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Lake Powell, Utah

Fast Facts

  • Location: Located on the Colorado River and spread between Utah and Arizona in Untied States.
  • Attraction Type: Man-made reservoir.
  • Significance: Second largest man-made reservoir in the USA.
  • Best time to Visit: Summer.
  • Visiting Hours: During the daytime.
  • How to Reach: Though the nearest airport is Page Municipal Airport, you can also come at Kingman Airport or Taylor Airport in Arizona. You need a boat from local marina in order to reach Lake Powell.
  • Nearest Airport: Page Municipal Airport (PGA).
It is huge, and more interestingly, it is has been made by human beings! Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the USA. Serving two purposes at the same time — providing the storage facility for the Upper Basin states of Colorado River Compact, Lake Powell has also been mesmerizing thousands of people with its awesome beauty and wonder. The dramatic red rocks, sapphire water, secluded coves and beaches — you are truly in heaven.

Located on the Colorado River and spread between Utah and Arizona in Untied States, Lake Powell is 186 miles long with 1,960 miles of shoreline. Due to its surrounding dramatic red rocks, the area looks like an area from the Mars and can easily make you stunned. The whole of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where the Lake Powell is situated, has become one of the major attractions in USA, visited by thousands of tourists every year.
Things to Do

Lake Powell is not only full of natural beauty, it is also full of wonder and adventure as well. You can explore it in your own way. There are 96 major canyons to explore by a watercraft.

Houseboats: It is an exceptional experience for anyone to float on Lake Powell on a houseboat. You can hire houseboats for one to seven hours at Wahweap and Bull Frog marinas. You can also make a trip to Dangling Rope Marina. And don't forget to pay a visit to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Other Activities: Lake Powell also offers wonderful opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, fishing and hiking.

Helicopter Trip: A scenic flight over the lake by helicopter is also a popular choice to the tourists. You can get a bird's eye view of the 96 canyons extended from the main channel.


There are plenty of options for accommodation in Lake Powell. Some of the hotels can be listed as below:

Ticaboo Resort
Hwy 276
Lake Powell,
Utah 84533, USA

Best Western Lake Powell
208 N Lake Powell Boulevard - Page,
Arizona 86040 — USA

Quality Inn
287 N Lake Powell Blvd - Page,
Arizona 86040 - USA

Related Links : Check out the great beauty of Lake Powell, and the fishing experience there in this spectacular travel video! For views of the wide expanse of Lake Powell from the air, click on this link. Enjoy!

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