Thank You all who came to our Solar Eclipse Campout and making it a success

The fees paid go towards our second car barn, as well as being shared with the other participating museums on the grounds


We are an official NASA 2017 Eclipse Across America Museum Affiliate

Quick Information


Great Oregon Solar Eclipse Campout

Camping at Powerland Heritage Park


August 18-21 2017


Powerland Heritage Park

3995 Brooklake Road,

Brooks, Oregon 97303

Google Map Directions


For up to 3 nights dry camping for 2 people

Tents only (limited): $160

RV Camping: $205

Extra people: $30/each

If you book now, Monday night is included FREE!

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, camp stoves are okay
  • Alcohol consumption limited to campsite
  • For a map of the site please click here.

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.  We have an option to spend one additional night as a convenience for traffic concerns.

Located on the 62 acre Powerland Heritage Park, the campground has 300 tent sites and 350 RV sites. All sites are dry camping sites with no electricity. Water and portable potty stations will be in the campsites’ proximity.

BONUS: As a NASA official Eclipse viewing site, we will be giving out NASA official Eclipse education packets while supplies last. ALSO, all registered campers will be receiving a FREE pair of Solar Eclipse glasses to protect your eyes while looking at the sun.

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.

Things to Do


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! This includes a double-decker trolley from Blackpool England. 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 also planned

For a map of the site please click here.

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.

See cancellation policy at the bottom of this page.

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


Check-in runs from 8am=9pm. If you arrive after 9 pm, please check-ion with roving security who can point you to your site. Then check-in at Hopmere station in the morning for you “welcome packet”.

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If you have any questions feel free to e-mail us at 

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

On Saturday & Sunday evening the Steam Fiends will give a Sparks show. Steam Farm tractors will light up the night sky.

Movie Nights

We are showing movies in the Trolley Museum at Hopmere Station each evening at 7pm.



Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 7 days prior to the event start (August 11th), No refunds will be made after that date for any reason.  Eligible cancellations are subject to a fee of $10 per campsite and $2 per additional people to recover ticketing and credit card fees and will be deducted from the entitled refund.