Lake Powell was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Remarkably, it took 17 years for the lake to fill the canyon to the high water mark (3700′ above sea level), giving America its second largest man-made lake – and a playground like no place else on earth.
No matter what time of year, Lake Powell has amazing weather and breathtaking topography for you. Come experience Lake Powell with H5 Charter.
As the snowpack from the higher elevations melts, the water levels begin their seasonal rise each spring. It’s a spectacular time to visit, while the air is still cool, the lake is still quiet, and the new fish are spawning. Whether you are a student on spring break, a senior who prefers cool and quiet, or anyone who loves to fish, springtime is your time at Lake Powell.
Summer is prime time at Lake Powell. The days are long and sunny, the water is luxuriously warm, the sunsets are breathtaking – and there are no bugs! You just can’t beat it. For relaxing, for exploring, and for adventure, summer is ideal for families, college groups, work groups, friends, and virtually anyone who loves water sports, from skiing to wakeboarding to kayaking to swimming.
You get a combination at Lake Powell in autumn: Warm water and cool nights. You also get great fishing, less boat traffic, and more room to hike (North Lake or South Lake). For all these reasons and more, autumn at Lake Powell is perfect for retired couples, families with older children out of school, hikers, campers, anglers, and couples looking for the perfect weekend retreat.
Tranquility gets redefined each winter at Lake Powell. If you are looking to escape from the speed and pressure of a fast-paced life, this is the time – and place – to do it. Lake Powell takes on a special intimacy in winter, allowing you to get closer to nature. Boat traffic is minimal and the quite solitude will take your breath away. Winter is just perfect for couples, anglers, and anyone seeking a relaxing holiday escape.