2017 Solar Eclipse – Idaho Camping and Viewing Event
Total Solar Eclipse—This solar eclipse will be the first one where the path of totality crosses the continental U.S. since 1979. The path of totality will be crossing from Oregon, through Idaho, and down into Wyoming, ect. The best place to view this spectacular event? Yellowstone Bear World.
We are offering RV/tent camping and viewing spaces from August 18th – August 22nd just for the total solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse starts at approximately 10:15 AM MST. The sun will be completely covered at 11:33 AM. At Yellowstone Bear World the total solar eclipse will last about 2 minutes and 18 seconds. One of the longest viewing windows in the country! The solar eclipse will end at about 12:50 PM, when the sun emerges completely from behind the moon.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Check-in begins on August 18th at noon, with check-out being noon on August 22nd. You can also purchase additional days to extend your stay and miss traffic. Space is highly limited, so make sure to reserve your RV/tent camping and viewing spot today!Reserve Tickets Now
What is the 2017 Solar Eclipse?
This eclipse is a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the sun, moon and earth line up so the sun is completely blocked from view. It is the only eclipse where you are in the moon’s shadow. It will be so dark that you will be able to see the stars during the day. The last total solar eclipse happened in 1979.
The August 2017 eclipse will be the first with a path of totality crossing the USA’s Pacific coast and Atlantic coast since 1918. Also, its path of totality makes landfall exclusively within the United States, making it the first such eclipse since the country’s independence in 1776.
Why Should I see the Solar Eclipse at Bear World?
Yellowstone Bear World is the perfect place to see the 2017 solar eclipse. As seen on the graphic to the right, the narrow path at the center of the moon’s shadow is what gives the full effect of the total solar eclipse. Yellowstone Bear World is directly in this limited pathway. We are one of the few places in the nation where you can experience the full effect of the eclipse for its entire duration.
Due to the rarity of the event, many venues in Idaho and neighboring states are already booked for the solar eclipse. Yellowstone Bear World is one of the last places still available to make reservations to ensure a unique view. Other reserved locations have booked large crowds over a year in advance. Pricing their spots up to $1000 a day.
Yellowstone Bear World has opened up private fields that are divided into dry RV/tent camping spots for days spanning before and after the event. With consistently good weather and wide open fields our location allows for perfect viewing with no obstructions. This enables families to enjoy a full, fun filled camping trip that highlights the eclipse itself. With event memorabilia (t-shirts and eclipse viewing glasses) and accommodations (water, food, and restrooms) made available, Yellowstone Bear World’s 2017 Solar Eclipse event is the prime viewing avenue with the lowest priced spots for reservation anywhere.
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Is the Solar Eclipse Going to be a Big Deal?
Eastern Idaho is being touted as a prime viewing location across the nation; even being mentioned by NASA itself. Thousands of people travel from all over the world to view a total solar eclipse, and experts are estimating that there will be an extra 10-20,000 people per community in our state.
Due to this high demand, it is imperative to make plan early. It is also encouraged for day-trippers to plan on an extended stay due to high volumes of travelers. Authorities are anticipating major traffic congestion on eclipse day as people drive in to witness this event. Lodging in Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Victor, Driggs and Stanley are already booked.
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