Stargazing at Illinois State Parks
People have wondered about the stars high overhead for thousands of years. Even though we know more about our universe today, the stars and planets still inspire awe. Unfortunately, the full beauty of the night sky often is not visible in urban areas where city lights obscure our view. That’s where our Illinois State Parks come in. Many of our state parks are located far from urban areas where skies are dark and the number of stars visible is almost unlimited. Watch our Website for stargazing opportunities and for a guide to the best parks for dark skies. Perfect conditions for stargazing help make our Illinois State Parks - Great Parks.