Lake Powell / Glen Canyon Utah

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Home to breathtaking canyons, clear blue water, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, it’s no wonder over 3,000,000 people a year visit Lake Powell.

Overview

Visitors come to Lake Powell for a chance to experience the second largest (186 miles long, 25 miles wide, more than 2,000 miles of coastline) man-made lakes in the United States. The lake is known for its blue water, rugged canyons, and sandy beaches. It’s no wonder over 3,000,000 people a year make the trip to Lake Powell.

Location & Information

Lake Powell is located inside the Glen Canyon National Recreation, in both Arizona and Utah. Page Arizona, located a few miles south, is the closest city.

Seasons

Lake Powell is accessible year-round, though summer is the most crowded season.

Contact Information

Glen Canyon NRA
PO Box 1507
Page, Arizona 86040
Phone: (928) 608-620 

Activities

Water sports
Waterskiing and wakeboarding are very popular at Lake Powell. High canyon walls protect the water from wind, and the lakes immense size means there’s always smooth water to ride. Equipment rentals are available at Wahweap Marina.

Boating
For most, boating is the reason they come to Lake Powell. Whether you take the waters by kayak, speed boat, or house boat, you’re sure to enjoy your time on this beautiful lake. Rentals are available from Wahweap and Bullfrog Marinas. Launch ramps are available Wahweap, Bullfrog, Antelop Point, and Hall’s Crossing Marinas.

Fishing
Lake Powell is world-famous for its fishing, and for good reason. The lake is choked full of smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, striped bass, crappie and bluegill. Because of the lakes size, fishing from a boat is your best bet, though Antelope Point Marina maintains a fishing dock.

Camping
Lake Powell has three major campgrounds, Wahweap, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing. All campgrounds have sites for both tent and RV camping. Amenities include picnic tables, charcoal grills, restrooms, coin operated laundry, and wi-fi. Wahweap even has a swimming pool. Sites run $23 per night for tents, and $38 per night for RV’s.

Rainbow Bridge
Visitors come to Rainbow Bridge National Monument for a chance to experience the largest known stone bridge in the world. The bridge has a span of 275 feet, is 42 feet thick at the top, and is 33 feet wide. The bridge is not accessible by car, and must be reached either by boat, or by an extended backpacking trip. Boat tours are available.

Other Lake Powell / Glen Canyon Resources

Glen Canyon Institute

The Glen Canyon Institute dedicates its campaigns and services to the section of the Colorado River within Glen Canyon.

Friends of Lake Powell

Friends of Lake Powell strives to protect and preserve Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Glen Canyon Recreation Area for future generations.