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Stub Stewart RCA Star Party

  • L.L. Stub Stewart State Park (map)

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is located near Vernonia, Oregon.

This is a star party for RCA members and their guests and is not one of the OMSI public star parties.

There is no registration for RCA members for RCA star parties at this location. Just show up and enjoy the evening! You don't even need a telescope to participate. Other members are enthusiastic to share their views. We observe from dusk to dawn.

Attending a Star Party

Note that everyone arriving before dark backed into their parking space.

Note that everyone arriving before dark backed into their parking space.

If you are new to observing here are some Star Party Tips. Also please review RCA Member Star Party Etiquette.

It can always be very cold at night no matter what the season, so bring warm clothing.

Stub Stewart is also available for personal or impromptu observing most times by RCA members.

Will the Viewing Be Good Tonight?

The chart above shows the Clear Sky Chart prediction for Stub Stewart for the next 48 hours.

Parking Fees and Permits

1. Parking Fees

$5 Day-use fee required - or annual Oregon Parks Day-use Parking Pass ($30)

If you plan on paying onsite when the booth is closed, they only accept credit or debit cards See the RCA Forum for more info or email


2. Star Gazing Permit

The Annual Star Gazing Permit is required for each car using the 'day use' area for observing after hours. This permit can be found here and more information can be found on the RCA Forum as well.



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Later Event: February 8
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