September 7, 2017

Dark Sky Park

Taking in the wonders of the night sky is part of the appeal of camping and RV travel.  Sometimes though, a campground’s lights can make the night sky look like you are in a miniature city. Here at BJs, we pride ourselves on producing minimal light pollution, leaving you an unobstructed view of the night skies. Sitting around the campfire at night, you will enjoy these clear skies (and the beautiful array of stars), the fresh air, and maybe even some music from one of our campers playing a cowboy song on the guitar.

Just down the road from us, Big Bend National Park is recognized as the least light-polluted National Park in the continental U.S. Big Bend’s vast, open spaces and the park’s commitment to eliminating light pollution allows you to see everything from the Milky Way to the Big Dipper. Your view of constellations, meteor showers, and other heavenly sights will not be hindered. This is an International Dark Sky Park, meaning it has very dark skies, low humidity and minimal cloud cover. The best time to view these extraordinary sights is the winter as there is less pollution wafting from Mexico.  In addition to the thousands of stars, you can see the Andromeda Galaxy situated 2 million light-years away.  

If you would like to experience the night sky in all of its glory, visit us here at BJs Campground.