Wondering where one should go at this late date is an invitation to failure, I'm afraid. All accommodations on the eclipse path west of the 100th meridian (where the drier climate is) have long since been booked and paid for. Local law enforcement will be out there preventing folks from setting up on roadsides, side streets, private parking lots etc.etc. Walmart parking lots will be full days before the event.
There are literally millions of acres of public land west of the 100th meridian where you can CAMP without being in a campground. I think if somebody did a GIS run, they would find that along the eclipse path in the west....there is MORE public land than private land.
Yeah, it might be a bit more crowded along the center line of the route, but trust me there will be plenty of places to view the eclipse.
Local law enforcement?? I think your thinking cities and suburbs, not public lands.
Oh, somewhere in eastern Oregon. Probably on Forest Service managed land.
Edited by vsteblina, 24 November 2016 - 10:13 PM.