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November 07, 2013
Winter Hours Begin at Wahweap Main Ramp Pump-out
Winter hours will begin immediately for the main ramp pump-out station at Wahweap due to forecasts of below freezing temperatures.

October 11, 2013
National Park Service Enters Agreement with State of Utah to Re-open Eight National Parks
The National Park Service today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Utah that will allow eight national parks in the state to re-open and temporarily operate during the government shutdown.

September 26, 2013
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Opens September 27 2013
Rainbow Bridge National Monument will reopen to the public on Friday, September 27, 2013.

September 19, 2013
Antelope Point Launch Ramp Will Remain Open
Antelope Point launch ramp will remain open for the time being due to increased lake levels caused by the recent flood events.

September 13, 2013
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Closed Sept 12 2013
Rainbow Bridge National Monument is closed indefinitely due to a trail washout after heavy rains fell in the area over the last several days.

September 11, 2013
Antelope Point Launch Ramp Closes
Antelope Point launch ramp will close on September 23, 2013 to all launches with boat trailers due to low lake levels.

August 30, 2013
Drainage Improvements at Bullfrog
The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to provide comments related to the proposed improvement of water drainage in the Bullfrog developed area of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

August 28, 2013
RV Fire at Lone Rock Beach August 2013
Just after 2:00 PM on Friday August 23rd, firefighters from the National Park Service (NPS), Big Water Fire Department and Greenhaven Fire Department battled a large recreational vehicle (RV) fire on Lone Rock Beach.

August 23, 2013
Impacts of Lower Water Levels
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.

July 26, 2013
Wahweap Fish Cleaning Station Closed for Repair July 26 2013
The Wahweap Fish Cleaning Station is closed until further notice due to electrical failure.

July 05, 2013
Helicopter-assisted Data Collection Between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry
A single helicopter will be flying at about 600 feet above the ground surface in the fifteen miles between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry for 1 day during the week of July 7, 2013.

July 01, 2013
Stateline Pump-Out Open
The stateline pump-out station is open as of June 26, 2013.

July 01, 2013
5-Year Old Killed in Boating Accident
On June 28, 2013 at approximately 6:30 pm a 5-year old boy was killed in a boating accident uplake from Bullfrog near buoy 110 by Tapestry Wall.

June 28, 2013
Fire in Restrooms at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center
At approximately 5:30 this morning, National Park Service dispatch received a report of smoke at the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center near Marble Canyon. Page Fire Department responded to the incident.

June 27, 2013
2013 ACTIVE TRAILS GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are one of 22 national park units across the country selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

June 27, 2013
Lake Powell Boating Accident June 21 2013
At approximately 9:15 am Utah Time on Thursday June 20, 2013, National Park Service Dispatch, located at Wahweep Marina on Lake Powell received a report by marine band radio about a boat accident at buoy 43 near Dangling Rope Marina. A north bound motor boat headed to Rainbow Bridge carrying 13 passengers, 7 adults and 6 children had collided with a south bound house boat and overturned.

June 26, 2013
Missing Man Found June 26 2013
The body of sixty-one year old Joe Coffield from Snellville, Georgia was found today at approximately 11:00 am.

June 25, 2013
Missing Man June 24 2013
National Park Service dispatch received a report of a potential drowning Monday, June 24, at approximately 1:00 pm.

June 20, 2013
Fire Restrictions 2013
Due to recent dry conditions and high fire danger in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

June 14, 2013
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Receive 2013 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are one of 22 national park units across the country selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

June 14, 2013
Successful Quagga Mussel Blitz
The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with other federal, state, and local agencies as well as partners, conducted an intensive four-day dive operation from June 10-June 14 to assess the extent of quagga mussels in lower Lake Powell and to remove all existing mussels. A total of 36 divers and 73 support staff destroyed 235 mussels.

May 31, 2013
Quagga Mussel Blitz
Twenty-five to thirty divers will be in the water the week of June 10 to assess the extent of quagga mussels in Lake Powell and to remove all existing mussels.

May 23, 2013
Stateline Pump-out Station Closed for Repair
The pump-out station at Stateline will be closed indefinitely for repair and maintenance.

May 10, 2013
May Mussel Update
The National Park Service (NPS) has identified over 150 adult quagga mussels attached to moored vessels and dock structures at the Wahweap and Antelope Point Marinas in Lake Powell over the last month.

