About Lake Powell:
Lake Powell is one of the world’s top SUP destinations. The incredible canyons and natural landscapes are unlike anywhere else on earth.
Lake Powell is located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the Utah/Arizona border.
Glen Canyon was the name of the tranquil section of the Colorado River that once meandered through red rock canyons which, after the building of Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, became the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell. The lake is named after explorer John Wesley Powell, the first documented person to float the Colorado River.
We are located in Page, AZ, the only city near Lake Powell. The lake is over 150 miles long and very remote. Other than the Page, AZ section there are no services, restaurants, hotels or gas stations except for just a few far up-lake. So come prepared!
Where is Lake Powell?
Lake Powell is in northern Arizona and extends across the border into southern Utah. It’s part of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Page, Arizona is the only city near the lake.
Page, AZ is:
130 miles from Flagstaff, AZ
385 miles from Salt Lake City, UT
630 miles from Denver, CO
271 miles from Phoenix, AZ
272 miles from Las Vegas, NV
What are the park fees for enjoying the lake? As of 2016 the fee is $25.00 per vehicle and is good for a week. National Park Service fee information is available online-
Where would I stay?
You can stay in a hotel in Page, AZ. There are many to choose from and we recommend using Expedia or Priceline to find a good deal. You can also camp at a few spots here. Our favorite camping spot is at Antelope Island, where you can paddle out to this deserted island and camp right on the beach! There are no services here though so you will be roughing it. There is also a regular campground with showers, etc. at Wahweap Marina. Give us a call if you need more information.
Here are some interesting facts about Lake Powell:
1. Lake Powell holds up to 27 million acre-feet of water and is 560 feet deep at the dam. That amount would cover the state of Ohio with one foot of water!
2. The lake is 186 miles long, and with 96 major side canyons with more small ones, it has more than 1,960 miles of shoreline—more than twice the length of the California coastline.
3. Hundreds of colorful sandstone side canyons, coves, and natural wonders make Lake Powell a paradise for house boating, fishing, photography and of course paddleboarding!
4. It took 17 years for the Colorado River to fill it up. Lake Powell started filling in 1963 and reached full pool for the first time in 1980.
5. Lake Powell is the second-largest reservoir in the United States (Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona is the largest).
6. Time zones:
* The state of Arizona does not switch to Daylight Savings Time in summer.
* Within the state of Arizona, the Navajo Reservation does switch to Daylight Savings Time.
* Within the Navajo Reservation lies the Hopi Reservation. The Hopis do not switch to Daylight Savings Time.
* The state of Utah does switch to Daylight Savings Time.
Confused? Just remember that we operate on Arizona time!
7. Two of the most famous natural wonders in the world are here in our area…and they are just minutes from us. We can give you more information about visiting these spots as well as other amazing sites in our area.
and Antelope Canyon (below)
Many major motion pictures have been shot in the Page area including:
- The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
- Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
- Superman III (1983)
- Thunder Warrior (1983)
- Hands of Steel (T1986), shot in 1985 by Sergio Martino
- Highway to Hell (1990)
- Motorama (1991)
- Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
- Maverick (1994)
- Broken Arrow (1996)
- Evolution (2000)
- Planet of the Apes (2000)
- The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
- Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
- Hulk (2003)
- Into the Wild (2007)
- Doctor Who: Season 6, episodes 1, 2 and 13 (2012)
- John Carter (2012)
- The Fireball Run: Season 7, episodes 5 and 6 (2014)
Looking for a cool place to stay?
Looking for a good place to eat?
Bonkers Restaurant 810 North Navajo Dr., Page, Arizona 86040 (928) 645-2706
C n’ G 693 N. Navajo Dr., Page, AZ 86040 (928) 693-7166
Looking for other fun things to do?
Jeep Lake Powell The premier jeep tour outfitter for the Lake Powell Region.
Horseshoe Bend Tours Guided tours of Secret Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
Epic Adventure Rides Off road tours in Utility Terrain Vehicles