Camping on the beach for the eclipse? You may want to rethink that.
PORTLAND, Ore. —
The total eclipse is less than two weeks away, and (hopefully) your plans are already in place -- unless you plan on camping on the Oregon coast.
According to Oregon State Parks, we'll experience very high and very low tides on Aug. 21 due to the new moon.
This means a very low tide will expose a lot of the beach late into the night of Aug. 20 and into the early morning hours of Aug. 21. Then a high tide of more than 9 feet will take over the beach, ruining your sleeping bag and other belongings.
Camping is prohibited anyway on the beach immediately seaward of a state park. There's no overnight beach parking anywhere.