April 03, 2013
Wahweap Fish Cleaning Station Closed for Repair
The Wahweap Fish Cleaning Station experienced a waterline break in the early morning of April 2, 2013 and will be closed until further notice.

March 29, 2013
Teens Rescued in Joint Operation
Two teens rescued from a 200ft deep slot canyon on the morning od March 20, 2013.

March 28, 2013
New Personal Watercraft Regulation in Effect January 1 2013
A new Personal Watercraft (PWC) regulation went into effect on January 1, 2013 which requires PWC operating on Lake Powell to meet 2006 emission standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

March 28, 2013
2013 Spring Operational Hours for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and its concessioners are expanding operational hours and opening facilities parkwide for the spring season.

March 27, 2013
National Park Service Issues Mussel Monitoring Update for Lake Powell March 27 2013
The National Park Service (NPS) has identified 14 adult quagga mussels attached to moored vessels and dock structures at the Wahweap Marina in Lake Powell over the last week. None of the adult mussels were close enough together to mate for successful reproduction. All of the mussels were physically removed from the lake.

March 08, 2013
Wahweap Ramp Pump-out Closed for Repair
The main ramp pump-out station at Wahweap will be closed for approximately one week beginning Monday, March 25, 2013 to provide major maintenance on the floats.

February 26, 2013
Economic Benefits of Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 2.3 million visitors to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument spent $238 million in nearby communities.

February 26, 2013
Lees Ferry 2013 Road Construction
The Lees Ferry entry road will be under construction for approximately six months beginning Monday, March 11, 2013.

February 11, 2013
Bullfrog Pump-out Closed for Repair
The Bullfrog pump-out station will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, February 11, 2013 to provide major maintenance on the floats

February 07, 2013
Castle Rock Cut Deepened
Work will begin Monday, February 25, 2013 to deepen the Castle Rock Cut.

January 02, 2013
Applications are now being accepted for Glen Canyon National Recreation Areas 2013 Artist-in-Park Program
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is now accepting artist applications for three volunteer positions for its 2013 season.

December 28, 2012
Glen Canyon Recruits Volunteers for Christmas Bird Count
Superintendent Todd Brindle invites you to participate in the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

November 30, 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Castle Rock Cut Advisory, Dangling Rope Marina Closure, and Winter Hours
The depth of Castle Rock Cut in Lake Powell is approximately six feet. Boaters should be cautious in this area and use the cut at their own risk.

November 23, 2012
New PWC Regulation in Effect January 2013
A new Personal Watercraft (PWC) regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2013 which requires PWC operating on Lake Powell to meet 2006emission standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA).

November 01, 2012
National Park Service Issues Mussel Monitoring Update for Lake Powell
Recent monitoring samples from Lake Powell have revealed evidence of microscopic Quagga mussel larvae and the National Park Service (NPS) has accelerated laboratory and field efforts to identify the source, reported Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Superintendent Todd Brindle.

October 26, 2012
Boat Fire at Wahweap Marina
Firefighters battling a houseboat fire early Thursday morning, October 25, at the Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area saved multiple vessels with their quick response.

October 11, 2012
Body of Missing Second Swimmer Recovered Oct 10
The body of 58 year-old drowning victim John Borden was recovered from Lake Powell on October 10 by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Underwater Recovery Unit.

October 09, 2012
Traffic Restrictions During Triathlon Oct 13
Lakeshore Drive will be temporarily converted into a one-way thoroughfare on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 7:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm to accommodate the 6th annual Powell 3 Triathlon.

October 04, 2012
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.

October 04, 2012
Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered Oct 3
The body of 40 year-old drowning victim Pejman Pourhassan was recovered from Lake Powell on October 3 by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Underwater Recovery Unit.

September 26, 2012
LONE ROCK BEACH SHOWERS CLOSED
The showers at Lone Rock Beach will be closed for planned maintenance work to improve the facilities beginning October 1, 2012 and will reopen in May. All restroom facilities will remain open and available for public use.

September 26, 2012
TWO PEOPLE MISSING IN SEPARATE INCIDENCES
National Park Service Rangers are searching for two missing persons in two separate incidences that occurred over the last several days.

