Solar and lunar eclipses have fascinated mankind through the centuries, and on Aug. 21, the United States will witness a coast-to-coast eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years.

This eclipse will occur when the moon passes in front of the sun casting a dark shadow across a 70-mile-wide path across the U.S., stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. Most everyone in the country will see at least a partial eclipse, but some parts of 14 states will experience a total eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.

RVers with an interest in viewing the eclipse and whose travels will find them anywhere near the "path of totality" would be wise to consider positioning themselves to be ready for the big event. Where better than a Passport America campground?

Here then are some of those parks along the center of the eclipse's path. Best hurry though because sites are filling fast — and you won't have another chance to view a solar eclipse until April 8, 2024.

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Chinook Bend RV Resort, Lincoln City, OR, 800-203-6364,

Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton, OR, 866-854-7785,


Round Valley RV Park, Challis, ID, 208-879-2393,

Shefield RV Park, Rexburg, ID, 208-251-4182, (no website).


Twin Pines RV Park, Lander, WY, 800-986-4008,

Platte River Campground, Glenrock, WY, 307-262-9768,


I-80 Lakeside Campground, North Platte, NB, 877-648-2267,

Eagle Canyon Hideaway, Brule, NB, 866-866-5253,


Blue RV Park, Dodge City, KS, 620-255-8916,

Pine Haven Retreat, Saint John, KS, 620-549-3444,


Cottonwoods RV Park, Columbia, MO, 573-474-2747,

Meramec Valley Campground, Cuba, MO, 573-885-2541,


Southlake RV Park, Knoxville, TN, 865-573-1837,

Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, TN, 931-484-3333,

North Carolina

Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park, Asheville, NC, 828-254-4676,

Moonshine Creek Campground, Sylva, NC, 828-586-6666,

South Carolina

Carolina Landing RV Resort, Fairplay, SC, 888-318-1243,

Lake Aire RV Park, Hollywood/Charleston, SC, 843-571-1271,