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Pisgah State Park

Pisgah State Park is a recognized dark sky location in North Carolina 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.


Pisgah State Park is rated Bortle Class 2.


As a U.S. state park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry camping, dispersed camping (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive) camping. Also, electric bicycles are allowed on all trails (motorized and non-motorized). A permit may be required.

EV charging

Electric vehicle charging stations are also available at select locations in Pisgah State Park. See also All EV charging parks in U.S.

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