Salem OR -- Campers snapped up reservations to camp in Oregon State Parks along the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse in about an hour starting shortly after midnight today. Some state parks just outside the path of totality still have sites available, though they are expected to fill eventually.
To make a reservation, visitors can go to oregonstateparks.org, navigate to a park, and click the "Reserve Online" button. Parks just outside the path of totality (http://bit.ly/OregonStateParkEclipseMap) will experience a partial eclipse. Travel on August 21, 2017 will be challenging and congestion is expected to be significant.
Information about the eclipse experience in Oregon State Parks is online at http://bit.ly/OregonStateParks2017Eclipse. As of 11 a.m. today, reservable sites in the zone of a partial eclipse are available at these parks:
Nehalem Bay State Park, Tillamook County
Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook County
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lane County
L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park, Washington County
Deschutes River State Recreation Area, Sherman County
Memaloose State Park, Wasco County
Viento State Park, Hood River County
Lake Owyhee State Park, Malheur County
Wallowa Lake State Park, Wallowa County
This park list is also on http://bit.ly/OregonStateParks2017Eclipse and will be updated through the day. State park staff are working on plans to open some first-come/first-served parks and other areas to reservations just for this event, and will issue a news release and message on social media such as https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Parks-and-Recreation-Department/ when the plans are final.