Outdoor Briefs, July 17, 2014

Water Sports

Lake Powell ferry back in business

The Lake Powell ferry connecting Bullfrog Marina and Hall’s Crossing is back in business, according to officials from the Utah Department of Transportation.

The ferry has been quiet since early March after running aground and hitting a canyon wall during preseason training sessions.

The ferry is owned by the Utah Department of Transportation but operated by concessionaire Aramark and connects northern and southern portions of Utah State Road 276 in Garfield, Kane and San Juan counties.

UDOT spokesman Kevin Kitchen said the ferry has returned to its summer schedule of providing four round-trip crossings per day.

Ridership averages 11,000 to 14,000 people annually, Kitchen said.

The ferry fee depends on the size of the vehicle, starting at $10 for foot passengers and bicyclists.

Call 435-684-3088 for current schedule and fare information.


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