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Dark Sky Star Party-Chuchupate
From Saturday 08 June 2024 -  03:00pm
To Sunday 09 June 2024 - 09:00pm

Monthly dark sky star party at Chuchupate for Saturday June 8th.  Weather permitting, please check the weather for the area before leaving home!  Arrive any time on Saturday. This is an overnight star party, but if you will be leaving in the late evening, please park facing the exit side; leave the area with your parking lights on, and turn your headlights on once you are facing out on the road to make your left turn.  Remember there are other astronomy clubs at this area, and some are doing astrophotography.  We will be at the upper end (left end)  of the large parking lot.  Elevation is over 5400 feet. There are vault toilets (bring toilet paper), and no running water.  Please bring your own drinks, snacks, meals. Cell phone service is spotty.

From the Antelope Valley,  Take CA-138 (Ave D) west to Interstate 5.  Take I-5 North  to Frazier Mountain Road exit. Go west, passing Frazier Park, until you come to a 4 way stop with a flashing red light. Continue straight ahead for several more miles until you come to Lockwood Valley Road.  Turn LEFT. (There's a pizza place on the corner on your left)  Continue for about 3 miles until you see a small sign "Chuchupate Ranger Station", turn LEFT (Frazier Mountain Rd/Forest Rte BN04) . The speed limit on this road is 20 mph. Drive through the Ranger Camp, for about 1/8 mile until you see a sign "Trail Head" and make a right turn into the parking lot.  If you arrive at the Chuchupate Campgrounds, you have gone too far!