Lake Powell

Lake Powell is named after explorer John Wesley Powell, the first documented Anglo person to float the Colorado River. The lake is the second-largest reservoir in North America with more than 1800 miles of shoreline - more than the state of California along the Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of colorful sandstone side canyons, coves, and natural wonders make Lake Powell a paradise for house-boating, water skiing, kayaking, and bass fishing. Overnight accommodations, campgrounds, and watercraft rentals are available at Halls Crossing Marina. The John Atlantic Burr Ferry operates from April through October and traverses the lake from Halls Crossing to Bullfrog Marina (fees charged).  The ferry will accommodate large motor homes and other large vehicles.

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Latitude: 37.0157122 Longitude: -111.5771484 Elevation: 3901 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

House-boating, boating, water skiing, kayaking, fishing, camping.

Seasons Accessible

Year round, although fall is the most pleasant time of year to visit the lake since the air temperature is slighlly lower and the water temperature is quite nice.


Fees vary depending on choice of activity.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Some areas of the marinas are ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Lake Powell lies within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Park Service regulations apply to pets as do marina rules.

100+ degrees Farenheit in summer months and below freezing temperatures in the winter plus precipitous cliffs and seasonal quicksand preclude safely allowing pets to run free. Care is recommended if traveling with pets. Care should be taken with pets if water craft is in use.

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