Beautiful Lake Powell, Utah

LAKE POWELL, UTAH

 

Lake Powell belongs to both Utah and Arizona, and a paddle through the reservoir means weaving through massive red rock, including the famed Antelope Canyon, with teal water beneath your kayak. Journeys can last anywhere from hours to days.

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, United States.

Most of Lake Powell, along with Rainbow Bridge National Monument, is located in Utah. It is a major vacation spot visited by approximately two million people every year.

You can hike, camp, climb, rappel, water ski, kayak, jet ski, water ski, fish or just kick back on the beautiful shores of Lake Powel

Lake Powell is counterintuitive. First of all, it looks like veins. (Aren’t lakes supposed to look like blobs?) Second, it isn’t a “lake” at all. It’s a reservoir.

But you (and the other 2,999,999 annual visitors) can do so many lakey things in it you won’t care about Lake Powell’s unorthodoxies. Head toward the Arizona border for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s otherworldly boating, beaches and endless network of canyons

THE AIRBNB VACATION RENTALS ARE SOME OF THE CHEAPEST ACCOMMODATIONS TO BE HAD IN THE AREA

 

BOAT RENTALS ON LAKE POWELL

THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING LAKE POWELL

TOURS AND ACTIVITIES ON LAKE POWELL

FISHING LAKE POWELL

 

Lake Powell offers some of the nation’s finest fishing, for striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman hoping for a record catch, or just want to relax under the sun with a rod and reel trying your hand at fishing, Lake Powell is the fishing destination of choice. The lake is teaming with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill – so there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be hooking dinner for your whole group!

Quick information about fish typically found in Lake Powell: 

Smallmouth Bass

Best time of year to fish? Good year round fishing, but best time is April, and September, October. In the fall the fish are very active.

Largemouth Bass

Best time of year to fish? Good year round fishing and are typically found in deeper waters.

Striped Bass

Best time of year to fish? Best fishing is when the shad start to school up after spawning. The stripers will “boil” or surface feed on them –typically July through October.

Walleye

Best time of year to fish? February through April.

Channel Catfish

Best time of year to fish? Summer and fall. If renting a houseboat, you can catch them off the back of your houseboat from June through October. 

Crappie

Best time of year to fish? Spring is the best time to fish Crappie for 1.5 to 2 pounds. 

Taste? Very mild, slightly sweet, non-fishy flavor. Probably the second-best tasting fish in Lake Powell.

Bluegill

 Great summer fishing.

BEST FISHING CHARTERS ON LAKE POWELL

 

Other recreational activities include boating, water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving and swimming. Boat tours to Rainbow Bridge National Monument are conducted daily throughout the year from Wahweap Marina.

 

RIVER  RAFTING AND TUBBING  – LAKE POWELL  

 

RIVER  RAFTING AND TUBBING  – LAKE POWELL  

 

 

The best way to enjoy all that Lake Powell has to offer is by houseboat. Lake Powell houseboats vacations are very popular, plan in advance as houseboat rentals often become limited during the peak season.

WATER SPORT RENTALS -KAYAKING, CANOES

PADDLEBOARD TOURS AND RENTALS

 

 

JET SKING AND WATER SKING RENTALS

 

 

A fabled place called Cathedral in the Desert is located in the Glen Canyon area and is normally covered by Lake Powell water.

The Cathedral emerged for a brief time in 2005, because droguht had lowered the lake’s level, but it is again covered by water. 

There are seven visitor centers or contact stations located in the area. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and learn how to visit the monument with minimum impact to the fragile desert environment.

Only the Carl Hayden Visitor Center located next to the Glen Canyon Dam (near Page, Arizona) is open year-round. During the summer months, the National Park Service offers evening slideshow presentations at the campgrounds at Bullfrog and Wahweap.

 

HOTELS DEALS LAKE POWELL

Many people prefer to visit Lake Powell in the spring or fall because temperatures are moderate. In the summer, temperatures can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 43 degrees Celsius. But summers are definitely nice if you intend to play in the water.

