Campsites for solar eclipse booked in record time

Some spots outside the path of totality are still open

The moon is obscuring part of the sun during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
The moon is obscuring part of the sun during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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