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Cedar Lake information and guideline for April 8th Eclipse

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Brian Sevald
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The solar eclipse as seen from Carbondale, Il on August 21st 2017.

On April 8, at 1:59 PM, Carbondale, Illinois will officially become the "Eclipse Crossroads of America" as this years total solar Eclipse crosses over the path from the total solar eclipse we experienced here in 2017. The exact cross-points are within Carbondale's Cedar Lake.

Cedar Lake will be open and available for guests to come observe the Eclipse in this truly iconic location. Spots at Cedar Lake will all be first-come first-serve. Some important things to know are, Poplar Camp Beach will be open for visitors, bathrooms are available for guest and there is no swimming or alcohol allowed.

There is full access to the Carbondale Boat Launch, and the gate opens at 9 AM, there will be no overnight parking and visitors will be turned around if lot is full. Saddle Dam will also be open for guests to view the Eclipse, visitors are allowed to access the main Dam by foot and by boat to view the eclipse.

Lastly, general Access Points (Trailhead) will have no overnight parking, and camping will not be allowed on these sites. Trail maps are available at each trailhead via QR codes.

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262 or Cedar Lake Manger at 618-549-8441.

Brandon Jones is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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