Night Sky Over Cottonwood Canyon

Join us for an evening of star gazing with volunteers from Rose City Astronomers and Oregon State Parks at beautiful Cottonwood Canyon State Park! Volunteer astronomers will help visitors find various objects of interest in the night sky throughout the evening. In the afternoon, starting at 3pm volunteers will be available for solar astronomy viewing, followed by a ranger led talk on night sky preservation at dusk. To cap off the night, volunteers will have telescopes available for the night of star viewing.

Held at one of Oregon’s darkest State Parks, you will be in awe at the beauty of a truly amazing night sky. Attendees of all ages are welcome.

This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Tent camping area and a very limited number of RV parking slots will be held in our Day Use Area for this event. Regular camp spaces are available through our reservations page. Contact park staff for additional details.

Note: Cottonwood Canyon State Park is remote. No food, gas or other services are nearby. Plan ahead for your trip.