You could be viewing the 2023 total solar eclipse from a campsite at one of Indiana's beautiful state parks!

Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, the sun will go dark as the moon passes between it and the earth, creating a solar eclipse and part of the United States, including here in southern Indiana will fall in the path of totality for this celestial event.

Evansville, Indiana Is Eclipsville

The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau is already preparing for the total eclipse. They've even launched a Facebook page called Solar Eclipse of the Evansville Region, and a new landing page on their tourism website, The city of Evansville will be in the path of totality with the full eclipse expected to last about 3 minutes and 5 seconds.

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Get Out of the City and Look at the Sky

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for this incredible event, you're in luck! Indiana's Natural Resource Foundation is hosting online auctions on some premier campsites across the state of Indiana that offer prime eclipse viewing.


Indiana Natural Resource Foundation Fundraising Auction

The auction will take place from March 12th through 18th, 2023. In addition to campsites during the eclipse, there are a number of other experiences on the auction block including golf experiences, guided kayak tours, and even a private visit to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources raptor center.

Bidding on Eclipse Campsites

There are a number of fantastic campsites that are up for auction during the solar eclipse. Some of those campsites are located at,

How To Bid

If you're interested in bidding on one of the premier campsites during the eclipse, you will need to pre-register for the online auction event. You can learn more here.

More on the Indiana Natural Resource Foundation

The Indiana Natural Resource Foundation works to preserve the natural beauty of the state by raising funds for the programs and services offered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Indiana’s natural resources are at a critical juncture in history. Once a vast expanse of opportunity, the state’s natural heritage has undergone fundamental changes that threaten its availability for future generations of Hoosiers. In 1990, the Indiana General Assembly created the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, a not-for-profit Section 115 Foundation, to work with our community to protect and preserve important natural areas. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law.

[Source: Indiana Natural Resource Foundation]

State Parks Near the Tri-State You Have to Check Out

As the weather warms up, all I want to do is be outside. We've got several state parks around the Tri-State area, they'd be perfect for a day trip or a camping weekend!

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