PROS: Nice, clean RV park/campground in the desert with great view overlooking Lake Powell. Only has a few trees that are quite small, so bring your own shade. The asphalt pad was so level, we didn't need to adjust our 5th wheel at all after pulling in. Sites are good size, with gravel/dirt in the remainder of each site. Bathrooms in adobe style buildings were very clean and well stocked. Trash recepticles were sparce. Very clean showers reminds me of my nearby gym. They are attached to the registration/gift shop building and cost $2.00 for 15 mins (requires quarters).
CON: Reservation system is located in Phoenix and handles other Aramark locations so even if they TRIED to seem caring, they simply don't know what is happening at the actual campground. This needs improvement, IMO. Months in advance, they cannot commit to a requested spot (site #) that you will be assigned only upon check in. So you might get a spot right next to someone or you might not. You you might get a spot with a view and you might not.
CON: The check-in desk personnel were NOT customer friendly at all. Near Kayenta (across the desert) we were notified from another boat rental place that the boat we rented for the next day had a blown engine. While they were trying to locate another boat for us (the whole reason for our trip to Lake Powell), we called Wahweap Campground to see what site we were going to check into. But they were "too busy" to help us and said to either hold or call back and that "we can check the paper on the door for our assigned site number if we arrive after they close at 7:00 pm." Really? We're in the desert using a cell phone in a "spotty" service area, trying to keep connection and determine if we are going to continue on to Lake Powell, and they expect us to hold indefinitely? They were not at all helpful by phone, and when we called back, the phone just rang and rang. When we arrived (before 7:00 pm!), they were not friendly over the desk to the folks before or after us, either. Someone needs to teach those ladies how to interact with people who, afterall, keep them employed by doing business with the campground. There were two ladies sitting down behind the registration desk and one standing (doing nothing) who obviously handled only the gift shop. I guess she can't pick up a phone?
OTHER INFO: It cost $15 to get past the National Parks gate kiosk, which is good for 7 days. Keep your receipt for in/out privileges if you plan to drive into town for gas, food or ice. Our RV campsite was $44.00 per night.
Gas prices (August). Page = $3.59 unleaded. Dangling Rope Marina (up the lake) $5.36 unleaded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located at Wahweap Marina about ¼ mile from the shore of Lake Powell. Wahweap offers plenty of fun with a wide variety of powerboats and water toys from which to choose. You can also enjoy the restaurant, lounge, Wahweap Grille, Wind and gift shop at the Lake Powell Resort. This RV Park/Campground is also a great place to enjoy the winter solitude of Lake Powell. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wahweap Campground Hotel Page