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December 12, 2017
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Seeking Volunteers for Annual Audubon Bird Count on January 3
Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Wednesday, January 3. Limited availability (compared to previous years) for counting birds on the water. No limit for land birders.

November 15, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Public Scoping Comments on the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan
Public scoping will be held for a 30-day period from November 15 to December 14(extended to January 5) for an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment in Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area below the Glen Canyon Dam.

November 13, 2017
Students Visit Rainbow Bridge Thanks to Partnership
Ninety area students and teachers from the Lake Powell School in Bullfrog, Utah, and Bluff Elementary School in Bluff, Utah, visited Rainbow Bridge National Monument on November 9 with the help of Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas.

October 31, 2017
Horseshoe Bend Rim Railing Construction Beginning November 6
Construction of the railing at Horseshoe Bend begins November 6. Half of the rim view will be blocked during construction. Parking will not be affected.

October 31, 2017
Free Park Entrance Veterans Day Weekend 2017
Free park entrance on November 11 and 12, 2017, in commemoration of Veterans Day.

October 27, 2017
Mark Your Calendar for November 6 to Apply for Seasonal Jobs
The application period for next year’s seasonal employment at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will begin November 6 and will close once 50 applications have been received. The park will be hiring seasonal employees to assist in operations during its busy season (typically, April through October, 2018).

October 24, 2017
Early Availability of 2018 Annual Vessel Sticker
Start purchasing Annual Vessel stickers for 2018 in November 2017 and you can use it right away. Annual stickers are $50, while a weekly vessel pass is $30.

October 20, 2017
Winter Hours 2017-2018
List of winter 2017-2018 hours at Glen Canyon.

October 20, 2017
November 2 Job Fair
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is hosting its third annual job fair on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. The job fair will take place in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Training Room.

October 06, 2017
Chip Seal Project Will Delay Traffic in October
A chip seal project will be starting in October. Roads and parking areas in Wahweap’s and Antelope Point Marina's developed areas will be upgraded with slurry and crack sealing.

October 06, 2017
Stateline Boat Ramp and Pumping Station Closing October 6 2017
Stateline launch ramp, parking are, and pumpout will close for the winter Friday, October 6, 2017.

September 29, 2017
River Trip Concessioner Selected
Glen Canyon Rafting Hospitality, LLC, to provide Colorado River raft trips below Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry under a new, ten-year concession contract that will begin January 1, 2018.

September 27, 2017
National Fossil Day 2017 at Glen Canyon
Join Glen Canyon National Fossil Day™ on Wednesday, October 11. This free event is being held at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center from 12 to 5 p.m. 

September 26, 2017
Only One Wahweap Entrance Station Available Beginning October 2
Wahweap’s two Entrance Stations will be undergoing repair for at least the next four weeks. Beginning Monday, October 2, Wahweap’s North Entrance Station will be closed for at least three weeks.

September 19, 2017
Service Restored After Extreme Weather on Lake Powell
Services are returning to Lake Powell Marinas after the storm that hit September 14.

September 19, 2017
Child Dies After Boating Accident near Navajo Canyon Sept 2017
On Sunday, September 17, 2017, a houseboat was trying to dock on a beach in the area of Navajo Canyon. When the boat struck the beach an adult fell on a six-month old boy. The child was flown to the Salt Lake City Children’s Hospital. During the early morning hours of September 18, the child was pronounced dead.

September 19, 2017
Two Accidents This Weekend Resulted in Fatality and Serious Injury
Two serious accidents occurred Sept 16-17, 2017 at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in Kane County, Utah.

August 29, 2017
Halls Crossing Marina Premium Fuel Service Restored Aug 2017
Starting immediately, fuel services for premium unleaded fuel only have been restored at the Halls Crossing Marina fuel dock.

August 21, 2017
Houseboat Explosion August 18 2017
On the afternoon of August 18, 2017, a boat explosion with several injured persons and possible flame and smoke still present at the Bullfrog Fuel Dock. Seven patients, ranging from three to 53 years old, suffering from partial thickness burns were transported to the Bullfrog medical clinic; five of the patients were then transported to larger medical facilities via fixed wing and rotor medical aircraft.

