Friday, May 12, 2017

Eclipse Events and Lodging Info

The days around August 21, 2017 will bring a large influx of eclipse viewers and visitors to our area.  This is an exciting event and many people are planning to allow camping on their property, which does come with some risk.  The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network wants to remind area residents considering allowing camping on their property of the following:

  • Consult your homeowner’s insurance company
  • Consider waste disposal issues
  • Consider security and medical needs of campers
  • Be aware of issues stemming from increased traffic around your property and large amounts of people sharing small spaces
Visitors to the area should not expect to find camping availability at Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and other established campgrounds. If community members are considering hosting events on national forest lands they should contact the appropriate Forest Service office for a special use permit. Information about special use permits for the Deschutes National Forest can be found here or for the Ochoco National Forest here

Additionally, dispersed camping comes with inherent risks especially regarding increased risk of fire, access to services, and back-country safety. Lands managed by the United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management or protected by Oregon Department of Forestry may have additional restrictions/conditions.

Crook County and the City of Madras would like to remind visitors that many events taking place in and around these areas still have availability. These events have been working with local government agencies for months to address traffic, security, and emergency response capability.

Please click here for further information regarding Madras area events.

Please click below for any one of these Crook County area events:

Oregon Eclipse Camping  -  Paulina Oregon


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