Eclipse Visitation Will Impact Forest
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 14, 2017
The solar eclipse that will happen a week from today has caused agencies throughout the nation to prepare for an influx of people to communities in the path of totality.
However, the spaces in between communities will also be impacted. Shoshone National Forest officials say that there are many outstanding viewing locations and camping opportunities on the Forest, but public cooperation will be essential to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Kristie Salzmann with the Forest Service says that they are asking residents to help spread the word to visitors about the unique concerns that viewing the eclipse from the Shoshone Forest will entail.
Salzmann also notes that there is no dispersed camping allowed on the forest – that means no one is allowed to set up camp outside the developed campgrounds along Highway 14/16/20.
Beginning August 17th, the Forest Service will provide education and important information for safe forest visitation at numerous points of entry to the Forest near Dubois and Lander. There will also be additional information areas set up near Cody. All Shoshone National Forest district offices will be open August 19th and 20th.