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Goldendale Observatory State Park

Basics
Location:
Located on a hill overlooking Goldendale, WA
Type:
State Parks

Description

Goldendale Observatory State Park is a five-acre educational facility on a 2,100-foot-high hilltop. The observatory houses one of the nation's largest public telescopes and has attracted sky-watchers since its opening in 1973. The observatory is open to anyone who wants to view the universe.

No camping available.A vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Summer: Wednesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Season:
Year-round

Amenities

Amenities:
Picnic Area(s)

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Located on a hill overlooking Goldendale, Wash.From north on Hwy. 97:Approaching the town of Goldendale, watch for sign reading Goldendale Observatory, Next Right. Take this exit into Goldendale (Hwy.142/ Broadway). Drive one mile to four-way stop, turn right, and drive north 0.7 mile to fork in the road. Take the right fork, stay on paved road, and continue 0.7 mile up hill to observatory parking lot.

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