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Weatherby Rest Area

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites | 4 Comments

On I-84 at mile post 336. The Burnt River canyon was a significant obstacle to Oregon Trail emigrants—it often took five or six days to negotiate the steep and dangerous ascent out of the canyon. Exhibits explain the canyon’s name and importance.

Oregon Department of Transportation.



James DeFreitas

- Comment left on: March 27th, 2017 at 7:57 am

Hoping to stop there to see the eclipse on 8/21/2017. Will that be possible?

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: March 28th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

James, We would not advise planning to use the rest area as a viewing area. Unfortunately, nearly a half-milton extra travelers will be on Oregon roadways during this event, and Oregon Emergency Services may need to use rest areas for critical staging of services. If you need a place to safely view the eclipse, I would suggest that you visit the NASA website, as well as several of our regional visitors associations. You should try the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association: http://www.visiteasternoregon.com
and our Travel Salem folks are organizing at: http://www.travelsalem.com/events/total-solar-eclipse-2017
Hope this helps you out!

James O. Pentecost

- Comment left on: September 4th, 2017 at 9:40 pm

I chose to come here for the eclipse, and what a great decision! Perfect weather, friendly people, and a total eclipse! It was an awesome sight, and everyone there got really excited. It was a truly awesome event. JOP.

Jessica Carbone

- Comment left on: September 22nd, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Dear James,
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad the staff at Weatherby was able to make your eclipse experience a truly awesome event!

~ OTE Staff

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