Memorial Day Vacation Adventures at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
PAGE, Ariz. — Adventurers are making plans for Memorial Day Holiday weekend and beyond, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area looks forward to welcoming visitors with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Many land and water activities are available for adventurers of all skill levels. Thrill seekers will enjoy the unparalleled frontcountry scenery at the iconic Horseshoe Bend Overlook. Backcountry explorers can enjoy endless opportunities for wilderness getaways. Lake Powell is a world-class water sports destination, with fluctuating water levels offering a new experience with every trip.
According to Superintendent William Shott, “Millions of visitors travel to enjoy our iconic natural, cultural and historic landscapes and love the service they receive while recreating here. I want to acknowledge our National Park Service employees; all are dedicated public servants who care for these public lands and the people who visit them. I also want to express my gratitude to our many partners, concessionaires, commercial use operators and local communities who welcome visitors and make this a special place to live and explore. We couldn’t do it without them.
Have questions about visitor centers, camping, boating, guided services, and more? of Glen Canyon? Find here the information to plan your visit: https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/index.htm.
Those looking for specific services and amenities in all areas of the park will find the answers to their questions here: https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/seasonalhours.htm
Water levels in Lake Powell change throughout the year and are determined by a wide range of factors. Information is available 24/7 on water levels, marina operations and water-based visitor services at this link: https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/changing-lake-levels.htm. Please expect congestion and exercise caution due to a higher concentration of boaters in all visitor use areas. Approach the shore with caution and watch for shallows and submerged debris. Always wear a life jacket. Deadly hazards to avoid include swimming in marinas, flash flooding, cliff jumping, and carbon monoxide from running generators or engines.
Invasive alien quagga mussels have been confirmed above and below Glen Canyon Dam. All boat operators are required by law to clean, drain and dry their boats (including paddle boats) and all equipment before launching them into any other body of water. More information is available at this link: https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/nature/mussel-update.htm.
Prior to visiting, visitors are encouraged to review current park alerts available here:https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. More security information is available here: https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/safety.htm For boating safety, visit: https://stateparks.utah.gov/activities/boating/ten-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-boat/
Plan like a ranger by following these helpful tips before your adventure begins: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/plan-like-a-park-ranger.htm. Use the NPS app, where visitors can plan a trip, find things to do and places to visit with interactive maps, tours, accessibility information, and more! Download the NPS app from theiOS app store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/national-park-service/id1549226484) and Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nps.mobileapp ). To learn more about the possibility of having all the parks at your fingertips: An application(https://www.nps.gov/subjects/digital/nps-apps.htm).
The 1.25 million acres of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area stretch from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geological wonders, proposed wilderness areas and a vast panorama of human history. The park wishes everyone a pleasant and safe visit.