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 »
National Fossil Day Celebrated Early on October 6
Visitors are invited to participate in many fun activities at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to celebrate National Fossil Day. Kids and adults can make dinosaur clay models, dig for dinosaur bones, earn a Junior Paleontology badge, make plaster fossil molds, and meet the park's paleontologist to learn about the mystery of dinosaur tracks.
Fossils preserved in the rocks of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are evidence of the life and changes that occurred during the Mesozoic Era. Dinosaur tracks are currently on display at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center and the Wahweap District Ranger Office. The Carl Hayden Visitor Center also hosts a display case full of Plesiosaur fossils and a mechanical interactive "Plesiobot".
Across the country the National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host National Fossil Day on October 17, 2012 as a part of Earth Science Week. National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
Please call 928-645-6404 or visit www.nps.gov/glca for more information about Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. For additional information on the fossils at Glen Canyon NRA, please visit www.nps.gov/glca/naturescience/mesozoicfossils.htm.
For information on the Junior Paleontologist Program and additional educational resources related to National Fossil Day, please visit http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday.
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...