How and Where to Enjoy Dark Sky Camping

Today, as a nomadic RVer, I still look to the sky the same way as I did those three decades prior. My eyes are drawn up to the heavens above. I still get a sense of exhilaration when I see the Milky Way and points out some constellations. But the only way to get a good view of it is when we’re camping or parked in a dark sky location or dark sky community.

Chimney Rock National Historic Site – Bayard, Nebraska

AOL - Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Between 1840 and 1869, visions of wealth and opportunity lured over 500,000 pioneers west to fulfill their dreams and a nation’s destiny. These emigrants started their journeys in Kansas and Missouri, walking more than 2,200 miles for months in pursuit of a better life. Since there were no road signs back then, they used natural landmarks to point the way. Along the Oregon Trail, they named a few of those Chimney Rock, Courthouse and Jail Rocks. Today, you can visit Chimney Rock National Historic Site to learn about them.

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