Viewing, Camping, Parking

Below are the confirmed Eclipse viewing, parking, camping, events areas – changes happen daily, check back often.

Click on upper right corner for a full screen map.

Things to bring: WATER, SOLAR GLASSES, chairs, sunscreen, food/snacks, kid games, head-covering/hand-held umbrella, bags for trash, moist towelettes, etc. stay comfortable and safe.
Please remember we will be in the hot sun for hours before the eclipse and after the eclipse as people make their way out of viewing areas.

Restaurants/Food Vendors

Nebraska is in a drought condition. Be extremely cautious with any burning material, do not park your car in tall grass/weeds, no open fires.

Please note: Alcohol is not allowed in any of the public viewing areas. Please do not interfere with others’ enjoyment of the Eclipse. Music, flying objects, flash photography,  disruptive acts, anything that will annoy or disrupt anyone’s experience or that will detract from this once-in-a-lifetime experience should not be done during the eclipse.
Please respect your neighbor and enjoy the experience. Camping/tents/stakes/poles will not be allowed except at designated camping areas.
Public viewing sites have porta-potties, trash containers (please use them) and the automatic lights shut off so they will not come on during the eclipse.

For reservations and details on camping/parking, please call the individual providing those services. Only entities with phone numbers are accepting reservations.

Carhenge – 2 1/2 miles north of Alliance on Hwy 87.
Totality time: 2 min. 28.5 sec
Celebrate the sun going dark – no viewing charge
Jeske’s (primitive) RV and Tent Camping .. SOLD OUT
Event parking/camping at Carhenge, multi-day parking available.
Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics will be at Carhenge with exhibits.

Laing Lake Park – Box Butte Avenue and 18th St.
Totality time: 2 min., 29.8 sec. – no viewing charge
Shady trees, large open areas, lights in the park will be disconnected.
Big Blue Bay swimming pool will be open for shower facilities on Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 11am and Monday 6am to 9am as well as when the pool is open Noon to 6 on Saturday and Sunday.
Alliance Berean Church Parking and primitive tent camping -large open area (15 acres) Totality Time 2 min 29.8 sec   RESERVATIONS
*SOLD OUT* St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 312 W. 16th, tent sites/parking.
St. John’s Lutheran Church: Parking and primitive RV /Tent camping, 2090 Emerson, Water and Portapotties available Reservation: (308) 760-7096

*SOLD OUT*  Airport Rodeo Grounds – 2 miles east of Alliance on Hwy 2, turn south (right) at the airport area sign, follow signs to the Rodeo Grounds… Totality time: 2 min. 30.6 sec. Parking reservations available HERE– closest area to centerline, large open area, no lights

The Airport area is not a viewing area, the airport parking lot is for our scheduled airline passengers only. Parking will not be allowed on or on the side of the road into the Airport.
Airport Fly-in only viewing site
: *SOLD OUT*  at the Alliance Municipal Airport. The FBO, Heartland Aviation is sponsoring a Fly-in only viewing site for pilots and their passengers. Airplane Parking Space is no longer available.

Other Viewing/Camping/Parking sites:

*SOLD OUT*  Toadstock: Party on the Prairie
Totality time: 2 min. 30.4 seconds, no lights, great stars
6 miles west on Otoe Road, 1/2 north on CR 67 Friday, Saturday, Sunday live bands nightly, Free primitive campsites with nightly event ticket

Breen RV Parking and viewing site: No lights, dark skies, dry camping, porta-potties, water available. Easy access from Hwy 385, 5 miles northwest of Alliance. 2 min, 28 seconds of total eclipse time. Reservations: (308) 762-3701

Smith RV/Tent Parking and viewing site: Primitive camping 6 miles west on Otoe Road, Quiet area away from the hubbub, Dark Skies for star gazing. Easy access directly off paved road. Pricing: 308-760-6021, PayPal: chance_18_16_20@hotmail.com

Klock RV site: No lights, great star viewing in dark skies, RVs only, primitive camping with water available on site. Easy access from Hwy 385. Six miles south of Alliance. 2min, 29.7 seconds of total eclipse time. Reservations: (308) 763-1884

Blakeman Trailer Court, west side of Alliance on Hwy 385  Primitive RV / tent sites available w/ port-potties. Res: (308) 762-3537

Garza RV Parking: East side of Alliance. Primitive camping on paved/gravel lot, w/viewing area, easy access from Highway 2. Few streetlights. 2 min 30.2 seconds of totality. Reservations: (308) 760-4869

Wells Ranch: 8 miles south on CR 59, 1/2 east. No lights, great viewing site – primitive RV/Tent sites 2 min 30.0 sec. of totality. Paved road to within 1/2 mile of pasture. FaceBook Res: (303) 579-0892