August 15, 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Helps Restore Natural Balance and Cultural Connections Along the San Juan River
The National Park Service has successfully launched Restoring Natural and Cultural Balance along the San Juan River, a project that engages underserved Native American youth in natural and cultural stewardship activities along the San Juan River located within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Navajo Indian Reservation.

July 07, 2012
Fatalities in the San Juan River Arm
A tragic accident yesterday which involved two personal watercraft (PWC) resulted in the death of two adults in the San Juan arm of Lake Powell.

June 28, 2012
2012 Mussel Prevention in Full Swing
Four vessels with adult mussels attached have been intercepted and prevented from launching on Lake Powell so far this season.

June 21, 2012
Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered
The body of 26 year-old drowning victim Colby Roman was recovered from Lake Powell on June 20 by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Underwater Recovery Unit.

June 15, 2012
Fire Restrictions At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
As a result of continued dry weather, fire restrictions are now in effect in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

June 01, 2012
2012 Updated Regulations Available for Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge
Superintendent Todd Brindle announced today the availability of the 2012 Superintendent’s Compendium for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

May 17, 2012
US Agencies Join Forces with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden to Honor and Support Military Families
several U.S. government agencies including the National Park Service announced an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation in the coming years.

May 11, 2012
New Night Closure Gate at Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp
Operation of a new night closure gate at the Antelope Point Marina Public Launch Ramp will begin on May 17, 2012.

May 08, 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area The Premier Eclipse Viewing Location
Join Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff on May 20 to experience a rare annular eclipse of the sun.

May 04, 2012
New Exhibit at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center
A new exhibit, The Colorado: River of Possibilities, opens May 11, 2012 at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center.

April 30, 2012
Building and Utilities Crew to Perform Maintenance on Wells in Wahweap
Maintenance on wells in Wahweap will begin April 30 and is projected to last until May 5

April 20, 2012
Halls Crossing Pump-out Open
The boat pump-out station at Hall’s Crossing Marina is open and has a new location.

April 17, 2012
Summer Operational Hours for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and its concessioners are expanding operational hours and opening facilities parkwide for the summer season.

April 11, 2012
National Park Week April 21-29 2012
‘Picture Yourself in a National Park’ Come enjoy your parks! Entrance into the parks and all National Park Service programs are FREE during National Park Week April 21-29.

April 06, 2012
Boat With Mussels Intercepted
A vessel with adult mussels attached was intercepted Wednesday at the Bullfrog Marina inspection station at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The vessel was thoroughly decontaminated by National Park Service staff and will be held in quarantine until the boat no longer poses a threat to Lake Powell or any other water body.

March 16, 2012
Fatality at Lees Ferry
A 34 year-old male from Laramie, Wyoming was found dead at Lees Ferry today.

March 09, 2012
Spring 2012 Operational Hours for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and its concessioners are expanding operational hours and opening facilities parkwide for the spring season.

March 01, 2012
Date Correction for Glen Canyon Lecture Series Event in March
In a press release issued earlier this month the date for March's Glen Canyon Lecture Series was incorrect.

February 28, 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Support Visitors Money and Jobs for Local Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.2 million visitors in 2010 spent over $186 million in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and in nearby communities. That spending supported 2345 jobs in the local area.

February 23, 2012
Halls Crossing Boat Pump-out to Remain Closed Indefinitely
The boat pump-out at Hall's Crossing Marina will remain closed indefinitely for repair.

February 16, 2012
Celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon will host a series of events in March to honor Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

February 13, 2012
Artists Announced for Glen Canyon National Recreation Areas 2012 Artist-in-Park Program
Artists selected for this year’s Artist-in-Park program represent a wide range of visual techniques, yet share common inspiration in the landscape.

February 02, 2012
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Celebrates the Arizona Centennial with a Fee-Free Day on February 14
Visitors to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on February 14, 2012 will be treated to a fee-free day.

January 23, 2012
Halls Crossing Boat Pumpout to Close for Maintenance
The boat pump-out at Hall's Crossing Marina will close January 29, 2012 and will reopen to the public March 2nd, 2012.

January 18, 2012
Denise Shultz Selected As Chief of Interpretation
Denise Shultz has been selected as the Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

December 16, 2011
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to Participate in Annual Christmas Bird Count
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon) will once again participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count on January 3, 2012.

