North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is a popular dark sky location in Washington for stargazing and astronomy activities.


North Cascades National Park is rated BORTLE CLASS 2.


As a U.S. national park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry, dispersed (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive). A permit may be/is required.


In addition to being known for its dark skies, North Cascades is also known for its birdwatching, with many different species of birds that habitate there.

For more info, see their website. See also all dark sky parks in WA.