Houseboat Lake Powell Fall

Off-Season Houseboating on Lake Powell

As popular as Lake Powell is in the hot sunny summer months there’s a secret that the locals know — Lake Powell is a great place to houseboat in the Spring, Fall and Winter. The lake can be quiet, still and serene.

Houseboat Lake Powell Fall
Houseboating on Lake Powell in the Fall

These photographs are from a trip taken over November (Thanksgiving to be specific). The clouds hung low in the sky, keeping temperatures cool, the colors muted, the shadows soft. It did not rain on us and the clouds didn’t hang around the entire trip. The weather was great for some hiking and exploring up the canyon walls that would be brutally hot in the summer.

Houseboating Wahweap Lake Powell November
Houseboating Wahweap Lake Powell November

We had our pick of some of the best beaches and houseboat parking. In the Summer this location would be stacked with boats!

Lake Powell Beaches
Lake Powell Beaches

When the sun came out we really got to enjoy the wonderful sandy beach. It is worth noting that swimming was not on the agenda! Although boating on the still, smooth fall water is a treat, that’s about the extent of the water recreation you’d comfortably try. Instead, focus on the landscape, climbing and hiking, the cool weather, the sweet smell of moisture in the desert, the glow of a nighttime campfire…

If you think that the hot sun of Summer will melt your houseboat rental plans on Lake Powell, consider visiting in the Spring or Fall!

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