup with a camper? 

And going along with that, is camping in you car at Lawson Hill permitted with a vehicle pass?  I seem to remember them being more enforcing there but not sure.

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 05:41:35 PM »

Yes, you can camp in your vehicle if you have a vehicle pass for your truck/car/van.
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