Far from city lights, our Park systems are heavenly places to look at the stars. With night skies free of light pollution, the views are awe-inspiring.

About Stargazing

You don’t need to be Galileo to admire the heavens out here. At most National and State Parks, it’s easy to observe thousands of stars. If you have an astronomy lover in your family, they’ll be over the moon.

Where to Find Stargazing

Learn about the best stargazing vantage points.

Starry night sky

Grand Canyon National Park

The Yavapai Lodge team will equip you for the places where the night skies come alive.

Night Skies program at Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Explore where the mountains touch the sky. All you need are binoculars and spirit of wonder.

A starry night sky on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Away from the bright lights of the city, you can really appreciate the night skies at the Blue Ridge Parkway.