Have you been eager to experience a night filled with stargazing or do you love planning trips for the future? A stop to stargaze might be a great event to add to a road trip, especially if it includes camping. While you may find yourself searching for “stargazing near me,” quite often, we are here to help. Here are just seven of the best stargazing destinations in Kansas.

Check out these amazing stargazing spots in the article above and feel free to tell us about your favorite darkest sky parks in Kansas with our nomination feature.

If you not only want to enjoy stargazing near me in Kansas, but you want to stay away from the crowds, check out these 10 perfect places in Kansas for people who hate the crowds.

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What is one of the best state parks in Kansas to visit?

Whether you are searching for the best stargazing in Kansas or you simply want to get outdoors and spend some time in nature, there are a handful of state parks for you to consider. At only 5 acres in size, Mushroom Rock State Park is the smallest state park in Kansas, but it is also one of the most fascinating. You will find this state park located along the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway and you will know you are in the right place due to the remarkable landscapes around the park.

This state park is home to incredible and rare rock formations. These rocks are believed to have formed during the Cretaceous Period, which was 144 million to 66 million years ago. Many of these rocks look like giant mushrooms and are quite extraordinary. And if you want to capture views of as many unique formations as possible, take the short and easy 0.2-mile trail around this state park.

Where can I experience some of the best stargazing in Kansas?

The article above lists many of our favorite Kansas stargazing locations. However, Cross Timbers State Park is one destination that you definitely will not want to overlook. While the state park itself is delightful to explore, the shaded campsites with access to the lake are the perfect place to set up a base camp and they come with a variety of amenities such as modern bathrooms and showers.