The Milky Way stretches from peaks along the horizon up into the sky
The Milky Way over an alpine lake

Luke Walker

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer a chance to enjoy our increasingly endangered night skies. Marvel at the enormity of the Milky Way, watch the full moon rise above 13,000 foot peaks, or enjoy the brief, bright thrill of shooting stars during the Perseids. No matter what you do at night in these parks, take a moment to reconnect with the heavens as our ancestors have done since time immemorial.

A Clear View

Dark Sky Festival, 2014

Alison Taggart-Barone

Miles from the nearest cities, the dark skies of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks offer an ideal place to explore the galaxy. Join us for an astronomy talk, the dark-sky festival, or simply gaze at the stars above your campsite.

Last updated: April 2, 2015