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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is a recognized dark sky location in Nevada for stargazing and astronomy activities.

It is designated by DarkSky International (IDS) as a Dark Sky Park, which is internationally recognized for preserving a dark sky experience.


Great Basin National Park is rated Bortle Class 1.

Star party:

Great Basin hosts a popular large star party annually.


As a U.S. national park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry, dispersed (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive). A permit may be required.


In addition to being known for its dark skies, Great Basin is also known for its birdwatching, with many different species of birds that habitate there.

For more info, see their website. See also all dark sky places in NV.