Those who missed out on reserving an Oregon campsite for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will have a second chance.
Oregon State Parks announced it is adding about 1,000 new campsites in addition to campsites that have been reserved for the eclipse since November.
The 60-mile-wide path of the total eclipse passes south of Washington through the northern half of Oregon.
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Sites must be reserved for a three-night minimum with check-in on Friday, Aug. 18.
Prices will range from $10 a night for a spot in a field or a parking lot to $31 a night for a recreational vehicle site with full hookups. A nonrefundable $8 reservation fee also will be charged.
Some spots are traditional campsites usually set aside for “first-come, first serve” use and others are temporary spots that may be served with portable toilets.
“We want to make this once-in-a-lifetime event available to as many campers as we can safely accommodate,” said parks spokesman Chris Havel.
About two-thirds of the camping sites opening for reservations are in the path of the total solar eclipse, and the other sites are in view of a partial eclipse and within 30 miles of the total eclipse.
For more information, call 800-551-6949.