Skyview RC Club: Remote Control airplanes, drones, and helicopters fly on August 19-20. Primitive RV and Tent camping all weekend and through the Eclipse (2min 30.6 sec). Porta-potties  Reservations: (308) 763-8794

Ike and Sons Storage: Primitive RV parking, located on a green field. Close to K-Mart and local restaurants. Souvenirs available. Reservations: (308) 762-5551

PST Automotive: 1450 W.3rd, Primitive 1 RV parking, next to secure building in town, close to restaurants and K-Mart. Reservation: (308) 760-7100

Johnson’s RV only sites: 1/2 mile south of Kansas St. on CR 59, (2min 30.5 sec) Primitive parking in country, paved road to site, dark skies with no streetlights Res: (308) 760-7100

Rhino Linings of Alliance and RV Park: (2min 29sec) Full service, elec./water, and primitive sites, Tenting sites. Dark skies, highest viewing hill in the area. Reservations: (308) 762-9361

*SOLD OUT* Jacobson RV Parking: Exact eclipse center-line (2 min 30.6 sec) Primitive  Dark skies, wide open spaces, and quiet evenings. Pets allowed on leash.

Lliteras RV Parking: (2 min 30.3 sec) Primitive camping, water hose available 1848 Alliance St. Res: (308) 760-2931  donlliteras@icloud.com

Manny’s RV Parking: Primitive parking, water available. (2 min. 29.7 sec) Near Laing Lake, close to food vendors and Convenience store. Mowed field, solid ground Reservations: (308) 760-6172

Sugar Farm Camping: Primitive Open Range RV or Tent camping. (2min 28.2sec) No lights, water available. 3 miles east of Carhenge. 5600 Madison Road Reservations (308) 641-7872

M&C Eclipse Primitive RV/Tent Camping and Parking:  1461 CR 65 Alliance, NE welcomes RVs, tents and parking to view the eclipse away from large crowds and trees. (2mins 23.4 seconds).   We have a RV and 3 tent rentals available.  Available sewer dump, potable water, flushing porta potty, and trash receptacle located directly off of HWY 385 10 minutes from town.  Call for reservations: credit cards accepted.  308-763-1457 or 970-520-9582

Dilley’s Farm: Primitive RV, Tent, Car camping/viewing site, 1/4 mile off 385 (2min 30.4sec) 5 miles south of Alliance to Valley Road. Pasture living at it’s finest, dark skies, water available. Reservations: (308) 760-5795

Homestead Camping and Viewing area: East edge of town (east Kansas St. and Homestead Ave). (2min 30.3sec) Food/souvenir vendor, portapotties, movie & DJ on site  Reservations: 308-225-3304

*SOLD OUT*  Westside Events Center Viewing Event, (2min 30.5sec) Breakfast and lunch included, air-conditioning, rest rooms, bar, reservation only, limited to 150 people. Tickets

West Otoe RV, Car, Viewing Area: 6180 Otoe Road (2min 30.3sec) Only 3/4 mile west of 385 on paved road. Primitive camping/parking; water hose available; cornfield available. Reservations: (308) 762-8852 LM

Mo’s Primitive Tent Camping: Walking distance to Laing Lake and showers at Big Blue Bay, few street light, water available,  643 Newberry St.  Reservations: (308)763-8728

Kimmel RV, Tent, Viewing Site: Hwy 385 and Nance Road (2min 29.7sec) Dark skies, no lights, perfect for stargazing. Overnight or day parking. Reservation: 308-760-3468

Libsack RV Camping: 1319 W. Kansas (2min 30.5sec) Primitive RV camping, easy paved access off W. Kansas, available 18th-22nd Reservations: (308)760-7819

Lucky 10 Primitive RV/Camper Campground: 1483 CR 65 (2min 23.8sec) Uncrowded 10 sites 10 miles north of Alliance, Dark skies, complimentary breakfast Sat-Monday Reservations: 308-762-8446

Double L Arena RV and Viewing: 2010 County Road 59 (2min 29sec) Primitive site just off Hwy 87 – 1 mile north of Carhenge. Dark sky viewing for the eclipse Reservations: (308) 760-1101

Kaiser Kamping: Primitive RV Parking (2min 30.3sec) 1878 Alliance Street. Pull through sites. Reservation: (308) 763-9262

Bob’s RV Parking: Primitive mowed lot, south side of Alliance just off Kansas St. Reservations: (308) 762-6930

Linda’s RV Parking: 3030 Cheyenne Dr., walking distance to Laing Lake viewing area Reservation: (308)760-1043

