Eclipse

 

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21, 2017, Kentucky Lake will get to take part in a spectacular event, a total Solar Eclipse! At 10:15 a.m. PDT the solar eclipse will begin in Lincoln City, Oregon and then spend the next hour and forty minutes crossing the United States ending in Charleston, South Carolina. With guaranteed viewing of over 2 minutes of Totality in the Western Kentucky region, we are preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to our area. Rooms are booking up fast so don’t wait any longer! If you are interested in reserving your designated viewing area, give us a call at 800.467.7145!

If you are looking for ideas on how to plan your own Total Solar Eclipse party, these two websites are great resources!

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com

Here is a list of events of Solar Eclipse events happening in Marshall County!


Friday, August 18th:
Kenlake State Resort Park: Spend the Day with StarGeezer, Mark Steven!
Telescope viewing activities planned at 5:00AM, 2:00PM, 6:00PM, 9:00PM

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park: An Evening on the Terrace
Join CADA and KDV for an evening of star-gazing, craft beer & bourbon tastings, and       Bluegrass! Admission: $20 per ticket, 6:00PM – 9:00PM.

Big Bear Resort: The Big Bear Blackout
Join us along with the Louisville Astronomical Society for seminars and activities throughout the weekend for maximum solar eclipse viewing. Donations accepted and small admission fee for non-park guests.

Mike Miller Park: Tent Camping Weekend & Eclipse Viewing
Tent camping only and prices are as follows: $35 per night, $55 for 2 nights, or $75 for all weekend. The campsites will be 20×20 and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Eclipse glasses will be available and other events will be planned throughout the weekend. The park will be open and free to the public as always for eclipse viewing on 8/21, until the park reaches capacity.

 

Saturday, August 19th:
Kenlake State Resort Park
: Spend the Day with StarGeezer, Mark Steven!
Telescope viewing activities planned at 5:00AM, 2:00PM, 9:00PM

Calvert City Public Library: Eclipse Magic
Join us at the Marshall County Public Library at Calvert City for a FREE magic show featuring Magic, Dinner, & Bourbon’s Darshwood the Conjurer! Show takes place from 2:00pm – 3:00PM.

Calvert City, Kentucky: Saturday Summer Nights at Memorial Park
Featuring live music by “The Cruisers”, concerts will be from 6:00PM – 9:00PM.

Big Bear Resort: The Big Bear Blackout
Join us along with the Louisville Astronomical Society for seminars and activities throughout the weekend for maximum solar eclipse viewing. Donations accepted and small admission fee for non-park guests.

 

Sunday, August 20th:
Kenlake State Resort Park: The History, Science, & Mythology of the Solar Eclipse
Enjoy a presentation by Mark Steven, of the history of the solar eclipse and how to maximize your eclipse viewing experience. Program starts at 12:00PM.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park: “E.T.” at the Old Beach
Join us for a family movie night at the KDV old beach area.  Movie will begin at sundown.

Big Bear Resort: The Big Bear Blackout
Join us along with the Louisville Astronomical Society for seminars and activities throughout the weekend for maximum solar eclipse viewing. Donations accepted and small admission fee for non-park guests.

 

Monday, August 21st:
Benton, Kentucky: Benton’s Solar Celebration
Join us at Benton City Park & Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge EERA for Total Solar Eclipse viewing party! Corn hole, kids activities, fishing, a 5K run, designated viewing area, and much more to see and do while we wait the Total Solar Eclipse, from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.

Aurora, Kentucky: Total Eclipse of the Park
Join us at the Aurora Community Park for a crafters & farmers market and total solar eclipse viewing, from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

Big Bear Resort: The Big Bear Blackout
Join us along with the Louisville Astronomical Society for seminars and activities throughout the weekend for maximum solar eclipse viewing. Donations accepted and small admission fee for non-park guests.

Designated Viewing Areas: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Mike Miller Park, HH Lovett Park/Benton City Park, Clarks River Wildlife Refuge EERA, Aurora Community Park, and Kenlake State Resort Park

Eclipse Glasses locations (some may be for purchase only): Marshall County Health Department, Benton City Hall, Calvert City Hall, CFSB, Marshall County Library at Calvert & Benton, Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Lodging Availability (in no particular order): Days Inn (Calvert City), Kentucky Lake Boat Charters, Malcolm Creek, Lakeside Campground, Bel Air Motel, Sportsman’s Lodge, Cedar Knob, Bee Spring Campground, Kenlake State Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Camp Kum-Ba-Ya, Hickory Hill Resort, Ky Lake Resort, The Dam Brewhaus (tent camping only) and private homes Bayside on Shawnee Bay, Brandon’s Lake Life Rentals