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Lake Powell

Movie buffs will recall this landscape as the futuristic, otherworldly setting for Planet of the Apes. Lake Powell is again featured in Tim Burton’s remake of the film. Named after Major John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who led an exploration down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1869, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States, it’s waters backed up behind Glen Canyon Dam.

It is 186 miles long and has 100 major side canyons that give it 1,960 miles of shoreline. Visitors to Lake Powell will find many opportunities to fish, water-ski, swim or simply relax on the deck of a houseboat and enjoy the area’s striking sandstone cliffs, sculpted by millions of years of erosion.

Lake Powell is situated along the Arizona border, north of Page (AZ), which is an ideal starting point for your discovery of the the lake and Glen Canyon. Tour guides (river rafting etc.) can be found in Page as well.

Lake Powell
Lake Powell



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