The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary maintains a primitive campground for members to use while visiting the property. The campground consists of a high ground, large open field, that is surrounded by forest, creek valleys, and the entrance lane. The middle of this field receives nearly full sun. A second portion of the campground is partially shaded, and a third section is heavily shaded and located on lower ground that can be very moist according to the season. There are two fixed shelters located in the campground with picnic tables under their roofs. There is a vault toilet with women’s and men’s divisions. A shower stall is provided that requires visitors to use the “hanging” water bag shower system or some other variation. THERE IS NO WATER OR ELECTRICITY DELIVERED TO THE CAMPGROUND. Water can be carried from the main area hydrant to the campground. The hydrant is located at the top of the drive hill across from the #1 residence. The use of generators is at the digression of the resident caretakers.
Quiet hours are from dusk to dawn.
Registration is required when camping. Contacting the residents prior to arrival, or upon arrival, is required. Donations for camping are readily accepted.
The Society asks that you do not bring firewood with you so that we will not increase the risk of introducing invasive species to the area. Notifying residents prior to your arrival and requesting firewood will ensure wood will be available.
When camping, there are no trash receptacles for your use. Please haul away all that you brought with you.
While camping is a privilege of IAS membership, exceptions can be arranged for groups such as scouts and other special organizations. Arrangements for such events must be organized by contacting the resident managers prior to the event and completing a contractual agreement.