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3  2015-07-21 azbackpackr
Author azbackpackr
author avatar Guides 26
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Trips 720 map ( 5,214 miles )
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A reason to Wahweap...
by azbackpackr

When tent camping I try to avoid places like this one. That being said, my overnight stay here was quite pleasant. In an RV with hookups it would be especially nice. I was tent camping in summer. It was pretty hot during the day, in the 90's, and my tent site was one without a lot of shade. The cottonwoods planted at my site were young and small and not yet giving much shade. I didn't spend time at camp but went swimming and kayaking. When I came back at sunset the temperature had dropped to a comfortable level.


The restroom near the tent site was very clean. There are also clean restrooms with showers and a laundry at the main office. The office includes a well-stocked convenience store. The campground is very near to Stateline boat launch ramp.

It's walking distance to the swimming beach at the lake. Also, included in the price of your tent site, which in 2015 was $23, was a pass to the swimming pool over at the main resort area. This resort also has a restaurant (although I didn't eat there) and other amenities open to campers. Here is the website for reservations: http://www.lakepowell.com/stay/rv-parks--campgrounds/wahweap-.aspx

You really do need to reserve a site in advance. I was there on a weekday in July. When I reserved the site the week beforehand there was still space available, but by the time I got there it was full. Despite the heat, Lake Powell's busy season is in summer. This is because it's the best time for water skiing and other motorboat sports, as well as swimming.

Keep in mind that if you do not have a National Parks pass or Senior Pass, etc., you also have to pay to get into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. In 2015 a 1-7 day vehicle pass is $20.

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2015-07-25 azbackpackr
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Wahweap Campground
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    I tent camped here for one night. Highs in the 90s, lows probably in the high 60s. It was fairly pleasant as campgrounds go. The facilities are well-kept and clean. The showers are $2, and there is even a Laundromat and a convenience store. My campsite could have used more shade, but the young cottonwoods they have planted are going to help with that eventually. If there were shade structures over the picnic tables it might help quite a bit. There is not a lot of privacy in the campsites, to my way of thinking, but I am very spoiled since I normally do "primitive" camping or backpacking.

    I arrived around 2 p.m. and set up my tent in the heat of the day. Then I drove to Stateline boat ramp and launched my kayak. [ photoset ] When I came back the sun was setting, so the temperature became very comfortable. The other campers were mostly foreigners. Most of them appeared to be new to camping. There were large groups of young people somewhere nearby who whooped and hollered a little bit but everyone settled down by bedtime.

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    Glen Canyon Recreation Area National Park
    Glen Canyon Entrance Fee - 1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $25

    Boat fees additional, follow provided NPS link above.


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    From the east side of Flagstaff: Take 89 north about 128 miles to Page, Arizona. Continuing to follow 89 and passing Page, cross the bridge by Glen Canyon Dam. Watch for signs to Wahweap Marina. The campground is in this complex, along Lakeshore Drive.
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