Lake Powell

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 37°15'17"N 111°00'00"W

 About
Lake Powell is the largest reservoir in Utah. It stretches from two miles south of the state line in Arizona upstream approximately 186 miles to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. It is known as an aquatic playground in the desert. It is named after John Wesley Powell, who led the first exploration of the Colorado River. Not long after Powell's voyage, permanent settlements were established at the easiest and most reliable river crossings.

 Getting There
Lake Powell is accessible from U-95 near Hite, U-276 at Hall's Crossing and Bullfrog Bay, and US-89 just north
of the Arizona Border.

  Accommodations
Too numerous to list. Please contact Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (602)645-2471
Recreation for camping information.

 Lake Info
Elevation 3,700 (feet)
Depth (feet) 560 maximum   132 mean
Length 186 (miles)  Width 25 (miles) Shoreline 1,000 (miles) 
Visibility: 15-20 feet

Summer Water Temperature: 60-70 °F  Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, walleye,  the channel and black bull head catfish, green sunfish, black crappie, flannelmouth, humpback suckers , redside shiner, Colorado squawfish, speckled dace flathead minnow and threadfin shad Crayfish are found commonly in Lake Powell also.

Coordinates to the more popular dive sites on Lake Powell 

 Anasazi Canyon:  N 37° 8.822' W 110° 56.411'
 Annie's Canyon:  N 37° 22.942' W 110° 44.435'
 Brown's Canyon:  N 37° 20.923' W 110° 51.590'
 Bullfrog Marina: N 37° 31.517' W 110° 43.893'
 Cathedral Canyon: N 37° 6.653' W 111° 1.111'
 Cedar Canyon: N 37° 36.193' W 110° 35.524'
 Cottonwood Canyon: N 37° 14.750' W 110° 52.674'
 Crystal Springs Canyon: N 37° 32.220' W 110° 38.743'
 Driftwood Canyon: N 37° 7.069' W 111° 1.265'
 Escalante River: N 37° 17.530' W 110° 52.420'
 Forbidding Canyon: N 37° 6.869' W 110° 58.426'
 Hall's Crossing Marina: N 37° 28.060' W 110° 42.914'
 Hansen Creek: N 37° 32.296' W 110° 39.201'
 Hidden Passage Canyon: N 37° 10.575' W 110° 55.604'
 Iceberg Canyon: N 37° 19.818' W 110° 45.897'
 Knowles Canyon: N 37° 34.652' W 110° 35.571'
 Lake Canyon: N 37° 25.147' W 110° 42.095'
 Llewelyn Gulch: N 37° 13.403' W 110° 53.156'
 Long Canyon: N 37° 20.772' W 110° 51.145'
 Moqui Canyon: N 37° 29.029' W 110° 38.436'
 Rainbow Bridge: N 37° 4.635' W 110° 57.854'
 Reflection Canyon: N 37° 10.814' W 110° 54.653'
Ribbon Canyon: N 37° 15.242' W 110° 51.925'
San Jaun River: N 37° 10.741' W 110° 53.600'
Seven Mile Creek: N 37° 37.496' W 110° 34.084'
Slick Rock Canyon: N 37° 20.808' W 110° 43.919'
Smith Fork: N 37° 33.695' W 110° 37.877'
The Rincon: N 37° 18.696' W 110° 46.991'
Twilight Canyon: N 37° 7.798' W 110° 57.575'
Warm Springs Canyon: N 37° 36.500' W 110° 35.955'

3 thoughts on “Lake Powell

  1. john schweizer

    I'm involved with the Rocky Mountain chapter of Worldwide Christian Scuba Divers Organization (WCSDO), and our chapter is interested in planning weekend dive trips to locations we could drive to from Denver.  Would appreciate information as to some of the popular/ best dive locations around Lake Powell, and dive shops where our members might rent tanks, etc.

    Thank you,

    John Schweizer

    1. admin Post author

      John,

      There are plenty of dive sites on Lake Powell. Many of the slot canyons offer some good diving, just becareful about weather forcasts. On the page for Lake Powell there are esveral GPS coordinates for sites.
      The problem is lack of fill stations and gear rental in the area. The only place I know of is in Page, AZ. http://www.skydivelakepowell.com/

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