Rectangular tan building facing several dozen rows of benches under blue sky.
The amphitheater can accommodate dozens of people and provides excellent views of the night sky.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

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The Amphitheater, located on the north side of the Cedar Pass Campground, is where nightly ranger programs are conducted on various subjects that focus on the park and its resources. Special events, such as guest speakers and concerts, can also happen here. However, one of the biggest draws to the Amphitheater is the Night Sky program. Astronomy rangers provide a tour of one of the best dark skies in the National Park Service. Visitors can ask questions, learn more about the galaxy, and view telescopes pointed at celestial objects like planets.

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Last updated: December 11, 2020