Just about every campsite and place to stay in the path of totality for the coming solar eclipse has already been reserved.
Now, some good news.
We said "just about."
Because a booking site called HipCamp claims to have nearly 1,000 eclipse-viewing still campsites available, from Oregon to South Carolina. All of them are in the path of the eclipse that will be enveloped in complete darkness on August 21.
The site's MO is to unlock new campsites that are both beautiful and off-the-radar, utilizing private land, nature reserves and farms to find them. This benefits everybody involved, from the person or group that wants to see the eclipse from a nice roost (and not say, a Hampton Inn), to the landowner who wants to earn a little extra dough.
The available campsites are all listed on this page, revealing creekside meadows, a treehouse in a giant Missouri oak and a Tennessee camp within reach of a waterfall. All of them look lovely in the light. And all will be appropriately devoid of it when the right time comes.