Getting out of the bright city and heading to the great outdoors is really all you need to enjoy the upcoming long summer nights. Hanging out with a tent, campfire, and BBQ pit makes for a fantastic evening under the Texas stars. There are a lot of places people can visit across the Lone Star State to go camping, but there are a few that are a must-visit when it comes to gazing up at the Milky Way. These Texas camping spots for stargazing will truly blow you away.

Copper Breaks State Park

Price: $12-20 per night

Address: 777 Park Road 62, Quanah, TX

Why You Need To Go: You can get some incredible views from this International Dark Sky park deep in Texas.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Price: $14-100 per night

Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX

Why You Need To Go: Another International Dark Sky Park is Enchanted Rock, but there's more to do and see here than just the stars. Hike up this gigantic rock and get the coolest Texas views from up top!


Davis Mountains State Park

Price: $10-25 per night

Address: TX-118 N., Park Rd. 3, Fort Davis, TX

Why You Need To Go: You can camp at this relaxing natural area and then head over to the famous McDonald's Observatory to stare up at the galaxy.

Devil's River State Natural Area

Price: $10 per night

Address: 21715 Dolan Creek Rd., Del Rio, TX

Why You Need To Go: This state natural area is home to the cleanest river in all of Texas, along with some of the most beautiful nighttime views.

Brazos Bend State Park

Price: $12-40 per night

Address: 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX

Why You Need To Go: The skies at this big state park are filled with twinkling stars at night, making it a fantastic place to head if you want to find some constellations. 

South Llano River State Park

Price: $10-20 per night

Address: 1927 Park Road 73, Junction, TX 

Why You Need To Go: This International Dark Sky Park is a relaxing place to kick back with a s'more and enjoy the open skies.


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