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Three more Utah State Parks awarded Dark Sky Park status

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 12:30:29-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Three more Utah State Parks are now part of the International Dark Sky Association's network of prime stargazing sites.

Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin and Rockport State Parks now have the Dark Sky Park designation, marking them among the best places in the world to look upon the night sky without light pollution.

With eight dark sky parks, Utah has more dark sky parks within its state parks system than any other state. A total of 21 Dark Sky sites are now designated in Utah. Click here for a map of Dark Sky sites.

“I have proudly supported our state park system’s contribution to Utah’s global leadership in the number of designated International Dark Sky Places. Jordanelle, Rockport and Kodachrome Basin State Parks’ staff, interns, volunteers and partners have worked tirelessly over the past five years to help these parks earn this international honor," said Utah State Parks Director Jeff Rasmussen in a news release.