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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2020 

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Is Modifying Operations To

Implement Local Health Guidance

Hite Concessioner Closes Operations Until Further Notice

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT/AZ – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 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, is continuing modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The park’s concessioner operating in Hite, Ticaboo Investment Holdings, LLC., is closing all operations at the Hite Outpost and Adventure Center. The convenience store, RV sites, campground services, recreation rentals (kayaks, fishing gear, and more) and expanded land-based recreation services are closed until further notice. Self-service, pay-at-the-pump fuel will still be available 24 hours a day. Hite is located at the north end of Lake Powell near Utah Highway 95 approximately 80 miles west of Blanding, Utah.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website at https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm and social media. 

Outdoor spaces at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, in addition to entry fees being waived for visitors. The NPS encourages people who choose to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, and pack all refuse out with them. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.              

                              

-NPS-

Photo: Scenic Hite District in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. NPS Photo.

More information is available on each par​k’s website: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area or Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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