December 01, 2011
New Speed Limit for Lakeshore Drive
Superintendent Todd Brindle announced today that beginning January 3, 2012, the speed limit on Lakeshore Drive will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

November 22, 2011
Glen Canyon Announces Winning Painting from Artist-in-Park Robert Dalegowski
Above Lees Ferry, a Plein Air watercolor painting rendered by Flagstaff artist Robert Dalegowski, has been voted the People’s Choice by park visitors.

November 16, 2011
Applications are now being accepted for Glen Canyon National Recreation Areas 2012 Artist-in-Park Program
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is now accepting artist applications for its 2012 season.

November 03, 2011
Glen Canyon Waives Entrance Fees in Observance of Veterans Day 2011
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will not charge entrance fees during Veterans Day weekend, Friday, November 11 through Sunday November 13, 2011.

October 21, 2011
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Winter Hours
Beginning on November 1, National Park Service (NPS) and concessioner-operated facilities will reduce hours of operation at some facilities, while closing others.

October 19, 2011
Road Construction at Lakeshore Drive and Wahweap Boulevard
On Tuesday, October 25, road construction will take place at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Wahweap Boulevard near Wahweap Marina.

October 07, 2011
Rangers Respond to Boat Fire at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
At approximately 1:47 a.m. on October 7, National Park Service (NPS) dispatch at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) received a call of a boat fire on "O" dock at the Wahweap marina.

October 06, 2011
Earth Science Week Events at Glen Canyon NRA Oct 8-14
In addition to National Fosssil Day Activities on October 8, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will celebrate Earth Science Week with special guest ranger talks Oct. 13 and 14.

October 04, 2011
Hours of Operation Changing at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
As the season begins to wind down, some hours of operation for park, concession and partner facilities have begun to change.

September 28, 2011
National Fossil Day Events at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
The National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are once again partnering nationally to host the second annual National Fossil Day on October 13, 2011 as part of Earth Science Week. Locally, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will celebrate National Fossil Day with public programs on October 8, 2011.

September 20, 2011
Fee Free National Public Lands Day on September 24
In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) and Rainbow Bridge National Monument (NM), on September 24.

August 24, 2011
Park Rangers Recover Body of Missing Woman
On the morning of August 23, 2011 the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Communications Center received a report of a missing person in Slick Rock Canyon

August 24, 2011
Scoping Notice — Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for Lees Ferry Road Rehabilitation and Paria River Bank Stabilization, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
The National Park Service (NPS) will be preparing an environmental assessment which will analyze the environmental effects of rehabilitating the Lees Ferry Road

July 29, 2011
One Dead, Two Injured After Boating Accident on Lake Powell
A fifteen year-old Boy Scout from Hurricane, UT was killed in a boating accident on Lake Powell Thursday night.

July 25, 2011
Park Entrance Roads will receive work in August
Road work will take place on August 1 and 2 on Lakeshore Drive and the park’s North Entrance road. Work will begin at 5 a.m. MST on Monday, August 1, and continue through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2.

June 21, 2011
Water Quality at Lake Powell is Everyones Job
Visitors are reminded that it’s everyone’s job to keep Lake Powell clean and safe.

June 15, 2011
Updated Regulations Available for Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge
Superintendent Todd Brindle announced today the availability of the 2011 Superintendent’s Compendium for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

June 09, 2011
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Awarded ‘America’s Best Idea’ Grant
The National Park Foundation announced today that it is proud to award Rainbow Bridge National Monument a grant to support the launch of Providing Opportunities for Underserved Navajo Nation Youth Populations to Participate in Ecological Restoration Activities.

June 06, 2011
Parks Join Forces to Rescue Injured Hiker
National Park Service rangers from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park joined forces on Saturday, June 4, to rescue an injured hiker from an unnamed canyon near Halls Crossing on Lake Powell.

May 20, 2011
Glen Canyon Continues to Intercept Mussel-Infested Boats
Staff have already intercepted five vessels seeking to launch on Lake Powell that had adult mussels attached.

May 09, 2011
Glen Canyon Announces Expanded Summer Hours for Launch Ramps
The park’s launch ramps are now operating on summer hours.

