Astronomy Events Open to Stargazers at Arizona State Parks

January 6, 2023

PHOENIX – Star Party astronomy events scheduled in Arizona's state parks are sure to leave stargazers awestruck. Dazzling celestial objects like planets, nebulas, and stars will be within reach thanks to the telescopes and volunteers of partnering local astronomy clubs.

Three state parks are scheduled to host Star Parties from January through April, including Cattail Cove State Park south of Lake Havasu, Catalina State Park in Tucson, and Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction.

Event attendees can get a close-up look through professional telescopes and gaze at the sparkling night sky in a beautiful natural setting away from the light of the big cities, perfect for enjoying the dazzling constellations overhead!

See a full listing of each Star Party, event details, and registration info at Advance camping reservations for tent and RV campsites are available at the parks, as well as rustic camping cabins at Lost Dutchman State Park. Campsite bookings may be made at

WHAT: Star Parties at Arizona State Parks


  • Cattail Cove State Park: 15 mi. S of Lake Havasu on Hwy 95, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. on Jan. 14, 2023
  • Catalina State Park: 11570 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 18, 2023
  • Lost Dutchman State Park: 6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Ariz. on Jan. 20, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, and Apr. 22, 2023



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PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (480) 589-8877 - Email: