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Photo by Dave Reimer
Lake Powell, Arizona, 2008

United States, Arizona


Lake Powell is the outcome of the damming of the San Juan and Escalante Rivers, and feeds into the Colorado River Grand Canyon river area. The geography consists of sheer cliffs of sandstone with year-round lake water all around. It is right next to the city of Page, Arizona. Many species visit this area, but not very many are seen frequently. In summer the area easily gets over 100 degrees fahrenheit. The lake is used by many people for water recreation. The lake system consists of one long and large channel with many canyons jetting out from both sides, and the Escalante and San Juan river split at the end.


Notable Species

Great Blue Heron


Photo by Dave Reimer
Lake Powell, Arizona, 2008


Birds you can see here include:

Mallard, Canyon Wren, American Crow

Other Wildlife

Many types of lizards
Occasional Bighorn Sheep

Site Information

History and Use

Lake Powell is a man-made lake that is the joining point of two rivers. Many Indian tribes used to live here and their ruins are still visitable. It is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Areas of Interest

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Access and Facilities

Bullfrog Marina and Wahweap Marina are accessible by car. Dangling Rope Marina and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are only accessible by water transport.

Contact Details

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