Last-Minute Camping Destinations for Best Views of the Total Solar Eclipse from Last-Minute Camping Destinations for Best Views of the Total Solar Eclipse

Last-Minute Camping Destinations for Best Views of the Total Solar Eclipse

People interested in seeing the rare phenomeon may want to consider taking a camping trip along the path of totality for the best experience possible. One of the biggest advantages of campgrounds over hotels is that “you’re not just standing there; you get to play all day,” Jennifer Ludovice from Thousand Trails and Encore RV Resorts says. “There are smaller crowds, you are able to enjoy remote areas, and you also get unobstructed views of the sky."

Natchez Trace RV Campground, Tennessee

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There are still cabins available at this wooded RV camp. Witness the eclipse in a relaxing getaway environment so you can have fun when the day is bright again. The Natchez Trace RV Campground is located right off the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Its position within an 830-acre forested preserve means less crowds and more privacy.

Cherokee Landing Campground, Tennessee

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You can still book RV and tent sites at this beautiful campground nestled in the woods and peaceful valleys of Hardeman County. Blue moon ice cream will be served and you can engage in space-themed arts and crafts, Ludovice says. Cherokee Landing RV Camping is located off the beaten path in the southwestern corner of Tennessee. The 250-acre campground offers great opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing, or just kicking back at its scenic lake.

Portland Fairview RV Park, Oregon

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The Portland Fairview RV Park, which still has several RV sites available, is conveniently located just 8 miles east of downtown Portland. They will serve moonpies and have pinhole projectors. Enjoy the gorgeous landscaping throughout the resort, and stroll amid tall evergreens and along the babbling stream as you relax in the beauty of nature.

Bend-Sunriver RV Campground, Oregon

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There is one yurt available if you want to make your camping trip even more exotic. There will be a campfire during the actual eclipse, Ludovice says. Also, they will have Milky Way candies and glow sticks for everyone. The 283-acre Bend-Sunriver RV Camping preserve is on the Little Deschutes River. Fishing is allowed, and rivers and lakes in the area offer salmon, whitefish, and rainbow trout. Other summer fun includes boating, swimming, hiking and horseback riding.

Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, Oregon

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There are still RV sites available at the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, which prides itself in being a perfect location for large family gatherings, retreats of all kinds, or a quiet romantic weekend getaway in the mountains. They have a 5-star Woodall's rating, the highest the industry allows. The resort has several events planned, including making pinhole projectors and playing an outdoor movie in the evening.

Last-Minute Camping Destinations for Best Views of the Total Solar Eclipse