View the park webcams, most positioned at launch ramps and marinas, to see park conditions district by district.
Check the Seasonal Hours to see what times the places you want to visit are open.
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Alerts & Conditions
Watch Your Step on Lake Powell BeachesQuagga mussel shells are sharp and tiny. They will cut through skin, clothes, and paws. Please wear water shoes and put booties on your pets when recreating on beaches.
Warning buoys at Castle Rock Cut and Anchovy Point due to low lake levelsThe portion of Lake Powell between Glen Canyon Dam and Wahweap Marina commonly known as Anchovy Point is marked with no-wake buoys. Castle Rock Cut now marked use at your own risk. The water is estimated to be between eight and ten feet deep.
The iconic Horseshoe Bend is a busy place. Improvements at Horseshoe Bend Overlook are currently underway, including a new accessible trail, shade structures, and a larger parking lot. A new viewing platform at the rim opened Summer 2018. Although the parking lot has been expanded several times, vehicle congestion still remains a safety issue.
The parking lot is reaching capacity almost daily between 10 am and 12 noon, forcing the Page Police Department to turn away newly arriving visitors. Once the parking lot is full, no alternative parking is available and visitors must return at a different time. Parking is prohibited along US Highway 89 and violators will be cited. The best time to find parking is prior to 10 am or between 4 and 6 pm.
Autumn is here, which means big temperature variations and some fall storms. Prepare yourself for variable weather conditions by dressing in layers and wearing a hat and sunblock. Northern Arizona is known for unpredictable winds. Afternoon storms can bring flash floods, even when the skies are blue above you. Check the forecast, especially before boating. A good place to start is the National Weather Service forecast for Page, AZ.
Have Patience in Busy Settings
We know you are excited to explore the park, and so are all your fellow visitors. This can make for busy and hectic conditions on roads, in parking lots, on launch ramps, and on the water. Keep yourself and everyone safe by driving with caution, respecting speed limits, and staying aware of your surroundings.
There are plenty of spots for solitude in Glen Canyon's backcountry and Lake Powell's coves, but expect crowded conditions in popular frontcountry areas. Have patience and enjoy the journey.
On the Water
The lake level is changing every day—watch for new rocks and obstacles during your visit.
Check the National Weather Service Marine webpage for 3-day forecasts and specific information on wind, storm, and heat conditions at Lake Powell.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation Water Operations webpage for data on lake levels, inflow, and release.
Be Careful with Campfires
While fire restrictions have been lifted in Glen Canyon, wildfire is always a risk. Please use appropriate methods to contain fires, build them in areas free of vegetation, and be certain that fires are completely extinguished after use. Rememer, fireworks are prohibited on park lands.
Are you looking for more in-depth or ongoing information about Glen Canyon? Check our Advisories page for updated happenings and important issues.
Last updated: October 9, 2018