San Angelo State Park


Eclipse FAQs

Are reservations required?
Yes. You will need day passes for everyone in your vehicle to come out for the day. Reserve them online prior to the date to guarantee your entry into the park. Standard park fees apply: $4 per person for anyone 13 and older, children 12 and under are free.
Can I camp in the park?
Yes, if you have a reservation. However, most of our campsites are booked for the weekend of the October eclipse. We recommend staying at one of our neighboring state parks or another local campground.
What time should I arrive?
Plan to arrive early and stay late. The eclipse will start at 10:20 a.m., totality is from 11:48 to 11:52 a.m., and the eclipse ends at 1:25 pm. We are preparing for a large crowd. It may be difficult to enter and exit the park before, during and after the eclipse.
Where can I park?
We will have designated parking areas. We encourage carpooling.
Are there any restrooms?
We have a vault toilet near the pavilion, a restroom near campsite 11, and another restroom across the parking lot from the playground. Be prepared to walk to restroom facilities. None of our restrooms are ADA accessible.
Will we be able to get solar eclipse glasses there?
Yes, we have a limited supply of ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses for sale in our gift shop. We encourage you to buy glasses before you come to the park.
What should we bring?
Water, snacks or lunch, folding chairs, ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses or other eclipse viewing devices, and anything else you need to make your visit comfortable. 
Note: Public display or consumption of alcohol is prohibited. All outdoor areas within the park are public.
Will there be food and drinks available to purchase?
We have a soda machine at the gatehouse, so supplies are limited. We encourage you to bring your own food and beverages. Please discard all trash in trash bins located throughout the park. Leave No Trace!
Are dogs allowed?
Yes! Dogs must always be on a six-foot leash and under your control. You must pick up after them and properly dispose of pet waste.
Can I bring and set up a barbecue grill?
You may not set up grills in grassy areas or in parking lots. We have a limited number of day-use sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. These have grills that you can use if we are NOT in a burn ban. The same applies to fire rings and grills located at campsites. You may use containerized fuel stoves (i.e. propane) for cooking even if we are in a burn ban.
Will there be educational programs?
We are planning a come-and-go activity related to eclipses. Stop by the Chaparral pavilion on the south side of the park.