eclipse at a Texas state park

Leilani Perry looks at Enchanted Rock during a backpacking trip to the state natural area. Pam LeBlanc photo

If you’re hoping to see the eclipse at a Texas state park located within the path of totality, it’s time to warm up your computer fingers.

Reservations to get day passes for April 8  will open at 8 a.m. Friday, March 8.

To book a pass, call the Texas State Parks Reservations Center at 512-389-8900 or go online for all parks except Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Reservations for Enchanted Rock must be made March 11 – by phone only.

State parks officials will field reservations on a first-come, first-served basis, and the limited number of day passes will go quickly.

Read more: Reservation system guarantees you’ll get into busy parks before you make the drive

And help out the folks manning the phone banks. Have your license plate number, vehicle make and model, and number of occupants broken down by adults and children under 12 years of age ready. Reservations must be confirmed with a credit card. Agents will be available to take reservations in Spanish.

Thirty-one state parks are located within the path of totality, and a partial eclipse will be visible in other parks. Parks in the line of totality are expected to reach capacity, and visitors shouldn’t go to a park unless they have a pre-purchased day pass or overnight reservation.

For more information about the eclipse, go to TPWD’s eclipse viewing website and the eclipse viewing FAQ website.






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