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Ramp Page - Updates are done haphazardly. The dates are not really that important. Lake Level is the key.  Look at the data based on current water level to see how accurate this information may be.

 

Lone Rock
Summer   -   Launching only permitted when the entrance station is open
Winter      -     Early October to early May -- launching of motorized vessels prohibited

FYI It is much safer to launch the boat at Wahweap or Stateline.  When weather is dry and the beach is full, the sand is loose and many get stuck in the sand every day. Launch at Stateline and drive the truck to Lone Rock.  Reverse the process when its time to leave.     

The only safe dirt road is the first left before reaching the building/restrooms at the top of the beach.  Every other road requires 4WD and pulling a trailer makes it 10 times worse. 

 

 

Wahweap Main - OPENlaunchramp01

 Updated: 12/7/2016 - Elevation 3605


Minimum safe Launching Water level 3558

RAMP OPEN AND ALL LANES ARE AVAILABLE WITH LAUNCHING ON SOLID CONCRETE.

NO PARKING ON RAMP.

Ramp open 24 hours each day
 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 07:06
 
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Antelope Point Public - Open launchramp02



Updated: 12/7/2016 - Elevation 3605

 Antelope Point launch ramp is open.

When closed, barricades and cones were placed on the ramp indicating the closed area. Boaters continued to launch vessels on the east side of the ramp. Boaters should still be aware that while the east side of the ramp is open, launching at these water levels is not safe for all sizes of boats. Launching is at your own risk. Should the lake level drop five more feet to an approximate lake elevation of 3588 feet above sea level Antelope Point Launch Ramp will close to all launching with boat trailers.

 

 

 



Ramp picture taken March 22, 2006 -

Ramp provides good parking, loading, and a short run to the up-lake area.

The breakwater and courtesy dock offers some protection to the ramp from main channel boat traffic.

· The parking and shore fishing area are open for day use. One entrance fee payment is good for any access site on Lake Powell.

· For up-to-date information on the marina construction visit Antelope Point Holding's web site at www.azmarinas.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 06:59 Read more...
 
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Stateline Public  CLOSED For Winter

 

Workers are building at bottom of ramp

 

Do Not Enter

 


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Updated: 12/7/2016 - Elevation 3605

Stateline Ramp Operation Hours:
ramps now open 24 hours each day




NO PARKING ON RAMP. Park in the lot at the top of the ramp.



Ramp picture taken July 1, 2005 - ELEVATION 3606

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 06:56 Read more...
 
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Bullfrog Main - OPEN

Updated: 12/7/2016 - Elevation 3605

Minimum Safe Elevation 3570

 
Ramp Hours: Ramps open 24 hours each day


Main ramp construction was completed in May 2014. The ramp has been extended to a depth of 3570 and widened by 40 feet. The ramp is open and operating. 

NO PARKING ON RAMP.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 06:58 Read more...
 
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Halls Crossing Ramplaunchramp13 - 

Halls Crossing Hours of Operation:
Ramps now open 24 hours per day.
 

Updated:12/7/2016 - Water Level 3605


Minimum safe launching elevation 3550

The concrete launch ramp at Halls stayed wet when the lake reached its low point in 2005 and will remain operational for the duration.


Photo dated 7/22/2005 ELEVATION 3607



Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 06:57 Read more...
 

Hite Launch Area -Primitive Access 2013

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12/7/2016 - Water level 3605 - Launching at Hite is not Possible

 


Updated 8/1/2012 - Lake Elevation 3628hiteo7-16-2011

 

 


Launch at old Marina site.

 

Pictures and information here are dated but still usable. The key point is Lake Elevation.  If elevation is above 3611 then it is likely that a launch at some location along the shoreline is possible. If less than 3611 then go to Bullfrog or Halls and run uplake.

From 3613 to 3616, launch at the old marina site which is the road that is furthest south. The other roads are too shallow for launching at this elevation. You should be able to find a constant depth of about 5 feet while moving toward the river channel. Take great care around the old tire breakwater.  The tires that are submerged are lurking right under the surface.  After passing the tires the journey to the channel should be fine. Bear to the left toward the cliff wall when exiting the marina area. Use the trolling motor in shallow water for best results. Always look for new silt deposits, trees, etc. I get to Hite about twice per year so much of this information is gleaned from reports and limited actual experience.  Beware when launching. The site is primitive and you are responsible for your own safety.

 

Elelvation 3616- 3640 - The second ramp to the south now has a good slope and elevation at this lake level. NPS is good about putting a  courtesy dock at the site of the most usable ramp during changing water elevation. Ask those that have just launched for advice and always visually check the ramp before proceeding.

Above 3640 and above use the main Hite concrete ramp.

Launch at Hite during March and early April; but in late April and May the runoff starts, water is cold and driftwood becomes a problem and worse the fishing is not as good. . .

 

CAUTION: Runoff from the Colorado River occurs in May and June bringing high water, current and debris. Exercise caution before launching at Hite during this period. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 06:57 Read more...