Weiser Idaho's "Eclipse Central" for the Great American Eclipse of 2017
Our Visitor information survey is now closed: Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out our online questionnaire. It helped benefit our planning for the Great American Eclipse of 2017.
Attention: If you are planning to travel to this area on the day of the eclipse, view the eclipse, and travel back to your home please be aware of the following:
There are over 700,000 residents of the greater Treasure Valley that are not in the path of totality. They may be planning the same thing!
Without careful planning interstate 84, highways, county roads, and city streets could quickly become parking lots in the hottest part of the summer.
The Idaho State police are estimating a 10 1/2 hour drive timefrom Boise to Weiser on the morning of the eclipse and 6 hours from Payette to Weiser. Please plan accordingly!
Planning is essential!
Be sure your vehicle is full of fuel well before you reach the path of totality. Local gas stations may run out of fuel before the event is over.
Carry enough water, food and medications for each person in your vehicle to last at least two days. If your vehicle becomes disabled or caught in a traffic jam before, during or after the eclipse help is not likely to be able to access your location by ground and air resources are extremely limited.
Carry hats, sunscreen, umbrellas, tarps, shade tents and clothing that protects you and yours from the elements
PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH AND UNDER CONTROL BY THEIR OWNERS! This is not a pet friendly event.
Plan to arrive early and leave late. Once you arrive there are events and vendors in Memorial Park to occupy the extra time you will be spending in the area. The critical time period where traffic is likely to slow to a halt is the 16-hour window before, during, and after the eclipse on August 21st.
This is truly a once in a lifetime event, but no event is worth risking your life and the lives of loved ones. Please use common sense and logic when planning to view the eclipse!
For a complete list of activities and events during Eclipse week please CLICK HERE.