Enjoying the Solar Eclipse on Public Lands in Oregon


Enjoying the Solar Eclipse on Public Lands in Oregon

August’s solar eclipse is expected to attract millions of visitors to our area, many of whom may be unfamiliar with public lands in Oregon. During your stay, please be respectful of our beautiful state and what it has to offer. Below are some considerations to make your visit a positive experience.

Be Safe!

  • Keep yourself safe by understanding risks, respecting signs and barriers, staying within your limits, and taking responsibility for your safety.
  • Most remote areas have limited services and facilities, so pack plenty of food and water. Be prepared for warm temperatures and bring sun protection.

Know Before You Go

  • One of the best ways to ensure a safe and fun experience is planning ahead and being prepared.
  • Do you have a place to stay? Most accommodations, including campgrounds are booked and dispersed camping may not be allowed.
  • Familiarize yourself with the rules and need-to-know information specific to the site you are visiting.
  • Make sure you have the proper supplies and gear.

Recreate Responsibly

  • Help us protect our lands for all to enjoy.
  • Tread lightly and leave no trace. Leave your site better than you found it.
  • Remove all trash and remember to pack it in, pack it out!
  • To learn more, visit

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires

  • August is peak wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Know fire risks and respect fire restrictions, such as campfire bans.
  • Avoid parking or driving on dry grass as your vehicle can spark a wildfire.
  • Vehicles are required to have a shovel and fire extinguisher or gallon of water in many areas.
  • For more information on fire prevention and current fire restrictions, visit