June 2006

Webcams Provide Information for Lake Powell Visitors

AZBW NEWS SERVICE — The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area May 3 launched six webcams focused on Lake Powell.

The webcams are located at the Wahweap, Stateline, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing launch ramps; Dangling Rope Marina, and the National Park Service headquarters building in Page, Arizona.

Superintendent Kitty L. Roberts said, "We are very excited to offer these new webcams.

Using the webcams, people anywhere in the world will be able to see for themselves current launch ramp and weather conditions on Lake Powell.

We hope people will check Glen Canyon’s Web site to find out updated information about the park before their visit."

The National Park Service said that the webcams were made possible through a donation from ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, as well as grants from the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Boating Access and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, which are funded through the purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuels, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The webcams take live pictures every 10 minutes, and the photos are posted to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s Web site. Webcams are among the most popular Web sites at many national parks.

The park service said that its Web site contains a wealth of information about visiting Glen Canyon, including tips on safe boating, hiking and camping information, and links to other relevant Web sites.

Glen Canyon’s webcams are on the Web at: www.nps.gov/glca.