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Oregon State Parks offering reservations for 1,000 campsites ahead of solar eclipse

Oregon State Parks will open reservations for 1,000 campsites ahead of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. These sites will be in addition to regular campsites, which have been booked up since last year.

People can start holding spots for the event starting Apr. 19 at 8 a.m.

About two-thirds of the new sites are within the path where visitors can see the eclipse in its entirety, where daytime will temporarily seem like night. The rest are within 30 miles of the area.

The eclipse begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. on Monday Aug. 21.

Prices range from $10 a night for a basic spot to $31 a night for RV camping with full hookups. All sites include an $8 nonrefundable reservation fee.

All sites have a three-night minimum, with check-in on Friday Aug. 18 and check-out on Monday Aug. 21.

Reservations can be made at or by calling the reservation line at 800-452-5687.

These campsites normally don’t offer reservations.

“We want to make this once-in-a-lifetime event available to as many campers as we can safely accommodate,” said OPRD spokesman Chris Havel. “That’s why we decided to add additional campsites, all at an affordable cost.”

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