Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park, in the heart of Southern Virginia, 25 miles (40 km) from the North Carolina border, offers much to families and outdoor enthusiasts including woodlands, meadows, and beautiful dark skies. It’s an internationally accredited dark sky park, claimed to have “naturally dark nighttime character” by the International Dark Sky Association. The park hosts guided observing sessions monthly throughout the summer and other stargazing events throughout the year. Please note that while the park is available year-round for astronomical observing, parking fees apply and camping is also promoted. For more information, visit online or call between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.