The solar eclipse countdown is on and people are already heading to Nebraska to view this once in a lifetime event. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesperson Greg Wagner urges people to be prepared if they are going to a state park or recreation area.
Wagner says, “Traffic will probably be heavy. We are telling people to camp the night before on the first-come-first-serve areas that we have, camp sites available. I would tell people to leave early, very early Monday morning. Have your state park permit ahead of time. You can buy that on the Game and Parks website. Have your camping fee money. Have your special eclipse glasses. If you are going to be on the water make sure boats work, your life jackets are there and you also leave early.”
Wagner says the requests from people wanting to view the eclipse from one of the state parks have been “unbelievable”.
There are 35 state parklands in the path of totality and every one is expected to be packed.