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Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area

Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area is a recognized dark sky location in California for stargazing and astronomy activities.

Bortle

Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area is rated Bortle Class 2.

Type

As a U.S. state recreation area (SRA), dispersed camping, also known as boondocking, is permitted away from car/RV campsites. This allows you to find even darker skies. A permit may be required.

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


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