Warm Springs Indian Reservation Opens up Camping Spots Ahead of Rare Eclipse

Courtesy Anne Morin

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has just released a limited number of camping, RV and day parking sites for visitors who would like to experience the 2017 total solar eclipse within the boundaries of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. This includes camping and RV parking through the weekend, overnight tent and RV parking, and day parking. Click here to make reservations.

Over the weekend, numerous events will be held in the community at the Indian Head Casino and Museum at Warm Springs. Additionally, the Native Sol Eclipse Fest will feature tribal vendors, food, and performances by nationally recognized Native American artists and NASA is hosting several events at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy. Click here for a full listing of local activities.

Visitors will have access to bus transportation to Indian Head Casino and the Museum from the Community Center for a small fee and can also stop off at Oregon Solarfest and Solar Town in Madras.  Click here for more information on bus passes and to purchase.

In addition to camping and viewing sites in Warm Springs, there are also a number of areas on the reservation that are open to non-Tribal members through the purchase of a fishing/camping permit including Lower Dry Creek and the High Cascade area including Long Lake, Dark Lake, Island Lake, Boulder Lake and Trout Lake.  Currently there are no reservations available for Indian Park during this time period. Click here for maps, additional information and to purchase permits.

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