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Dark Sky Sites

Top Dark Sky Parks & Sites - USA

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These are the internationally-recognized dark-sky parks, reserves, preserves, sanctuaries and other sites best for deep-sky astronomy.

      1. Name/Type
      2. Location
      1. Flagstaff Area National Monuments   (park)
      2. Flagstaff, AZ
      1. Grand Canyon National Park   (park)
      2. Flagstaff, AZ
      1. Kartchner Caverns State Park   (park)
      2. Benson, AZ
      1. Oracle State Park   (park)
      2. Pinal, AZ
      1. Petrified Forest National Park   (park)
      2. Adamana, AZ
      1. Rainbow Bridge National Monument   (sanctuary)
      2. Page, AZ
      1. Tumacacori National Historical Park   (park)
      2. Tumacacori, AZ
      1. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park   (park)
      2. Borrego Springs, CA
      1. Death Valley National Park   (park)
      2. Lone Pine, CA
      1. Joshua Tree National Park   (park)
      2. San Bernadino, CA
      1. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park   (park)
      2. Montrose, CO
      1. Big Cypress National Preserve   (preserve)
      2. Everglades City, FL
      1. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park   (park)
      2. Okeechobee, FL
      1. Stephen C. Foster State Park   (park)
      2. Folkston, GA
      1. Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve   (reserve)
      2. Ketchum, ID
      1. Craters Of The Moon National Monument   (park)
      2. Arco, ID
      1. Middle Fork River Forest Preserve   (park)
      2. Ranking, IL
      1. Mayland Earth to Sky Park   (park)
      2. Micaville, MD
      1. The Headlands   (park)
      2. Mackinaw City, MI
      1. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park   (park)
      2. Babb, MT
      1. Capulin Volcano National Monument   (park)
      2. Raton, NM
      1. Chaco Culture National Historical Park   (park)
      2. Albuquerque, NM
      1. Clayton Lake State Park   (park)
      2. Union, NM
      1. Cosmic Campground   (sanctuary)
      2. Gila, NM
      1. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument   (park)
      2. Gran Quivira, NM
      1. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument   (park)
      2. Las Vegas, NV
      1. Great Basin National Park   (park)
      2. Majors Place, NV
      1. Geauga Observatory Park   (park)
      2. Montville, OH
      1. Cherry Springs State Park   (park)
      2. West Branch, PA
      1. Obed Wild and Scenic River   (park)
      2. Wartburg, TN
      1. Pickett CCC Memorial State Park   (park)
      2. Jamestown, TN
      1. Big Bend National Park   (park)
      2. Alpine, TX
      1. Big Bend Ranch State Park   (park)
      2. Presidio, TX
      1. Copper Breaks State Park   (park)
      2. Quanah, TX
      1. Devils River State Natural Area   (sanctuary)
      2. Del Rio, TX
      1. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area   (park)
      2. Fredericksburg, TX
      1. South Llano River State Park   (park)
      2. Junction, TX
      1. Antelope Island State Park   (park)
      2. Salt Lake City, UT
      1. Canyonlands National Park   (park)
      2. Moab, UT
      1. Capitol Reef National Park   (park)
      2. Wayne, UT
      1. Cedar Breaks National Monument   (park)
      2. Cedar City, UT
      1. Dead Horse Point State Park   (park)
      2. Moab, UT
      1. Goblin Valley State Park   (park)
      2. Hanksville, UT
      1. Hovenweep National Monument   (park)
      2. Bluff, UT
      1. Natural Bridges National Monument   (park)
      2. Four Corners, UT
      1. Steinaker State Park   (park)
      2. Vernal, UT
      1. Weber County North Fork Park   (park)
      2. Liberty, UT
      1. Staunton River State Park   (park)
      2. Scottsburg, VA
      1. Newport State Park   (park)
      2. Door, WI


    Top Dark Sky Sites - Worldwide


        1. Name/Type
        2. Location
        1. Warrumbungle National Park   (park)
        2. Australia
        1. Gabriela Mistral   (sanctuary)
        2. Chile
        1. M?n and Nyord    (park)
        2. Denmark
        1. Bodmin Moor Dark Sky Landscape   (park)
        2. England
        1. Northumberland National Park   (park)
        2. England
        1. Winklmoosalm   (park)
        2. Germany
        1. B?kk National Park   (park)
        2. Hungary
        1. Hortob?gy National Park   (park)
        2. Hungary
        1. Zselic National Landscape Protection Area   (park)
        2. Hungary
        1. Ballycroy National Park   (park)
        2. Ireland
        1. Ramon Crater    (park)
        2. Israel
        1. Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park   (park)
        2. Japan
        1. De Boschplaat   (park)
        2. Netherlands
        1. Lauwersmeer National Park   (park)
        2. Netherlands
        1. Aotea / Great Barrier Island   (sanctuary)
        2. New Zealand
        1. Stewart Island / Rakiura   (sanctuary)
        2. New Zealand
        1. Galloway Forest Park   (park)
        2. Scotland
        1. Tomintoul and Glenlivet ? Cairngorms   (park)
        2. Scotland
        1. Yeongyang Firefly Eco Park   (park)
        2. South Korea
        1. Albanya   (park)
        2. Spain
        1. Elan Valley Estate   (park)
        2. Wales



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