Alerts & Conditions


Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Fire Restrictions in Effect Glen Canyon and surrounding public lands are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Fire use is prohibited, except campfires in provided rings or structures at campgrounds and picnic areas. Campfires also permitted below the high water mark of the lake.


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.

Visitor in hat looks at park sign with dramatic red cliffs surrounding
Remember to cover up when in the sun. Wear hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

NPS/Stephanie Metzler

Weather Conditions

Summer is upon us. We had plenty of 100+ degree days in June. Temperatures are high, but conditions are still variable. Prepare yourself by dressing in layers and wearing a hat and sunblock. Northern Arizona is known for unpredictable winds. Check the forecast, especially before boating. A good place to start is the National Weather Service forecast for Page, AZ.

Houseboat on lakeshore with red rock formations and growing clouds in background
Be sure to check weather forecasts before your day on the water.


On the Water

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.

Dry cracked soil with small flowered vegetation growing in cracks
Both Arizona and Utah are experiencing drought.



United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Effective date: July 4, 2018
Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 54 USC section 100101 (a) and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (I), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21
Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind in the park in general, and specifically campfires and charcoal fires above the high water line on Lake Powell or within developed campgrounds or picnic areas at Glen Canyon NRA. Stoves fueled by petroleum or liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site or stopped in an area devoid of vegetation at least 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter.
  • Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.

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.

Area Description:

  • All lands within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine ofnot more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both.
Information concerning these fire restrictions may be obtained at: 928-606-6200

William Shott, Superintendent, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area July 4, 2018 [signature on file]

Busy conditions with people, boats, and cars at the Wahweap launch ramp and beyond on the water
We must work together to make a great park visit for all.


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.

Last updated: July 3, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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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