Lake Powell is probably best known for its houseboating adventures. I’ll admit, it’s one of my favorite things to do on the lake. However renting a houseboat (or even if you own one) and managing days on the lake, countless gallons of fuel and all the other responsibilities that come with piloting a large boat can sometimes be too much.
There is an element of freedom and simplicity that comes with exploring the lake on a smaller boat, be it a rental skiboat from Wahweap or a private cabin cruiser.
Here’s a great campsite we had and what it lacked in beach it made up for in a sandy flat campsite, loads of shelter from the wind and waves and a fantastic view.
Having a smaller boat can help you get uplake faster, see and do more if exploring is your goal on Lake Powell. If you’ve ever fueled a houseboat you’ll know that they’re gas guzzlers too.
Getting uplake faster means that you can also escape the relative crowds of houseboats near Wahweap and see more variety of terrain.