We’re looking for neighbors that are interested in the same. Come on by the south end of the primitive area.
Disclaimer- this doesn’t mean a no noise or quiet zone, everyone should bring earplugs if they really want to snooze. Quiet is a relative thing in TP. Acoustic instruments and pickers welcome, we’re not looking to step on the pickin tents at all- we love you. What we are looking to do is avoid a repeat of the amplified music and rudeness that set up right in the middle of many others in the area last year.
I hope you find your space that is away from the rude campers, some people (although probably good intentioned) just aren’t respectful…case in point, loud screaming early in the a.m. one night that ticked off many who were sleeping, anyway, hope you find that place back in the primitive area
Awesome…if you mean literally, i’m envious, if figuratively, perfect! Hey, i see you have a recommendation for camping 12 miles outside of Tride by Trout Lake. Do you have a number i can call to reserve a space for August for the Phish shows? Getting there early and need a place for one night prior to opening of highschool.
Also, you recommend “bring a lightweight closed-cell foam pad like a Ridgerest to put between your sleeping bag and the air mattress for insulation” in an earlier post. Where might i purchase this?
I’m not actually there yet, but someone with our group is.
Check it out by googling “Matterhorn Campground”, to reserve try here. Good luck w/ the dates.
Closed cell foam pads, like Ridgerest or such can be found at REI for about 15-20. Blue or green lightweight closed cell foam pads about 1/4" thick or so can be found at Walmart and sporting good stores for around 10-12.
I remember the group you’re talking about from last year. They did get loud at times.
We’ve camped in the south primitive area in the same spot for the past few years. And we’re planning on being your neighbor again this year. Camp Evergreen is bringing a few festivirgins to join our group this year. The rest of us are experienced festivarians and want to keep a good vibe in this part of Town Park. We’ll do our best to not be too loud but do bring your ear plugs.
The best way to have a good camping experience is to meet your neighbors who are camping around you! Let’s make sure we all know each others names and where you’re from.
As we all set our tents in the field, don’t block off access to the river. Let’s leave a path by the fence, and a few other areas, so we can all get to the water.
We need to squeeze our tents close together in the field - just like Warner Field. I remember a few years ago when we got to town on Wednesday. It was very stressful and all of the good shaded spots in Town Park were already taken. We found some nice people in the field in the south primitive area who let us squeeze in next to them. As we set up this year during the land rush, let’s remember the other campers who are arriving late and try to leave them a spot.
We’re starting to pack today and can’t wait to get Bluegrass this year. What an amazing lineup!
Looking forward to the best festival ever, and I totally agree with AnythingAtAll that we should try to keep the south primitive area of Town Park a bit more mellow than the all night parties at the historic camps.
See you soon!
Rob & Tatiana & the gang at
The field and San Miguel River are at the north end of the primitive area. We’re the other way. We saw you guys last year, we were where the trails split/merged, we’re farther south this time. Come see us again…
Hi Glenn- :wave
The high school is good, but has some restrictions (smoking of any kind and alcohol) and no shade.
Here’s a basic Town Park map
that for the sake of confusion is oriented so that south is at the top, unlike almost any other map in the world…the primitive area is the walk-in camping area on the map- everything to the left of Bear Creek.
Once Rob gets re-oriented, he’ll tell you that it’s on the EAST side of Town Park.