50 Epic Stargazing Spots in Every State

If the annual Perseid Meteor Shower has given you a case of star-chasing adrenaline this summer, you’ll want to check out these swoon worthy skies. Which ones will you be checking off of your summer travel list?

1.) Alabama, Cheaha State Park

AL

Courtesy of @alstateparks and photographer Kim McFry via Instagram

2.) Alaska, Denali National Park and Preserve

Alaska

Courtesy of @fullframefotos and @denalinps via Instagram

3.) Arizona, The Wave

AZ

Courtesy of @graham_merwin

4.) Arkansas, Compton Trail

Arkansas

Courtesy of @chris.moore.photography via Instagram

5.) California, Yosemite National Park

CA

Courtesy of @ray_de_la_vega via Instagram

6.) Colorado, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

CO

Courtesy of @petezelinka via Instagram

7.) Connecticut, Topsmead State Forest

CT

Source unknown via Instagram

8.) Delaware, South Indian River Inlet

DE

Courtesy of @visitdelaware via Instagram

9.) Florida, Fort Clinch State Park

Florida

Courtesy of @adamkingphoto via Instagram

10.) Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge State Park

GA

Courtesy of @shal_sharma via Instagram

11.) Hawaii, Chinaman’s Hat (Oahu)

chinamans hat oahu

Courtesy of @travisburkephotography via Instagram

12.) Idaho, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Idaho

Courtesy of @naturalidaho via Instagram

13.) Illinois, Shawnee National Forest

Indiana

Courtesy of @charlie_brauchla via Instagram

14.) Indiana, Monroe Lake

Indiana

Courtesy of @nateclarkski via Instagram

15.) Iowa, Volga River State Recreational Area 

Iowa

Courtesy of @4n8ture via Instagram

16.) Kansas, Kanopolis State Park

Kansas

Courtesy of @nick.unruh via Instagram

 

17.) Kentucky, Natural Bridge State Park

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Courtesy of @matt.mcclintock via Instagram

18.) Louisiana, Poverty Point World Heritage Site

LA

Courtesy of @cody_ryan_moore via Instagram

19.) Maine, Acadia National Park

Acadia

Courtesy of @krisroller via Instagram

20.) Maryland, Assateague Island National Park

Assateague 2

Courtesy of @_mikeoswaldphoto_ via Instagram

21.) Massachusetts, Maple Row Farm

mass maple row

Courtesy of @mikkosage via Instagram

22.) Michigan, Crystal Falls

michigan crystal falls

Courtesy of @buckycalloway via Instagram

23.) Minnesota, North Shore

minnesota north shore

Courtesy of @a.rhymes via Instagram

24.) Mississippi, Mississippi River

Mississippi River @rorydylephoto

Courtesy of @rorydylephoto via Instagram

25.) Missouri, Tom Sauk Mountain

Missouri @missouristateparks @timfarmerstl

Courtesy of @missouristateparks and photographer @timfarmerstl via Instagram

26.) Montana, Pryor Mountains

pryor mtns montana @visitmontana @brontewittpenn

Courtesy of @visitmontana and photographer @brontewittpenn via Instagram

27.) Nebraska, Toadstool Geological Park

Nebraska toadstool geological park @negameandparks @onelapse

Courtesy of @negameandparks and photographer @onelapse via instagram

28.) Nevada, Spooner Lake

Spooner lake nevada

Courtesy of @lake.tahoe.nevada.state.park via Instagram

29.) New Hampshire, Pillsbury State Park

Pillsbury state park @nhstateparks

Courtesy of @nhstateparks via Instagram

30.) New Jersey, Island Beach State Park

island beach state park NJ @geoffrey.parry

Courtesy of @geoffrey.parry via Instagram

31.) New Mexico, Alien Throne

alien throne new mexico

Courtesy of @knatephoto via Instagram

32.) New York, Adirondacks

adirondacks ny

Courtesy of @travisburkephotography via Instagram

33.) North Carolina, Bodie Island Lighthouse

bodie island lighthouse outerbanks NC @natalieheim_naturephotography

Courtesy of @natalieheim_naturephotography via Instagram

34.) North Dakota, Double Ditch State Recreational Area

Double Ditch ND @northdakotalegendary @zcstisser

Courtesy of @northdakotalegendary and @zcstisser via Instagram

35.) Ohio, Observatory Park

Observatory park Ohio @mgarch

Courtesy of @mgarch via Instagram

36.) Oklahoma, Beaver’s Bend State Park

Beavers bend OK @travelok @jhane7

Courtesy of @travelok and photographer @jhane7 via Instagram

37.) Oregon, Rowena Crest Viewpoint

Oregon Rowena crest viewpoint @george.pacheco.photog

Courtesy of @george.pacheco.photog via Instagram

38.) Pennsylvania, Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry springs state park Pennsylvania @michaeldbentz

Courtesy of @michaeldbentz via Instagram

39.) Rhode Island, Sakonnet Point

Rhode island @mikecohea via @visitrhodeisland

Courtesy of @mikecohea via Instagram

40.) South Carolina, Hunting Island State Park

Hunting island SC @slowcountrylife @discover_sc

Courtesy of @slowcountrylife via Instagram

41.) South Dakota, Palisades State Park

SD

Courtesy of @nukegeels via Instagram

42.) Tennessee, Max Patch

TN

Courtesy of @jakesvisuals via Instagram

43.) Texas, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Texas

Courtesy of @travisburkephotography via Instagram

44.) Utah, Zion National Park

Zion

Courtesy of @charlie_keating via Instagram

45.) Vermont, Little Ascutney Mountain

Vermont

Courtesy of @hom.jordan via Instagram

46.) Virginia, Carvins Cove

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47.) Washington, Mount Baker Wilderness

Washington

Courtesy of @mountainguye via Instagram

48.) West Virginia, Spruce Peaks Knob

WV

Courtesy of @mike_zorger via Instagram

49.) Wisconsin, Madeline Island

Northern Lights Wisconsin

Courtesy of @marshbaba via Instagram

50.) Wyoming, Wind River Mountain Range

Mountains_Wyoming

Courtesy of @jaxsonpohlmanphotography

 

 

 

 

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