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Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Boston...
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Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Does anyone know the GPS coordinates for the toilet bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell? We will be houseboating from Wahweap Marina and hope to get up lake as far as Rainbow Bridge- will we pass the toilet bowl? Thanks!

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Park City, Utah
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1. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Do you know how to rappel? Don't know the coordinates, but I believe you need climbing equipment and experience to get in and out.

Boston...
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2. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

That's a good point! I did see that you can only swim if the water is at a high enough level because the sides are too steep to climb, otherwise.

Atascadero...
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3. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

The toilet bowl doesn't become accessible from a boat unless the water level is at about 3625 or so... today it's at 3607 and dropping by a foot a week more or less... It's near a point along Padre Bay, and won't go into more detail than that...but won't be visible from the lake because of the low lake levels... and wouldn't recommend you try to get in there right now because if you do, you might not get out. There's a reason it's called slickrock, because once that Navajo Sandstone gets wet, it crumbles, becomes slippery, and you won't be able to get a hand or foothold when it gets steep...you would be trapped... essentially right now it would act just like a pitcher plant does to capture insects, with the same result...

Edited: 2:49 pm, July 17, 2018
Boston...
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4. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Thank you!

Park City, Utah
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5. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Sage advice JFK. Thanks for posting on this one!

Park City, Utah
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6. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Oops sorry. Make that JFR!

Las Vegas, Nevada
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7. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

You asked for the location I have located the location of the toilet bowl....

Google earth has multiple locations of toilet bowls at lake Powell.

(37.0740541,-111.3137875)

(37.1364608,-111.1707287)

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

I have located the coordinates and have informed him. He’s an adult he didn’t ask for your permission! It’s a National Park it’s open for any one to use and explore.

Boston...
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9. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Thank you, we will check at the Marina first to see if the levels are high enough to try to view it, but not swim in it!!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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10. Re: Toilet Bowl swimming hole on Lake Powell

Lake Powell isn't a national park. It's a national recreation area. Yes, the OP is an adult and free to make his own decisions. But it's helpful to make decisions based on good information.

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