Don’t Miss The Solar Eclipse!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Oregon will be the first state in the United States to witness a total solar eclipse, a rare celestial event when the moon crosses in front of the sun, resulting in a moment of darkness.
While the Tualatin Valley isn’t in the “path of totality,” where the sun is totally covered, it is an ideal location to stay, while still being among the first to experience eclipse in North America.
Many hotels and campsites along the path of totality are already booked, but the good news is that there are plenty of places to stay in the Tualatin Valley, and sites at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park are still available (book now).
Traffic will be a concern, so it is recommended that you plan alternate ways to travel around the state. We recommend cycling to the Willamette Valley to view the eclipse. Better yet, avoid the mad rush after the eclipse and extend your stay and experience the best the Tualatin Valley has to offer.
Remember to never look directly at partial phases of a solar eclipse! NASA recommends glasses with a special filter, or grab your old school books and craft your own pinhole projector.
Many hotels and campsites along the path of totality are already booked, but the good news is that there are plenty of places to stay in the Tualatin Valley.
Cycling to the eclipse may be your best way to the path of totality. Map your route by ordering a complimentary Tualatin Bike Map.
August's solar eclipse is expected to attract millions of visitors to Oregon. During your stay, please be respectful of our beautiful state and what it has to offer. Here are some considerations to make your visit a positive experience.