Photo courtesy Willow Lake Campground

Photo courtesy Willow Lake Campground

One of the best parts about camping is staring at a starry nighttime sky. But, as reported by Parade, not all sites are created equal.

The 12 places below, compiled by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), have minimal light pollution and are some of the best spots in America to see the brilliance the night sky has to offer.

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  • Smuggler’s Den: Located in Southwest Harbor, Maine, inside Acadia National Park, this campground is perfect for family camping in tents or RVs. Log cabins are also available to rent.
  • Tilleda Falls Campgrounds: At this campground in Tilleda, Wis., you can spend nights staring at the skies and days fishing in the top-rated trout stream.
  • Riverhurst Park: This private park in Olean, N.Y., sits along the bank of the Allegheny River
  • Trackrock Campground & Cabins: Secluded in Blairsville, Ga., this site has both campgrounds for RVs and tents for those who’d like to rough it, as well as rentable cabins with air conditioning and TVs for those who don’t.
  • Willow Lake Campground: This family-friendly site in Geneva, Ohio, sites close to Lake Erie.
  • Priest Gulch Campground: At this campground situated midway between Telluride, Colo., and Mesa Verde National Park, there’s free WiFi to go with the starry skies.
  • Mount Rushmore: You can take in the famous presidents’ faces at this Hill City, S.D., landmark while admiring the night sky.
  • Casini Ranch Family Campground: Located on the scenic Russian River in Duncans Mills, Calif., this tucked-away site is perfect for a serene night of stargazing.
  • Kalyumet Camping & Cabins: This campground in Lucinda, Pa., has a heated pool and mini golf course to add to its charms.
  • Loneoak Campsites: Perfect for RVs, this campground in East Canaan, Conn., has 500 campsites with hookups.
  • Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort: Situated in Plymouth, Calif., this campground is close to wineries and an array of historic California gold rush sites.
  • Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort: While you’re not gazing at the heavens, you can relax along (or in!) the Ozark Rivers at this waterfront resort in Leasburg, Mo.