Dark Sky Festival


2020 Dark Sky Festival

Friday through Saturday, August 14-15, 2020
Join park rangers, astronomers, and astrobiologists in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen's Dark Sky Festival. Special programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival. View photos from the Dark Sky Festival on Flickr or a video about the festival on YouTube.

New! COVID-19 Modifications
Be prepared for modifications to the annual Lassen Dark Sky Festival in response to COVID-19. Events will likely be modified to limit audience size, support social distancing guidelines, and take advantage of outdoor venues. Check back in June for more information.

Highlights Include:

Parking for Manzanita Lake Evening and Night Programs

The Manzanita Lake Amphitheater is located on the road to the Manzanita Lake Campground. Telescope viewing will take place in an unpaved open space across from the Manzanita Lake D-loop. Please park in the Manzanita Lake boat launch parking area for both programs. Limited parking is available in front of the Camper Store. Parking in the campground is reserved for campers only.

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Enjoy a peak at Lassen Volcanic National Park's incredible dark, night sky and learn more about what the Lassen Dark Sky Festival is all about. go.nps.gov/darksky

Map of Manzanita Lake Area for the Lassen Dark Sky Festival
Map of the Manzanita Lake area venues for Dark Sky Festival programs

Last updated: May 27, 2020

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