Changing Lake Levels

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kayakers scramble down the rocky waterfront at the end of a launch ramp kayakers scramble down the rocky waterfront at the end of a launch ramp

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Kayakers scramble down Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp in March 2021
Credit: NPS

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Water level continues to drop at Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp in June 2021
Credit: NPS

 

Glen Canyon is home to dynamic and constantly changing landscape.

Since 2001, declining water levels due to climate change and 20 years of drought have reshaped Lake Powell’s shoreline. Today we are experiencing low lake levels and their effects on boat ramp access points, on-lake facilities, and the landscape.

  • Significant changes to the shoreline will affect usability of boat launch ramps throughout the year, especially in warmer months. We ask visitors to plan ahead and prepare for longer lines, limited parking and congestion at boat ramps and docks. To relieve launch ramp congestion, please ready your boat at a nearby parking lot before driving to launch ramps. View the current status of your preferred launch destination before heading to the lake.
  • On Lake Powell, boaters should be aware that as water levels drop, channels may narrow leading to increased boat congestion. Boaters should exercise caution in all areas of Lake Powell. Availability of restrooms, floating walkways, pump out, fuel and convenient stations may vary. View the current status of on-lake facilities.


There are many new places to explore as water levels change, and the scenic shoreline is always evolving. Check current lake levels to plan ahead and prepare for your visit to Glen Canyon. Learn more about boating safety and make every trip to Lake Powell a safe and enjoyable one.

For real time lake level information, view the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado River HydroData or 40-Day Water Operations. To learn more about the Upper Colorado River Basin and the operations of Glen Canyon Dam, visit the Bureau of Reclamation's website.

 
 

Water Effects to Launch Ramps and Services

Availability

Launch Ramp

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Partially Open

Wahweap Main

Closed to motorized vessels. Available for paddlecraft launching only.

Open

Wahweap Stateline
Auxiliary

Open to all vessels. Partial lane closures for construction October 11-30, 2021. Prepare all boats in the Stateline Main Ramp parking lot before accessing the auxiliary ramp. Boat launch and retrieval will only occur on installed boiler plate materials and the useable area will be marked.No solo launching until a courtesy dock is installed. You must have a boat operator and vehicle driver present to launch a vessel of any size.

Open

Antelope Point
Business Ramp

Available with a valet fee.
Antelope Business Ramp is still launching and retrieving vessels 25' and under.
Any vessels larger than 25' should contact the valet services at: 928- 645-5900 ext. 5032 to see if the vessel can be accommodated.

Partially Open

Bullfrog North

Launching only available for non-motorized vessels until temporary ramp extensions can be installed.

Partially Open

Hall’s Crossing

Closed to motorized vessels. Available for paddlecraft launching only. Extension not possible due to topography.

Partially Open

Bullfrog Main

Launching available on spur to the side of the main ramp via temporary ramp extensions (boiler plates) that are 25 foot wide by 80 foot long.

Partially Open

Antelope Point

Public Ramp closed to motorized vessels. Available for paddlecraft launching only. Extension not possible due to topography (underwater cliff).
Switchback in place to remedy steepness of access to the marina.


Closed

Wahweap Stateline

Ramp closed to launch/retreival. Drive halfway down the ramp to access the Stateline Auxiliary Ramp. Restroom is closed.

Closed

Wahweap Auxiliary

Ramp closed to all vessels.

Closed

Hite Ramp

Hite Launch Ramp out of water.

Closed

Castle Rock Cut

Unable to navigate.

Closed

Wahweap
Swim Beach

Beach and parking lot are closed.

Closed

UDOT Ferry

Ramp closed. More information regarding the Lake Powell Ferry provided by UDOT.

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Lake Powell Launch Ramps (Note: Hite is not on Lake Powell)

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    Lake Powell Marina Services

    Services currently available at all Glen Canyon marinas.

