We are an official NASA 2017 Eclipse Across America Museum Affiliate

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Great Oregon Solar Eclipse Campout

Camping at Powerland Heritage Park


August 18-21 2017


Powerland Heritage Park

3995 Brooklake Road,

Brooks, Oregon 97303

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For up to 3 nights dry camping for 2 people

Tents only (limited): $160

RV Camping: $205

Extra people: $30/each

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Actual Eclipse schedule on 8/21

Partial phase start: 9:05:36 AM (PDT), at “1:00 o’clock” on the sun’s disk

Totality Start: 10:17:38 AM (PDT)

Duration of Totality: 1 min 40 secs

Learn more about the Eclipse on NASA’s webpage

Camping Rules

  • Quiet time from 10pm-7am (no generators)
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • Please clean up after your pet
  • 5 mph speed limit
  • No dumping of black or grey water is allowed on-site.
  • No open fires
  • Alcohol consumption limited to campsite

NASA Eclipse Museum Affiliate

Come Camping with us for the Great Oregon Solar Eclipse with FREE visits to Heritage Museums included

Looking for a great place for camping to view the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 with family and friends?

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum, just 8 miles north of Salem, Oregon along I-5, will be hosting the Great Oregon Solar Eclipse Campout event from 12 noon Friday, Aug. 18 through Monday afternoon Aug.21.  

Located on the 62 acre Powerland Heritage Park, the campground has 100 tent sites and 400 rv sites. All sites are dry camping sites with no electricity. Water and portable potty stations will be in the campsites’ proximity.

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum, in partnership with Powerland Heritage Park and other museums, is hosting a campout to enjoy a once in lifetime viewing of the Solar Eclipse in Oregon. All proceeds go to support the museums.

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Things to Do

Eclipse camping, and ride the trolley

There are so many things to do during your stay at Powerland.

Our camping guests will experience early mass transit from “back in the day”, riding unique and antique trolleys compliments of Oregon Electric Railway Museum! Willow Creek Miniature train rides will welcome kids of all ages at additional charge. 

All 13 of our uniquely different neighbor museums at Powerland Heritage Park have lots of fun activities planned all weekend for you to enjoy. Visit the Truck museum, see vintage cars, Caterpillars, and so much more!

Eclipse Camping at night, see the Sparks Show from Steam Tractors

A special treat will be the “Sparks” show will be done in the evenings. See old steam farm tractors light up the night sky. This is NOT to be missed!

Don’t want to cook? Look for our Food Court! How about a souvenir that will protect your eyes during the event too?  Solar Eclipse glasses will be available for just $2.00.

Movie nights are in the planning stages.

Registration Fees

  • Tent site (2 people/site), 20’x20′ plus one vehicle: $160 (3 days/3 nights)
  • RV site (2 people/site), 20’x50-60′ plus one additional vehicle: $205 (3 days/3 nights)
  • Additional  person(s) for 3 days: $30/per person
  • We will have limited additional parking for registrants 

Please note: Group camping is not guaranteed, Registration fees are non-refundable.

All fees will go to support OERM as well as our partner museums at Powerland.

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Check-in starts Friday at 12-noon. Gate closes at 9 pm each night, reopens at 8am each morning.

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If you have any questions feel free to e-mail us at eclipse@oerhs.org 

Or call the museum office at 971-701-6327 and leave a message

To learn more about the solar eclipse, visit the NASA Website

Event Activities

Museums you can visit during the weekend from at least 11am to 4pm each day.

Oregon Electric Railway Museum   

Free trolley rides. May run into the early evening

Antique Caterpillar Machinery Museum

NW Vintage Car & Motorcycle Museum

Brooks Historical Society

Western Steam Fiends 

Pacific Northwest Truck Museum

Branch 15

Early Gas Engines & Tractors

Willow Creek Railroad Museum

Miniature trains

 Oregon Vintage Machinery Museum (Formerly  John Deere Museum)

Blacksmith Shop

Oregon Fire Service Museum

Pacific Northwest Logging Museum

Oregon Vintage Machinery Museum 

And so much more

Sparks Show

In the evenings the Steam Fiends will give a Sparks show. Steam Farm tractors will light up the night sky.

Movie Nights

We are planning to have bring your own chair movies nights at least on Saturday and Sunday nights. Movies and locations TBD.

More information will be posted as it becomes available!

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