As of this last Monday, June 24, 2024, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area has enacted crucial fire restrictions due to escalating fire risks driven by hot and dry conditions. These restrictions are essential to safeguarding the park and its visitors from potential wildfires. Effective immediately and until further notice, the following activities are prohibited across all lands within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument:

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- Open Fires: Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind, except for campfires and charcoal fires within agency-approved fire pits and grills in developed recreation sites and picnic areas. Campfires are permissible below the high-water marks of Lake Powell and along the Lees Ferry stretch of the Colorado River, provided they are in areas devoid of vegetation.

- Smoking: Outdoor smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, a developed recreation site, or in a cleared area of at least 3 feet in diameter that is free of flammable material down to mineral soil.

- Fireworks: The discharge or use of fireworks or any pyrotechnic devices is strictly prohibited.

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Exceptions to these restrictions apply to individuals with permits specifically authorizing otherwise prohibited activities, or in areas where such activities are permitted under posted notices. Permits can be obtained directly from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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It's important for all visitors to exercise caution and adhere to fire safety measures at all times. This includes carrying essential fire safety equipment like shovels, water, buckets, or fire extinguishers when camping or working on public lands. Ensure campfires are completely extinguished before leaving, and maintain vehicles to prevent sparks that could ignite dry vegetation.

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Visitors are urged to stay informed about fire restrictions on neighboring public lands as similar measures may be in effect. By practicing responsible recreation and vigilance, we can collectively protect these cherished landscapes from the threat of wildfires.

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