August 15, 2017
Free Entrance August 25 for 101st Birthday of the National Park Service
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will offer free park entrance on Friday, August 25, in celebration of the 101st birthday of the National Park Service.

August 15, 2017
Cliff Jumping Accident August 14 2017
Cliff jumping fatality at Lake Powell.

August 08, 2017
New Stateline Courtesy Docks Being Installed
Two new courtesy docks at the Stateline launch ramp soon. Material for the new docks is scheduled to begin arriving on August 8. Construction will take two to four weeks.

August 08, 2017
New Commercial Opportunity Available at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
A new business opportunity is available to provide launch and retrieval services of motorized rental boats and personal watercraft to Lake Powell. Interested businesses are invited to apply for a Commercial Use Authorization, which will permit them to deliver and/or pick up boats (less than 26 feet long) and personal watercrafts.

August 07, 2017
Emergency Closure of Wahweap Marina Boat Pumpout Stations Aug 7 2017
UPDATE - Emergency repair of a malfunctioning sewage lift station at the Wahweap Marina has been completed and all affected areas have been reopened.

August 03, 2017
Water Shut Off At Wahweap for Emergency Repair Of Water Line
Emergency repair of a water line at Wahweap may necessitate shutting off water, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. August 3, 2017 and lasting for six to eight hours.

July 25, 2017
Halls Crossing to Bullfrog Ferry Back in Service July 2017
The Charles Hall Ferry provides vehicle and pedestrian traffic services across Lake Powell, between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing. Summer schedule, through September 30, 2017.

July 17, 2017
Local Residents Gain Advantages in Hiring
Local residents now have increased advantages to being hired at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. For those interested in applying for a job, all information about current job vacancies is posted online at All applications for positions eligible for this hiring authority must be submitted electronically at by the date the announcement closes.

July 17, 2017
Second Annual Bat Festival July 22 2017
The second annual Glen Canyon Bat Festival is being held on Saturday, July 22 (5-10 p.m., MST) and anyone interested is invited to attend.

July 13, 2017
Houseboat Explosion in Crystal Springs Canyon
At approximately 10 p.m. on July 12 an explosion occurred on a privately owned houseboat that was anchored on shore in Crystal Springs Canyon, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There was one fatality.

June 30, 2017
Enjoy a Safe Summer at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
We welcome everyone who visits Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge, which provide outstanding opportunities for adventure. Please practice safe boating and outdoor recreation in whatever form you enjoy, while respecting each other and preserving the resources for future generations.

June 30, 2017
Lake Powell Area Closed in Kane Creek Canyon of Padre Bay
On June 28 a small area on land was closed in Kane Creek Canyon of Padre Bay at Lake Powell. It was deemed unsafe for recreational activities due to potential exposure to human feces. Witnesses reported that a houseboat with more than 20 occupants did not comply with laws and regulations about the proper disposal of human waste.

June 30, 2017
Halls Crossing Propane Services Restored June 2017
Fuel services are still unavailable at Halls Crossing Marina and the fuel dock remains closed pending repairs to damaged fuel lines. Propane services have been restored at the Halls Crossing Village Store and RV Campground.

June 22, 2017
Halls Crossing Amenities Unavailable June 2017
Visitors are advised that both propane and fuel are unavailable at Halls Crossing, until further notice.

June 21, 2017
Fire Restrictions at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument 2017
Due to increasing human caused wildfire activity, dry conditions, and high fire danger in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona, Color Country Interagency Fire Managers are implementing additional fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, June 21 at 12:01 a.m.

June 02, 2017
Investigation of Possible Homicide-Suicide Near Wahweap
Ongoing joint investigation of possible homicide-suicide at Wahweap Swim Beach.

