Monroe County has plenty of lodging options available and below is more information about special eclipse accommodations.


Camping in Deam Wilderness

Total Solar Eclipse - Hoosier National Forest Recreation Areas

(camping at Hardin Ridge, Indian-Celina Lakes and Tipsaw Lake)

Friday, March 29 through Wednesday, April 10

All campground campsites are by reservation from March 29 through April 10. Hardin Ridge, Indian-Celina Lakes and Tipsaw Lake Recreation Areas are open for reservations. Reservations can be made here or by calling 877-444-6777.


Monroe County Fairgrounds – Camping & Eclipse Viewing

(camping at Monroe County Fairgrounds)

Friday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 9

Monroe County Fairgrounds is offering camping and eclipse viewing. Their camping options are Friday, April 5 – Monday, April 8 for $175 and Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9 for $200. Check in for camping is Friday, April 5, 3:00-6:00 PM. Please send email to to make a camping reservation.


Total Eclipse On Hwy 46

(camping at 8273 W HWY 46, Ellettsville, IN 47429)

Saturday, April 6 through Monday, April 8

Ellettsville, IN is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024. Our location will experience an amazing 4 minutes and 2.8 seconds of totality! Celebrate the Eclipse on 10+ wide-open acres, perfect for an unobstructed view, and a fully stocked lake for fishing. This space is open to both campers and the general public. Stay the weekend or come for the day of the eclipse! Primitive camping only. Motorhomes, travel trailers and pop-up campers are welcome! Register here.


Total Eclipse at the Patch          

(camping at Fowler Pumpkin Patch)

Sunday, April 7 through Monday, April 8

Make it a weekend to remember by camping out at the patch. Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature and be ready for the eclipse without the hassle of travel on the day. To purchase your camping ticket, click here


Solar Eclipse At Loesch Farm

(camping at Loesch Farm)

Sunday, April 7 through Monday, April 8

Join us for the April 8th Solar Eclipse at beautiful Loesch Farm! This is a FREE event and camping is available Sunday and Monday nights for a nominal fee. Come early for a featured live performance of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety 11:30am - 1pm. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, snacks, and coolers. Dress for the weather. We'll have porta johns. Make your reservation here.

Total Solar Eclipse by the Lake!

(camping at Lake Lemon)

Sunday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 9

Tent and RV camping is a two night package (currently no single day or single evening tickets). You can arrive as early as Sunday morning 4/7/2023 10:00 am EST with checkout on Tuesday morning 4/9/2023 by 3:00 pm EST. Book your campsite now. Check the events calendar listing for more information.


Total Eclipse 2024 at Monroe Lake

(camping at Monroe Lake/Paynetown SRA)

Sunday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 9

Campsites may be reserved six months prior to your arrival date. Due to the crowded roads expected before/after, campers should consider booking an extra night before/after the eclipse to enjoy the park. Book your campsite now. Check the events calendar listing for more information.