In a world increasingly dominated by artificial lights, the beauty of a starlit night sky has become a rare sight for many, but not here in Borrego Springs. 

In 2009, Borrego Springs, the home of Rams Hill became California’s first International Dark Sky Community. This designation recognizes our town’s commitment to preserving its dark skies by implementing quality outdoor lighting ordinances, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.

The International Dark Sky Communities recognize the importance of mitigating light pollution and promoting responsible lighting practices to ensure that everyone can experience the splendor of a dark, star-filled sky. Stargazers travel to enjoy some of the best night sky views in Southern California! Borrego Springs remained the sole dark sky community in California, until 2021 when Julian, California was named to the list. 

Rams Hill embraces the magic of night sky and the protection of the wildlife in town.