Find Starry Skies

Where to find great starry skies in the south.


    Our members’ favorite places to observe starry skies are…


    • Cheaha State Park
    • Flagg Mountain, Sylacauga
    • Chilatchee Creek Campground, Alberta
    • Camp McDowell, Nauvoo
    • Pine Apple
    • Moundville Archaeological Park


    • Brasstown Blad
    • Watson Mill Bridge State Park
    • Ocmulee National Park & Preserve
    • Hancock and Warren counties
    • Hard Labor Creek State Park
    • Deerlick Astronomy Village
    • Stephen C. Foster State Park - International Dark Sky Park Designation
    • Monticello
    • Blue Ridge


    • French Camp (Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference - Rainwater Observatory)


    • Blackwater State Forest
    • Lutz

    South Carolina

    • John’s Island County Park
    • Hamption Plantation State Historic Site


    • South Cumberland State Park

    The above image is World Atlas 2015 overlay data sourced from Falchi, Fabio; Cinzano, Pierantonio; Duriscoe, Dan; Kyba, Christopher C. M.; Elvidge, Christopher D.; Baugh, Kimberly; Portnov, Boris; Rybnikova, Nataliya A.; Furgoni, Riccardo (2016): Supplement to: The New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness. V. 1.1. GFZ Data Services.