The solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024 is expected to bring 2.5 million additional visitors to Texas, with hundreds of thousands coming to the Hill Country, as many areas lie within the path of totality, where the moon will almost entirely block the sun's light.

City recommendations include:

  • Not scheduling any appointments for that day unless absolutely necessary.
  • Download what3words app in case you are out in a park or on a trail and emergency services need to locate you. 
  • Stay home and enjoy the eclipse with your neighbors.
  • Avoid driving on the highway, as we expect a major increase in traffic.
  • Get gas ahead of that weekend.
  • Make a plan in case cell phone service goes out.
  • Call police only in an emergency as they will be dealing with the thousands of extra people in the City.
  • Make sure you have the Voyent Alert! app on your phone with your location enabled in case the City sends out an emergency message.

As a precaution, the City of Bee Cave, voted to issue a disaster declaration at its March 26th City Council meeting, in order to utilize the tools available to handle any emergency that may arise.

While city officials do not want to alarm the public, they do encourage residents to stay home and enjoy the eclipse with neighbors (wearing proper eye wear) and stay off the local roadways. As Hwy 71 and FM 620 pass through the city, these major thoroughfares are expected to have a major increase in traffic.

Click here or on image below for PDF of recommendations.

 Eclipse cover