Highest May through September; lowest in January.
Coconino Co., AZ; Kane Co., Garfield Co., Wayne Co., and
San Juan Co., UT. Park Headquarters is located in Page,
HOURS, SEASONS: Carl Hayden Visitor
Center, Page, AZ, daily, Memorial Day - Labor Day, 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m.; rest of year, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Bullfrog Visitor
Center, Bullfrog, UT, intermittently in March, daily April
- October, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed November - February.
Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center, near Lees Ferry, daily
mid-April - October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends only,
early April & November, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Summers are extremely
hot, with little, if any, shade. Winters are moderately
cold with night time lows often below freezing. Spring
weather is highly variable with extended periods of winds.
Fall weather is usually mild. Temperatures range from
110° F (38°C) in June & July to O° F (-16°C) in December
& January. Precipitation is generally light (less
than 6 inches--15.2cm-- annually) though heavy rains and
flash flooding can occur in spring and summer. Recommend
lightweight, light colored clothing for summer, including
a hat. Layers of clothing are best for other times of
Glen Canyon Dam and the Wahweap Marina are located near
Page, AZ on Highway 89. Northern sections of the area
, Bullfrog, Halls Crossing & Hite and the Orange Cliffs,
may be reached from Highways 95 and 276. Escalante is
located on Utah Highway 12. Lees Ferry and the Navajo
Bridge Interpretive Center are located just off Highway
89A near Marble Canyon.
All marinas are accessible by paved highways except for
Dangling Rope, which is only accessible by water. The
City of Page is served by a commercial commuter airline.
Charter flights are available from Page to other areas
on the lake. Bullfrog, Hite and Escalante all have landing
strips. Cal Black Memorial Airport is located approximately
10 miles (16km) from Halls Crossing. In-park shuttle services
are available at Wahweap, Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and
Hite. A vehicle ferry operates year-round between Bullfrog
and Halls Crossing (ferry schedule & rates).
COSTS, RATES: Through the Omnibus
Bill of 1996, Congress approved a "fee demonstration
program" to provide additional funds to parks. Glen
Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) was selected to
participate in this program. New entrance, boating, and
camping fees were initiated in 1997. Benefits of this
program include: Glen Canyon NRA retains 80% of revenue
collected (compared to only 15% of revenues collected
from traditional fee collection programs). Retained funds
enable the recreation area to focus on improving Lake
Powell water quality. During the 1999 season, rangers
talked with over 16,000 lakeshore campers about new human
waste containment regulations. A portion of fee moneys
have been earmarked for rehabilitation of the Wahweap
picnic area, Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District, and
Widows Ledge archeological site.
Entrance & Boating Fees
entrance (all passengers)
(1st motorized vessel)
additional Motorized vessel
Center/Exhibits: There are four visitor centers in
Lake Powell National Recreation Area. The Valley Visitor
Center, located in Lake Powell Valley is the largest and
most comprehensive in terms of displays, books, postcards
and maps. The Big Oak Flat Information Station, Wawona
Information Station and Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center
are open on a more limited basis.
Roads: One-hundred and ninety-six miles of paved roads
within the park, 840 miles of trails. Eight-miles of paved
bike path in Lake Powell Valley. Programs/Activities:
Regularly scheduled ranger-led walks, talks and evening
programs. Concessionaire operated bus tours, guided horseback
rides and bicycle rentals.
and camping facilities: Lodging in the park is operated
by the Lake Powell Concession Services Corporation. Rates
range from $37.00 per night for a basic tent cabin with
nearby bathroom, to over $200 per night for a room at
The Ahwahnee. Reservations can be made up to one year
and one day in advance by calling (209) 252-4848 or by
writing to Central Reservations, 5410 East Home, Fresno,
CA 937277. Campgrounds in Lake Powell are operated by
the National Park Service. New Lake Powell campground
reservations system announced. See news release (updated
10/14/98) for details. A variety of hotels, motels and
campgrounds are available in the communities and areas
outside of the park.
Food service and groceries available in the park and in
Concessions/NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities:
The Ansel Adams Gallery in Lake Powell Valley. Lake Powell
Bookstore located at the Valley Visitor Center operated
by the Lake Powell Association.
Visitor Centers and other public buildings within the
recreation area are accessible. Concession facilities
boating, boat camping & water-based recreation, summer
ranger programs, half & full-day tours to Rainbow
Bridge, a guided tour of Glen Canyon Dam, four-wheeling
on some of the park's backroads, backpacking in the Escalante
or Orange Cliffs, exploring the lake's numerous side canyons
Appointments for school groups should be made two weeks
in advance by calling (520) 608-6404. A Special Use Permit
is required for special activities or organizations wishing
to utilize the area for official functions. A Film Permit
is required for all commercial filming. Camping reservations
are required at Bullfrog only during Memorial Day Weekend.
Call (520) 608-6200 for further information and applications
for all permits.
A minimum of one hour is recommended to visit Carl Hayden
Visitor Center and take a guided tour of the dam (two
hours in the off-season). One-half to one full day to
take a tour to Rainbow Bridge. Three to seven days to
visit the lake or backcountry areas.