October 8, 2021
Tom Mays Park Access Rd, El Paso, TX 79930
- Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit
- Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under. Please purchase your day pass ahead of time at texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com as the visitor center itself will not be open.
- Contact Name:
- Lydia Pagel
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- 915 444-9100
Join the Franklin Mountains park rangers and the Sun City Astronomers for an evening of night sky fun!
Meet us at the Tom Mays Visitor Center to enjoy an evening of star gazing. We won’t draw the line at stars though! We hope to get a good look at some of our neighbor planets also.
Bring: water, snacks, and a flashlight with a red or green light setting.
Don’t bring: White lights, as this will interrupt your night vision. If you do not have a flashlight with a red light setting, you can find free red light apps for your phone or use red cellophane to cover the end of a flashlight.
Optional: folding chairs, binoculars, camera, and star charts.
Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under. Please purchase your day pass ahead of time at texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com as the visitor center itself will not be open.
Directions: From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right. If using a GPS be sure to search for “2900 Tom Mays Access Road,” not “Franklin Mountains State Park.”