only part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area,
but it is certainly the recreation area's most famous
feature. Lake Powell is the second largest reservoir in
North America. It's 186 miles long and has 1,960 miles
of shoreline. Hundreds of side canyons, inlets and coves
sheltering Indian ruins and natural wonders make Lake
Powell a paradise for houseboating and photography. Lake
Powell is also known for its bass fishing.
major marinas are flung out along Lake Powell's shores.
Bullfrog Marina (70 miles south of Hanksville)
and Wahweap Marina (seven miles north of Page,
Arizona), have lodges and restaurants. Campgrounds and
simple "housekeeping trailers" are available
at Hite, Halls Crossing and Bullfrog Marinas.
The John Atlantic Burr and Charles Hall Ferries (435-684-7000),
run between Bullfrog Marina and Halls Crossing Marina
on a regular year round schedule. Both ferries accommodate
cars, motor-homes and buses. Private boaters on Lake Powell
are required to carry portable sanitation facilities.
Boats and watercraft can be rented at Bullfrog or Halls
Crossing Marinas. Guided tours may also be arranged.
Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA)
offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based and
backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches
hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange
Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic
wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally,
the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon
Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the
birth of the modern day environmental movement. Be sure
to get a Grand
Circle Travel Packet!