Campsites for solar eclipse booked in record time

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregonians will have prime seats for a full solar eclipse in August 21, 2017, and people are already jumping on changes to see it.

Camping reservations for Oregon State Parks opened at midnight on November 17 and sites were booked within the hour.

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Oregon State Parks

According to Oregon Parks and Recreation, there are still some spots available that are outside the path of totality, but they are expected to fill up too.

Hotels are already filling up near the most popular spots to see the eclipse: Devil’s Lake, Silver Falls and Detroit Lake, Beverly Beach, South Beach, The Cove Palisades and Farewell Bend.

You can find sites in the path of the eclipse here. 

Oregon Parks and Rec said as of 11 a.m. Thursday, these parks still have availability:

COAST

Nehalem Bay State Park, Tillamook County

Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook County

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lane County

PORTLAND/GORGE

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

EASTERN/CENTRAL OREGON

Lake Owyhee State Park, Malheur County

Wallowa Lake State Park, Wallowa County

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