Lake Powell is located in the southwest part of Utah and in Northern Arizona. It is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River. Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area and is considered one of the most beautiful, scenic lakes in the United States.
It is second in size nationwide and has the capacity to store approximately 26,999,814 acre feet of water at its maximum volume. This gorgeous lake has around 1900 miles of shoreline, which is a coast that is larger than the Pacific West Coast.
This lake has about three million visitors each year and is a place that you can enjoy alone, with friends, or with your family with an incredibly wide range of activities.
Lake Powell is well known as a premium fishing destination. As a beginner or an expert fisherman, you have a variety of sucker, carp, and catfish, which are natives to the area, but you can also find interesting species to include bass, bluegill, crappie, and walleye.
If archaeology is your thing, you will be able to discover the backgrounds of the Native American tribes that once inhabited the area. The canyons that run along the Colorado River are quiet witnesses to the inhabitants that lived here long ago. There are pictographs, pot shards, corn cobs, petroglyphs, baskets, storage areas, and dwellings all within this region that unfold into an unforgettable discovery.
Lee’s Ferry is the only available corridor that you will find that goes between Arizona and Utah. You will find it just down the river from Glen Canyon Dam if you don’t mind the drive. Of course, you can take a more natural route and hike in the quiet canyons. Mountain biking can be your third option as you travel along the primitive passageways along the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area.
For overnight adventures, you will find RV park and campground facilities that feature activities such as hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. If you are planning an overnight stay, make sure you pack warm clothes as the temperatures can get down pretty low at night.
No matter where you explore at Lake Powell, you will find a new adventure waiting for you and will want to visit time and time again, as you can never see it all or get enough in just one visit!