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Self-guided Stargazing - Perseid Meteor Shower

8:30p Sat, August 12, 2023 to 6:00a Thu, August 24, 2023
Alicia O'Connor
(903) 395-3100

Take advantage of our dark park and watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Stop by Headquarters and pick up your self-guided tour map of the stars and the information needed to find the Perseids Meteor Shower. 

How to See the Perseids: You don't need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower. 
However, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.
Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out a long time. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you—meteor watching can be a waiting game.
Once you have found your viewing spot, lie back on the ground, or in the bed of a pickup and look up in the direction of the radiant. Use our Meteor Shower Sky Map.

Cost: Park programs are open to the public and free with park entrance fee ($5 per persons ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are always free! Park entry free with Texas State Park Pass). No need to register -- just show up!

*Events and programs are subject to cancellation due to weather, if cancelled an update will be made to this posting. Please contact park staff for more information and the latest updates.