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Old 11-28-2016, 02:17 PM
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Let's talk Powell

We're heading to Powell next summer for a houseboating trip. We are renting out of Bullfrog Marina which is north side. We probably won't go much past Rainbow bridge but I would like to get some info on where people like to tie up their houseboat. Give a GPS coordinates if you can.
Also what to see. I found a couple caves to boat into etc.
Anyone with extensive Powell knowledge?
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:37 PM
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I go to Bullfrog 4-5 times a year (timeshare on a houseboat). In fact I just got back yesterday from spending Thanksgiving down there. Beautiful blue sky's, no winds, temperature in the low 50's and water temperature read 63. Only a few fishing boats around, and we were the only ones playing - mostly sky skiing. What are your exact dates? Going south from Bullfrog puts you into some great canyons down closer to Rainbow Bride (50 miles from Bullfrog) Iceberg canyon about 25 miles south of Bullfrog is a nice one. You won't escape crowds in the summer by going south, but the scenery in unreal. You'll just have to explore the canyons for good places to beach the houseboat as the water level fluctuates so much, there is really no way to tell you in advance exactly where to go. If you are purely going down to hit the watersports hard and it's after mid July or later I would suggest going north to Good Hope Bay. 25 Miles north of Bullfrog and in the late summer months the water has cleared up and it's protected enough that you can always find smooth water. Allow about 4 hours to travel 25 miles in a houseboat. Lake Powell is my favorite place in the world, enjoy the next 7 months of planning and dreaming.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:03 PM
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Good info. We are going mid July. Gonna stay up around Bullfrog but will venture down to rainbow bridge. Water sports is mostly our plan. Group of surfers going.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:04 PM
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We're heading to Powell next summer for a houseboating trip. We are renting out of Bullfrog Marina which is north side. We probably won't go much past Rainbow bridge but I would like to get some info on where people like to tie up their houseboat. Give a GPS coordinates if you can.
Also what to see. I found a couple caves to boat into etc.
Anyone with extensive Powell knowledge?
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:11 PM
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Yea we usually don't move a houseboat after we beach it and anchor it. Just use it as a base. Too much $$$ to drive it around very far.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:28 PM
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There is a slalom course by dangeling rope.(I'll pm onfo if intrested)

North of Rainbow Bridge is a great bay to stay in a houseboat. Oak Bay . Great water. Only 15 min from ice cream also. The Indian staircase is in this canyon.

It also has a great narrow long canyon to explore between it and dangeling rope OAK CANYON.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:51 PM
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Depending upon the time of year you go. Check the area above where you plan to camp for signs of run off - Slot canyon etc. The weather can change very fast - Mother Nature always wins. I've seen the run off water wash boulders the size of engines off the canyon walls.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:08 AM
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We're going mid July . Don't want to take houseboat more than an hour or two from Bullfrog.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:37 AM
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An hour or two won't get you too far - figure 8mph for the houseboat. You start at around mile marker 94 so you might make it to 75ish. It's going to be very busy in that area that time of year, so if you have the time, I'd plan 3 or 4 hours in the houseboat.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:05 PM
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Be sure to sort out your Wake Boat and toy fuel Plan for the week.
That is the Bummer of lake Powel. Not easy to find.
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