• From Alstrom Point you can see Gunsight Butte, Padre Bay, and Navajo Mountain

    Glen Canyon

    National Recreation Area AZ,UT

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  • 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 »

  • Bullfrog Launch Ramp Construction

    Bullfrog Main lunch ramp is CLOSED for construction. All boats may use the temporary ramp located on the spit to launch and retrieve.

Side Canyon Water Quality

A cooperative U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service study was designed to identify the effects of visitor use on water quality in side canyons. Three canyons, Moqui, Forgotten, and Knowles, were selected because of their similar physical characteristics but varied visitor use. Moqui Canyon is one of the most popular side canyons on the lake and receives a large amount of recreational use, Forgotten Canyon receives a moderate amount of recreational use, and Knowles Canyon was closed to visitor use for the duration of the study. Water quality profiles were conducted along with sampling for nutrients, metals, bacteria, and hydrocarbons at multiple depths and locations throughout these three canyons.

Click here to view the final report

Did You Know?

Live to Play Another Day - BE SAFE!

Be careful what you breathe. Boat generators, engines, and gas appliances produce deadly carbon monoxide gases. Ensure proper ventilation. Don't swim, sit, or work near exhaust.