Glen Canyon National Recreation Area encompasses a total area of about 1.25 million acres of land that is situated in parts of the southeastern part of Utah and in parts of northern Arizona. The national recreational area covers the area surrounding Lake Powell, which stretches about 186 miles along the old Colorado River channel behind Glen Canyon Dam.
This amazing park is administered under cooperative agreements between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of the Interior (April 18, 1958, and September 17, 1965). The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established as a national recreation area on October 27, 1972.
Accessing the park will depend on the specific area that you would like to visit. If you want to visit the Carl Hayden Visitor Center in Page, Arizona then you can use AZ 89. If you are going to visit Lees Ferry and the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center, then you should use the AZ 89A. Halls Crossing can be reached by using the UT 276, Hite using the UT 95 and the Bullfrog Visitor Center is located along UT 276.
Some of the unique features that you can experience when you get to the park include Lake Powell's 1,960-mile shoreline that provides a variety of water-based recreational opportunities. All this natural beauty can be enjoyed next to a magnificent view of the most rugged canyon country on the Colorado Plateau.
Other fun activities that can be enjoyed at the park include scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, camping, boating, fishing, water-skiing, auto touring, hunting, ranger programs, and guided tours. Facilities in the park include campgrounds, a picnic area, lodging, restrooms, groceries, boat rental, restaurant, visitor centers, boat ramp, museum/exhibit, and self-guided trail.
Four-footed family members are allowed into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as long as the pooch is always kept under the dog owner's immediate control and as long as the dog is well-behaved. It is important to note that dogs should remain leashed at all times.