Recreation Permit for Star Party Location
The dark sky site where we hold our star parties is located on Arizona State Trust Land designated for recreation. This means that individuals need a valid “recreation permit” to go onto this land. These permits are sold by the Arizona State Land Department. They sell an “Individual Permit” $15.00 or a “Family Permit” $20.00 which are valid for a term of one year. They are good for all State Trust Land that is open for recreation throughout Arizona.
Besides star-parties, the permit allows camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, bicycling, photography, sightseeing and bird watching. Information about the permits and the form for the permits may be found at: Arizona State Land Department.
We know that the permit may be an inconvenience, but it is very difficult to get such a good dark sky site so close by and on good roads.