8 Best Stargazing & Camping Destinations in Tennessee


Immerse yourself in Tennessee's natural beauty and starry skies, this curated list of 8 top stargazing and camping destinations offers the perfect escape from city life.

Prepare to leave the city's glow behind, embark on a journey to uncover the dazzling beauty of the night sky, and make memories that will stay with you forever in your heart! 

International Dark Sky Park promotes darkness, offering astronomy programs with local astronomers' support. Best stargazing on moonless nights.

Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park - Wartburg 


Provide stunning night sky views, year-round stargazing, and year-round cabins and campsites for star lovers. Contact the park office for details.

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park - Jamestown


Edgar Evins State Park, located on Center Hill Lake, offers wildlife viewing, stargazing, photography classes, and a marina with a restaurant.

Edgar Evins State Park - Silver Point  


An hour south of Cookeville, famous for waterfalls, offers cabin/campground rentals, astronomy weekends, and star parties, partnering for programs/workshops.

Fall Creek Falls State Park - Spencer 


Harrison Bay State Park near Chattanooga offers a variety of activities including stargazing, camping and boating, with 128 RV and 21 primitive campsites available.

Harrison Bay State Park - Harrison


Stargazers prefer clear skies and minimal light pollution, with Smoky Mountains NP and Newfound Gap Trailhead providing peaceful locations for star photography. 

Great Smoky Mountains NP - Gatlinburg


Stargaze in style at Stillwater Farms, TN. Glamp in a 1982 Airstream or a two-bedroom cottage, both with unique antiques. 150-acre farm offers ample space for stargazing.

Stillwater Farms - Henderson


Bledsoe Creek State Park, near Nashville, offers over five dozen campsites for stargazing and hosts events, requiring layers for nighttime temperature changes. 

Bledsoe Creek State Park - Gallatin 


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