Dark Sky Preserves

Meteors & S'mores

  • We invite you to catch magnificent views of the Perseid meteor shower during "Meteors & S'mores" in participating state parks. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best opportunities to see shooting stars with the naked eye. Bring blankets, seating, bug spray and snacks and enjoy a night of stargazing – campers and visitors are all welcome! Complimentary s’mores and campfires are part of the celebration. Designated viewing areas and viewing times will be specified at each park. 

    For Campers: To take full advantage of the meteor showers that will take place Aug. 9-16, we encourage you to make camping reservations throughout the week and to sleep under the stars. To check camping availability and make a reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS.

Upcoming Dark Sky Events

2017 International Dark Sky Week

  • This year's International Dark Sky Week took place April 22-28 and offered plenty of opportunities to enjoy the night sky. A number of our state parks stayed open past their normal hours for self-guided stargazing and views of the night sky. If you missed out on this year's Dark Sky week (or joined us and want to do it again), make sure to tune in next year to take advantage of this great opportunity to view the night sky from our state parks!