This Year-Round Campground In Nebraska Is One Of America’s Most Incredible Stargazing Destinations
For as long as humans have existed, we’ve been fascinated with the stars. As time has gone on and civilization has progressed, light pollution has made it increasingly difficult to see the stars clearly in many parts of the world. But did you know that we have a world-class stargazing destination right here in Nebraska? It’s so far away from light pollution that it’s just about the best place in the state to go for an evening of looking out into space.
Whether you’re equipped with a telescope or just want to lie back and enjoy your connection with the universe, these views are simply unbeatable. The park is open all year round and there are campsites ranging from primitive to full hookups. A Nebraska parks pass is required to enter. Get more information about camping spots and reservations here.
If you’d like more information on the annual Nebraska Star Party, you can find it right here. Have you ever enjoyed the stargazing at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area? Let us know all about your experiences in the comments!
Address: Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area, NE-97 & Cedar Bay, Valentine, NE 69201, USA
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.