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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) Superintendent Todd Brindle announced that the park’s launch ramps are now operating on summer hours. He also wanted to remind visitors that, at most locations, launching vessels is prohibited when the ramps are closed.
At Wahweap and Stateline ramps, open hours are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST). The Bullfrog launch ramp is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). The Halls Crossing launch ramp is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT. Launching from Lone Rock Beach is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST only when the fee booth is open. Beginning May 9, launching at the public ramp at Antelope Point Marina will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MST only when the fee booth is open.
At Hite, a mussel inspector is available five days per week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT. If an inspector is not available, visitors may still self-certify at Hite. Launching vessels at Hite is "at your own risk". At this time it is not possible to launch larger vessels at Hite.
Visitors are reminded that anyone launching any kind of vessel on Lake Powell is required to obtain and display a "Mussel Free" certificate on the dash of their vehicle. With the exception of Hite, the only way to obtain this certificate is to have your vessel inspected by an authorized National Park Service inspector. Hite and remote locations are the only places where self-certification is still allowed.
The Castle Rock Cut has 4+ feet of water at this time. Boaters who choose to take this route should maintain wakeless speed and exercise caution.