Lake Powell Shoreline Primitive Camping
North 89 , Page, AZ
When planning a camping trip by boat or 4-wheel drive road in Glen Canyon, it is best to buy a map beforehand. These show the side canyons, good hiking spots, points of interest and marinas, explain the navigation system, and may give fishing information.
There is no camping fee or permit required to camp on the lake in undeveloped areas. However, entrance fees and vessel use fees apply. You can camp anywhere on the shorelines of Lake Powell except in developed marinas.
he main channel varies in depth from 100 – 600 feet deep. It is recommended that you anchor on a beach for the night as high winds can move boats into rocks causing damage. There are no motor vehicles, ORV’s or bicycles allowed in Glen Canyon's roadless areas.
All campsites are required to have a portable toilet unless toilets are available on the vessel or are within 200 yards of the campsite. Regular water quality checks are done to ensure compliance with sanitation laws. Pets are allowed on beaches as long as waste is cleaned up. Dispose of waste properly. Burying waste of any kind on the beach is prohibited. Waste may not be contained in plastic bags unless it is a NPS approved Waste Bag Containment System, which must be disposed of in the trash.
When anchoring multiple houseboats on the same beach, park at least 100 feet apart to help reduce carbon monoxide buildup. It is not a good idea to tie powerboat or jet-ski lines to houseboat anchor lines as they can cause the anchor lines to come loose. Do not camp under overhanging rocks as down pouring rain can sink a vessel. Ground fires of only wood are allowed below the high water line. Fires must be contained to 4 feet wide and 4 feet high. Fireworks are illegal.