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Parks offering eclipse specials

Oct 7, 2016 - From staff reports

Riverton and much of Fremont County will be in the path of themuch-anticipated total solar eclipse next summer. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to visit Wyoming in the weeks and days leading up to the once-in-a-lifetime event.

With four venues located in prime viewing areas for the Aug. 21, 2017, eclipse, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is offering a variety of reservation and permit packages that became available to the public Oct. 1.

Resident and non-resident camping and day-use packages for the Sierra Trading Post-sponsored WyoParksEclipse events are available for the eclipse weekend at Boysen, Glendo, Guernsey and Edness K. Wilkins state parks by calling 1-877-996-7275 or online atwww.wyoparks.org.

The reservation packages will be available until Feb. 1, or until all available reservations are filled. Reservations are now being accepted.

There are six total packages available with three each for resident and non-resident visitors. Detailed information of the available packages is available on the Wyoming State Parks website.

Also, beginning on Jan. 1 all Wyoming State Park reservations can be made 120 days prior to arrival. Currently, reservations are available 90 days from arrival.

For more information about the reservation system can call 307-777-6323.

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