Community Resources2017-07-24T23:06:21+00:00

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Follow local stories in the news about the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Follow regional stories in the news about the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

For up-to-date information during the eclipse, when cell and internet service may be interrupted, tune into KBCH AM 1400 or 100.7 BOSS FM

What to Expect

Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

How many people will visit Lincoln City during the eclipse?
August is our peak summer visitation, where on weekends we can see over 30,000 people in town. The eclipse is expected to draw an extra 40,000-50,000 to the area.

What time will the eclipse happen and how long will it last?
Totality will begin at 10:16am and last for just under two minutes. However, a partial eclipse, as the Moon begins to block out the Sun’s light, will be viewable for approximately two hours, from 9:15am to 11:15am.

Can I look at the eclipse?
NASA says yes, but only through protective solar filters such as eclipse glasses and handheld viewers.

What will the weather be like?
Weather on the Oregon Coast can be unpredictable, even in the summer months. While we typically see more sunny days in August, there is a chance that a marine layer will be present during the morning of the eclipse.

City Emergency Management Information

For questions regarding the City of Lincoln City’s 2017 Solar Eclipse planning efforts, contact:

Mark Nicholson
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
City of Lincoln City

City Department Planning

City Hall
City Hall will be closed from 8 AM until 1:00 PM on the day of the eclipse (August 21st).

Police Department
All city police will be on duty Thursday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 22 for the eclipse weekend. We will do our best to keep everyone safe and happy, but we do need to ask for your patience, cooperation, and tolerance, so this can be an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Please be aware that your police force may not be able to enforce all of the city laws that usually apply. In a public hearing on June 26, the city council considered allowing temporary changes in our city code to help us accommodate the unusual traffic and crowds but declined to adopt any amendments, including any specific exceptions for the August solar eclipse. Contact the planning department at city hall for information regarding ordinances and allowed use of property.

If during the eclipse weekend you see life-threatening activity, call 9-1-1. For other problem behavior or activity, call the city’s non-emergency number, 541-994-3636. Cell service will not be reliable with so many people in town, however, and calls may not go through in a timely manner. Do your best to get along and avoid conflicts.

Public Works
Lincoln City Public Works employees will be on –call and ready to assist if needed for any water, sewer, or street emergency during the busy eclipse weekend. Our water and sewer systems are expected to be running normally. As always, however, we encourage water conservation in case of a water emergency such as fire. It is recommended to have a 72 hour water supply, just as you would prepare your home emergency kit.

Temporary traffic signage will be up for additional navigation assistance. We highly recommend you enter and exit Hwy 101 at signalized intersections, except when you plan to turn right. We are working closely with ODOT to have our signals set for optimal traffic movement.

Please use extreme caution at all intersections due to higher than normal pedestrian and bicycle traffic in all areas. Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings, wear bright clothing, and signal your intentions to turn.

Driftwood Library Driftwood
Public Library will open at 1 PM on Monday, August 21st. We will otherwise keep to our normal hours over the weekend.

Community Center
The Lincoln City Community Center will be open the following hours during the Eclipse weekend:

Saturday, Aug. 19 – 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (regular hours)
Sunday, Aug. 20 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (additional hours)
Monday, Aug. 21 – 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. (regular hours)

Open to the public. Admission is $2.50 children (17 and under); $6 adults; $5 seniors (62 and older).

Showers available for $4.25. Towel rental is $1.75 each. An Eclipse-themed Dive-in movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 in the natatorium! Cost: $5 children (age 17 and under) and $10 adults. Pool capacity is 150 persons. For a pool schedule see

Visitor & Convention Bureau
The VCB is busy providing information to our guests that will be visiting during the eclipse, creating this website to act as a clearing house for all important information. As we get closer to the eclipse weekend, more information will be added to this site. If you have important information to share or are hosting a significant eclipse related event, please contact us at 541-996-1274 or with details.

Don’t forget to share your eclipse experience via social media using #LCEclipse

Visit the News Guard’s website for the latest coverage of the eclipse.

Only view the eclipse through protective solar lenses.

Totality will take place at 10:16am and last for just under two minutes.