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Stargazing in WV State Parks


“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight …” 

What better place to wish upon a star than at a West Virginia state park or forest? These parks offer boundless natural beauty, even long after the sun sets, and the moon rises high over the Appalachian hills. 

These parks offer great viewing areas for your stargazing. Overnight accommodations range from modern lodge rooms to cozy cabins and campsites for tents and RVs, but if you are not an overnight guest and will be out after dark, please notify the park office in advance. Bring a flashlight for use while walking to your destination and avoid standing near ledges or other drop-offs after dark. Are you ready? Let’s go stargazing! 

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