Person look at the stars.The stars shine brightly over many Texas state parks. Get away from the city lights and take in some of the best night sky views around!

All our parks offer many ways to enjoy nature, both in the daytime and at night. But the parks listed below offer something extra, including stargazing programs and nearby observatories. Some are far from cities and have very dark skies.

Pick your starting point for exploring the universe. Share the wonder with your kids, or marvel on your own. Either way, you will be glad you did!

Visit our Stargazing Events page to find a program at a park near you!

Learn more:

Parks with nearby observatories:

Parks with sky quality monitoring stations:

Parks with very dark skies (Bortle Scale classes 1-3):

Class 1 parks:

Class 2 parks:

Class 3 parks:

Check out our complete list of Texas state parks and their Bortle Scale rankings.

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