Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & Lake Powell
Welcome to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & Lake Powell
In the 1960s the construction of a massive dam flooded Glen Canyon, forming Lake Powell, a recreational playground. Almost 50 years later this is still an environmental hot-button topic, but generations of Western families have grown up boating here. Water laps against stunning, multihued cliffs that rise hundreds of feet; narrow channels and tributary canyons twist off in every direction.
Lake Powell stretches for more than 185 miles, surrounded by millions of acres of desert incorporated into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Most of the watery way lies within Utah. However, Glen Canyon Dam itself, the main Glen Canyon National Recreation Area visitor center, the largest and most developed marina (Wahweap) and the biggest lakeside town (Page) are all in Arizona.