This site is a resource available to Idaho communities, businesses, locals, and tourists in preparation for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.


Resources for Communities:

Eclipse 2017 Community Planning White Paper

Letter from Director Ronk to Idaho Communities 

Letter from Idaho Office of Emergency Management to Idaho Communities


Community Preparedness Workshops

Workshop Schedule

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jesse Cole or Rob Mace at the Idaho Office of Emergency Management.


Boise State University Workshops


Resources for Businesses:

Eclipse One Sheet – For Idaho Businesses


Resources for Visitors and Residents:

Eclipse One Sheet – For Idaho Residents

Visit Idaho – Eclipse Tourism Website

Idaho Eclipse Events

Garden Valley Events

Camping Information from Idaho BLM

Sawtooth National Forest Areas of Interest Map

Selling Goods or Renting Homes/Property Information from the Idaho Tax Commission

Idaho Tax Commission Flyer – Selling or Renting FAQs


Be Prepared:

Idaho 511 Traveler Information

Incident Information System: Idaho Incidents

I-15 Realtime Traffic App

Blaine County Emergency Planning Committee

Environmental Health Planning Guide

Viewing the Solar Eclipse on Idaho Lands



External Resource Websites:


How the State is Preparing:

    • Bureau of Land Management – For anyone planning to view the solar eclipse on public lands in Idaho, please be aware of the anticipated crowd sizes and plan for many full campgrounds. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has produced a helpful one-page document on camping rules, public land campsites, maps, guides, and fire prevention tips. View the document here.
    • Idaho Transportation Department – In preparation for the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is taking steps to maintain safety and mobility for motorists. Eclipse chasers from around the world are expected descend on parts of Idaho where typically clear summer skies are expected to provide incredible viewing opportunities. To optimize safety and mobility for residents and visitors, ITD is suspending most highway construction and maintenance Saturday through Monday (Aug. 19-21) where traffic is expected to be impacted. Drivers are urged to plan ahead, expect delays, keep a full tank of fuel, and have extra food and water in their vehicles. Sightseers are asked not to stop along roadways or park in turnouts or side lanes to view the eclipse.
    • Idaho Office of Emergency Management – The Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) is activating the Idaho Emergency Operations Center (IDEOC) August 19-22nd to support Idaho Counties and address emergency management concerns relating to the eclipse. In addition to coordinating bi-weekly Eclipse Working Group meetings with state agency partners, IOEM has coordinated Community Preparedness Workshops along the path of totality, meeting with Emergency Managers and other local officials to provide situational awareness and support for the August 21st event. The IOEM Public Information Emergency Response (PIER) Team continues a coordinated public messaging campaign for citizens, local officials and media.
    • U.S. Forest Service – The U.S. Forest Service has created a Great American Eclipse webpage  specific to the Sawtooth National Forest. Click here to view their page and here for a Sawtooth National Forest map including areas of interest and parking.  Additionally, here are more tips and resources from the U.S. Forest Service that covers the National Forests.
    • Idaho Tax Commission – For anyone who will be selling goods, or renting out their homes or property for the eclipse, the Idaho Tax Commission has created a website to answer tax related questions. Please be sure to view their page here in advance of the August event.



Sarah Flick  – Idaho Tourism – (208)287-3154

Megan Hill – Idaho Commerce – (208)780-5152