May 22, 2017
Three Lake Powell side canyons go wakeless this week
Enforcement of the new wakeless zones in three side canyons on Lake Powell: Antelope, Labyrinth and Lost Eden canyons will begin this Thursday, May 25.

May 09, 2017
Glen Canyon seeks proposals for river raft concession contract
Proposals for the contract, which covers the 15-mile portion of the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry, must be received by 4 p.m.Mountain Time on July 19.

May 08, 2017
Human remains found at Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rangers located human remains at the base of Horseshoe Bend on Sunday. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation and will release details as they become available.

May 02, 2017
New wakeless zones protect boaters in 3 Lake Powell side canyons
Beginning May 25, 2017, wakeless zones in three side canyons on Lake Powell: Antelope, Labyrinth and Lost Eden canyons.

April 21, 2017
Show Glen Canyon some love April 29
Love Your Lake Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 29, and is seeking volunteers to help keep Glen Canyon National Recreation Area beautiful. Volunteers will receive free park admission April 29 plus a pass to return another day, and prizes will be raffled off for several lucky participants.

April 20, 2017
Glen Canyon visitors support 3,419 local jobs, showing 40 percent growth
Tourism to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area supports 3,419 local jobs, a new federal report shows, indicating a 40 percent increase since 2015. Spending in local communities by park visitors also increased 40 percent last year to exceed $240 million.

April 11, 2017
Rainbow Bridge in National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service has designated Rainbow Bridge a Traditional Cultural Property, recognizing the site's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes, and establishing its listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

March 15, 2017
Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge visitation climbs 29 percent to 3.3 million
Higher visitation in Glen Canyon in 2016 - 3,325,894, up 753,531 over 2015 and marking the highest total since 1993. Of those visitors, 1,422,353 stayed at Glen Canyon overnight.

January 17, 2017
Glen Canyon Releases Off-Road Management Plan
The National Park Service announced last Friday the release of the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. To seek additional information, obtain a copy of the plan, or provide comments, please visit 

December 23, 2016
International College Students to Transform Glen Canyon
On Jan 10, 2017, more than 200 college students representing 13 countries will volunteer at Lees Ferry.

November 15, 2016
Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas Partner with NPS to Take Students to Rainbow Bridge
Sixteen students from the Lake Powell School visited Rainbow Bridge National Monument on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. The National Park Service and Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas teamed up to make the journey possible for students from the Kane County-based school in Bullfrog last week.

October 25, 2016
Wahweap and Stateline Pump-out Facilities Closed for Replacement
Wahweap and Stateline boat pump-out facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 3 for repairs. The closure is only expected to last for one day.

October 21, 2016
Rainbow Bridge Actually Moves
Presentation about the surprisingly dynamic structure of Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area headquarters, 691 Scenic View Drive.

September 09, 2016
Glen Canyon Celebrates Fourth Grade Students with Free Passes and Local Field Trips
Every Kid in a Park program, in its second year, will offer free passes to fourth graders, and those that accompany them, to access more than 2,000 public lands and waters, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

September 04, 2016
Six-Day Search Effort Locates Missing Hiker
An overdue hiker in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was found after six days out in the elements, he was dehydrated and sunburned, but otherwise in good health.

August 30, 2016
True GRIT Repairs Underway
Jay and Cathi Phelps, of Bulldog Boat Repair, will complete the work needed to recondition the True GRIT and get the vessel back in the water.

August 29, 2016
Rainbow Bridge Docks Reopened Aug 27 2016
The boat docks at Rainbow Bridge National Monument have been reopened following repairs.

August 26, 2016
Rainbow Bridge Dock Access Closed Aug 26 2016
The boat docks at Rainbow Bridge National Monument are closed. The National Park Service will open dock access as soon as the docks are safe. It is possible repairs will last through the weekend.

August 24, 2016
Boating Fatality at Lake Powell Aug 23 2016
A Lake Powell houseboater died while attempting to rescue her two-year old son, who had fallen overboard, on August 23. The cause of death is presumed to be drowning.

