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Big Bend National Park (U.S.)

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Watching the Milky Way rise above Big Bend National Park, Texas. Photo by Tyler Nordgren.

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Designated

2012

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

Texas, USA

Contact

Ms. Daphne Sewing
Website

Land Area

3,242 km2

Documents

Application
Lighting Plan
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

About

This U.S. national park renowned for its hiking and backpacking trails nestles in the “Big Bend” of the Rio Grande river, which marks the boundary between Mexico and the state of Texas. It’s the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States and also one of the largest, most remote, and least-visited national parks in the lower 48 United States. Its great distance from major urban centers renders the skies over Big Bend among the darkest in North America.

Weather

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