Cosmic Campground – Mogollon, New Mexico - Atlas Obscura

Cosmic Campground

This remote camping site offers incredible stargazing opportunities. 

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Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary is the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary located on National Forest System lands and also in North America. It is also one of only 14 certified IDA Sanctuaries in the world. This remote site is unmatched for stargazing and setting up your telescope. The campground is free with 8 designated campsites. There is a telescope area with four concrete pads.

Know Before You Go

This is a primitive campsite. Bring your own shade, drinking, and rinsing water. 

The only amenities are vault toilets and picnic tables. No trash service so haul out what you hauled in! It’s best to arrive during the day so you don’t disturb anyone already there with your vehicle’s headlights.

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