News Release

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Resume Normal Operations

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Arches Visitor Center is open daily under normal winter hours.

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News Release Date: January 31, 2019

Contact: Kate Cannon, 435-719-2101

MOAB, UT—With the enactment of the continuing resolution, Arches and Canyonlands national parks resumed operations this week.

Park facilities are back to normal winter operations with the exception of Devils Garden Campground, which is closed due to a water system leak. The campground will be open by March 1 for visitors who have existing campground reservations. Campgrounds at Canyonlands National Park are open and operating under regular winter conditions.

The visitor center at Arches National Park is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky Visitor Center is open Friday through Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The visitor center is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Staff at both parks are on duty to answer questions and issue permits.

Park staff and volunteers are happy to be back at work and want to thank the Utah Office of Tourism, Canyonlands Natural History Association, and Alsco Inc., which provided generous donations to support visitor center operations during the partial government shutdown.

For additional information about Southeast Utah Group park facilities and current conditions, visit our websites:

Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument

Last updated: February 1, 2019

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PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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