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Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

West of the Everglades in South Florida, USA, Big Cypress National Preserve is an International Dark Sky Place by the International Dark-Sky Association since 2016. It’s a large preserved area of swampland with a variety of plant & animal life, camping, and ranger-led programs, including constellation tours and telescope viewing (weather permitting). These are free…read more »

West of the Everglades in South Florida, USA, Big Cypress National Preserve is an International Dark Sky Place by the International Dark-Sky Association since 2016. It’s a large preserved area of swampland with a variety of plant & animal life, camping, and ranger-led programs, including constellation tours and telescope viewing (weather permitting). These are free and open to the public. An EarthSky friend said: “It is far enough away from Miami and cities on the West Coast of Florida to be able to see many stars with less light pollution. Miami‚Äôs light dome can be seen in the distance close to the horizon. Beware of alligators and panthers, and always wear bug spray.”

Claudia Crowley