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WITH HUNDREDS OF MILES OF SHORELINE, LAKE POWELL IS A GREAT PLACE FOR HIKING, CAMPING, SWIMMING, BOATING, AND FISHING. ALTHOUGH ALL TYPES OF WATERSPORTS ARE POPULAR, BOATING AND FISHING ARE PRIME ATTRACTIONS.
More than just a stunningly beautiful outdoor play area, Lake Powell features a number of historical attractions as well. The Hole in the Rock and Crossing of the Fathers are accessible historic sites steeped in western frontier and environmental history. All are reached on the lake by boat.
Lake Powell offers some of the nation's finest fishing with bass, bluegill, green sunfish, walleye, black crappie, northern pike, and catfish. In the river below the Glen Canyon Dam, the clear, cold waters released from the depths of Lake Powell create a perfect habitat for trout. The blue-ribbon fishery, which was developed after the dam was built, supports trophy-sized trout in the 15-mile reach of river to Lees Ferry.
If you’re interested in more detail on the development of the lake, the Carl Hayden Visitor Center – named after the late Arizona Senator – contains exhibits that focus on the history of the dam and Glen Canyon.
Stay on the lake with a houseboat and keep the fun on the water going well into the night. Or, take advantage of one of the many surrounding campgrounds where you can pitch a tent or bring your RV. If you’re looking for a home-away-from-home, there’s also lodging options available along the lake.
Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle: $20/7-day pass
Individual/Bicycle: $10/7-day pass
Lees Ferry Campground: $16/night
Stanton Creek, Hite, Farley Canyon, and Dirty Devil Campground: $8/night
Lone Rock Beach Campground: $12/night
Glen Canyon NRA Backcountry: Primitive camping, no fee required.
Per Vessel: $20//7-day pass
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