May 28, 2010
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on June 5 and 6 to help celebrate National Trails Day. National Trails Day provides an opportunity to engage families and communities in America’s Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Also plan to join ranger Andrea Smith for a free evening program “Glen Canyon’s Atlantis: Submerged Archaeology” at the Wahweap Campground Amphitheatre on June 5 at 7:30 P.M. She will present a program about how archaeologists raced against the clock to document as many archaeological sites and artifacts as possible in Glen Canyon when construction of Glen Canyon Dam began. The teams documented a prehistoric existence that is now submerged beneath Lake Powell. Come hear about their journey, see their incredible findings, and discover Glen Canyon’s Atlantis.
Visitors are reminded that the fee waiver applies to entrance fees only and does not affect camping, boating or river use fees. Additional admission-free days are planned for August 14 and 15, September 25 and November 11. The fee-free days are intended to get the public outdoors to enjoy National Park Service sites and other public lands. For more information on fee-free opportunities in park units around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Please call 928-628-6404 or visit www.nps.gov/glca for more information about Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.