Lake Powell is situated in Utah, United States. It covers
a total area of 658 km2
(254 sq mi). Lake Powell formerly known as
Glen Canyon lake Powell was
flooded in 1960’s. Lake Powell is the largest man- made lake in USA created
in 1956 when parts of Glen Canyon was flooded after construction of a
dam on the Colorado River. The resulting reservoir was named after the
explorer John Wesley Powell, who in 1869 first explored the Colorado
river and first explored the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Lake Powell is surrounded by canyon walls of bright
orange, red and white sandstone. A rich palette of shades of rock
formations perfectly combine with the blue- green waters of the Powell
reservoir. Since 1972 lake Powell and surrounding lands became the part
of the recreation area. The best way to travel around the lake Powell is
to rent a boat as water as a kind of highway to get around. Regulations
are loose in the area so any place can be considered as a campsite.
Overland trails also exist, but they are limited by geological
Fishing at Lake Powell
You can fish in lake Powell and buying a fishing permit
is preferable, but little is done to enforce it so it
is up to a camper’s conciseness. Try fishing in the morning and change
your position to find a good spot. If you find it, it might take less
than an hour to feed a crowd of hungry campers.
and cliff jumping at Lake Powell
Although both are illegal in lake Powell, little is done to stop this practice
due to small number of staff that serves the area.
Especially cliff jumping from height of several dozens feet proved to be
the best way to wake up in the morning.
Fees and permits
Entrance fees for a private vehicle are $15, while
individuals (on foot, on bike, or on motorcycle) must pay a $7
entrance fees. All entrance fees are good for seven consecutive
days. The Glen Canyon NRA Annual Pass is $30 and provides entrance
for one year.
There are several passes for groups traveling
together in a private vehicle or individuals on foot or on bike.
These passes provide free entry at national parks and national
wildlife refuges, and also cover standard amenity fees at national
forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land
Management and Bureau of Reclamation. These passes are valid at all
national parks including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area:
The $80 Annual Pass (valid for twelve months from date of issue)
can be purchased by anyone. Military personnel can obtain a free
annual pass in person at a federal recreation site by showing a
Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID. U.S. citizens or
permanent residents age 62 or over can obtain a Senior Pass (valid
for the life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site
for $80, or through the mail for $90; applicants must provide
documentation of citizenship and age. This pass also provides a
fifty percent discount on some park amenities. Seniors can also
obtain a $20 annual pass. U.S. citizens or permanent residents
with permanent disabilities can obtain an Access Pass (valid for the
life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site at no
charge, or through the mail for $10; applicants must provide
documentation of citizenship and permanent disability. This pass
also provides a fifty percent discount on some park amenities.
Individuals who have volunteered 250 or more hours with federal
agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program can
receive a free Volunteer Pass. 4th graders can receive an Annual
4th Grade Pass that allows free entry for the duration of the 4th
grade school year (September-August) to the bearer and any
accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle.
Registration at the Every Kid in a Park website is required. In
2018 the National Park Service will offer four days on which entry
is free for all national parks: January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr.
Day), April 21 (1st Day of NPS Week), September 22 (National Public
Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day weekend).