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Oregon's Hidden Gem: Unveiling the Dazzling Dark Sky Above Oakridge and Westfir

Oregon, with its diverse landscapes and abundant natural beauty, offers more than just breathtaking scenery. Nestled among lush forests and snow-capped peaks lies a hidden gem for stargazers: the Oakridge/Westfir dark sky area. Free from the glare of city lights, this region boasts skies so inky black and stars so vibrantly alive, it's like stepping into a celestial wonderland.



Dark Skys and moonlight on kayak tour
Cascades Outdoor Center Stargazing Kayak Tour

A Canvas of Stars:

Imagine escaping the city's artificial glow and gazing upon a sky teeming with thousands, even millions, of stars. In Oakridge and Westfir, this isn't just imagination; it's reality. The International Dark-Sky Association has recognized this area as an International Dark Sky Community, a testament to its commitment to preserving the night sky's natural beauty.

Beyond the Stars:

The dark sky experience isn't just about celestial objects. The absence of light pollution allows you to appreciate the true beauty of the night sky itself. The Milky Way stretches across the horizon like a luminous river, and the moon casts an ethereal glow on the surrounding landscape. It's a chance to reconnect with nature, escape the digital world, and find peace under the vast expanse of the universe.


Paddle Under a Universe of Stars: Cascades Outdoor Center's Dark Sky Kayaking Tours

Imagine this: you glide across a still lake, the Milky Way shimmering above, countless stars casting their ethereal glow on the water's surface. Sounds magical, right? That's the experience awaiting you at Cascades Outdoor Center's Dark Sky Kayaking Tours in 2024!


Unforgettable 2024 Dates:

Mark your calendars for these incredible Dark Sky Kayaking Tours in 2024:

May 25: Full Moon

June 08: New Moon

July 05: New Moon

July 21: Full Moon

August 04: New Moon- Perseids Meteor Shower

August 11: Waxing Half Moon- Perseids Meter Shower Visual Peak

August 19: Super Moon September 17: Super Moon Lunar Eclipse



A Trip for Everyone:

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a curious newcomer, these tours are perfect for all ages and experience levels. Our experienced guides provide instruction and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

Make Memories Under the Stars:

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with nature and the universe on a whole new level. Book your Cascades Outdoor Center Dark Sky Kayaking Tour today and prepare to be amazed!


Bonus Tip: Dress warmly in layers, as temperatures can drop at night.


Dark sky with stars above kayaks
Only the glow of the stars and glow sticks on the Cascades Outdoor Center Darksky Kayaking Tour.

Ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure? Visit the Cascades Outdoor Center website to book your 2024 Dark Sky Kayaking Tour!

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