Canyon Host

Canyon Hosts are our answer to the traditional Campground Host for Lake Powell. We are recruiting volunteers to live aboard their own houseboat for an extended length of time in order to improve our visitor's experience by having knowledgeable, responsible houseboaters throughout the lake who can offer area information, directions, and safety tips. Canyon Hosts are equipped with park radios and can help connect visitors with Law Enforcement in case of an emergency. They also conduct area beautification projects near their camps to pick up trash and assist with graffiti removal projects.

A woman and dog stand on a dock in front of a boat. boat has NPS flag.
Amanda Thayer and Stout visited boaters in the Padre Bay area between Labyrinth Canyon and West Canyon.

NPS Photo


Canyon Hosts

  • lead FREE! guided hikes on Lake Powell provide information about the geology, history and wildlife of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • offer boating tips like how to anchor your boat securely, and where is a good place to camp
  • are official National Park volunteers who live on Lake Powell
  • have extensive knowledge of Lake Powell
  • think of them as “Campground Hosts” commonly found at National Park RV Parks

To apply for this Lake Powell adventure, click the "Canyon Host" link below and fill out an application on


Volunteers interested in this opportunity


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
Receptionist at Glen Canyon Headquarters This facility is open 7am-4pm MST Monday-Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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