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   Boating Lake Powell  

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Getting There: United Airlines currently offer three daily flights from Phoenix to Page, Arizona. Page is next to Glen Canyon Dam and the Wahweap Marina. Driving to one of the four marinas provides a variety of beautiful scenery. Whether you go directly to Wahweap via Highway 89 or head to Halls Crossing, with a stop in Monument Valley on Route 163, you will experience countless "photo moments." A must stop in Monument Valley is colorful Gouldings Lodge, phone number (801) 727-3231, where you are surrounded by movie history of the "Old West."

Staying There: Page, AZ has a generous range of lodging. Excellent information regarding lodging phone numbers, tourist attractions, campgrounds, etc. can be obtained by contacting, Page/Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau at (520) 645-2741or email: chamber@page-lakepowell.com. The most scenic lodging is on the shores of the lake at Wahweap Lodge. They can be contacted through Lake Powell Reservations. Accommodations at the other three marinas are more sparse. Lake Powell Reservations can guide you on availability.

To find everything you need to know for planning a Lake Powell Adventure, including houseboat rentals, go to the web site, www.visitlakepowell.com,   or contact Lake Powell Reservations, (800) 528-6154.

A recommended resource for your boating explorations on the lake is the Stan Jones Boating and Exploring Map to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. If the map is not available in one of your local book stores it may be ordered from Stan Jones, PO Box 955, Page, AZ 86040. The map not only provides navigational aid, but also history, canyon descriptions and fishing tips. If you're into hiking once you've moored your houseboat, the following reference is very useful: Boaters Guide to Lake Powell: Featuring Hiking, Camping, Geology, History and Archeaeology by Michael Kelsey.

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Lake Powell Map (Courtesy: http://www.utah.com )

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