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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Provides Limited Access to Lake Powell

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Date: April 24, 2020
Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in coordination with the State of Arizona, announces limited boat access to Lake Powell that meets CDC guidelines, state and local health department orders for COVID-19 precautions, and Quagga mussel prevention efforts. The health and safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners remains the top priority. Visitors are urged to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

The park is supporting implementation of the Arizona Lake Powell Local Boater Program developed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The program will provide limited day use boat access to the lake beginning Friday, April 24, 2020. Access will be available for boats enrolled in the program at the Wahweap Public Boat Launch Ramp on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Any boat stored within 20 miles of Page, Arizona is eligible for enrollment in the program. Details about the Arizona Lake Powell Local Boater Program and enrollment guidance can be found at and

During this limited opening for day use boating on Lake Powell, vessels currently stored in slips or buoy fields throughout Glen Canyon National Recreation Area may also use Lake Powell. Please be advised that limited visitor services will be available. Boaters on the lake should be prepared to pack out all trash and dispose of it properly. Only vessels enrolled in a state local boater program will be allowed to exit Lake Powell during this limited opening of the Wahweap Ramp. All other public ramps remain closed.

As a reminder, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open with continued access to the majority of the 1.25 million acres that comprise Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Many opportunities remain available to enjoy the park, including hiking opportunities, shoreline fishing, beach access, human powered water recreation, and recreation on the Colorado River corridor. For more information:

Last updated: April 24, 2020

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