Dottie and I recently spent 4 nights at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas Panhandle. Of those nights only the first night was clear so I'm glad I took a nightscape picture that night even though we were tired from the seven hour drive to get there.
Camping in the R-Pod at the far end of the park in the Mesquite Campground I set up the camera maybe a hundred feet or so outside our RV site. Even though it was dark to the eye and the mountain was only illuminated by stray light from the campground, it showed up well in the 30 minute exposure. Check out the photo in the Astrophotography Nightscapes section.
Palo Duro Canyon is a really cool place to visit. It's actually the second largest canyon system in the U.S. Not as deep as the Grand Canyon, but just as colorful and you can drive to the bottom and camp in any of several campgrounds.