Highbridge Hills Northern Lights Educational Center is also home to the "Astronomer's Paradise" campground. Located on over 350 acres of pristene hardwood forests and surrounded by 850,000 acres of the Chequamegon National Forest.
Currently we have 15 primitive campsites with restrooms located in the campground. All white light is restricted during dark out hours (sunset-dawn). Campsites are large enough to house all your equipment, All sites are telescope friendly with a large flat sandy area for equipment and gear or you can set up your scope in our centrally located observing field, to share observations & information with other campers. Electric/power is availabe in campground for recharging batteries etc., but not available in campsites.
Storage lockers for equipment, bunkhouse accomadations and meals COMING SOON
Why Choose the "Astronomer's Paradise" for your next camping vacation?
- Astronomy friendly
- NO white light (IDSA standards)
- Far away from city lights: night time viewing around -7
- Knowledgeable staff ( night sky charts, maps, available at no extra charge) and astronomy info and updates hourly, Aurora forecasts and times, Iridium Flare ISS pass info. Much more available upon request
- Red lights line all night time walkways (coming in the summer of 2004)
Our primitive campsites are adjacent to a large observing field. Port a potty's, no showers. May bring batteries or generators for telescope equipment. Electric available for battery charging in office.
$10 a night.