Sites ranged from basic to full-service, with a three-night minimum for the August 21 eclipse.
The state of Oregon opened up reservations this morning for about 1,000 additional campsites in or near the path of the August 21 total solar eclipse – and all of the sites were taken within 90 minutes.
The sites were in addition to regular campsites operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, most of which were reserved long ago. It took months to arrange the additional sites, and the agency won’t be opening up any more to accommodate eclipse-watchers, said spokesman Chris Havel.
Many destinations in the path of the eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow swath from the coast of Oregon to South Carolina, have been booked up for months as mania for the rare astronomical event has gripped the country.