Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Leave No Trace

Do your part to ensure that Glen Canyon National Recreation Area survives and thrives in the future. 

• In addition to packing out all solid human waste, dispose of "gray water" at pump-out stations.

• Manually remove solid food scraps and pack them out, rather than rinsing them from your dishes.

• Use biodegradable soap (without phosphates).

• Stay on established trails to prevent unnecessary erosion.

• Don't add to the graffiti problem. Record your thoughts on an NPS Heritage Register. 

Do your part to ensure that Glen Canyon National Recreation Area survives and thrives in the future. 

• In addition to packing out all solid human waste, dispose of "gray water" at pump-out stations.

• Manually remove solid food scraps and pack them out, rather than rinsing them from your dishes.

• Use biodegradable soap (without phosphates).

• Stay on established trails to prevent unnecessary erosion.

• Don't add to the graffiti problem. Record your thoughts on an NPS Heritage Register. 

• Don't litter. Trash is an eyesore and has a negative impact on the environment. Remember, tossing something into the lake doesn't make it disappear, it pollutes the water.

• In addition to packing out your own garbage, help clear the lakeshore of litter. Fill a garbage bag (available at boat ramps) with litter and pack it out to a dumpster. 

• Don't use glass containers or bottles. Broken glass is a real hazard to beach-goers. If you break a bottle, pick up all the pieces and -dispose of them at one of the marinas. (Bottles are prohibited at Lone Rock and The Chains.)

• Fire remains are also litter. Charcoal and ash take hundreds of years to disinte-grate in this arid environment. Fires near rock faces can also cause the sandstone to crack and fall. If you must build a fire, do so in an area that will not mar the scene, use a fire pan and remove all fire remains. Fireworks are prohibited—they could start a wildfire and they also leave unsightly litter.