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Fire Restrictions in Effect at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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How to make sure your campfire is completely out


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News Release Date: June 24, 2024

As of June 24, 2024, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is implementing Fire Restrictions that will remain in effect until further notice. Due to hot, dry conditions and increasing fire danger, the following is prohibited in all lands within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
  • Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fire of any kind, except campfires and charcoal fires within agency approved fire pits and grills in developed recreation sites and picnic areas or under permanently improved places of habitation. Campfires are also permitted below the high-water marks of Lake Powell and the Lees Ferry stretch of the Colorado River (below the Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry), only in areas devoid of vegetation. Devices fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed in all locations.
  • Outdoor smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material down to mineral soil.
  • Discharge or use of any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices.
The following persons are exempt from the order:
  • Those persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, or in those areas authorized by written posted notice in the area of operation. Permits may be obtained from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
  • Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Similar restrictions may exist on neighboring public lands. Please check the specific fire restrictions with the respective land management agency before visiting.
Please continue to take precautions and practice fire safety all year. Remember:
  • Carry a shovel, water, a bucket, or a fire extinguisher when working or camping on public lands.
  • Always drown and stir campfires to ensure they are completely out before leaving camp.
  • Keep vehicles in good working order, stay on designated roads and trails to avoid igniting dry vegetation with hot exhaust, and keep all chains and straps secured so they don’t drag on the ground and cause sparks.             

Visitors should recreate responsibly and use extra caution while recreating on public lands when fire danger is increased. 
Additional wildfire guidance and information in Utah, in Arizona, and across the country.

Last updated: June 25, 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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