Expect Afternoon & Evening Thunderstorms. Flash Flood Watch Through 9pm Monday
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Support Your Park
Do you care about the Grand Canyon? Would you like to help preserve the wonderfully rich natural and cultural resources protected here? There are many ways to become more involved ...
Consider becoming a VIP - a participant in the Volunteers In Parks program. Volunteers are involved in virtually every aspect of park operations. Some work full-time during the summer season, while others may work one day a week or even for a few hours on a special project. more...
You can help Grand Canyon National Park is by making a donation to the park's official non-profit partner, the Grand Canyon Association. The Association relies on the generosity of private individuals, foundations, and corporations to support projects and programs that are beyond the financial capacity of the National Park Service.
You can help Grand Canyon and learn more about the park by purchasing books and other items online from the Grand Canyon Association Bookstore or by purchasing items from their bookstores within the park. Proceeds from sales benefit the educational, scientific, historical, and research efforts of the National Park Service.
The Grand Canyon Field Institute, the Grand Canyon Association's long-standing education program, provides great opportunities to learn about, volunteer and explore Grand Canyon.Public support is a critical component in the management of National Park Service lands. No other federal agency relies as heavily on the generosity and kindness of its visitors. We thank you for your past support and look forward to future partnerships.
Some Recent Volunteer Projects
Grand Canyon to Host Alternative Break Citizenship School
Canyon Sketches Vol 17 - February 2010
Grand Canyon Private Boater's Association Teams Up with NPS Staff to Rehabilitate Lees Ferry’s Private Boater’s Campsite
In early February, five volunteers from Grand Canyon’s private boating community worked side-by-side with Grand Canyon National Park staff to improve the private boater camp at Lees Ferry. Crews defined camping pads, constructed trail and built fencing to define the parking area. The goal of the work was reduce human impacts to the area’s riparian vegetation and to enlarge the camp to accommodate two groups at a time. The project also was an opportunity for members of the private boating community to get to know park staff in an informal environment.
Canyon Sketches Vol 10 - May 2009
Did You Know?
There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...