Total Eclipse of the Park Weekend

1591 Resort DR

McCormick, SC 29835


Phone: (864) 391-2450

City: McCormick

Region: Midlands

Total Eclipse of the Park Weekend

On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in parts of South Carolina for the first time in almost 99 years! We will be celebrating this event at Hickory Knob State Resort Park all weekend. We do NOT sit in totality, but we are very close. Locations where the total eclipse can be viewed will be available at the front desk. A ranger will be at our sister park, Baker Creek (5 miles) to direct those interested in viewing the total eclipse there during its 25-second window, but driving to Abbeville will afford a full two-minute eclipse. McCormick has a one-minute window and their library is hosting a viewing event with glasses. The bandwidth of the eclipse is only 60 miles, with locations near Greenwood and Columbia having the longest duration. Bring the family for this celebration of the sun with weekend activities like swimming, golfing, boating, kayaking, skeet shooting, hiking and fishing. Join us on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights for Solar Eclipse Happy Hour featuring half price beer, wine and appetizers. Enjoy a featured beer Carolina Blackout brewed in South Carolina (not included in Happy Hour prices) to commemorate the Solar Eclipse. Saturday evening we will celebrate this celestial event by having Galactic Pizza night in our restaurant! Commemorative Tee shirts will be on sale in our gift shop along with special safety glasses! Enjoy a campfire under the stars in our amphitheater overlooking the Savannah River. WIFI is available at Hickory Knob lodge to tune in to NASA LIVE STREAM OR NASA TV to view the eclipse anywhere in its path. Don’t miss it!

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