Eclipse Trip!

The Path of Totality (near Lincoln), Nebraska

Sun - Tue

Aug 20 - 22

Estimated Cost: $90

Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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Max Trip Size: 12


Summer Trips, Camping, Other Summer Activities, Other, Family friendly


Alison H.

Trip Description

Eclipse time! On Monday, August 21 a total solar eclipse will be visible across the USA with the path of total eclipse passing as close as Nebraska. I have a reservation for Sunday night at Branched Oak State Recreation Area in Nebraska just outside the path of totality.

The drive down to Nebraska on Sunday will be about 7 hours. We’ll camp and drive to the path of totality on Monday morning. The eclipse will be around mid-day. Be prepared to change plans depending on cloud cover. In order to remain flexible, I did not make a reservation for Monday night. We’ll start driving home after the eclipse and find a place to camp on the way home. Return home on Tuesday, time to be determined. Be prepared to be away from home through dinner time on Tuesday.

Estimated cost is $70-$100, which includes gas & mileage ($50-$60 based on 3-4 people per vehicle) and campsites. I am working on finding eclipse viewing glasses/filters. Food will be on your own or can be planned as a group. Food is not included in the estimated price.

This trip is weather dependent. Deposit is $50. $45 will be refunded in case of weather cancellation. (Campsite reservation already paid.) One site currently reserved. Will reserve up to 2 additional campsites if more people sign up, based on availability. Campsites in the area are going fast, so don’t delay.