Oregon looks to 'eclipse' visitor numbers

With Monday’s (Aug. 21) total solar eclipse visible across a large part of Oregon, the state is anticipating a large increase in visitors taking in the rare celestial event.

According to Travel Oregon, the state is one of only a handful in the eclipse’s path of totality (where observers can see the moon completely cover the sun); the tourism organization has published a list of viewing options and an FAQ for travellers here.

The organization is also reminding visitors that due to wildfires, all access to Mount Jefferson and Jefferson Park will remain closed through the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.