April 28, 2011
Search Underway for Missing Massachusetts Man at Lake Powell
National Park Service (NPS) staff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are searching for a missing Massachusetts man after his canoe capsized near Bullfrog, Utah at Lake Powell.

April 28, 2011
Body of Apparent Drowning Victim Recovered at Lake Powell
A National Park Service (NPS) spokesperson for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announced this afternoon that park divers have recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim near the Bullfrog Marina in Utah.

April 12, 2011
Free Entry and Special Activities Highlight National Parks Week
Free entry for National Park Week at Glen Canyon NRA.

April 05, 2011
Correction to Wahweap and Bullfrog Launch Ramp Hours for April
Corrected launch ramp hours for April 2011.

March 31, 2011
Spring 2011 Openings and Hours of Operation Announced
With the advent of warm weather, the National Park Service (NPS) announced today the spring schedule of operation for facilities at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

March 29, 2011
Mussel Infested Boat Prevented From Launching at Lake Powell
Adult quagga mussels were found on a boat during a routine inspection on March 24th at Antelope Point Marina. After further inspection, live quagga mussel larvae (veligers) were found in the vessel's engine cooling water.

March 21, 2011
Therizinosaur Returns to Glen Canyon after 93 Million Years
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Bureau of Reclamation, as well as community partners, are hosting the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Therizinosaur: Mystery of the Sickle-Claw Dinosaur exhibit at Carl Hayden Visitor Center in Page, AZ.

March 08, 2011
Fire Destroys Vessels at Wahweap Marina
Firefighters battling a fire on Wednesday evening, March 2, in the Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) were able to save 40 vessels.

March 08, 2011
Installation and Welcome Ceremony for New Superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announced today that the Installation and Welcome Ceremony for new superintendent Todd Brindle has been set for Tuesday, March 22nd.

March 03, 2011
Boaters Not Recommended to Use Castle Rock Cut Due to Low Lake Levels
It is not recommended that boaters use the Castle Rock Cut for safety reasons.

February 01, 2011
New Fireboat at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
With the launch of a new fireboat on Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area has upgraded the capacity for responding to marine fires and wildland fires close to the lakeshore.

January 11, 2011
Glen Canyon will Waive Entrance Fees during Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, January 15 - 17, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

January 10, 2011
Todd Brindle named superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Todd Brindle, a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah and northern Arizona, NPS Intermountain Region Director John Wessels announced today.

December 23, 2010
Glen Canyon is Recruiting Volunteers for Christmas Bird Count
Glen Canyon’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Volunteers are asked to meet at 7:30 a.m. at park headquarters at the intersection of Scenic View Drive and Highway 89.

December 20, 2010
Bullfrog-Halls Crossing Ferry Out of Service to Undergo Maintenance
The ferry that operates between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing marinas will be out of service until early spring while it undergoes maintenance and repairs.

November 15, 2010
Scoping Period For Off Road Vehicle Plan Alternatives Extended to November 30
No abstract supplied.

November 10, 2010
Glen Canyon Winter 2010-11 Hours of Operation
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announces winter operating hours for facilities and commercial services.

October 29, 2010
Glen Canyon Waives Entrance Fees on November 11
Thank a veteran and enjoy your viit to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

October 27, 2010
Desert View Elementary Student Honored in National Fossil Day Art Contest
Page student gets 3rd place art prize

October 20, 2010
The Chains Access Road is Now Open
Chains Access Road at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is now open to all vehicle traffic.

October 20, 2010
Houseboat fire at wahweap marina
A private houseboat at Wahweap Marina at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area caught fire early this morning.

October 19, 2010
Scoping Begins for Off Road Vehicle Plan
The National Park Service announced today the beginning of the public alternatives scoping period for an environmental impact statement to assess the management of off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

October 19, 2010
Zebra Mussel Interdiction Hours for Winter 2010-2011
Effective November 1, 2010, the National Park Service will implement winter season hours of operation for mandatory mussel interdiction services at Lake Powell.

October 19, 2010
Glen Canyon to Host Triathlon on Oct 23
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on Saturday, October 23, will host the Powell 3 Triathlon.

October 13, 2010
Update on Celebration of Life Event for Brent McGinn and Laurie Axelsen
No abstract supplied.

October 12, 2010
Celebration of Life Event Planned for Brent McGinn and Laurie Axelsen
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2010
Glen Canyon Mourns the Loss of Two Park Rangers
No abstract supplied.

