5 Great Campgrounds for Stargazing | Dennispointcampgroundmd

This post was originally published on August 26, 2020. It has been updated for completeness and accuracy.

Looking for a secluded haven where you can sit back, relax and unwind to enjoy the clear night sky? There are many stargazing campgrounds, providing the perfect opportunity to escape the city lights and gaze at the stars. Astronomers know that the skies above are still active, with shooting stars, planetary cameos, and the ISS in orbit. Anytime is the perfect time to look up and enjoy the magic, and what better way to gaze at the stars than from a secluded campsite.

The Best Campsites for Stargazing in North America

From the red cliffs of Utah to the famous lakes of Maine, we share five remote camping destinations perfect for stargazing.

1: Dark Sky RV Campground – Kanab, UT

An RV parked in the desert next to a small gazebo with a picnic table as the sun sets in the distance at Dark Sky RV Campground, one of the most popular RV campgrounds.

It’s all in the name. Located on 40 acres of pristine sagebrush, these spacious campgrounds offer incredible sunrises and sunsets and the darkest skies in southern Utah. When it comes to stargazing campgrounds, this campground is perfect for Utah adventures with close access to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the cliffs of Vermillion National Monument.

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2: Roadrunner Traveler Camp – Terlingua, TX

A fireplace and a seating area in a desert landscape with mountains in the background.

This campground near Big Bend National Park is a haven for explorers, travelers, and adventurers, but you don’t have to leave camp to enjoy the beautiful views. Situated on 100 acres in the Terlingua Dark Skies area, this campground offers excellent stargazing conditions with spectacular views of nearby Bee Mountain.

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3. Camp Two Lakes – Oxford, ME

An aerial view of two bodies of water in Maine near Two Lakes Campground, one of the campgrounds on our list of great stargazing campgrounds.

Two Lakes Camping Area offers the opportunity to add water activities to your stargazing adventure. Enjoy the remote wilderness of Maine with access to two huge ponds. The 177-acre Hogan’s Pond and the 147-acre Whitney’s Pond offer opportunities for a fun-filled day with family and friends on the beach or in the water before an evening of galactic exploration. This campground also offers weekly themed activities and access to fire pits and picnic tables.

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4: Rocky Mountains in the Sun – Granby, CO

A family sits around a campfire with a draft in the background at Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains, one of the most popular campgrounds for stargazing.

A vacation where paradise meets earth. Where the foot meets the road and where the eyes greet each sunset waiting for a starry night. Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains offers a variety of RV pitches, tent pitches, and vacation rentals. This campground also offers easy access to the Colorado River, Lake Granby, Rocky Mountain National Park, and more!

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5: Yogi Bear’s Camp-Resort Jellystone Park™: Golden Valley – Bostic, North Carolina

An interior view of a loft with windows on all sides overlooking the surrounding forest at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Golden Valley, one of Campspot's most popular stargazing camps.

This quaint camping resort is situated on over 600 acres with accommodations including luxury cabins and lodges with all the comforts of home, fully hooked RV pitches, glamping tents with lake views, and premium tent pitches. . Here, campers can spend the day in an unmatched array of amenities and spend the night outdoors with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Looking for more remote camping destinations? Search and book your favorite destination directly on Campspot.com, or use our interactive map to easily find and book the best campgrounds, RV parks, glamping sites and more in North America.

Do you want to learn more about stargazing and camping? Download Campspot’s Outdoor Almanac for important stargazing dates and insider tips.

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Image credits in order of appearance: Dark Sky RV Campground, Road Runner Travelers Campground, Two Lakes Campground, Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Golden Valley.

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