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 »
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?
Personal watercraft are vessels. In Utah, you must be 18 years old to operate a personal watercraft alone (unless you comply with Utah personal watercraft operator conditions); in Arizona, you must be at least 12.