2017 - Solar Eclipse

AUGUST 21, 2017

Park Reservations: If it appears that all the campsites have been reserved on-line. There will be areas at each park for tent camping that will be on a first come first serve basis. You will need to check in with camp host upon arrival to park for details. For more informationn contact park reservations Mon - Thurs 9am-1:30pm at 541-989-8214
OHV Park: has an a open lot area (overflow/staging area - 50 sites available) that if you contact park reservations Mon - Thurs 9am-1:30pm at 541-989-8214 can be reserved for individual campsites.

Time is fast approaching when a solar eclipse will be taking place and moving over 14 US states from coast to coast. This event marks 99 years since a total eclipse has made its way across the country from the Pacific to Atlantic. The path will arch across the United States from Oregon to the southeastern coast of South Carolina.

A total eclipse occurs as the moon passes in front of the sun. For approximately two and half hours (start to finish) on the morning of the eclipse daytime will gradually give way to dusk and then darkness and back to light again. During any one eclipse, totality occurs in a narrow foot print on the Earth's surface. The southern portion of Morrow County where the Morrow/Grant County OHV Park lies is within this path.

Many visitors will be traveling in and through the area in the days before and after the eclipse. Local officials urge county residents to be prepared. If you are planning to travel, EXPECT DELAYS. Make sure you have a full tank of gas and basic supplies in the vehicle such as food and water in case you become stuck in traffic. You may experience longer lines, crowds and lengthier wait times at businesses you frequent. Plan to do your traveling and shopping several days PRIOR to the eclipse so you are stocked up. By shopping early for your essential items food, medications, water and fuel, you will be ready and the local stores can restock for visitors.

For more information about the surrounding areas and events check out these additional sites:
     Morrow County
     Heppner Chamber of Commerce
     Eastern Oregon Visitor's Association
     Viewing Eclipse Live

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Direct Line:  541-989-8214 | Phone: 541-989-9500 | Email: mcparks@co.morrow.or.us

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