Right Lane Ranch is hosting a 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event & Star Party – you're invited! This is a family friendly event and we want you to make memories you can cherish for a lifetime.  John Day River access, Food vendors, lawn games, glow sticks and more! Don't wait until 2045 to witness a Total Solar Eclipse west of the Rockies.

Camping, RV sites and Day Passes are available here at Right Lane Ranch, quantity is limited! We recommend staying multiple nights to avoid traffic the day before and the day of the eclipse.

Tent Spaces
100.00 150.00

Our Tent Camping Sites allow for 2 tents with 4 adults – children under 12 are free.

Please note that this is a tobacco & drug free event. Fires are prohibited by law due to extreme fire danger that time of year.

*Quantity Equals Number of Nights

RV Spaces
150.00 200.00

Our RV Camping Sites allow for 1 RV with 8 adults, children under 12 are free.

Please note that this is a tobacco & drug free event. Fires are prohibited by law due to extreme fire danger that time of year.

*Quantity Equals Number of Nights

Day Pass

Right Lane Ranch has a limited supply of Day Passes for our event. Day Pass Admission begins at 4am and closes at 9am on 8/21/17.

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Please Note: RV's are not permitted to take advantage of the Day Parking Pass. If someone else is meeting you, there are parking passes available for $15/vehicle.

* This is a tobacco & drug free event. Fires are prohibited by law due to extreme fire danger during that time of year.

OUR LOCATION: 44.8198°N – 119.7572°W

Located right on the John Day River, with 160 acres three miles East of Spray, Oregon, the Right Lane Ranch is in a prime location for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, being in the Path of Totality.

On August 21st, 2017, a partial eclipse will begin at 9:08 AM PST – while at 10:21AM PST, the sun will be totally blocked by the moon for 1 minutes 52 seconds – and the partial eclipse will end at 11:43 AM PST.




Viewing Deatils

The Ranch offers unobstructed views from all RV sites, camping sites and all parking sites. Our camping sites have walking access to the John Day River. You are invited to view the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse from your RV or camp site, and day of event viewers are welcome to view from the day pass area.


August weather here at Right Lane Ranch averages a low of 48°F, with a high of 91°F, and an average of .77 inches of rainfall. We also average 221 days of sun per year!
If your concerned about smoke, the photo on the left was taken the morning of August 10th.

Travel & Fuel

The View Is Worth The Drive

The View Is Worth The Drive

We are this far from large cities:

- Redmond, Oregon: 102 miles

- Kennewick, Washington: 132 miles

- Portland, Oregon: 205 miles

- Seattle, Washington: 327 miles

Due to expected high traffic, plan for longer than usual drive times.  Keep in mind there are only small fuel stations in the area, and will most likely sell out due to the larger population of traffic for this event.

Important Tips

Food & Drinks

We will host a food vendor with food for purchase while supplies last.  We also have limited bottle water available for purchase, and early reservations can get a free case of water.  There are sack lunches available ahead of time for purchase, the link is available on the main page.  We are remote, and there are only small markets within 50 miles, so come prepared.

Be Prepared

- We have port-a-potties on site, but it's a good idea to bring an extra roll of toilet paper with you for the drive in case of emergencies.

- Bring a copy of your I.D. and event registration to receive event bracelets.

- Register Early - this event does have limited vacancy for tent campers, RV'ers and day of viewers.

- Hydration! Please bring (more than) enough water to stay hydrated. There are no hookups on site, or local markets to purchase water, and we only have a limited supply available for purchase.  We don't want anyone getting dehydrated and August is one of our higher temperature months here at Right Lane Ranch. 

- There is limited cellular reception, and with as many expected tourists in the area it is likely that cell towers will be down.


- This is a tobacco and drug free event!  Violators will be removed from property immediately.

- This is "snake country" which means there is a likely chance you come across one (rattle snake, bull snake and others) even though they don't like noise.  We wear boots around here, and suggest if you have a pair to bring them.

- Due to temperature and fire danger, there are no fires allowed due to laws and regulations.

- What you bring in, you bring out - food, garbage, etc.  We only have limited space for garbage.

Event Details

This is a family friendly event, which means kids are welcome! We will be including viewing glasses and glow sticks to all who register for a an RV Camp Site or Tent Camp Site; additional viewing glasses will be available for purchase on site for $4/pair.

For fun, there will be the John Day River, lawn games and a live band. Feel free to bring your own games and water sport activities.


Right Lane Ranch provides portable toilets with hand washing stations, and on-site garbage, for all campers and day pass users.

* Please plan to take your trash with you if on-site garbage fills.

Hungry? Come prepared, but we will also have vendors on site with food available for purchase.

Thirsty? There will be beverage vendors on site, including tea and coffee. Oh... And Snow Cones.

* Please keep in mind there are limited grocery markets in the area – which will most likely run dry with as many visitors that are expected – so come prepared!

Right Lane Ranch is available to those with a reservation from Friday, August 18th, at 11:00AM and closes promptly on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 12:00PM Noon!

Local Attractions

  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
    • Historic Cant Ranch Museum
    • Blue Basin Hiking Trail
    • Picture Gorge
    • Clarno Unit
  • John Day River
    • Rafting
    • Swimming
    • Fishing
  • Umatilla National Forest & BLM
    • Bull Prairie Lake
    • Hiking
  • Kimberly Orchards
  • For more information about Wheeler County, please visit:


A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Autism Society of Oregon. Right Lane Ranch guests are also welcome to enjoy morning walks around the property as our way to support this great foundation.




We are offering free camping for event volunteers. Each volunteer will be responsible for various tasks at hand from checking registrations, guiding traffic, setting up signs and answering questions from event guests. As things come up, tasks at hand may change. Volunteers should be prepared to help with most anything and in return we will provide free camping, water and food from Saturday through Tuesday at noon.

If you're interested in volunteering at this event, please send your resume to rightlaneranch@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and "Volunteer" in the subject line of your email. Limited applicants will be selected.

* Volunteers must be over the age of 18, and have a valid I.D.


Sponsorship Availability

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Event at Right Lane Ranch is looking for sponsors.

We would like to partner with organizations who want recognition on event signs, flyers, and mentioned on our website through a $100 sponsorship.