Mar 26, 2024 - News

Some Arkansas state park sites still available for eclipse weekend

<span style="display: block;text-align: center;">Path of the April 8, 2024 eclipse</span>
Data: NASA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Only a few state park sites are left for people looking to witness the total solar eclipse on April 8.

(Natural) State of play: The eclipse will sweep northeast across Arkansas from Texarkana to Piggott between 1:45pm and 2pm that day.

  • It has the potential to be one of the state's largest-ever tourism events, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier this month.

Fun fact: Most animals will likely show the same type of behavior they do during dusk or dawn, Steven Beaupre, professor of biological sciences at the University of Arkansas, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Between the lines: If you're looking to use it as an excuse to party, plenty of events are planned for the weekend, including:

The bottom line: There are places to stay within the path of totality, but prices are high.

One search turned up a $450 fee for one night at a Motel 6 in Conway.

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