2024 Total Eclipse

The moon fully covers the sun creating a black cirlce with a white halo
A Total Solar Eclipse will be visible at Amistad National Recreation Area on April 8th, 2024.

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Watch the Total Solar Eclipse at Amistad National Recreation Area

Amistad National Recreation Area is one of the few NPS sites in Texas in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th, 2024. A total eclipse occurs when the moon appears to totally obscure the sun.

The next opportunity to see a total solar eclipse from the contiguous United States will be August 2044.

Eclipse Duration

Partial Phase Starts: 12:10PM
Totality Starts: 1:28PM
Eclipse Concludes: 3:00PM
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes, 25 seconds

 

What to expect in the Park

In the days leading up to and during the eclipse, we expect the park (and the City of Del Rio) to be extremely busy. If you do decide to view the eclipse from the park, be sure to plan ahead!

  • We expect heavy traffic on roadways. Please check for local roadway closures and be patient and courteous while driving.
  • Consider carpooling, and try to have plenty of gas or charge for your vehicle if you plan to drive. Parking in the park and around downtown Del Rio is limited.
  • Bring plenty of food and water.


Camping in the Park

All standard campsites in the park are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check our camping page for further information.

 
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Trip Planning Guide

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Eclipse Happenings in Del Rio

There will be a lot happening in the City of Del Rio for the Eclipse. Stay up-to-date with the latest information!

Last updated: February 28, 2024

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10477 Highway 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840

Phone:

(830) 775-7491

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