    Wahweap operates on Arizona (Mountain Standard) Time Year-round

    • Lake Powell Resort – open 24 hrs

    • Restaurants:
      Rainbow Room - open 6am-10am 5pm-9pm
      Driftwood Lounge - open 11am-9pm
      Wind Coffee Bar - open to go 6am-4pm
      Pool Bar - closed
      Wahweap Grille - closed
      Latitude 37 - open 11am-9pm

    • RV park, campground, campground store – open 8am-5pm

    • Lake Powell Lodge Gift Shop- open 9am-6pm

    • Sports Gift Shop - closed

    • Marina Store – open 9am-5pm

    • Sinclair Gas Station – pay at the pump open 24 hours, retail open 10am-2pm

    • Wahweap Marina Offices (access to private vessels in slips or on buoys) – open 9am-4pm

    • Boat Rentals - open 8am-5pm

    • Dock 'n stock – open 9am-5pm

    • Boat Tours – closed


    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

    • Marina Services - open
    • Marina Business Launch Ramp - open 7am-7pm, available though valet services only
    • Visitor Center Gift Shop - open 8am-4pm
    • Boat Rentals - open 7am-7pm
    • Fuel Dock - open 7am-7pm
    • Marketplace Store: open 8am-4pm
    • Boat tours - closed
    • RV park - open
    • Jadi Tooh Restaurant - open 11am-8pm
    • Grandma Betty's Snack Cafe': open 7am-11pm

    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

    Dangling Rope Marina is closed through 2021 due to storm damage. All hours subject to change for repairs.
    As this is the only place to get boat fuel between the Wahweap Marina downlake and the Halls Crossing/Bullfrog Marinas uplake, boaters are advised to plan accordingly.

    • Snack Bar - closed
    • Retail Store - closed
    • Fuel dock - closed due to damage from high winds
    • Restrooms - closed
    • Boat repair - closed
    • Pumpout - closed

    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

    Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and Hite are currently on Utah (Mountain Standard) Time:

    • Defiance House Lodge, family units – open 7am-11pm

    • Bullfrog Fuel Dock – open 9am-4pm

    • Land-based portable toilet dumps, microflush toilets - open

    • Boat Rentals – open 8am-5pm

    • Upper gift shop – open 7am-11pm

    • Dock N Stock – open 9am-pm

    • Corner Store & gas station – pay at the pump open 24 hours (store 9am-5pm)

    • RV Campground, tent campground – open 7am-11pm

    • Anasazi Restaurant - closed

    • Kiva Lounge – closed

    • Northlake Marine Service Center (access to private vessels in slips or on bouys) – open 8am-5pm

    • Marina Office/Executive Services – open

    • Bullfrog Clinic/Urgent Care – open Fridays 9am-5pm

    • Stanton Creek – open

    • Bullfrog Shuttle – open by request only, 9am-4pm

    • Halls Crossing/Bullfrog Ferry –closed due to low lake levels. Call (435) 893-4747 or check the ferry page of UDOT's website for more information.

    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

    Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and Hite are currently on Utah (Mountain Standard) Time:

    • Halls Crossing fuel dock – closed due to low water

    • Halls Crossing RV Park, Campground – open 9am-5pm

    • Village Store – open 9am-5pm

    • Village Store fuel – pay at the pump open 24 hours

    • Halls Crossing Marina Store – open 9am-5pm

    • Snack Bar – closed

    • Northlake Marine Service Center (access to private vessels in slips or on buoys) – open

    • Land-based portable toilet dumps, microflush toilets - open

    • Halls Crossing/Bullfrog Ferry – closed due to low water levels. Call (435) 893-4747 or check the ferry page of UDOT's website for more information.

    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

    Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and Hite are currently on Utah (Mountain Standard) Time:

    • Ticaboo Store and Registration Office: open 10am-4pm, closed Tuesdays

    • Convenience Store Fuel – out of service

    • Hite Primitive Camping Areas – Primitive camping on beaches or in primitive environments. No designated campsites. Upper camping area closed.
       

    Hours vary by season, check on seasonal hours current times. 

     
     
    floating toilet now beached as lake levels drop
    Changing lake levels has left this floating restroom stranded on rock.
    The bathroom, once located near Dominguez Butte has been moved to deeper water as of June 2021.

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    Contact the Park

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 1507
    Page, AZ 86040

    Phone:

    (928) 608-6200
    Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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