Lake Powell

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Lake Powell
4.5
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Straddling northern Arizona and southern Utah, Lake Powell and the surrounding Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offer many leisure activities.
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1-2 hours
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Karen Z
31 contributions
Put this on your Bucket List...if it isn't already!
May 2021
Rented a boat for a day on the lake and was absolutely delighted by the scenery and the beautyo fo the rocks and the water. Did some tubing and swimming and found the water to be pretty clean and refreshing (we did travbel about 25 miles from the marina, so there were few people around). Definitely verify if Dangling Rope Marina is open before you head too far afield or you could run out of gas and need a tow. Easily one of the most beautiful places anywhere!!! Definitely see it from a boat!!!!!!
Written June 6, 2021
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Nav1go
Virginia915 contributions
Stay overnight
Jun 2021 • Couples
Really a lovely spot for an overnight to take in both sunrise and sunset. If you stay at the marina a lake view room is a must.
Written June 6, 2021
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SueLovesDuke
Southern Pines, NC186 contributions
If You Don't Get Good Photos Here....
May 2021
The views are absolutely stunning. I suppose if you are a camper, this place is super cool. We just drove through and stopped several times to take pics.
Written June 4, 2021
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JeromeSherry
Jerome, AZ153 contributions
At half capacity in May of 2021
May 2021
It is so sad to see how little the lake is, since my visits in the '80's. But this is still such a gorgeous lake on a nice day. Definitely hire a boat and get out on it, or at least enjoy the overlooks.
Written May 26, 2021
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Pioneer618611
1 contribution
Not worth visiting
May 2021 • Family
Unless you are there to go on a boat the time there is terrible. We went their for the lake and I was so disappointed. It isnt beach swimming friendly. The only place to go to the beach to play in the water is over three miles away. You have to walk their. You can't pack anything because the way up is up hill. The winds are horrible and not worth going to. Terrible, long trip and no reward to visit. Red ants everywhere and not worth the visit.
Written May 11, 2021
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soulefultraveler
Sun City West, AZ1,739 contributions
Beautiful
May 2021
This lake was formed when the Glen Canyon dam was built. The water level peaked in the 70s and is now very low. Still fun to get out on the water in whichever way suits your fancy. Beautiful views in every direction.
Written May 11, 2021
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Bidule05
France366 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Sep 2020
Early in the morning, we went to Wahweap Marina to make a wonderful 2-hour cruise on Lake Powell, which is the second largest artificial lake (5058 km²) in North America.
We learnt that artificial Lake Powell:
- was created by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on Colorado river in 1963;
- is very large, being 300 km long and having 3,380 km of shoreline!!! It is also 170 meters deep!
- is the second largest water man-made reservoir in the USA!
- has a very jagged shore, with more than 90 canyons!
During the cruise, we were amazed by the wonderful panoramic viewpoints on the lake and with ocher and red-orange rocks with incredible shapes. The narrow and winding canyons were majestic. The contrast between these colorful rocks reflecting in the water and the blue of Lake Powell was striking!
Lake Powell is an oasis of freshness in a rocky dazzling and breathtaking desert landscape with fantastic canyons!!!
Written April 27, 2021
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Liz S
Biloxi, MS1,515 contributions
Nice side trip
Mar 2021 • Couples
On our way to Horseshoe bend and made a quick stop here. New subdivisions going up right near this and I can see the possibilities of the surrounding area. Looking at this dam and all you can do is wonder how it was put together. Looked like a lot of man hours. Safely viewed from the bridge.
Written April 12, 2021
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Donna C
Brookville, OH34 contributions
Beautiful Lake Powell, AZ
Apr 2021
This is a beautiful lake with spectacular views of different canyons. At every angle you see the beautiful formations. My husband and I rented a 17.5 Bayliner from Powell Adventure Rentals and spent the day out on Lake Powell. The scenic views were unbelievable. It's a once in a lifetime vacation you will never forget. We now have some wonderful memories of this beautiful lake. I recommend renting a boat instead of a kayak. Those with kayaks were struggling through some rough parts of the Lake. Every time a boat passed, they struggled more.
Written April 11, 2021
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I Know Delicious
4 contributions
Be Careful
Apr 2021 • Family
We rented a kayak and boat from the marina.
I’ll go over both the good and the bad. We decided to go to labyrinth canyon rather than antelope due to the desire to have everyone in our party kayak in the canyon and not have anybody left over on the boat. There is an option of a water taxi but there’s no guarantee of service if you’re late. The canyons are truly beautiful and it is definitely a one-of-a-kind place. Now the bad: due to the pandemic tours of antelope Canyon by foot are currently not allowed and as a result the place where beautiful pictures of the slot canyon are not available to see. So, we went to Labyrinth Canyon.

When we went to labyrinth Canyon we parked in an area which we thought where we were directed to by the marina. This was still in the mouth of Lake Powell have the trip to the end of the canyon was exhausting. We unfortunately had wind going against us both directions. It really picked up at the end and became pretty dangerous. We saw a patrol boat twice but that was before we started tiring out. My wife’s kayak started taking on water. The water is very cold right now and hypothermia would be an issue. I am not a triathlete but can do a 45 min spin workout a couple times a week. I was very tired at 3 miles or so. Fortunately there was a very nice gentleman who pulled over in his boat and was willing to tow us back to our boat. He basically saved our lives. In this canyon there’s very few spots to climb onto to get yourself out of the water should your boat overturned or become unusable. Similarly there’s really no designated area to show you that this is the safer area to kayak so that you really have to guess what an appropriate distance is. Everything worked out, but it really was very dicey for a while. We’re just thankful everybody is OK. Our boat from the marina was an old boat with torn seats. The motor was new but had issues slipping on the way back. Similarly I was not clear on how to use the radio. We were showing how to turn it on when we first arrived but that was basically it. They never actually showed us how to use it. I’d recommend you absolutely make sure you can use the boat radio before you leave. Again it is a very beautiful place but you must be very careful or it can end poorly.
Written April 1, 2021
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