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Zebra Mussel Advisory

 

 

Invasive Mussel Prevention Requirements on Lake Powell

In response to the continued and growing threat of the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, effective Nov 1, 2009, self-certification of watercraft will no longer be an option at Wahweap Main and Bullfrog launch ramps and screening for the invasive mussels by trained personnel will be mandatory for all vessels.

The monitoring of boats arriving at Lake Powell will be a collaborative and on-going effort among the partner agencies and restrictions may be modified as the threat of infestation is monitored. Keeping Lake Powell mussel-free is essential to maintaining the economic and ecological vitality of the resource and surrounding communities and region.

Boaters are encouraged to continue to help stop the spread of invasive mussels by making sure their vessels and boating equipment are cleaned, drained, and completely dry before moving to a new body of water, make sure that any boats being moved from infested waters to non-infested waters are properly decontaminated prior to launching. We ask for your assistance in this effort by calling (928) 608-6301 if you see anyone launching outside the designated hours listed above.


You are required to comply with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s zebra mussel prevention program before you may launch your boat on Lake Powell. To remain in compliance with Glen Canyon NRA's regulations your vessel must be certified mussel free. A mussel free certificate must be displayed visibly in the windshield of your tow vehicle. Recertification is required with each new visit.

Failure to display this certificate could result in a mandatory court appearance, up to 6 months in jail, and a $5000 fine.

How to Certify:

At major launch ramps, self-certification of watercraft is not an option. Your watercraft must be certified by National Park Service or select concessions staff. Trained personnel will be available daily for screening at the following hours, effective for the summer of 2011:

Wahweap Main Ramp
Mountain Standard Time

Daily
5:00am - 8:00pm


Stateline Launch Ramp
Mountain Standard Time

Daily
5:00am - 8:00pm


Antelope Point Ramp
Mountain Standard Time

Daily
7:00am - 7:00pm (Fee booth hours)


Lone Rock Beach
Daily
8:00am - 5:00pm (Fee booth hours)

 

Bullfrog Ramp
Mountain Daylight Savings Time

Daily
6:00am - 9:00pm


Halls Crossing
Mountain Daylight Savings Time

Daily
7:00am - 5:00pm

Hite
Mountain Daylight Savings Time
Daily
7:00am - 5:00pm

Farley & Blue Notch
Mountain Daylight Savings Time
Daily - Self Certification

At remote launch locations boaters are still allowed to self-certify their vessels are mussel-free. Save time when you get to the park by self certifying that your boats are free of zebra or quagga mussels before you arrive.You may do this process online only if you plan to launch from Hite or a remote location. Click here to download a self certification packet.

 

 

 
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