News Release

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Has Modified Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

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Date: April 13, 2020
Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Navajo Nation, States of Arizona and Utah, and county and community health departments, is continuing modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

In anticipation of the potential for increased visitation during the upcoming weekend, visitors are reminded that all modifications to operations previously announced remain in effect until further notice ( In addition, visitors should be aware that the state of Utah currently requires a 30-day dry time for all kayaks and paddle boards after departing Lake Powell and prior to entering other Utah waters. For more information: news release

The park fully supports the Utah Governor's "Stay Safe, Stay Home Directive," the Arizona Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Executive Order," Public Health Emergency Orders issued by the Navajo Nation, and county ordinances issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (available here:

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and social media.  

Outdoor spaces at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, in addition to entry fees being waived for visitors. 

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, and pack all refuse out with them. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

Last updated: April 13, 2020

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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.

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