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    Glen Canyon

    National Recreation Area AZ,UT

Spring Openings and Hours of Operation Announced

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Date: March 18, 2010

National Park Service (NPS) and concession facilities within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are now operating on a spring schedule. The Carl Hayden Visitor Center and Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center are open daily from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time- MST). The NPS entrance stations will be opening on Friday, March 19. Launch ramp hours are as follows:

  • Wahweap Main: Saturday thru Thursday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. MST.
  • Stateline: Saturday thru Thursday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. MST.
  • Antelope Point: Open daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MST.
  • Bullfrog: Saturday thru Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time – MDT).
  • Halls Crossing & Hite: Open, currently self-certification is accepted and required. As the season progresses self-certification will not be available when authorized personnel are  available to issue launch certificates.

Boaters are reminded that a mussel free certificate is required prior to launching any watercraft. Please check the website at www.nps.gov/glca for the latest lakewide ramp times and certification requirements. The launching of motorized watercraft is currently prohibited at Lone Rock and Stanton Creek Beaches.

Dangling Rope Marina opened on March 1, allowing boaters the opportunity to purchase fuel between Wahweap and Bullfrog. Other Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas facilities are open or will be opening soon. Visitors should call the resort to get the latest information. For the Wahweap area, the number is 928-645-1125. For the Bullfrog area the number is 435-684-3000.

Antelope Point facilities are also getting ready for the coming season. To get the latest information on openings, visitors should call 928-645-5900.

Colorado River Discovery began their river trips in early March. For more information visitors may call 888-522-6644.

Please come out to enjoy springtime in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but remember that weather conditions vary widely and can change rapidly at this time of year. Boaters are advised to obtain frequent weather updates.

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