Camping--National recreation area concessionaire Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas operates year-round full-service RV parks at Wahweap, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing, with complete RV hookups, modern restrooms, RV dump stations, drinking water, groceries, and LP gas. Wahweap and Halls Crossing have showers and coin-op laundries as well. Rates for two people range from $30 to $35; $3 for each additional person over age 6; reservations are accepted through the concessionaire. Package deals that include RV sites and boat tours are offered.

The National Park Service operates a campground year-round at Lees Ferry, with 54 sites, flush toilets, and drinking water, but no showers or RV hookups. Reservations are not accepted; rates are $10 per site. The only camping at Hite is a primitive campground with no amenities. Cost is $6 and it's open year-round.

Free dispersed camping is permitted throughout the recreation area, except within 1 mile of marinas and Lees Ferry, and at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Those camping within one-fourth mile of Lake Powell are required to have and use self-contained or portable toilets.

Where to Stay & Dine

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas operates all of the recreation area's lodging and dining facilities, as well as the houseboat rentals; call to make reservations and to get additional information.

Although plenty of hotels, motels, and condominium-type units are available, our choice for lodging is that wonderful floating vacation home, the houseboat. Powered by two outboard motors and complete with full kitchen, bathrooms with hot showers, and sleeping areas for up to 12, houseboats serve not only as your home-away-from-home, but also as your means of exploring the fascinating red-rock canyons that make Lake Powell the unique paradise it is. Hungry? There's a fridge, a kitchen stove with oven, and a gas barbecue grill.

In addition to the facilities described below, a variety of motels are located in Page, Arizona. For information, contact the Page-Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce.

At Wahweap--If you prefer a bedroom that doesn't float, consider the Lake Powell Resort (formerly the Wahweap Lodge), the largest (350 units) and fanciest hotel in the area. Right at the Wahweap Marina, it offers good access for boat tours and rentals, has two pools and a whirlpool, and provides shuttle service into Page. Rooms on the west side have spectacular views of Lake Powell. Rates for two range from $99 to $159.

Restaurants at Wahweap Marina include the Rainbow Room, at Wahweap Lodge (tel. 928/645-2433), providing American and Southwestern dishes along with a panoramic view of Lake Powell. All three meals are served daily; dinner main courses cost $15 to $29. A fast-food restaurant at the marina is open during the summer.

At Bullfrog and Other Marinas--The attractive Defiance House Lodge, at Bullfrog Marina, has 50 rooms with beautiful views of the lake; prices for two range from $129 to $159. A fine-dining restaurant is open year-round; a fast-food joint is open in summer only.

Three-bedroom mobile-home family units are available at Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and Hite marinas. Prices for up to six people are about $199 in summer, about 30% to 40% lower at other times.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.