Great North American Eclipse
2024

Solar Eclipse

PATH OF TOTALITY

Petit Jean Mountain will be a prime location to view the Great North American Eclipse April 8, 2024. The path of totality will run through Arkansas from southwest to northeast, and Petit Jean Mountain will be right on the "blue line," the path through the center of totality where the total eclipse lasts the longest. The eclipse will begin shortly after noon and last over an hour, with the period of totality lasting longer then 4 minutes.

HISTORIC EVENT

The April 2024 eclipse is historic for the state. Only two total eclipses have happened in Arkansas's recorded history, one in 1834, before Arkansas became a state, and the second in 1918.

Visitors from all over the world are expected to descend upon Arkansas to view the eclipse, with the highest concentration along the blue line. Officials are anticipating tens of thousands of guests on Petit Jean Mountain, and those in the hospitality industry began meeting in early 2022 to plan for the influx of visitors and coordinate services.

 

LODGING AT CAMP TRINITY

Camp Trinity will be hosting guests in the retreat lodge, five cabins and campground. All reservations for the event will be for arrival Friday, April 5, and departure Tuesday, April 8, (4 nights) and will be prepaid and nonrefundable after April 8, 2023 -- one year before the event. Although guests will not be required to arrive by Friday, they are strongly encouraged to do so to avoid the anticipated traffic volume on the mountain.

FOOD & SUPPLIES

Concessions will be open during meal times Saturday-Monday at camp. The camp will also have basic supplies on hand for purchase, as it may be difficult to drive to the store.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ECLIPSE

For more information about the eclipse visit the website of the Arkansas Natural Sky Association, in collaboration with the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, at ar-eclipse.info.

National Eclipse | Eclipse Maps | April 8, 2024 - Total Solar Eclipse

Accommodations at Camp Trinity

Note: The minimum length for renting any facility or campsite is 4 nights. The maximum length of stay in any cabin or campsite is 7 nights.

 

RETREAT LODGE

4 nights, April 5-8 (maximum 30 people)

CALL FOR PRICING

A nonrefundable deposit of $2,000 will reserve the lodge. If the remainder is not paid by April 8, 2023, one year before the event, the lodge will become available for another group to rent.

 

FAMILY CABIN

4 nights, April 5-8 (maximum 5 people -- queen, full and twin bed)

$1,000 + $50 cleaning fee and $100 refundable security deposit 

Additional nights may be added in the Family Cabin before Friday or after Monday for $75/night

A nonrefundable deposit of $400 will reserve the family cabin. If the remainder, $750, is not paid by April 8, 2023, one year before the event, the family cabin will become available for another family to rent.

 

MINI UNIT

4 nights, April 5-8 (maximum 2 people)

$400 + $25 cleaning fee and a $75 refundable security deposit

Additional days may be added in the mini unit before Friday or after Monday for $50/night. 

A nonrefundable deposit of $150 will reserve the Mini Unit. If the remainder, $350, is not paid by April 8, 2023, one year before the event, the family cabin will become available for another family to rent.

BUNKHOUSE CABINS (Cedar, Hickory, Oak, Pine)

4 nights, April 5-8 (maximum 10 people)

$1,000 + $50 cleaning fee and $100 refundable security deposit

Additional nights may be added at the beginning or end for $80/night

A nonrefundable deposit of $400 will reserve a bunkhouse cabin. If the remainder, $750, is not paid by April 8, 2023, one year before the event, the cabin will become available for another group to rent.

RV CAMPSITES (with water, 30-amp electricity)

4 nights (April 5-8) $200 (maximum 6 people per site; maximum one RV or two tents per site)

Additional nights may be added before Friday or after Monday for $20/night

PRIMITIVE CAMPSITES (without water or electricity but with access to bath house)

4 nights (April 5-8) $100 (maximum 6 people per site; maximum 2 tents per site)

Additional nights may be added before Friday or after Monday for $15/night