October 09, 2010
Plane Crash Claims Lives of Two Park Staff
Two Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Park Rangers were killed in a private plane crash Oct 9, 2010.

October 08, 2010
Glen Canyon NRA and Grand Canyon NP Host Project Odyssey
The National Park Service is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to provide a Project Odyssey retreat at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park, October 11-15, 2010.

October 08, 2010
The Chains Access Road Temporarily Closed Due to Heavy Rains
The Chains Access Road has been washed out and is currently closed to all vehicle traffic. Crews are working on repairing the road, but it is expected to remain closed throughout the weekend.

October 04, 2010
National Fossil Day Events at Glen Canyon NRA October 9
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.

September 29, 2010
Parking Lot Construction Update
Road Constuction News for Fall 2010

September 20, 2010
Fee Free National Public Lands Day on September 25
Fee free day Saturday, September 25, 2010.

September 10, 2010
Lend a Hand to Celebrate Public Lands Day on September 18
Volunteer with Glen Canyon on Sept 18 for National Public Lands Day

September 09, 2010
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Artist–in-Park Program
Meet Suzanne Schmaltz, our first Artist-In-Park!

August 30, 2010
Kym Hall Begins Temporary Assignment as Superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Kym Hall begins temporary assignment as Superintendent.

August 23, 2010
Lake Powell Receives Mussel Free Rating
Lake Powell is Mussel Free!

August 16, 2010
Backcountry Road Storm Damage
Manyy backcountry roads in Glen Canyon NRA are washed out.

August 05, 2010
Fee Free Weekend at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Fee Free days August 14-15, 2010.

May 28, 2010
Fee Free Weekend at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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.

May 28, 2010
New Boat Rental Facility Opens at Wahweap Marina
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4 at 12:30 p.m. for the new Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas boat rental facility at the Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

May 03, 2010
Expanded Hours for Launching Vessels Announced
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area launch ramp hours of operation expanded on May 2, 2010.

April 23, 2010
Bullfrog-Halls Crossing Ferry Back in Service
National Park Service staff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) announced today that the ferry that operates between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing marinas is back in operation.

April 22, 2010
Glen Canyon Begins Major Road Repair Project
No abstract supplied.

April 12, 2010
Glen Canyon Will Waive Entrance Fees During National Park Week
No abstract supplied.

March 18, 2010
Spring Openings and Hours of Operation Announced
National Park Service and concession facilities within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are now operating on a spring schedule.

March 11, 2010
Schedule of Events for Rainbow Bridge Centennial Announced
Staff at Rainbow Bridge National Monument today announced that the full schedule of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the monument has been posted to the park’s website.

February 25, 2010
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Announces First Centennial Commemoration Event
On Friday, March 12, Carl Hayden Visitor Center will host the first in a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

January 14, 2010
Seventeen New Recycling Trailers Arrive at Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and ARAMARK – Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas have teamed up to bring 17 new community recycling trailers to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

January 08, 2010
Volunteers Mark Rare Visitor in Annual Glen Canyon Bird Count
Enthusiastic volunteers participating in the Annual Christmas Bird Count at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area identified 81 different species of birds, including a wayward sea duck and a record-setting number of Canadian geese.

December 30, 2009
Glen Canyon to Host Community Open House at Park Headquarters
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will host a community open house at National Park Service headquarters on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

December 22, 2009
Glen Canyon to Host Open House on Zebra Mussel Plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announces a January 13 public meeting to discuss zebra and quagga mussel planning at Lake Powell.

December 16, 2009
National Park Service Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Page-LeChee Water Supply Project
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Page-LeChee Water Supply Project Environmental Assessment (EA).

December 07, 2009
Wildlife and Environmental Educator to Speak in Page
Martin Tyner, a nationally renowned wildlife and environmental educator, will visit Page on December 10 and give three public presentations on wildlife rehabilitation and birds of prey.

November 18, 2009
Rainbow Bridge Photo Contest Winners Announced
Superintendent Stan Austin at Rainbow Bridge National Monument today announced that Tom Morris of Bartlett, Illinois has been selected as the grand prize winner in the Rainbow Bridge Centennial Photo Contest.

