Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to some roads in the Needles District and some of the roads into the Maze District. More »
Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. More »
New backcountry requirements in effect
Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »
SE Utah National Parks celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees
Contact: Paul Henderson, (435) 719-2140
Saturday, September 30, 2006, is the thirteenth annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). NPLD is an annual event that provides opportunities for the public to participate in volunteer projects that accomplish much needed work on public lands. NPLD is organized by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation supported by nine federal land management agencies, and sponsored by Toyota and other businesses.
In recognition of NPLD, entrance fees and commercial tour fees will be waived at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments. Recreation “user fees” such as backcountry permit fees, camping fees, and fees for other activities offered in the parks will not be waived.
The National Park Service is proud to take part in this coordinated Federal recreation effort and would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors in recognition of NPLD. For more information on NPLD, go to http://www.publiclandsday.org/.
Did You Know?
Much of canyon country's annual precipitation falls during summer monsoons. These dramatic storms often last less than twenty minutes but can cause powerful flash floods despite their brevity.