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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park & Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area (U.S.)

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Stars over the natural bridge at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, Tennessee. Photo by Mike Serkownek.

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Designated

2015

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

Tennessee, USA

Contact

Monique Johnson Hodge
Website

Land Area

16.2 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release
Lighting Plan
2016 Annual Report

About

Pickett-Pogue International Dark Sky Park is composed of 1,618 hectares of land jointly managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Division of Forestry in the upper Cumberland Mountains of northern Tennessee. The park is located in a relatively dark region of the eastern United States, an area whose remaining dark places are rapidly vanishing.

In partnership with the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society (BSAS) and the Space Science Outreach program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the park has developed a strong interpretive program. Activities include an annual New Year’s Eve hike, a Junior Ranger Camp each July, an annual star party and regular dark skies programming during peak visitor season in the summer.

Weather

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Pickett-Pogue IDSP dark skies brochure (front)

Pickett-Pogue IDSP dark skies brochure (front)