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Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Probably one of the best places to see a total solar eclipse is from a campsite. Campgrounds are expected to sell out well in advance so now is the time to think about reserving a site.  Use Campsite Assist and get availability alerts when a campsite becomes available.

The 2024 total solar eclipse is going to put on quite a show!  At its peak it will last 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of the total solar eclipse on August 31, 2017. Roughly 20 million people from Oregon to South Carolina witnessed the 2017 total solar eclipse and many more are also expected to watch the one on April 8, 2024.

Spoiler Alert!

These are the stages of a total solar eclipse. The partial phases last about an hour and 20 minutes, with the full eclipse lasting about 4 ½ minutes.

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse - Phases

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

Path of Total Solar Eclipse

In the US, totality will begin in Texas at 1:27 pm CDT and will end in Maine at 3:35 pm EDT on April 8, 2024. This map shows the path for the total solar eclipse through the United States.

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse - Map


Best Campgrounds to See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

These campgrounds are located (more or less) within the path of totality and will offer excellent viewing opportunities.  Click on a campground to see photos of each campsite, set up an availability alert, make a reservation and get other info.

Texas Campgrounds

South Llano River State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-TX South Llano River


Arkansas Campgrounds

White Oak Lake State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-AR-White Oak Lake


Missouri Campgrounds

Johnson Shut Ins State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-MO-Johnson Shut-Ins


Illinois Campgrounds

Ramsey Lake SRA

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-IL-Ramsey Lake


Indiana Campgrounds

Raccoon Lake SRA

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-IN-Raccoon Lake SRA


Ohio Campgrounds

Geneva State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-OH Geneva State Park


Vermont Campgrounds

Brighton State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-VT-Brighton State Park


New York Campgrounds

Meacham Lake

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-NY-Meacham Lake


New Hampshire Campgrounds

Umbagog Lake State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-NH-Umbagog Lake State Park


Maine Campgrounds

Lily Bay State Park

Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse-ME-Lily Bay


How to (Safely) Watch a Total Solar Eclipse

Remember to use only ISO-certified-safe solar eclipse glasses and viewers. Keep them on while the Sun is not yet fully eclipsed.  You can remove them once the sky suddenly turns dark and the solar corona appears. Put them back on again (or don’t look at the sun) once the partial eclipse starts again.

Warning: The marketplace was flooded with counterfeit eclipse glasses (labeled as ISO-compliant) to watch the total solar eclipse in 2017. Make sure you get your eclipse viewers from a reputable/approved supplier.

And if you can’t make the total solar eclipse campout next year, you’ll have to wait this year the until August 23, 2044. Best campground list for 2044 TBD.

5 Replies to “Best Campgrounds To See 2024 Total Solar Eclipse”

  1. Gotta Getaway RV Park in Bellevue Ohio is within the cone of totality. They will be open for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse and are now taking reservations online.

  2. We will be having an eclipse campsite in arkansas with 4 min and 15 seconds of totality! We will have live music, fishing tournaments, games, and everything will be in open, short-grass meadows!

    2024solareclipsecamp.com

  3. Arkansas place to go. Lots of places to stay and view eclipse

  4. Snack-dab in the middle of the path with a projected 4:15 of totality. RV’s, Tents welcome. Live Bands Friday and Saturday, Food Vendors, Central Bon-fire, and unbelievable views from the top of Thunder Mountain.
    https://thundermountainevents.com

  5. We have boondock RV spots available in Texas directly in path of totality, very near the exact centerline.
    Located in Lake Buchanan, Texas, we will have a great view in a great location.

    http://www.eclipsetexasmethodists2024.org

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