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Lake Powell

#183 of 1,788 things to do in Arizona
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Straddling northern Arizona and southern Utah, Lake Powell and the...

Straddling northern Arizona and southern Utah, Lake Powell and the surrounding Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offer many leisure activities.

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Best place on earth

Literally the only vacation I must do every year... I love this place, have a house boat on the lake (only way to do it in my opinion) There is so much to do here and just be in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Literally the only vacation I must do every year... I love this place, have a house boat on the lake (only way to do it in my opinion) There is so much to do here and just be in a paradise.

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Novara, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I spent 2 nights in Page during my journey in US in august 2015. I decided to do a cruise on the Lake and Page is a beautiful town between Monument Valley (or Grand Canyon, it depends of itinerary) and Bryce Canyon. There are a lot of activities to do in Page and on the Colorado River. Recommended!

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Calverton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

While it would be a site to see when it was just a canyon and no dam, the lake is wonderful nestled amongst the natural formations.

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Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We drove down to the marina to be told it was a $30 entry fee. Tip: if you are going to do a few National Parks, purchase the Park pass as the entry fees are between $20-30 each park. We didn't end up going down onto Lake Powell but got some great photos from other viewpoints. Would like to spend... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect seeing a man-made lake in the desert. The lake is HUGE and because of its size it seems deserted. There are amazing houseboats that you can rent for the week at the marina. You can also rent boats and jetskis.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a luxury houseboat for 5 days, the 62' journey , I paid $6800 plus deposit . I talked my elderly parents into going on the trip thinking it would be a once in a life time trip . We arrived at the lake and I walked down to the marina to check in , I explained to them... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a great family reunion on the houseboat. The scenery was so gorgeous and breathtaking it is hard to describe. The water was crystal clear. The houseboat itself could use some TLC. It was badly beaten up and overused. The AC does not work and the bedrooms were too hot to sleep in so we slept on the top deck... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

3-day Lake Powell Trip 08/13/16-08/15/16 Lake Powell Absolutely wonderful and stunningly beautiful. Water, geological formations, everything was amazing. Anchored houseboat in Gunsight Bay just off Padre Bay and it was very calm as compared to the main channel (due to wind). Not much sand over there and there is A LOT of mud on the shoreline. However, we really didn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It's beautiful indeed, but not a lot more than that. To drive by this scene would have been enough for me. The place is a bit too desolate and the marina seems to be out of place. A combination of 'bad taste' water sporting and beautiful man made landscaping. Just less interesting than all natures wonders so nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Recently returned from Lake Powell and thought I’d share the experience. Some of this might seem too basic for you really experienced people out there. This is my fifth or maybe sixth time out on the lake, this time again on a 48 foot Navigator rented out of Wahweap. I have rented this boat before and prefer either it or... More 

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