International Dark Sky Park
9040 UT-302, Peoa, UT 84061
Rockport State Park sits at a base elevation 6,000 feet above sea level in a narrow rural valley nestled between two of northern Utah’s most remarkable mountain ranges: the Wasatch Mountains and Uinta Mountains. These landforms create a protective halo that blocks out light pollution from the urban area on the west side of the Wasatch Range. For many years, Rockport State Park has been engaging visitors in educational programming that promotes comprehension of the benefits of natural night skies. The most popular recurring interpretive program is the Scorpion Walk and Star Talk presentation given by Rockport park staff. This program includes information about the best dark sky practices and the importance of dark skies for scorpions, bats, owls, and other nocturnal species that call this park home.