Camping spots near Arizona Sky Village?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:24 PM
It does have a great horizon. Wind might be an issue.
We were not there at night, but they seemed aware about the light issue.
There are FS campgrounds up from Arizona Star Village, but none had a good horizon.
Check with BLM. You can camp anywhere on Forest Service and BLM lands unless specifically banned.
Be aware of illegals crossing the border from Mexico. I talked to a friend that was working on the forest fire a couple years ago outside of Portal. They were crossing though an active fire area at night. It is a mess on the border. Be careful, for that reason a developed campground might be the best place to stay.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:54 PM
I am looking for a dark site for camping near Portal Arizona. I see a RV site called Rusty's RV Ranch that says it caters to astronomers. I also looked at three other camping sites... Idlewild, Stewart and Sunny Flat. Anybody been to these places? Some of the pictures of the camping sites didn't show a clear horizon...Rusty's looks better in that respect. Thanks for any info...Gerry
Gerry, I can't offer you any good advice on where to camp, but I can tell you not to camp at Sunny Flat. It's an amazing campground and a great place to take in Cave Creek Canyon and the Chiricahua mountains, but trees and high canyon walls don't make it at all conducive to astronomy.
Don't hesitate also to look across the state line in New Mexico around Rodeo, NM. It's every bit as dark there....Rancho Hidalgo and Granite Gap are both on the east side of the giant valley that encompasses all of that inky dark goodness.
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