GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, UT/AZ — Boaters will have access to Lake Powell during daylight hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 1, according to a news release Thursday.
The limited day use access, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., is for boats enrolled in the program at the Wahweap Public Boat Launch Ramp.
Any boat stored within 20 miles of Page, Arizona is eligible for enrollment in the program.
During this limited opening for day use boating on Lake Powell, vessels currently stored in slips or buoy fields throughout Glen Canyon National Recreation Area may also use Lake Powell, including uplake boaters in Bullfrog or Halls Crossing.
Please be advised that very limited visitor services will be available on the lake. Boaters on the lake should be prepared to pack out all trash and dispose of it properly.
Only vessels enrolled in a state local boater program will be allowed to exit Lake Powell during this limited opening of the Wahweap Ramp. All other public ramps remain closed.
As additional park resources become available and protocols are in place that allow for decontamination of quagga infested boats while also meeting CDC guidance about physical distancing to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, the park will evaluate opening other public boat ramps.
The modifications of existing orders were made in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Navajo Nation, States of Arizona and Utah, and county and community health departments.
The park is continuing to support implementation of the Arizona Lake Powell Local Program developed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Details about the program and enrollment guidance can be found here.