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Boating On Lake Powell In Arizona

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Lake Powell, Arizona

Free Public Boating & Water Sport Activities

Lake Powell is a stunning reservoir located on the border of Arizona and Utah, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Stretching over 180 miles, this iconic lake offers visitors a breathtaking landscape of towering red rock cliffs and crystal-clear blue waters, making it a paradise for boating and water sports enthusiasts.

Boating is a highlight of Lake Powell, with countless coves and canyons to explore. The lake is renowned for its houseboating opportunities, providing a unique way to experience the beauty of the area. Houseboats come equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay on the water, making them ideal for extended vacations with family and friends.

For those who prefer a more traditional boating experience, Lake Powell offers boat rentals, allowing visitors to choose from a variety of watercraft, including speedboats, pontoon boats, and personal watercraft like jet skis.

Lake Powell offers a range of cities and attractions for visitors to explore. Page, Arizona, situated on the southern shores of Lake Powell, serves as a gateway to numerous adventures. Visitors can marvel at the iconic Horseshoe Bend, a stunning natural formation where the Colorado River curves dramatically. Another must-visit attraction is Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon renowned for its swirling sandstone walls and captivating light beams. Further south, the city of Flagstaff beckons travelers with its charming downtown and proximity to the wondrous landscapes of the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

The lake is a mecca for water sports, attracting thrill-seekers eager to try activities like water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and paddleboarding. The calm waters of the lake and the stunning backdrop of the surrounding canyons create an unforgettable setting for all kinds of water-based adventures.

Fishing is a very popular activity at Lake Powell, drawing anglers from all over the country. The lake is well-stocked with a variety of fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill, providing plenty of opportunities for a successful fishing trip.

The best time to visit Lake Powell for boating and water sports is during the warm months of spring, summer, and early fall when the weather is sunny and water temperatures are pleasant for swimming and other water activities.

Lake Powell offers numerous boat launch ramps scattered in both Arizona and Utah, ensuring easy access for boaters. Additionally, there are several marinas that provide services and facilities such as fuel, boat repairs, and supplies to enhance the boating experience.

Camping is a popular way to experience the natural beauty of Lake Powell and its surroundings. The lake offers both developed campgrounds and RV parks with facilities and more primitive camping options, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the stunning scenery and starlit skies.

Lake Powell is a captivating destination that promises a memorable experience for boaters, water sports enthusiasts, and anglers alike. With its stunning landscapes, ample boating opportunities, houseboat rentals, and excellent fishing, the lake provides a paradise for those seeking adventure and relaxation in the heart of the American Southwest. Whether exploring its hidden canyons, cruising its vast waters, or simply camping by its shores, Lake Powell offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Located on the Colorado River along the Northern Arizona-Utah border, Lake Powell is a boating and vacation paradise that offers great fishing. The vast majority of the 160,000-acre lake lake is in Utah, but a major access point to the lake is at the Wahweap Marina near Page, AZ. Wahweap is an easy drive one and one-half hour north of Flagstaff on State Highway 89. There are camping and lodging facilities at the marina. Also available are jet skis, boats and houseboats for rent. Anglers can fish for bass, trout, crappie, catfish, striped bass and pike.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Page Lake Powell Campground - 928 645-3374

Wahweap RV & Campground - 888 896-3829

Lake Powell Map


Fish species found in Lake Powell include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, striped bass and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Striped bass Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Wahweap Marina
100 Wahweap Blvd
Page, AZ 86040
928 645-1027

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