New to forum, and Lake Powell.

GAS in Utah

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Hello all and thanks for the great forum!

I'm Glenn, new here on your forum, and to pretty much new to Lake Powell as well. I've been on Powell twice as a passenger with friends years ago, and this is going to be our first solo outing. I'm at a loss as to the best approach as a newbie to give the family a great first experience. We love to fish and this would be a primary activity for us in addition to some swimming and possibly some wake boarding attempts.

I have a couple questions, and if you have any feedback/suggestions, or can direct me to the best reading that can help it will be greatly appreciated.

1. Where in September would be the best place to set up a base camp pulling a boat behind a truck camper for both camping, launching and fishing opportunities? We have a 24 foot fiberglass Fish and Ski where soft dirt ramps could be an issue so that may be a limiting factor.

2. If we should decide to boat camp where typically are the better areas for setting up tents and such?

Thanks,

Glenn
 

BartsPlace

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Staff member
Welcome!

There are really only two options for truck camping. They are near Bullfrog and Wahweap marinas. They are both usable pretty much year-round. Near the Bullfrog Marina you'll be looking for Stanton Creek Canyon. Near Wahweap Marina you'll be looking for Lone Rock Beach.

Which end of the lake do you plan to visit?

As for boat camping, there are plenty of great locations (especially in September). The trick is that they're different each time you come to the lake due to fluctuating levels. You'll have to do some scouting. Maybe others will chime in with some of their favorite locations.
 

SeaLegs

Well-Known Member
When I used to boat camp it was Rock Creek or Wetherill. RC has more fishing and camp ground options and about 8 miles from Dangling Rope marina. Wetherill is one of my favorites and only 3 miles or so from DR marina. Good fishing but less opportunity for camp sites. Bieng close to the marina when boat camping was important to us.
 

PowellBride

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We have only tent camped twice, so limited advice. But If you camp along the shoreline new-ish rules require a ports-potty. Also Wind can be brutal on a tent. Traditional tent stakes don’t always work well at Powell as you’ll either be camping in deep sand or with solid rock less than 6” below you
 

Garry

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We have only tent camped twice, so limited advice. But If you camp along the shoreline new-ish rules require a ports-potty. Also Wind can be brutal on a tent. Traditional tent stakes don’t always work well at Powell as you’ll either be camping in deep sand or with solid rock less than 6” below you
Sand bags work great!
 

GAS in Utah

New Member
Welcome!

There are really only two options for truck camping. They are near Bullfrog and Wahweap marinas. They are both usable pretty much year-round. Near the Bullfrog Marina you'll be looking for Stanton Creek Canyon. Near Wahweap Marina you'll be looking for Lone Rock Beach.

Which end of the lake do you plan to visit?

As for boat camping, there are plenty of great locations (especially in September). The trick is that they're different each time you come to the lake due to fluctuating levels. You'll have to do some scouting. Maybe others will chime in with some of their favorite locations.
Thanks for the welcome, and great feedback. Checked out the Stanton Area on Google Earth, and it looks like a great option for us with our Truck Camper and relatively small boat. I think we will likely go this route over boat camping to cut down on the moving of gear around the lake.

Are there areas not to far away from this area for targeting Walleye, Crappie, and the like?

Are there certain pop shelters that are better than others that can handle the weather/winds at Powell, properly staked or sand bagged down of course? Don't own one, but would like to know which one or ones to look at.

Thanks again,

Glenn
 

BartsPlace

Moderator
Staff member
Are there areas not to far away from this area for targeting Walleye, Crappie, and the like?
A great question for the "Fishing" forum -

Are there certain pop shelters that are better than others that can handle the weather/winds at Powell, properly staked or sand bagged down of course?
A great question for the "Recreation" forum -

Hope you have a great trip!
 

Ejespady35

Well-Known Member
A great question for the "Fishing" forum -



A great question for the "Recreation" forum -

Hope you have a great trip!
Thanks BartsPlace for always directing people to the right places ,....
 
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