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“Lake Powell is greaaaaaaate.”
Review of Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Ranked #315 of 1,157 things to do in Utah
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Owner description: Straddling Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, Lake Powell and the surrounding Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offer many leisure activities.
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We go there at least every other year, or more if possible, and we love it. We indulge quite a bit in the water sports, and you couldn't ask for better water. At this time of the year the water is in the high 70's, perfect for those needing to stay in the water a little longer because they couldn't get up on skis or wakeboard. You can also take some time to take in the sights, because no matter how often you go, the level of the lake can change what you can see. The water is gorgeous and the rock walls are stunning.
Our stay is usually from Saturday to the Sunday a week later. There are some pretty hefty winds now and then, that you may have to put up with, but it's still worth it. If you only have a few hours to visit you can still enjoy it. When we go as our entire family, we always take turns providing the evening meal (that is each married child's family) and we usually end up with more than we can eat. Therefore we usually find some weary traveler to invite over to share our meal. So if you see us there and are hungry, you may want to stop by.

2  Thank Patricia N
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

WE stumbled across the enormous Lake Powel on a drive towards Monument Valley. Lake Powell is stunning, the colour of the water is as blue as the Mediterranean, the sun shines and shimmers across the lake.
There are numerous trips on the water, boat hire, great café and accommodation.
Sadly we only had a couple of hours there, but will definitely be going back.

2  Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

We took a tour of the Grand Canyon,Lake Powell, Zion, & Bryce national parks. All were completely different and very beautiful. I wish we could have spent more time in each place, but we were on a 7 day Caravan bus tour - who by the way, were EXCELLENT! I highly recommend them.

The main restaurant had great food and a beautiful view. The lake is very pretty, but the rock formations are gorgeous. Be sure to take a boat tour - there are about 3 of them of varying lengths. Take sunscreen!!!!

1  Thank TomR233
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Lake Powell is a majestic place to visit ! We went in February - it was our first time there. The visit started on-line to the houseboat.org site. The pictures and friendly staff made making the arrangements fast and easy. Questions asked were fully answered in a professional and courteous way. We choose Wahweap marina as our launch site.
Arriving at the lake we were met by Ryan and after the formalities and paperwork introduced to our houseboat.There were only the two of us and the 46' was perfect Ryan was thorough in explaining the boat and its operation and recommended what turned out to be an incredible place to anchor and spend our time. We shoved off. The view was majestic and inspiring. The boat was very clean and organized and the engines ran perfectly - which is always a concern when renting a boat - especially a motor boat! Little did we know what a beautiful and restful few days awaited us! Traveling in February gave unobstructed views, blue skies, and extreme solitude. We barely noticed the air temp. was 43 - 50 degrees.
Thank to Ryan and staff - this South Florida couple had the trip of a lifetime !

2  Thank crissycraft1
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Visited Lake Powell over the extended 4th of July weekend. This was my 3rd trip to Powell and the 1st for my wife and many others. We had 13 fun people ranging in age from early 20's to 50's and everyone said they had an Awesome time! I do have some recommendations to get the best experience...
The group met at Bullfrog marina. With that many people, having a decent houseboat (we rented from the marine) is a must in my opinion. We located a great canyon to beach the houseboat for the 4 days we were there so that became home base. We rented a ski boat, brought a jet ski, and lots of inflatable water toys. Between exploring some ruins and short hiking excursions, wake boarding, tubing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and chilling on the houseboat, everyone had plenty of options to have fun.
We split up meals each day so a few people had that responsibility so that was a great way to spread out the cooking and cleaning.
If you do go, it does help a ton to have someone in the group that has gone before. To get the best experience, having a good plan and preparation is a must. It is a total worthwhile experience if you get a chance!

1  Thank CO-Heres_to_Life
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