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Dark Skies Guide

Dark skies map — Where to camp under the stars.

Use this light pollution map to find camps under the darkest, starriest skies. Don’t miss meteor showers, eclipses and more with our 2018 Stargazing Calendar.


The Bunkhouse
The Bunkhouse
93% – 50 Responses
Christine
Christine: This place was wonderful. It's on a working cattle ranch..antje and web are the owners of the ranch.. ...
Direct book $75/night
Shiretown Campground
Lisa
Lisa: The host(s), Misha and Taylor, were very easy to communicate with and their response time to questions...
Direct book $35/night
Gazing up at the milky way can be one of the most breathtaking experiences when you're camping. Even without a flashy eclipse or a meteor shower, the night sky has been guiding and inspiring humans for time immemorial. These are the places where dark sky experts predict the least amount of light pollution.
Gazing up at the milky way can be one of the most breathtaking experiences when you're camping. Even without a flashy eclipse or a meteor shower, the night sky has been guiding and inspiring humans for time immemorial. These are the places where dark sky experts predict the least amount of light pollution.
St. Regis Seclusion
Nathan
Nathan: St. Regis Seclusion was an awesome stop during our trip across the country. Anna (the host) was very e...
Direct book $25/night
Sherwood Camp
Ismael
Ismael: We had the best week-end we could have possibly wished. Down into the most peaceful part of the woods,...
Direct book $100/night
Set your alarm clock! Most astronomers say that the best stargazing happens just before dawn.
Camping at Low Gear Farmstead
Rachel
Rachel: We had a lovely stay at this site. We set up our tent in a pecan orchard right next to the San Saba Ri...
Direct book $11/night
Sol Mountain Tipi - Weminuche
Yaro
Yaro: Loved it, here’s why! ☀︎ The Site ☀︎ Beautiful Ute Teepee village and even better views of the Col...
Direct book $30/night
The Earth passes through the debris in the tail of the Comet Halley, which creates two of the regular meteor showers we see each year! Both the Eta Aquarids in May, and the Orionids in October are from Halley's tail.
Misty Mountain Farm Camping
Erin
Erin: Misty Mountain Farm is a true treasure. Not only is the farm extremely hands-on for campers interested...
Direct book $24/night
The Ranch at Smith Rock
Nicole
Nicole: Linda's property is great for a quick trip to Smith Rock when you are looking for a reservable campsit...
Direct book $35/night
Check the moon phases before you plan your dates! A new moon will allow you to see way more stars.
Golden Skyfall Tent Camping
Curran
Curran: Golden skyfall is a beautiful and unique place to spend the night. 360 degree panorama views of severa...
Direct book $27/night
Ranchito Feliz
Ranchito Feliz
97% – 58 Responses
Jasmine
Jasmine: Very well thought out and cared for space, the pictures don't do it justice! Roy had a lot of insights...
Request book $40/night
Your eyes need to acclimate to the dimmer light of a dark sky. Turn off your headlamps and your phone screens to let your eyes adjust, it can take up to 45 minutes!
Sasquatch Meadows
Julian
Julian: This place is rad, enjoy the whole meadow to yourself or bring a group of friends. (Think of it like y...
Direct book $50/night
Canadian Wood and Canvas Tent
Daniela
Daniela: I had such a wonderful stay at Huttopia! Justine was so helpful and offered assistance whenever needed...
Direct book $172/night
Ellison Ranch Camp
Andrea
Andrea: Veering off the main road and hitting the long gravel road leading into the valley, we were greeted by...
Direct book $40/night
Meadow Camping
Myles
Myles: I came up to D Acres with a few friends for a relaxing weekend away from the city. Being only a few ho...
Direct book $25/night
Belden Shire
Belden Shire
100% – 1 Response
Anna
Anna: This site was beautiful! Private enough, but also close enough to residential homes that I felt safe. ...
Direct book $5/night
Sasquatch Meadows — Tent Only
Julian
Julian: This place is rad, enjoy the whole meadow to yourself or bring a group of friends. (Think of it like y...
Direct book $50/night
Crystal Mesa Campground
Sierra
Sierra: This campground is awesome! The camp spots are huge, well spaced out, and very well maintained. The ...
Direct book $25/night
Orchard Meadow Camp
Jay
Jay: The meadow camps are situated in the nooks along the edge of the huge meadow under tall trees so you’r...
Direct book $50/night
Dos Rios Camping
Dos Rios Camping
96% – 48 Responses
Sam
Sam: Great location, Collin and Michaela were very helpful. We got in and found a spot to set up our tent. ...
Request book $25/night
Triple Bridges Camping
Anna
Anna: I had a nice time camping here. It's right off the highway, making it really easily accessible when yo...
Direct book $10/night
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Tip: Zoom before filtering! The dark areas are where you'll find the darkest skies.