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31 Days To Darkness: Eclipse Expert Finds Plenty Spaces
in Campsites and RV Parks for August 21’s Total Solar Eclipse, Warns Against Day Tripping

New guide launched to help eclipse-chasers to ‘Get To The Path’ hassle-free

USA Eclipse Camping & RV Guide for August 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 21, 2017 – Has America made its plans for August 21? The first Total Solar Eclipse to sweep across the USA for 99 years is set for August 21, 2017, but many people are yet to finalize their travel plans. Negative publicity about sold-out hotels and potential traffic is dissuading people from planning a trip. A new guide aims to redress the balance with a simple message––there is plenty of room for everyone who wants to experience Totality.

As the publication of the unique USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide ebook proves, there are hundreds of places to pitch a tent, or park an RV, within the 70 mile-wide Path of Totality that arcs from Oregon to South Carolina. Until now, finding information on camping and RV parks has been difficult.

Jamie Carter, author of the guide, a travel and science writer who edits, says: “A Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the U.S.––it’s time to camp out. You don’t want to have regrets about missing out on Totality because of speculative news reports. Eclipses always come with horror stories about sold-out hotels and predictions of traffic chaos. The reality is that there are thousands of places to camp or park an RV within the long Path of Totality in the U.S., and if you’re able to travel, you must, because experiencing Totality is like nothing else. A Total Solar Eclipse in your backyard is impossibly rare––Americans just don’t know how lucky they are.”

The USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide includes maps, links, websites, addresses, prices and contact details for over 100 campsites, RV parks and eclipse-themed festivals in all of the 12 U.S. States crossed by the 70 mile-wide Path of Totality––Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Carter has some advice for those planning to camp out for the eclipse. “Avoid the temptation to take a day-trip. Pre-book a campsite within the Path of Totality and arrive on Sunday, August 20, and you should have no problems,” says Carter, who wants to help everyone experience at least one Totality in their lifetime. The ebook also contains detailed advice on observing an eclipse, and includes dates of Total Solar Eclipses around the world for the next decade.

Reviews on

Excellent and well-researched resource that’s very useful now hotels are filled to capacity.”

Amazon reviewer

Carter does an unbelievably thorough job of providing advice and options for road-tripping eclipse-chasers who haven’t booked hotels––with the added bonus of lots of great intel about eclipses in general, what to expect, and even how to start planning for the next one.”

Amazon reviewer

The USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide is available now on, priced at just $2.99.


Notes to Editor


Never miss another eclipse. Travel tips, observing advice and other eclipse-related information on upcoming eclipses. Tweets at @TheNextEclipse and @jamiecarter. Other ebooks in the series include the USA Eclipse 2017 Travel Guide and 100 Places To See the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.

About the author

A journalist for Travel+Leisure, Sky At Night and All About Space, and author of A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field Guide, Carter has seen Total Solar Eclipses in 1999, 2012 and 2015. He lives in the U.K.

Contact details: Mr. Jamie Carter

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