If you’re up for a drive, Cooper Lake State Park has a reputation for being a convenient stargazing option. Just 90 minutes northeast of Dallas, Cooper Lake offers two different units of the park, one in Cooper and the other in Sulphur Springs. There are campgrounds with water, electricity, screened or air-conditioned shelters, walk-in campsites, or equestrian campsites for those with horses.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!