Lake Powell has been named one of the best lakes for houseboats in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler and Houseboat Magazine readers. What is it about Lake Powell at Antelope Point that brings visitors back year after year? At Forever Houseboats, we have a hard time trying to pin it down to just one thing. But we have a few ideas as to why families, couples, and friends all love houseboating on Lake Powell.
Stunning Geological Formations
Lake Powell is located within the 1.2 million acres of Colorado Plateau that make up the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Striking red cliffs, impressive sheer canyon walls, seemingly impossible arches and numerous buttes, all combine to create the breathtaking and unique landscape that surrounds Lake Powell. Antelope Point Marina is conveniently located to some of Powell’s most famous landmarks. Adjacent to Navajo and Antelope Canyons, Antelope Point Marina is the closest land-based marina to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
Expansive Water and Shorelines
More than 150 miles long, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in North America. Nearly 2.5 million people visit Glen Canyon every year, and many of these visitors come for Lake Powell. With over 90 side canyons and close to 2,000 miles of shoreline, it is not too difficult to find a quiet beach or cove all to yourself.
Prior to the creation of Lake Powell, this section of the Colorado River was inhospitable to most species of fish. After the Glen Canyon was built, the National Park Service worked carefully to build up the dwindling populations of native fish first. A few of the sport fish at Lake Powell, such as the walleye, sunfish, and carp, were developed from stock that existed elsewhere in the Colorado River during the construction of the dam. Other non-native fish species, such as the largemouth bass and black crappie, were introduced to provide the exceptional recreational fishing available at Lake Powell today.
These are just a few of the reasons why Lake Powell is one of the best lakes for houseboats. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Find out for yourself with a Lake Powell houseboat vacation. Contact us today to book your reservation.