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Escalante Inter-agency Visitor center re-Opening

Escalante Inter-agency Visitor center re-Opening
September 04
09:21 2020

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Partners Re-opening the Escalante Inter-agency Visitor Center 

 

Escalante, UT – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Bureau of Land Management, and Dixie National Forest are increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning September 3, 2020, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and partners will reopen access to:

  • The Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, located at 755 West Main Street in Escalante, Utah.
  • The visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday, until further notice. The buildings will remain closed (including phones) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • The visitor center is staffed by Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and Glen Canyon Conservancy personnel, providing information on the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Dixie National Forest.

In addition, the following services continue to be available as previously announced and described at https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

With public health in mind, the following facilities and operations remain closed at this time:

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, our operational approach continues to be centered on examining each facility function and service to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and are regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and workspaces are safe and clean.

A safe and enjoyable park experience begins at home. The NPS encourages visitors to plan their visit by checking the park’s website and social media for current conditions and travel tips. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We ask the public to be our partner in recreating responsibly, by following CDC and state and local guidance, social distancing, and wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained.

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm and social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

 

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