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Copper Breaks State Park (U.S.)

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The Milky Way rises over Copper Breaks State Park. Photo by Amitabh Mukherjee (500px.com/amitabhmukherjee)

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Designated

2014

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

Texas, USA

Contact

Mr. Mike Roden
Website

Land Area

7.7 km2

Documents

About

Copper Breaks State Park, located in northern Texas some 21km south of the town of Quanah, contains two small lakes and 16 km of trails. “Breaks” refers to the fractures and faults that define the limited waterways of the park. Small amounts of copper, insufficient for commercial mining purposes, can be found in the area clay. The land comprising the park was historically held by the Comanche and Kiowa Native American tribes and were purchased from a private landowner in 1970. Since 1996 the park has capitalized on its superb celestial assets by hosting Star Walks and other astronomy programs.

Weather

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Images

Star trails over Copper Breaks State Park. Photo by Amitabh Mukherjee (500px.com/amitabhmukherjee)

Star trails over Copper Breaks State Park. Photo by Amitabh Mukherjee (500px.com/amitabhmukherjee)

 

The Milky Way rises over Copper Breaks State Park, Texas. Photo by Koustav Sinha.

The Milky Way rises over Copper Breaks State Park, Texas. Photo by Koustav Sinha.