August 23, 2016
Bat with Rabies Found at Glen Canyon Aug 2016
A dead bat found at Lees Ferry has tested positive for rabies. Do not touch wild animals.

August 19, 2016
Charles Hall Ferry Improvements Public Scoping Notice
Public comment period for Lake Powell Ferry improvements through Sept 9, 2016.

August 11, 2016
Recent Storms Cause Damage to Rainbow Bridge Docks
High winds from monsoon storms on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 10 caused damage to the docks in Bridge Canyon leading to Rainbow Bridge but restrooms and trail access are still available.

August 05, 2016
Lonely Dell Access Road Closed by Flood Aug 5 2016
The road and all access to Lonely Dell are closed until further notice.

August 03, 2016
Boating Safety Urged on Lake Powell After Two Serious Accidents
After two serious recent watercraft accidents, one of them fatal, Visitor and Resource Protection rangers at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are urging boaters to pay closer attention to safety on the water.

August 03, 2016
Agencies and Boaters Step Up to Prevent the Spread of Quagga Mussels from Lake Powell
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) have joined forces to keep Lake Powell boaters from inadvertently transporting quagga mussels to other water bodies throughout the west.

August 01, 2016
Carl Hayden Visitor Center Exhibit Renovation Begins
The exhibit area at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center will be closed for renovation. All other services in the visitor center will remain available with minimal interruptions.

July 22, 2016
First Annual Bat Festival in Glen Canyon
First annual Glen Canyon Bat Festival on Thursday, August 4 starting at 6pm at the Wahweap amphitheater.

July 18, 2016
Astronomers to Talk Astrotourism Light Pollution and Night Sky Restoration at Page
Join astronomers to explore the "dark side" of Page and astrotourism at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area headquarters at 691 Scenic View Drive where refreshments will be provided by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association on July 26 and 27.

July 05, 2016
Lonely Dell Access Road Reopened
The Lonely Dell access road at Lees Ferry will reopen on Wednesday, July 6.

June 28, 2016
Two People Injured In Multi-vessel Houseboat Fire
Two people were injured today in a fire that destroyed three houseboats.

June 22, 2016
Heat Wave Affects Horseshoe Bend Visitors
The recent heat wave in the Southwest has taken its toll on visitors to the popular Horseshoe Bend Overlook.

June 21, 2016
NPS Dive Team Teaches Kids Water Safety
The Glen Canyon dive team conducted training in front of an audience of children and introduced the kids to the team's underwater recovery robot, providing a hands-on learning environment to emphasize the importance of safety around water.

June 13, 2016
Electrocution Fatality at Lake Powell
A houseboater on Lake Powell died June 9th after being electrocuted on his boat.

June 06, 2016
Mesa Boy Scouts Clean Up
Troop 154 removed graffiti from a popular scenic overlook where visitors can see Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River below.

May 13, 2016
Tour and Service Providers Adopt Canyons Throughout Lake Powell
Local tour and service providers are adopting canyons for trash pickup throughout Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

May 02, 2016
2016 McGinn and Axelsen Scholarship Awarded to Greg Galloway
The ninth Brent McGinn and Laurie Axelsen Scholarship was presented to Greg Galloway.

March 04, 2016
Help Glen Canyon Look its Birthday Best in 2016 and Beyond
A multi-tiered initiative begins to raise awareness about keeping Lake Powell clean and safety for the enjoyment of all visitors.

January 26, 2016
Wahweap Fuel Dock and Pump Out Closed for Maintenance Jan 27 2016
Fuel dock and boat pump out facilities located at the Wahweap main launch ramp will be closed on January 27th, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MST for maintenance.

January 08, 2016
Adaptive Management for Glen Canyon Dam 2016
Proposed roadmap to provide certainty, predictability for water and power users, protects environmental and cultural resources.

January 08, 2016
Lakeshore Drive Closure Begins Jan 11
Lakeshore drive will close beginning Monday, Jan 11, and remain closed through May 2016. Follow the detour signs for entry to the Wahweap area.

Last updated: May 3, 2016

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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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