Blonde dog wearing pink goggles on a boat
Gadget the Trash Tracker dog wears his "doggles" to keep the sand out of his eyes when the boat is underway. He always wears a leash when he's off the boat, and always makes sure he doesn't leave behind any dog waste on the beaches.

NPS / Trash Trackers


Areas Open to Pets

Pets are allowed in most parts of the recreation area.

Remember your pet is just as susceptible to the heat as you. Keep your pet hydrated and cool—a jump in the lake may be just the thing!

  • Keep your pet leashed (up to 6 feet) or on board your vessel at all times.
  • Do not leave pets tied or unattended outside or in your vehicle.
  • When temperatures are hot, do not leave your pet in a closed vehicle.
  • During the summer, high temperatures and elevation can affect your pet. Ensure that your pet has enough water, snacks, and paw protection from the hot rim pavement.
  • Clean up after your pet by collecting and disposing of waste in nearest trash can.

Areas Closed to Pets

Pets are NOT allowed in the following areas:

  • All archeological sites.
  • All marinas, docks, walkways, and launch ramps, except when proceeding directly to or from a boat.
  • Along the San Juan River from Clay Hills Crossing upstream to the Glen Canyon NRA boundary as designated by required permit available through the Bureau of Land Management.
  • The portion of Cathedral Wash between the road and the Colorado River.
  • Orange Cliffs special permit area.
  • Rainbow Bridge NM, except for pets in vessels at the courtesy docks.
  • Dogs and other companion animals are prohibited from entering Coyote Gulch within the boundaries of GCNRA. (This prohibition does not apply to guide dogs accompanying visual impaired persons or to hearing ear dogs accompanying hearing impaired persons.) This prohibition includes all dogs or other pet animals used to carry or transport recreational equipment or food.

Learn about other pet friendly parks on the NPS Pets page.


What Are Service Animals?

"Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.

The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler's disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.

The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition."

- The Americans with Disabilities Act

Last updated: January 5, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


928 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed. If you are having an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.

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