Lake Powell, AZ-UT
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Powell Resorts and
Boating is the best way to enjoy this dramatic southwest setting. And it's the only way to explore Lake Powell's 96 side canyons, where you can play Indiana Jones, fish, swim, or just nap.
Not surprisingly, houseboats are the lodging style of choice. Most families rent these "water RVs" for a week at a time. You can find them in every size, shape, and price tag -- from functional to luxurious. But they're popular, so make your reservations early.
You can also rent a powerboat for a day. Or tug one along with the houseboat, for water-skiing, tubing, or boat touring (they're faster and more fuel efficient than gas-guzzling houseboats). Kayaks are another great way to explore Lake Powell's endless coves -- without a motor.
Before heading out on the lake, stash an activity bag in the boat. Popular Lake Powell past times include beach volleyball (bring a net and ball), sand castle building, and boat decorating (flags and Christmas lights are year-round favorites).
Don't want to play skipper during your visit? Let someone else do the steering. Choose from one-hour paddlewheel excursions around Wahweap Bay, a 2.5-hour side canyon tour, or half- and full-day outings to famous Rainbow Bridge.