I'm within a few years of retirement. We have some family in Hill City, KS, in the northcentral to northwestern part of the state. Naturally, I'm interested in dark sky observing locations in the area. Where I currently live, Northwestern, PA, I have access to Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park. Are there any public lands suitable for dark sky observing? Most of the available housing is in small towns, surrounded by miles and miles of farmland. I suppose I could try to obtain permission from a local farmer, but if there is a suitable state park, that is preferred. If there are, is overnight camping possible?
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