November 16, 2009
Partnership Born to Combat Invasive Russian Olive
A new partnership has been formed to combat the spread of Russian olive and other invasive weeds on private and public lands in the Escalante River watershed in southern Utah.

November 05, 2009
Glen Canyon Waives Entrance Fees in Observance of Veterans Day
Superintendent Stan Austin today announced that in honor of America’s service men and women, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

October 30, 2009
Nevada Man Found Guilty in Quagga Mussel Case
In the first trial involving Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s mussel prevention regulations, a federal judge has ordered a Nevada man to pay a $2500 fine for failing to have his boat inspected for mussels before launching on Lake Powell.

October 27, 2009
Glen Canyon Winter Hours of Operation
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announces the following winter operating hours for facilities and commercial services.

October 20, 2009
Rangers Rescue Four People From A Sinking Vessel
Vessel sinks in Face Canyon on Lake Powell,four passengers rescued.

October 19, 2009
Houseboat Fire Sends Six to Hospitals
A Friday Houseboat fire on Lake Powell resulted in burns and other injuries to six people.

October 15, 2009
NPS Rangers Conduct Technical Rescue of Stranded Hikers
NPS Rangers Conduct Technical Rescue of Stranded Hikers

October 13, 2009
Zebra Mussel Interdiction Hours for Winter 2009-2010
Effective November 1, 2009, the National Park Service will implement winter season hours of operation for mandatory mussel interdiction services at Lake Powell.

October 13, 2009
Glen Canyon to Host Triathlon on Saturday
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on Saturday, October 17, will host the Powell 3 Triathlon.

September 28, 2009
Hiker Fatality on Lake Powell
On Saturday, September 26, National Park Service (NPS) dispatch at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area received a call that a hiker in the Escalante arm of Lake Powell had fallen from a cliff to the water below.

September 22, 2009
National Public Lands Day Events at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area this Saturday
Please join Glen Canyon National Recreation Area this Saturday, September 26, as we celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees and cleaning-up Lake Powell.

September 21, 2009
Join Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on September 26 for a Day of Service and Celebration
This Saturday, September 26, please join staff from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for a Day of Service and Celebration on National Public Lands Day.

September 09, 2009
Rainbow Bridge Photo Contest Deadline Nears
September 30, 2009, is the deadline to submit photos to the Rainbow Bridge Centennial Photo Contest.

September 08, 2009
Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for Construction of the Glen Canyon Rim Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Superintendent Stan Austin today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Glen Canyon Rim Trail Environmental Assessment (EA).

September 08, 2009
Parasailing Incident Leads to Injuries
On Monday morning, September 7, park dispatch at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area received a cell phone call indicating a visitor had sustained severe head injuries.

September 01, 2009
Boy Scouts Perform Volunteer Work at Glen Canyon
Young men and adult leaders with Boy Scouts of America Troop 99 traveled from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to undertake a week-long volunteer project at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

August 31, 2009
Glen Canyon Names Deputy Superintendent
Superintendent Stan Austin has announced that Brian Carey has been selected the Deputy Superintendent for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Carey will assume his new duties in October.

August 25, 2009
Storm Scuttles Thirteen Boats on Lake Powell
Thirteen vessels, including a houseboat, were swamped during a brief but intense storm that struck Lake Powell on the afternoon of Saturday, June 22. No injuries were reported.

August 04, 2009
4-Year-Old Drowns in Lake Powell
A four-year-old boy has lost his life in a drowning incident on Lake Powell.

July 31, 2009
Rainbow Bridge Centennial Commemoration Events at Carl Hayden Visitor Center
No abstract supplied.

July 21, 2009
Utah Man Dies of Unknown Cause
On Sunday, July 19 at 6:45 p.m. (MDT) park dispatch at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was notified that a 26 year-old male from Brigham City, Utah was discovered not breathing on a houseboat.

June 29, 2009
Lake Powell Launching Restrictions to Begin June 29 2009
Effective June 29, 2009, self-certification of watercraft will no longer be an option at all major launch ramps and screening for the invasive mussels by trained personnel will be mandatory for all vessels.

June 29, 2009
Boat Fire at Stateline Launch Ramp
On June 25, 2009, National Park Service (NPS) firefighters responded to reports that a ski boat was on fire at the Stateline Launch Ramp.

