Solar Eclipse- April 8, 2024

Come experience the total solar eclipse of 2024 in beautiful Crawford County! Enjoy the breathtaking views of the eclipse from our stunning natural landscapes. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this amazing celestial event!

Where to Stay

Explore our Plan a Visit Page for a comprehensive list of nearby accommodations. Keep in mind that many options are already reserved, as the anticipation for the eclipse has led to high demand.


Patoka Lake State Park:

With 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake is a fine example of lake ecology. An 8,800-acre lake provides habitat for freshwater jellyfish and bald eagle nesting sites. River otters and osprey were reintroduced at Patoka by the DNR.

The property also was home to the DNR’s resident, non-releasable bald eagle, C52. This raptor lived at Patoka Lake from 1988 until he died in 2009, at age 21.

The property’s Interpretive Services staff presents programs and special events featuring the reconstructed Moery Cabin, a non-releasable red-tailed hawk, and other natural and cultural history features of the area. Programs on kayaking, Dutch oven cooking and other outdoor skills are also offered.

The lake is located just south of the historic towns of French Lick and West Baden, and just east of historic Jasper.

Sycamore Springs Park:

At Sycamore Springs Park there are sites to suit all camping styles including RV full utilities with 30 and 50 amp service, RV Electric and Water, Primitive Tent camping, with or without electric. We are a “no alcohol” park, so please leave  drinks at home.

Cave Country Canoes: 

Take an unforgettable camping experience in Milltown, IN! We offer primitive space camping, non-electric riverside sites and 13 electric sites. The grassy campsites are situated next to the river and all boast a river view!

Marengo Cave:

Stay the night & save gas. Crowds are rare here, so kick back and enjoy the scenic, shaded camp site and beautiful creek.

No need to rough it.Amenities include a fire pit, grills, picnic tables, and nearby modern showers and restrooms. We also have free WIFI available at the gift shop! All sites have 50 amp electric hookups as well as 4-110 outlets and a 11′ by 11′ Pavilion.

Cabins & More

Please click the button below to visit the Plan a Visit page to view our full list of local accomodations!

Area Solar Eclipse Events

Cave Country Canoes

🌒Eclipse on the River🚣‍♂️
Looking for an unforgettable experience during the 2024 Solar Eclipse? Look no further! Join us at Cave Country Canoes for a unique event on Blue River. Here’s what we have in store for you:
🛶 Pack the Pond: Kayak Eclipse Viewing!
Witness the total solar eclipse from the comfort of your kayak on Blue River!
Campers and lodging guests with personal watercraft launch for free. Boat Rental: $20 per boat
🏕️ Camping with No Minimums: Cave Country Canoes Campground
Whether you’re staying overnight or just joining for the eclipse, rent a boat and enjoy the celestial show.
🌌 Flight Night at Out of the Blue Coffee & Ice Cream: April 7th
Join us for an enchanting evening at Out of the Blue with coffee flights, live music, and good company.
Date: April 8th, 2024
Location: Cave Country Canoes, Blue River
Boat Rental: $20 per boat (with or without lodging)
Free watercraft launch for campers and lodging partners
Flight Night at Out of the Blue on April 7th
No minimum stay for camping
Don’t miss this opportunity to make lasting memories surrounded by nature and the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. Reserve your spot now and be part of an extraordinary celestial event! 🌞🌑

See the cosmic tango of the sun and moon, performing their dazzling do-si-do in the sky!


Check back soon for more information on this event hosted by the English Civic Club. The event will feature Line Dancing, craft vendors, and ample eclipse viewing area.