Lake Barkley State Park Solar Eclipse Events

August 19th and 20th, 2017

Amateur and Professional Astronomers from all over the world will be descending upon the US for the August 21st Total Eclipse of the Sun.

It is estimated that this could be the most watched celestial event in the history of humankind. Lake Barkley  State Resort Park has been selected as one of the gathering points for these observers.  

During this presentation, veteran eclipse chasers will share their experiences and give an overview of why seeing this celestial event is so important.  

The first 100 audience members will receive a free pair of safety glasses designed to look safely at the Sun. 

The general public is invited to this free and exciting presentation. After the Saturday presentation, there will be telescope observations of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, weather permitting.

Presentation Times:
8:00 pm - Saturday, August 19th 
2:00 pm - Sunday, August 20th
Lake Barkley Resort Park Convention Center

Viewing the Eclipse - August 21st

Join us for the Eclipse on August 21st.  The beach will be a viewing area for the public. There will be a fee to enter the park on that day.  We are limiting the amount of traffic on the park. Once the beach fills up the park is closed to the public.  The cost is $5 per car if local resident of Trigg County and $20 per car if not. Along with the paid admission each person will receive a  pair of viewing glasses for the eclipse.   The beach will have food vendors and one of the best views for the eclipse in the area.