Multiple Lake Powell launch ramps closed due to low water

BULLFROG, Utah — As lower water levels are predicted in the coming months, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is encouraging visitors to stay up to date on how water access and boat launch ramps will be impacted.

Bullfrog North Ramp is set to close when the water level drops below 3,560 feet. The current elevation of the lake as of June 21 is 3,561.49 feet. Thus, the Bullfrog North Ramp is 1.5 ft away from closing.

The National Park Service is now offering a new webpage that will have updated information about what is open and closed. You can visit the site here.

All Bullfrog launch ramps are officially “launch at your own risk.” Bullfrog Main ramp is open via temporary ramp extensions (boilerplates) that are 25 feet wide by 80 feet long. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Ferry from Bullfrog to Halls Crossing is closed.

Lake Powell’s Bullfrog North Ramp on June 20, 2021. Photo: Parker Malatesta

To help with traffic near the ramps, boaters are encouraged to prep in nearby parking lots before heading to the water.

Additionally, because of significant wind damage, Dangling Rope Marina is closed and all visitor services there are unavailable.

As Lake Powell water levels continue to drop, boaters are advised to be extra cautious as channels drop and congestion increases. Hazard buoys will likely not be up to date.

Up-to-date water data on Lake Powell is available here.

5 of the 10 boat ramps on Lake Powell have closed. Photo: National Park Service


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