Lake Powell is a reservoir located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, lying on the border of Arizona and Utah. It is known for its wealth of sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, and red-rock landscapes.  It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, measuring 24,322,000 acre feet (30 km³).

Some of the lake's famous features include the Glen Canyon Dam (located in Arizona) and the Rainbow Bridge, one of the world longest natural bridges (located in Utah). If you are a recreation enthusiast, a trip to the lake is definitely worthwhile; Lake Powell is excellent for boating, water skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, and fishing. In addition, there are prepared campsites at all of the lake's marinas, but you are free to camp wherever they like.

Practical Info

Lake Powell is one of Arizona's main (and most fun) attractions. To access the southwestern end of Lake Powell in Arizona, you can use U.S. Route 89 and State Route 98.

Tours & Tickets

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Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon with River Rafting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Your daylong expedition starts at the Grand Canyon Airport with a 1-hour plane flight over the Grand Canyon's East Rim, the Colorado River and Lake Powell. You ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $458.99

Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy the thrill of an airplane flight over Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Lake Powell in a comfortable airplane with panoramic windows. Sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $144.99

Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing

Delight in remarkable views of Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and the Grand Staircase on a 20-minute morning or afternoon round-trip helicopter flight from Page, ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $248.99

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