Dark Sky

Dark Sky Events & Programs

Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. An ever-increasing number of our visitors appreciate and seek out the pristine night skies and after-dark programming we offer. Our parks employees want to responsibly manage and enhance this resource.

To keep you all engaged, check out the dark sky programs below!


State Parks Dark Sky Activities & Events

Weather and/or COVID-19 restrictions can affect planned events. Please check with the state park directly for more information.


Gunlock State Park

Saturday, November 6th, 2021. 6:30 PM.

Gunlock State Park is working to preserve and protect our exceptional views of the starry night sky!

At this event, we will learn about the importance of dark skies and light pollution’s impact on humans and the environment. After a dark sky presentation, we will have the opportunity to gaze at the Moon, galaxies, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects through high-powered telescopes provided by park staff and volunteers from the University of Utah’s South Physics Observatory and the St. George Astronomy Group!

Meet at the Gunlock Marina Boat Ramp. Day-use fee applies to attend. Please dress warmly, it is expected to be COLD this evening!

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/470000490867037

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