Essential ebook guide published today is just what eclipse-chasers need
Think the eclipse on August 21 is a sell-out? Think again. With less than two months to go, hotels are a virtual sell-out everywhere except Nashville and Kansas City. But there are thousands of places to pitch a tent or park an RV or a campervan – and our new ebook shows you exactly where.
Published today by WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, the USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide contains more than 100 festivals with camping, dedicated private and public campsites and RV parks. It also includes advice on dispersed/wild camping across the US.
Every campsite listed is within the Path of Totality – a narrow 70-mile-wide track that you absolutely must be within to experience Totality – that brief two minutes-or-so when the Moon 100% blocks the Sun and causes the mesmerizing Solar Corona to appear.
If you want to experience nature’s greatest spectacle, it’s time to start planning. The ebook contains prices, addresses, phone numbers, websites and email address for OVER 100 places to pitch a tent or park an RV in every US state crossed by the Path of Totality on August 21. That’s Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina.
Be prepared to rough it – mostly the campgrounds in National and State Parks are already booked-up, but private campsites are popping-up everywhere. Make sure you get to your chosen campsite the night before – at least – and leave the day after. That way you won’t hit the incredibly high levels of traffic predicted within the Path of Totality for this once-in-a-lifetime event. And take everything you need for a drive-in, drive-out experience.
If you have an RV, you can park it almost anywhere overnight, so even if RV parks are a sell-out, you still have options. Thousands of other RV owners will be doing the same in the days before August 21. Also legal is RV parking and dispersed camping in National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas; if you have a tent you can camp legally for up to two weeks in these areas.
So where will you camp for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017?
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