North Cascades National Park

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

Bortle

North Cascades National Park is rated BORTLE CLASS 2.

Type

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.

Birding

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.


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