Imagine. July 4th crowds. 5 days in a row.
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(Lander, Wyo.) – That’s what the City of Lander is anticipating for the August 2017 Eclipse Event. “We’re planning on the crowd size of our July 4th event at a minimum, and that could possibly double, for five days in a row,” said Assistant Mayor RaJean Strube-Fossen.
Although realistic numbers are still speculative at this point, Strube-Fossen said Fremont County is expecting somewhere between 10,000-15,000 extra people for the five day event. The City of Lander is anticipating to have at least the amount of people they see during the 4th of July and possibly double that. She noted there have been years Lander has seen an extra 7,000 people during the holiday event.
Strube-Fossen said the City plans to accommodate the large crowds in the following ways:
- Bus Service – The City of Lander is planning to offer bus service through Wind River Transportation Authority to attractions and restaurants.
- Overflow camping – Since local campsites and hotels are completely booked already, the City of Lander is offering overflow camping in the Rodeo Grounds and City Park. More information below.
- Safe Viewing Sites – The City will have extra patrol on duty and traffic signs visible so folks can access safe viewing sites in and around town. Lander is on the edge of the total eclipse so we’re expected to only have 1 minute and 7 seconds of viewing.
- Clean-up – The City will be working with Job Corps students to assist with the after-event clean-up.
Last month, the Lander City Council approved an ordinance which allows the City to make changes to rules and regulations within the city in efforts to accommodate folks during a large event such as the Eclipse.
TENT CAMPING Fees – $100 for 3-night minimum, $20 each additional night
Click here for more information about camping at the Rodeo Grounds and City Park.