June 16, 2009
Fire at Wahweap Marina
A Friday night fire at Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell resulted in the sinking of two boats.

June 10, 2009
New Zebra Mussel Prevention Requirements on Lake Powell
In response to the continued and growing threat of the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, new requirements for Lake Powell boaters will be in effect during the main boating season of 2009.

June 05, 2009
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to Waive Entrance Fees
Superintendent Stan Austin today announced that Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will join 390 other national parks across American and offer three fee-free weekends this summer.

June 05, 2009
Public Comment Sought on Environmental Assessment for Glen Canyon Rim Trail
The National Park Service today announced that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Glen Canyon Rim Trail is available for review and public comment.

June 04, 2009
Recovery of Boating Accident Victim
At 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, National Park Service divers with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area recovered the body of Mr. Robert Prescott of St. Petersburg, Florida.

May 29, 2009
Rangers Carry Out Multiple Rescues During Severe Storm
National Park Service (NPS) rangers at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area affected three nearly simultaneous rescues on Lake Powell on Monday of Memorial Day weekend.

May 19, 2009
Drowning in Cataract Canyon
A 37 year old male drowned Saturday, May 16 while rafting on the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

May 13, 2009
GLEN CANYON EMPLOYEE RECEIVES VALOR AWARD
An employee with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area received the Department of the Interior’s highest award for Valor.

May 11, 2009
Glen Canyon Employee Receives American Heart Association Save-a-Life Award
Superintendent Stan Austin has presented Glen Canyon National Recreation Area employee Ray Hall with the American Heart Association Save-a-Life award, as well as the Glen Canyon Employee of the Quarter award.

May 08, 2009
CASTLE ROCK CUT OPENS
Superintendent Stan Austin at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area today announced that the Castle Rock Cut is open to boat travel on Lake Powell.

April 30, 2009
Photo Contest to Commemorate Rainbow Bridge Centennial
Staff from Rainbow Bridge National Monument today announced that the National Park Service is sponsoring a photo contest to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the national monument.

April 29, 2009
public comment sought on environmental assessment for Page Water Supply Project
Public Comment Sought on Environmental Assessment for Page Water Supply Project

April 29, 2009
Two Missing in Boating Accident on Lake Powell
Two Missing in Boating Accident on Lake Powell

April 29, 2009
Boating Accident on Lake Powell Information on Accident Victims
Update: Boating Accident on Lake Powell Information on Accident Victims

April 29, 2009
Update on Boating Accident on Lake Powell Victim Recovered
At 10:47 a.m. Monday, April 27, the body of Mr. Terry Michael Taranto of Prescott Valley, Arizona was recovered from Lake Powell

April 20, 2009
First Bloom Planting to be Held on Earth Day
No abstract supplied.

April 13, 2009
Brian Sweatland Named Branch Chief at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Brian Sweatland Named Branch Chief at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

March 13, 2009
MUSSEL-INFESTED BOAT PREVENTED FROM LAUNCHING
Staff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) today announced a vessel with live quagga mussels attached was prevented from launching at Lake Powell on Wednesday.

March 09, 2009
Hidden Slough Revegetation Project Announces Planned Burn
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) Superintendent Stan Austin announced today that slash piles of tamarisk were scheduled to be burned this Thursday, March 5, in the Hidden Slough area of the Colorado River.

March 09, 2009
Facilities to Re-Open as Spring Approaches
The weather is getting warmer, the trees are starting to bud, and people’s thoughts are turning to summer vacation.

February 12, 2009
Park Announces Work on Castle Rock Cut to Begin
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) Superintendent Stan Austin announced today that work will begin next week on deepening the Castle Rock Cut.

February 10, 2009
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Facility Closure at Stateline
The Facilities & Maintenance Division at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) announced today that the rest room facilities at Stateline launch ramp would be closed beginning February 12.

February 05, 2009
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces RSS Feed Now Available for News Releases
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) announced today that RSS feeds are available from the park’s website for all news releases.

February 04, 2009
GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE 2008 UPLAKE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT PLAN ANDENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Release of the Finding of NO Significant Impact for the 2008 Uplake Development Concept Plan and Environmental Assessment.

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Look out below! Watch for underwater hazards. The lake level changes daily and seasonally. Only Lake Powell's main channel is marked with navigational aids.