The view of the eclipse in Oklahoma.One of the best ways to spend quality time together as a family is by packing your bags and heading out on vacation. If you’re looking for a fun and unique getaway this spring, pack your bags and head to Oklahoma to watch the eclipse. Hochatown is one of the best viewing locations, and there’s still time to plan a last-minute trip with Beavers Bend Creative Escapes

What to Know about the Total Solar Eclipse

First off, what is a total solar eclipse? This natural phenomenon occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the sun’s face. On April 8, the eclipse will start around 12:18 p.m. with a particle eclipse. The total solar eclipse will take place around 1:45 p.m. and last about five minutes. 

During this time, the sky will be the same darkness it would be at dusk or dawn, and temperatures can drop. Animals often go silent as well, so don’t be surprised if suddenly you don’t hear wildlife. 

It’s important to stay safe while watching the eclipse. Except for the brief total phase when the moon completely blocks the sun, you should never look directly at the sun without eye protection designed for solar viewing. You can either buy special eclipse glasses or make your own viewer.

5 Other Things to Do on a Broken Bow Vacation

While watching the eclipse is sure to be the highlight of your stay, there are plenty of other things to do after Mother Nature’s show.

  1. Spend time inside your Hochatown cabin creating the perfect nature crafts, like a ribbon and floral crown or pine cone flowers.
  2. See if you can solve all the puzzles and escape from one of the rooms at Hochatown Escape Games.
  3. Disconnect from technology for a while and explore Beavers Bend State Park’s picturesque hiking trails.
  4. Feel the thrill of riding a zipline or driving a swinecar at Rugaru Adventures. Keep in mind, there are age, height, and weight restrictions.
  5. Say hello to the animals that call the Hochatown Rescue Center and Petting Zoo home. Most of the animals here are rescues who were injured, surrendered, or orphaned.

Reserve Your Hochatown Home Base Today

A cabin in Hochatown, Oklahoma, to watch the eclipse from.The eclipse will be here before you can blink. This means now is the time to reserve your stay with Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabin. With Hochatown cabins ranging in size from one bedroom and up, we can accommodate families of all sizes. 

Several of our cabins are perfect for eclipse viewing. When searching our inventory, look for properties with spacious decks or balconies. Call 580-306-2265 for help reserving your cabin in Hochatown or to learn more about our special offers.