Yup, still going through the couple hundred pictures I took on The Most Epic Roadtrip in June. Because we went to so many different places, I’ve been thinking I’d share the highlights of where we went and then do a single post on the actual camping (with kids) aspect. Best laid plans, right? Though hopefully you had a chance to check out our side trip to Arches National Park, which was the stop right before Lake Powell.
Lake Powell has long been a bucket list destination for me–though the bucket list item is to stay on an actual houseboat on the lake rather than in a camper. Even though we didn’t rent a houseboat this trip, I’m so glad that we were able to visit and take a cruise around the Wahweap Marina and even a bit of the lake. Lake Powell sits in the very southeastern part of Utah and dips down into Arizona (even though most of the lake is in Utah, our actual campground was in Page, Arizona. Looking at the picture above of our camper, the view in the back (literally all of it) is Utah while the camper sits in Arizona.
Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States (behind Mead) and the length is about 185 miles long! The surroundings are quite sparse–like it was incredibly deserty driving up to the lake, but the sandstone around the lake makes for a stunning backdrop. Visitors are welcome to boat around the lake and throw up a tent onshore, sleep on the boat, or camp with facilities in various marinas.
Anyway, Lake Powell was a bit of a hike away from the rest of our camping spots, but it was worth the trip and I hope that we’ll be back again. And next time to rent one of those houseboats!
The weather was HOT and dry and we headed to the beach to swim in the water, which was nice and cool. Despite the sour faces, everyone was having a great time. Ha! One day my girls will smile for the camera, right? Pills.
After naps and such, we took a boat tour of Antelope Canyon. We almost didn’t take the tour because the girls were tired and I wasn’t sure how they would do, but I’m glad we did. Below you can see pictures from the trip as far as the boat could take us in the water. Seeing the erosion of the water and the wind was incredible and next time I’d love to do the actual hike through Antelope Canyon.
That’s pretty much it! We had a lovely campsite which was incredibly clean and surprisingly they allowed us to burn fires (several of the campsites we went to did not allow open flames). I put up my hammock and read for a little after the girls went to bed and of course indulged in some s’mores.
Fun in the sun for sure!