Camp Under The Stars
Picture this: You and your partner; all cuddled up in your tent while enjoying each other’s warmth and looking up to the clear sky above filled with a beehive of stars.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Sometimes, we need to take some time out away from our busy life schedules to enjoy such a magical moment with our partner. Because you have no idea how much you have been missing out on the good things of life and what better way to remind yourself of what that feels like than to go stargazing.
Annoyingly, these sights that allow us this privilege of stargazing and coming in touch with nature are not quite much. Regardless, I will be giving you hints on some of the few national parks you can go camping with your spouse. There you can enjoy nature in its purest and most genuine form.
Here are the best places for stargazing spots:
Black Rock Campground, Joshua Tree National Park (California)
The Joshua Tree National Park is an apt example of a perfect camping spot to enjoy stargazing. Two reasons being that it is well isolated from the city noise and light interference and the altitude (4000 feet). It gives you the impression that you could touch the stars because it appears as though you are nearby.
Schoodic Woods Campground, Acadia National Park (Maine)
Perfect camping spot that is unique in every way because of its surrounding earthy elements. Here you will enjoy the view of the stars at night from a wide array of mountains overlooking the sea. Because of its location surrounded by water, there is a possibility of it raining often. This is a spot that is strategically located away from so many houses and development, hence guaranteeing you unaltered moments of peace with nature.
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, Big Pine Key (Florida)
From the name, you should figure out that this is not just a spot known to be mostly visited by stargazers. It is also a place most people consider going on a vacation, too, because of the waterfront. Great place for fishing, skydiving, and snorkeling when around. You can explore the environs in the day by indulging in any of the water-related activities, and at night, you could settle in on top to enjoy the beautiful view of the stars.
So, in essence, you are spoilt with numerous options of activities to indulge in when you visit this place, asides stargazing. It is one place that its beauty will get you in awe.
Chisos Basin Campground, Big Bend National Park (Texas)
This campground presents you with a rocky topography with the surrounding cliffs reaching as high as 5,400 feet above sea level. It also implies that you get to have a sneak peek of the milky way from a perspective so close, it seems unreal. Another fantastic thing about this campground is that it is situated away from houses and industries. That could help to enjoy nature even more.
Cedar Pass Campground, Badlands National Park (South Dakota)
This is a campground located in a very rural area with the necessary innovations needed to make your stay comfortable. In this place, you don’t have to worry so much about where to take your bath. There are bathrooms and toilets available for your convenience. So, you get to enjoy the privilege of seeing the stars from a close perspective and also enjoy the convenience of facilities nearby.
Badlands National Park (South Dakota)
The scenery of Badlands is made of what you would naturally assume is only attainable in movies. This camp destination will get you close to nature and help you out to know the roots. It’s one campground that doesn’t just offer you a platform to enjoy stargazing but to explore antiques. There is a particular festival for stargazers visiting Badlands that’s held in August, with numerous packages like lectures, workshops, etc.
Haleakalā National Park (Hawaii)
Hawaii is one of the choice destinations for most tourists, and the reason is not so farfetched because the scenery you will find there feels like heaven on earth. So, you will not expect anything less from a national park that is located there. This national park prides itself as a harbor for a wide array of trees and a lush forest. This place is highly recommended as one of the best places to enjoy the view of the sky. Its mountains are as high as 10,000 feet, probably one of the highest you can find anywhere.
Galloway Forest Park (Scotland)
This park is a mostly spacious terrain that accommodates a lot of stargazers every day. While it is a spot that is primarily favored for stargazing, the environment also allows for some exploring in the wild like hunting, etc. Stargazing in this park is particularly more fun.
Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park (New Zealand)
This national park is one spot that is recommended by the International Dark-Sky Association, New Zealand, as one of the best places to go stargazing. The glaciers you can find in this area give it a different view from what you can see in the spots, as mentioned earlier. The fusion of ice and rock in the environment is just amazing. With the cliffs reaching as high as 9,000 feet, stargazing doesn’t get any better. For those that want to camp for a day or two but don’t want to do all that necessary packing, you can take advantage of the 17 huts available in the region.
Do you want to see a thousand stars in an environment that is amazing? Visit one of the places mentioned above to enjoy such a blissful experience.