Events Calendar

Dark Sky Star Party
From Saturday 06 July 2024 -  03:00pm
To Sunday 07 July 2024 - 09:00am

Our dark sky star party this month will be at Mt. Pinos.  Arrive any time on Saturday, and you may leave any time Sunday.  Some people may be up there from 4th of July for a long weekend.

If coming for only part of a night to observe, and you plan on leaving during the night, please park your car on the perimeter with your headlights facing the road out.  When you leave use your parking lights, and after exiting the parking lot, turn on your headlights.  Do not point your lights into the parking lot where people are observing and/or doing photography. 

Bring your own food/snacks and enough to drink.  Dress appropriately.  Be aware of the altitude - 8300 ft at the parking lot. Remember there are no bathroom facilities at the parking lot.  During warmer months the nearest restrooms (pit toilets) are a ¼ mile walk in the Chula Vista Campground.  Cell phone reception can be absent or sketchy.

To get there:  From I-5, get off at Frazier Mountain Park Rd and drive west about 7 miles to Mike’s Pizza/ Market Deli at Lockwood Valley Rd. Keep on the main roadway (don’t turn left to go to Chuchupate). Go past Mike’s Pizza, and continue straigth on Cuddy Valley Rd  about 5 miles. Continue straight (do not turn right on to Mil Potrero Hwy) for another 8 1/2 miles to the parking area.  Note: The entire drive from I-5 is uphill.