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From the top of Wahweap Overlook, there are panoramic views of Wahweap Bay and the surrounding waters of Lake Powell. There is a signed turnoff on highway 89 about 3 miles North of the dam. Follow the short dirt road, to the parking lot. There is a shade shelter and a bench.
We stopped at the overlook on our way to dinner at the marina and were lucky enough to see a thunderstorm descending on the far side of Lake Powell. We stayed for a while, trying to capture photos of the lightning strikes and enjoying to cool breeze.
Down at the marina, we had dinner on the roof deck of a restaurant on one of the docks. The restaurant itself was nothing special, but the view made it worth the trip. We watched the sun set and saw a rainbow after the storm passed.
To see my other Glen Canyon National Recreation Area posts, please click on the links:
- Horseshoe Bend
- Lone Rock Beach
- Navajo Bridge
- Hanging Garden Trail
- Colorado River & Petroglyph Walk
- Glen Canyon Dam and Overlook
- Antelope Canyon
Location: 100 Lakeshore Drive, Wahweap Marina
Designation: National Recreation Area
Date designated or established: 10/27/1972
Date of my visit: 8/18/2014
8 thoughts on “Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Wahweap Overlook & Marina”
Beautiful photos! We stayed at the Wahweap RV Campground with a gorgeous view of the lake for a week in spring of 2017…one of our favs for sure!
Thanks! That sounds great!
Spectacular landscape and photographs
Thanks so much!
Many years ago my parents and I took a boat ride on Lake Powell. It was a magical experience that I have never forgotten. The scenery is breathtaking.
That sounds great! Was it a houseboat?
I wish it had been, but it was “only” a nearly day-long cruise. I understand how controversial the dam and reservoir were /are, but I think the body of water in the fantastic landscape hold a great appeal.
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