Dark Sky Preserves

Meteors 'n Smores

  • Catch magnificent views of the Perseid meteor shower during "Meteors & S'mores" in participating parks Aug. 3-14, 2019. 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. 

    To take full advantage of the night sky, visit or call 1-800-44PARKS to make a reservation.

International Dark Sky Week

  • International Dark Sky Week will take place March 31 to April 7, 2019 and will offer plenty of opportunities for stargazing and views of the night sky. Our six Dark Sky Preserves will stay open late for self-guided viewing. Please call ahead for individual park hours.

Upcoming Dark Sky Events