 

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MARINAS ON LAKE POWELL

 

Wahweap Marina

Wahweap Marina, located just south of the Arizona state border, is our largest marina and home of Lake Powell Resorts. Wahweap Marina can be found at the most southwestern point on Lake Powell and is open year-round. There you’ll find our largest fleet of houseboats and recreational watercraft, a variety of restaurants, campground, swimming pools, and lodging with 350 rooms. Additionally, we are pleased to offer a wide assortment of marina servces for our visitors with specific needs for their personal boat.

Wahweap Marina Houseboat Rentals >

 

Bullfrog Marina

Bullfrog Marina, located in Utah, is five hours north by car from Wahweap Marina (95 miles by water), and is the other departure point from which your houseboating adventure can begin.

The Defiance House at Bullfrog Marina.

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It offers 48 rooms and a casual family restaurant. Bullfrog Marina is open year-round though operating hours vary by season.

Bullfrog Marina Houseboat Rentals >

Halls Crossing Marina

Halls Crossing Marina, located in Utah, offers a convenience store, snack bar, fueling facilities, launch ramps, and campgrounds. Halls Crossing is open year round though operating hours vary by season.

 

Dangling Rope Marina

Dangling Rope Marina, located in Utah and accessible by water only, offers a convenience store, snack bar, and fueling services.

The John Atlantic Burr Ferry, operating between Bullfrog Marina and Halls Crossing, saves drivers 130 miles. The ferry, which accommodates cars, motorhomes and buses, operates year-round with reduced.

 

THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LAKE POWELL

Who knew “stringy-dandelion-root” was the ideal lake-shape for picturesque water sports? Lake Powell’s placid blue water runs right into sandy beaches, adding swimming and boating to the hiking, camping and sandstone dynamism you’ve come to expect from southern Utah.

It’s been called “America’s lost national park” because the flooded canyons look so much like the federal designations that surround it, meaning travelers get to enjoy the same amber-/tangerine-/red-rock views by boat. It’s the desert without all the dryness.

From the floor of Glen Canyon, the good people of the 1950s looked at a spot 200 feet overhead and said, “I’d really like to float on an inner tube up there.” So they built a dam where God had built a canyon to make a reservoir where He’d put a river. (That Glen Canyon Dam still stands suggests His tacit approval of houseboating.)

 

VACATION RENTALS ON LAKE POWELL

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

 

Rainbow Bridge, on the edge of Lake Powell, is the largest natural bridge in the world at 290 feet/88 meters tall and 270 feet/83 meters across. Rainbow Bridge is considered sacred by the Navajo culture as a symbol of deities responsible for creating clouds, rainbows and rain – the essence of life in the desert.

 

CAMPGROUNDS ON LAKE POWELL

Set Up Camp by the Lake!

Time to get outdoors and enjoy Lake Powell camping and water activities. Offering four great RV campgrounds and easy access to restaurants and boat tours, come see why Lake Powell is a must-stay for camping enthusiasts of all kinds. 

Wahweap RV & Campground

South Lake Powell

Right in the heart of all your “down-lake” activities and adventures…

 

Bullfrog RV & Campground

North Lake Powell

Located on the lake in Bullfrog, Utah, this is your gateway to unlimited land and water adventure. 

 

Halls Crossing RV & Campground

North Lake Powell

Steps from food, fun, and the Village Store. 

CAMPER RENTALS

Spread the word about the amazing camping to be found at Lake Powell, Utah

Where to Rent A Camper

 

HOTELS DEALS LAKE POWELL

Getting Here

Are you thinking, “where is Lake Powell and how do I get there?”  Well, Lake Powell starts at the northern border of Arizona (near Page, AZ) and stretches to the northwest into southern Utah. Many  guests choose to drive to Lake Powell so they can bring along ice chests, food, sleeping bags, cameras, and even fishing gear. 

Scheduled flights are available into Page Airport (connecting through Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV), where you can rent a car or enjoy the shuttle services provided by Lake Powell Resort, just a few miles from the airport.

Depending on where you are traveling from, below are directions to help get you here easily and quickly.

This is a special place, rent an RV.  Save on the Hotel or Houseboat.
Its the best way to soak up the magnificent scenery.
Happy Travels!
Chris 

 

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