Due to our agreement with Beaver County, access to this dark site is controlled. To obtain authorization to use this dark site, familiarize yourself with the BNLO Access Policy and Rules of Conduct and follow the instructions at: https://community.edmontonrasc.com/?q=members-area/bnlo.
If you are not familiar with dark sites, please read Light Etiquette for Dark Sites before you go. Thanks.
Black Nugget Lake Park is the home of the Northern Prairie Star Party and also serves as a dark site. Through an agreement with Beaver County, the RASC Edmonton Centre has access to a portion of land at the north end of the campground. An observing site has been cleared, graded and graveled by the County. Electrical service has been installed with power to several RV pedestals. A toilet building is near the observing site.
To access the site, travel south east on Highway 14. Continue about 10 km past Tofield until you get to Range Road 182. Turn south for another 11 km until you reach Township Road 492. During camping season (May 1 to Thanksgiving Day) you will have to access the site though the main park entrance and pay the associated camping fee. During non-camping season, access is through a locked gate on the north end of the campground, 300 metres east on Township Road 492.