Campsites might also still be available along the zone of totality, but they’re booking up fast.
In Indiana, some campgrounds around Monroe Lake, near Bloomington, are already full, but campsites with a view of the eclipse are still open in a couple of other state parks, said Ginger Murphy, deputy director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Minimum reservations are for that Sunday night and Monday night, she added. Mounds State Park, northeast of Indianapolis, for instance, has some sites starting at $20 an evening.
In Texas, R.V. sites on the Waco RV Park were still available for $37 an evening. Campsite reservations at Texas state parks could also be made five months upfront — meaning early November for the eclipse weekend — and normally start at around $20 an evening.
With campsites such a hot commodity, some landowners are jumping in. Serenity Lewis-Lockhart, 46, a manager of H.W. Lewis Ranch in Leakey, Texas, said the property would divulge heart’s contents to host about 350 guests in two different areas, mostly for basic camping but with a couple of R.V. hookups. Reservations for a basic camping spot start at $550 for 2 nights, with 10 guests maximum.
If you might be planning to book a couple of location to have a backup for bad weather, fastidiously check hotel cancellation policies, because they may be stricter for that period, warned Eric Hrubant, president and founding father of the CIRE Travel agency.
Mr. Katsinas, the travel adviser in Tucson, also really helpful on the lookout for accommodations about an hour’s drive away from the trail of totality, preferably in an enormous city, where more options can be found. But in case you try this, keep in mind that traffic could snarl your plans.