View the park webcams, most positioned at launch ramps and marinas, to see park conditions district by district.
On the Water
The lake level is changing every day: keep alert!
The lake is going up, fast! Navigation hazards change daily, boaters should use caution and be very watchful of unexpected underwater hazards as well as other boaters and kayaks. Be aware of pieces of branches that could be as large as full trees floating in the lake. This debris could damage lower units when struck. Water levels are significantly different than past seasons, so commonly known boating paths and saved GPS routes may not be safe with current lake levels.
Never swim in waters that have algal scum floating on the water which may indicate that a Harmful Algal Bloom is occurring. Always wash your hands before eating, shower with soap after playing in the water, and never go in the water if you have open sores or cuts.
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.
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 viewing platform with rails opened at the rim in Summer 2018.
The City of Page requires Horseshoe Bend visitors to pay for parking at the Horseshoe Bend trailhead.
National Park Service passes do not apply for the parking lot. Contact the City of Page for questions about the parking at Horseshoe Bend.
We've hot hot days and cool nights, so layer up for your day out in the park. While the danger of heat illness has decreased, this is always a desert. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Sunburn and heat illness can be avoided by applying and reapplying sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn and taking a break in the shade during the hottest part of day. NEVER leave children or pets in parked, unattended vehicles. Expect wind! 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 or our Weather page.
Charles Hall Ferry Current Operations
The ferry that runs between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing is running on its autumn schedule. Utah travelers should know that without the ferry, State Route 276 does not connect and they must use Hwy 95 to drive north and south around Lake Powell. Find more information on the ferry page of the UDOT website.
Last updated: September 13, 2019