Bonn’s RV, Tent camping, and Viewing site: Primitive camping, 2720 S. Hwy 385 (2min 30.7sec) No lights, very dark for miles, Food/water vendor on site, Outhouse, washing water available. Reservation: (308) 225-0682

Merideth’s RV Camping: Primitive camping  (2min 29.8sec) 1 blk to Laing Lake Viewing area, 1 blk to showers/restrooms, water available, no close streetlights, Reservations: (308) 760-3462

Alliance Area Family YMCA: Tent/car camping/viewing (2min 30.0sec) quiet area on east edge of town.  No lights, primitive camping, porta-potties and water is available. Reserve online

Smith RV: 5851 Logan Road (2min 28.1sec)Primitive camping, Dark night skies, water hydrant, close to residence, pets on leash welcome (816) 500-4529

Clearview Tent/RV/Parking: 7080 Madison Rd. Primitive, (2min 30.3sec) quiet, no lights, great star viewing, in a pasture with hill. 12 miles west (8 paved, 4 county), Reservations: (308) 760-3807

Legion Tent/RV/Parking: 1504 1/2 West 3rd St – Primitive. Close to restaurants and K Mart, some pavement, some green Reservations: (308) 760-3807

Curiosity Primitive RV sites: 2nd and Howard Ave, mowed lot, Reservation: (308) 760-3499

Heitz Primitive RV sites: 424 E. 3rd St., Cement and grass areas. Reservation: (308) 760-4136

Farritor RV Camping & Viewing: 117 A St. Berea, NE (2min 25.8sec) Primitive camping, No street lights, dark skies Reservations:(308)760-6509

Bolinger Tent sites and tent rentals: 507 Niobrara. Walking distance to the grocery store and park. Reservations: (308) 760-7346.

Payne RV Spaces, Water & 120 v hookup 121 Potash, park across the street. Reservations: (308) 760-4069

Petty Primitive RV/Camping/ Viewing site close to Carhenge Tickets HERE

Dean’s Tent/RV Camping/ Viewing Site: 6396 Jefferson Road (2min 24.3sec) Dark, skies, Primitive RV, tent sites (tenters can use our restroom), water, grill available. Reservations: (308) 760-8341

R and R Meter Primitive RV Parking: 300 yards from Carhenge, dark skies, no lights (2min 28.8sec) Eclipse Day parking for RV’s and some overnight (primitive) Reservations: FaceBook or (308) 760-1914

Gilkerson RV/Tent/Viewing Area: 6291 Keith Road (2min 26.8sec) Primitive camping. port a pottie on site, mowed pasture. 1 1/8 miles west of Hwy385 on Keith Rd. Reservation: (402) 801-1746

Gibson RV/Tent/ Rural Viewing: (2min 29.2sec) Hwy 385 south of Alliance, then 3 1/2 miles west on Wayne Road. Very dark site with primitive camping (water available) Reservation: (308) 762-4966

Gibson RV/Tent/ Rural Viewing: (2min 28.5sec) North of Alliance, 5991 Logan Road. Very dark site with primitive camping (water available) Reservation: (308) 762.4966

Westside RV and Viewing site: 2452 CR 62 (2min 30.4sec) Dark skies, water available, just off paved road to pasture. Reservation: (308) 762-7496

Hemingford sites:


Planansky RV: Full service (water, sewer, and electricity. Dark skies with no streetlights. 2min 18 sec. of Totality. Reservations (308) 487-5354

Roes RV Campground: Dark skies, no streetlights. Concrete pads, water, electricity. 2min 16sec of Totality. Reservations: (308) 760-0213

Box Butte County Fairgrounds:  RV w/ Electricity and Primitive sites, no water/sewer hookups. Restrooms & showers available. Reservations: (308) 487-3465
Viewing site at the Ball Field – 201 Crook Street.

Red Dog RV/Tent: (2 min 11.9 sec) primitive camping, open dark skies, 20 ft observation tower, fire ring, viewing from hill overlooking the ponds. outhouse, shower Pet friendly  Res: (308) 760-2792

Broderick Farm: RV camping/viewing site: (2min 23.0sec) primitive RV camping/viewing site 5 miles from town, yard light off for total darkness at night and during eclipse. Water available Res: 308-760-3483

Danbom Country RV Camping: 1331 CR 68 (2min 23.0sec) It’s quiet,  uncrowded, with dark starry skies, uncrowded primitive camp, no outside cooking, 15 miles to Alliance events Reservations: (308) 487-5421

Woerner Trailer Park: 411 Ogallala Full Hookups (water, sewer, and electricity) in Hemingford Reservation: (308) 760-3646