SALEM, OR -- Oregon State Parks started taking reservations, Thursday, for campsites during next year’s total solar eclipse. But, Chris Havel says they sold out in record time. "We started making availability online for state park reservations shortly after midnight, and by about 1 a.m. they were all gone."
Campers can still reserve sites at a limited number of parks just outside the path of totality - like Nehalem Bay on the coast, and Wallowa Lake in Eastern Oregon - where they can experience a partial eclipse. And, Havel says the agency is still working on making reservations available for campgrounds that don't normally take them. They also might open areas for dry camping. Click HERE for more information on availability.
The August 21 total eclipse starts in Oregon, so there's expected to be a crush of visitors in the state. In the High Desert, the "path of totality" includes Warm Springs, Madras, Sisters, Redmond Prineville and Mitchell.