Lake Powell: A Vacation Destination

Haec Scribo By Haec Scribo, 21st Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>North America>United States>Utah

Tourists and vacationers are attracted to destinations along both the east and west coasts of the United States. However, they rarely get to see many of the beautiful and fun destinations in between. Lake Powell, in southern Utah, is one of those places.

Lake Powell Utah

Over half of the U.S. population lives near the east or west coasts of America. Many people never get to see what is in between New York and San Francisco. Is there anything worthwhile out there?

The state of Utah, though a desert, has many different attractions and destinations that many people never get to experience because they think there is nothing there that is worth their time. However, Utah actually has 21 National Parks and Monuments as well as 45 state parks. Lake Powell is one of those vacation destinations that many do not even know about. It is actually part of the Glen Canyon Recreation National Recreation Area and is an ideal destination for boaters, boarders, cliff divers, as well as those who just want to enjoy lying on the beach getting sand between their toes. The water in August is an inviting 80 degrees and feels wonderful at any time of the day.

I have been to Lake Powell many times in my lifetime, almost every single year. My family usually travels there with extended family who own boats and RV's. We will usually rent a couple of Wave Runners or Jet Skis to have even more fun. The best beach that my family has found is named "Wahweap Bay", which most people just call "Lone Rock Beach", because of the humongous rock out in the middle of the lake that juts out several hundred feet into the air. One has to be there to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of it.

There are many things to do a Lake Powell for both boaters and beach dwellers alike. For those with boats, wake-boarding and tubing will provide endless fun and entertainment. Also the ability to travel and explore the lake's many canyons and outlets with a wave runner or jet ski is invaluable. Also, there is the mighty sand hill. It is on the south end of Wahweap Bay hidden back away in one of the canyons. One can drive right up to the base of the sand hill with their boat or wave runner and park it there. Then comes the hard part. The hill is at about a 50 to 55 degree angle and made of the finest and softest sand. For every step you take, you sink back down 3/4 of a step. However, the long journey to the top is worth it. You get a spectacular view of the entire bay as well as Lone Rock. However, the best part is yet to come. After resting at the top, one can sprint as fast as he/she can down the hill, trying not to trip and get a mouthful of sand, and jump into the water at the bottom.

Now, for those of you without boats of Jet Skis, you might ask what there is to do. Well, what else do you do at a beach where the water is about 80 degrees? Throw a football, or a frisbee. Build a sand castle. Go for a swim. Play in the water. Sun bathe. The possibilities are endless.

Thus, if you are ever on a vacation going through Utah, stop by Lake Powell and take a break from that long drive to California or wherever you're going.

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Beach, Boating, Cliff Diving, Destination, Fun, Jet Ski, Lake, National Park, Powell, Sand, State Park, Travel, Utah, Vacation, Wakeboarding, Waverunner

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I am a college student. I love sports, electronics, reading, music, video editing/filming, and the scriptures.

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