Death Valley National Park is designated as the largest Dark Sky National Park in the country by the International Dark Sky Association. The Oasis at Death Valley, alongside the National Park Service, has taken measures to greatly minimize light pollution in the area. Because of this, the park is designated as a “Gold Tier” Dark Sky Park, the highest level awarded.
Located 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 295 miles northeast of Los Angeles, The Oasis is distant enough from the major cities in the Southwest to provide unobstructed and stunning views of the night’s sky, yet close enough for city dwellers to escape for the weekend. Death Valley offers some of the best stargazing in America. The International Dark-Sky Association has designated Death Valley National Park a Gold Tier Dark Sky Park, which is the highest rating of darkness.
During the winter and spring months, Death Valley National Park Rangers host several stargazing events within the park. For a full schedule of park events please visit the National Park Service’s website.