PAGE, Ariz. – Along with the beauty of fall colors, cooler temperatures also bring annual changes to services and operations at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Glen Canyon remains open to visitors every day, year-round. However, to prevent issues such as freezing water pipes, some services will be closed during the colder months, according to a news release

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15, winter season operational changes will be implemented at several facilities in Glen Canyon  National Recreation Area.

Wahweap District

Restrooms will be closed Nov. 15 at the picnic area and at the parking lot for beach access across from the Wahweap Campground. The Wahweap Main Ramp and Stateline Ramp restrooms will remain open for the winter season.

From the top of Wahweap Overlook, off Highway 89, visitors can see all of Wahweap Bay and the surrounding waters of Lake Powell, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of National Park Service, St. George News

The Wahweap boat pump out will close Nov. 15; however, by contacting Glen Canyon Dispatch at 928-608-6301,  arrangements can be made to have it reopened (boaters will need to provide their own water). The outdoor drinking fountains and fishing cleaning stations were winterized on Oct. 27. 

Lone Rock Primitive Campground

T∂the micro flush toilets, restrooms and showers will remain closed for the season, but no potable water will be available. The TV dump water will be turned off. Primitive camping will be available at Lone Rock throughout the winter months. Campers are encouraged to provide their own portable toilet system. It is prohibited to bury waste of any kind on the beach. 

Entrance and camping fees apply year-round and may be paid at the self-service machine at the entrance station. T number of open vault toilets has been reduced but some will remain open throughout the winter. 

Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp

The number of open vault toilets will be reduced on Nov. 15, but some will remain open throughout the winter. 


The picnic area restrooms will be closed on Nov. 15. The Bullfrog boat pump out will have one operational pump and no fresh water will be available. Beginning Nov. 15, the pump out will be closed daily at approximately 3 p.m. and park personnel will reopen the boat pump out in the morning.

The outdoor drinking fountains and fishing cleaning stations were winterized on Oct. 27. 

Colorful skies are visible at Halls Crossing at Lake Powell, Arizona | Stock image, St. George News

Halls Crossing

The launch ramp public restrooms will close Nov. 15. The boat pump out will be installed this winter but not be useable until spring (continue to use the boat pump out at  Bullfrog).


No fresh water will be available and the outdoor drinking fountains will be closed. 

Lees Ferry

The fish cleaning station and RV dump will close on Nov 15. The campground restrooms, upper comfort station and main ramp comfort station will remain open. The lower campground comfort station has been closed all season due to issues with the septic system and will remain closed. 

Most of the closed facilities are expected to resume services in mid-April, depending on temperature forecasts.  

In addition, some National Park Service and concessioner-operated facilities will reduce hours of operation during the winter months. For full details about seasonal hours of operations and facilities and services that remain open or are closed for the season, click here.