OHIO — The Buckeye State is in the path of totality for the next solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants to help give people the experience of a lifetime. 

ODNR said camping spots are still available at multiple Ohio state parks that are in the solar eclipse's path. Individuals can reserve their camping spot by visiting ReserveOhio.com

“Our state parks provide a beautiful backdrop to all sorts of fun outdoor activities,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Our campers can get a great spot for the total eclipse along with some expert programming from our naturalists and fun activities all weekend long.”

While individuals can experience the solar eclipse, the parks will also offer astronomy-related lessons, science projects and observations about how the eclipse could impact wildlife. 

Parks that are near or in the path of totality with programming available between April 6-8 include:

  • Delaware State Park
  • East Harbor State Park
  • Findley State Park
  • Geneva State Park
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Headlands Beach State Park
  • Hueston Woods State Park
  • Indian Lake State Park
  • Lake Loramie State Park
  • Maumee Bay State Park
  • Mt. Gilead State Park
  • Portage Lakes State Park
  • Punderson State Park
  • Sycamore State Park
  • Van Buren State Park
  • Wingfoot Lake State Park