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DNR hosting several events for partial eclipse this Saturday

You may have heard about the 2024 total solar eclipse coming to Indiana on April 8, 2024. But a partial solar eclipse is also happening this Saturday.

You can view the partial 2023 solar eclipse in Indiana. Now’s the time to find a good viewing spot and build your eclipse viewers in preparation of the total eclipse.

Remember never look directly at the sun.

Several DNR properties are hosting eclipse programs on Oct. 14 so you can learn how to safely view this cool astrological event and more! Find all the details for these events on

• Falls of the Ohio State Park – Multiple fossil bed hikes along with eclipse viewing:

• Monroe Lake (Paynetown SRA) – Build your own solar view with solar filter paper. Supplies limited to first 100 guests, $2 donation is appreciated:

• Mounds State Park – Bring a blanket or chair to watch the show:

• Spring Mill State Park – Bring an empty cereal box and learn how to make a pinhole viewer:

• Tippecanoe River State Park – Bring a colander to view the half crescent sun during the eclipse:

Reserve your DNR campsite for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse now at or 1-866-622-6746. Remember:

• The minimum stay requires BOTH Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, 8 to be booked at peak summer rates.

• We plan to have water and comfort stations open for the weekend, but that is ultimately weather dependent.

• Indiana DNR Division of Forestry and Indiana DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife campsites do not accept reservations, but operate on a first come first served basis.

• You can find properties in the eclipse pathway at