Oregon parks will make an additional 1,000 campsites available for eclipse

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Dismayed that you may have missed out getting a camping spot in Oregon for this year’s total solar eclipse?

Well, thanks to Oregon State Parks, you get another shot at reserving a spot for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Starting on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 a.m., the parks department will be opening up an additional 1,000 campsites that will be available for you to reserve for the eclipse. The parks department says most of its regular campsites have been booked for the big event since November 2016.

The solar eclipse is Monday, Aug. 21. On that day a 60-mile wide band of Oregon will experience a total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun and casts its shadow upon the earth.

According to Oregon State Parks, the additional sites will have a three-night minimum and be available from Friday, Aug. 18 to Monday, Aug. 21.

Here’s how to (try) and reserve your spot: At 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, you can make reservations at or You can also call the reservation line at 800-452-5687.

For more information, click here.

Good luck.

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