Summer’s not over yet; nights are still warm enough to get lost in a spectacular sky. But not all stargazing sites are created equal. The twelve places below, compiled by the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, have minimal light pollution and are some of the best spots in America to see the brilliance the night sky has to offer. For even more sites, check out gocampingamerica.com for a searchable database.
Located in Southwest Harbor, Maine inside Acadia National Park, this campground is perfect for family camping in tents or RVs. Log cabins are also available to rent.
Tilleda Falls Campgrounds
At this campground in Tilleda, Wisconsin, you can spend nights staring at the skies and days fishing in the top-rated trout stream.
This private park in Olean, New York sits along the bank of the Allegheny River
Trackrock Campground & Cabins
Secluded in Blairsville, Georgia, this site has both campgrounds for RVs and tents for those who’d like to rough it, as well as rentable cabins with air conditioning and TVs for those who don’t.
Willow Lake Campground
This family-friendly site in Geneva, Ohio sites close to Lake Erie.
Priest Gulch Campground
At this campground situated midway between Telluride, Colorado and Mesa Verde National Park, there’s free WiFi to go with the starry skies.
You can take in the famous presidents’ faces at this Hill City, South Dakota landmark while admiring the night sky.
Casini Ranch Family Campground
Located on the scenic Russian River in Duncans Mills, California, this tucked-away site is perfect for a serene night of stargazing.
Kalyumet Camping & Cabins
This campground in Lucinda, Pennsylvania has a heated pool and mini golf course to add to its charms.
Perfect for RVs, this campground in East Canaan, Connecticut has 500 campsites with hookups.
Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort
Situated in Plymouth, California, this campground is close to wineries and an array of historic California gold rush sites.
Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort
While you’re not gazing at the heavens, you can relax along (or in!) the Ozark Rivers at this waterfront resort in Leasburg, Missouri.