See The Stars Like Never Before At The Okie-Tex Star Party At Black Mesa State Park In Oklahoma
As one of the largest stargazing events in the United States, the Okie-Tex Star Party boasts views that are unforgettable. Close to Black Mesa State Park in the remote northwest corner of Oklahoma, the sky is darker and the stars are brighter than most places on earth. Camping under the stars has never been so fun.
For more information on this event, including a full event schedule, information on accommodations, and party etiquette, visit the Okie-Tex Star Party website.
Black Mesa is one of the most unique areas to visit in Oklahoma because of its dramatic landscape. It’s not only the highest point in the state at 4,973 feet, but it has some of the most unique and spectacular topography in the Sooner State. From rugged rock formations to layers of black lava to hidden caves, Black Mesa is one place that must be seen to be believed. Read more about Black Mesa State Park.
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Where are the best places to go stargazing in Oklahoma?
Although Black Mesa State Park is one of the best dark sky parks in Oklahoma - and also one of the best in the world - the Sooner State actually has quite a few spots that get dark enough for some incredibly clear stargazing. Osage Hills State Park in northeastern Oklahoma is another place where you can get a truly amazing view of the stars, unspoiled by light pollution. Travel further south to McGee State Park for more stunning celestial views. And in eastern Oklahoma, you’ll want to visit Tenkiller State Park, where the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club has hosted shorter versions of the Okie-Tex Star Party.
What are some other state parks to visit in Oklahoma?
There are over 30 state parks in Oklahoma where you can get out and do some exploring, and marvel at some of the state’s natural wonders. Step into the largest gypsum cave in the world at Alabaster Caverns State Park, or admire the mountains surrounding Beaver’s Bend State Park. Little Sahara State Park is reminiscent of the Sahara Desert, with over 1,600 acres of sand dunes. If the desert’s not your thing, check out the 77-foot tall waterfall at Natural Falls State Park, or admire the lake at Lake Murray State Park.
What are some more things to do in the fall in Oklahoma?
Fall festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes – autumn in Oklahoma is a time to get out and celebrate the change of seasons with plenty of activities. Enjoy the vibrant bursts of colors decorating the trees along this fall foliage road trip in Oklahoma, or take a fun fall day trip to go pumpkin picking at Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch, voted the best in the South by Southern Living Magazine. Our article on the best fall day trips in Oklahoma will help you plan for a festive, fun-filled season.