Superintendents Compendium


Superintendent’s Compendium

Of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.

Approved January 24, 2024. Michelle Kerns, Superintendent

Signed copy available by request.

In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 54 United States Code, Section 100751, the following regulatory provisions are established for the proper management, protection, and public use of those portions of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) and Rainbow Bridge National Monument (NM) under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS). This document is the written compilation of designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent, as required by 36 CFR 1.7(b). Violating any provision in this Compendium may result in criminal penalties under 36 CFR 1.3.

The Compendium must be read in conjunction with Title 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7. It cannot be read as a stand alone document.

In addition to these regulations, the following are also provided: Written determinations, which explain the reasoning behind the Superintendent’s use of discretionary authority, are required by Section 1.5(c) and are located in Appendix A.

As required by 1.7(b), these regulations, permit requirements and written determinations shall be updated annually and made available to the public upon request.


36 CFR Part 1: General Provisions


1.4: Definitions

NPS regulations in 36 CFR 1.4 define certain terms that are used in 36 CFR. To the extent any terms are defined in the CFR are used in this Compendium, those definitions apply. In addition to terms defined in the CFR, the following terms used in this Compendium are defined as follows:


1.5 Closures and public use limits


(a)(1) Visiting hours, public use limits, closures.



1.5(a)(2) Designated areas for specific use or activity or conditions

See specific sections in this document for additional information regarding designated areas and conditions for engaging in certain activities.



1.6(e) Terms and Conditions of Permit: Lees Ferry Backcountry



1.6(f) Activities that require a permit




2.1 Preservation of natural, cultural, and archeological resources



2.2 Wildlife Protection



2.3 Fishing



2.4 Weapons, traps, and nets



2.10 Camping and Food Storage, 2.11 Picnicking




2.13(a)(1) Fires: designated areas and conditions



2.14 Sanitation and refuse



2.15 Pets, 2.16 Pack Animals




2.17 Aircraft and Air Delivery



2.20 - 2.62 More Recreation/Resource Protection Regulations




PART 3. Boating and Water Use Activities



Part 4 Vehicles and Traffic Safety




Last updated: February 22, 2024

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PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


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. If you are having an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.

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