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OR: Campers snap up extra 1,000 campsites in 90 minutes

(April 20, 2017) -- The state of Oregon opened up reservations this morning for about 1,000 additional campsites in or near the path of the August 21 total solar eclipse – and all of the sites were taken within 90 minutes.

SEATTLE, Wash. — The state of Oregon opened up reservations this morning for about 1,000 additional campsites in or near the path of the August 21 total solar eclipse – and all of the sites were taken within 90 minutes.

The sites were in addition to regular campsites operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, most of which were reserved long ago. It took months to arrange the additional sites, and the agency won’t be opening up any more to accommodate eclipse-watchers, said spokesman Chris Havel.

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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