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Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000acre.ft of water when full. However, due to high water withdrawals for human and agricultural consumption, and because of subsequent droughts in the area, Lake Powell is currently larger than Lake Mead in terms of volume of water currently held, depth and surface area.Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. It lies in parts of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, and Coconino County in northern Arizona. The northern limits of the lake extend at least as far as the Hite Crossing Bridge. A map centered at the confluence of the Escalante River with the Colorado River gives a good view of the extent of the lake.
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  • Visited Lake Powell vista and Dam visitor centre. Beautiful vista of the lake north of Page, past the bridge over the dam and continue for 1-2 mile. There is a sign and the vista is up on the right. W...  more »
  • You cannot beat the scenery on and around Lake Powell as it has to be some of the best in the world particularly as you get up to the rainbow Bridge area.You can imagine why they selected this as a lo...  more »
  • Literally the only vacation I must do every year... I love this place, have a house boat on the lake (only way to do it in my opinion) There is so much to do here and just be in a paradise.  more »