Launch at your own risk!
The public is asked to use extreme caution when using the public launch ramps at Lake Powell. The decrease in water levels has reduced the depth of water in these areas, creating shallow water on the ramps with steep drop-offs. More »
Highway 89 closed 25 miles south of Page
A road collapse south of Page has closed US-89 until further notice. US-89 is closed northbound at US-89A. In Page, US 89 is closed at the junction with State Route 98. Traffic is being detoured around closure utilizing 89T (Navajo 20). US-89A is open. More »
Quagga Mussel Monitoring Update
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Lake Powell Mercury Consumption Advisory
Public Health, Environmental and Wildlife agencies from Utah and Arizona are jointly issuing a mercury fish advisory for striped bass in the southern portion of Lake Powell from Dangling Rope marina to the dam. Read more here: More »
Lake Powell Receives Mussel Free Rating
Invasive zebra and quagga mussels pose a major threat to aquatic resources and would cause significant ecological and economic impacts at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The National Park Service (NPS) and interagency partners began a pro-active mussel prevention program in 1999 after scientists predicted that Lake Powell would become the first site in the western United States to become infested with zebra and quagga mussels.
A false positive detection of mussels in August 2007 caused the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to issue an inconclusive rating for Lake Powell. Now after three years of extensive monitoring and not detecting a single mussel, the inconclusive rating has been changed to negative, meaning Lake Powell is mussel free.
"I’m not usually pleased to get a negative rating, but in this case negative is good and Lake Powell remains mussel free," said Superintendent Stan Austin. "We have invested a tremendous amount of effort into the mussel prevention program at Glen Canyon. I’m proud of the staff and partners who have worked so diligently and I’m thankful to the boating public for their strong support and compliance."
"Our science has shown that Lake Powell has always been and remains mussel free" stated NPS aquatic ecologist Mark Anderson. "Had mussels been present in 2007, they would be easily detectable today. The false positive results in 2007 were always in question and now, three years later, the mussel free rating has increased everyone’s confidence level."
The NPS holds monthly coordination meetings with approximately twenty partner organizations representing local, state, and federal entities. Check the website at www.nps.gov/glca for more information including the latest lakewide ramp times and certification requirements and always be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY all watercraft and equipment.
Did You Know?
Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge have a rich human history spanning over 10,000 years. Learn how you can help preserve it. More...