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.
Dark Sky Park
Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky at Copper Breaks State Park (34.10826, -98.24833). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!