Things to do in the Lake Powell + Page

Our stop to the Lake Powell and Page, Arizona area has been on our list since our family of 5 started full time RV travel. From being on the water to exploring the beautiful land and stunning views, there are amazing things to do in Page, Arizona.

We boonkdocked in the RV for one night at Beehive Campground in Page, Arizona. Camping here is limited to 3 consecutive days and there are no reservations. It was $14 a night and there are only 6 sites. It is across the highway from the Wahweap South Entrance. There was a picnic table at each site and it is pack in, pack out. This spot was FABULOUS and a top boondocking site for us thus far in our RV travels. 

The rest of the time we stayed in the Wahweap Marina + RV Campground. This campground had laundry and shower facilities and a little store. The WiFi here was VERY unpredictable. Each camp site had a picnic table and fire ring. 

Things to do in Lake Powell + Page, Arizona

  • Glen Canyon Dam Visitor Center
  • Powell Museum
  • Kayak + Hike Antelope Canyon
  • Enjoy the water at Lake Powell
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Glen Canyon Recreational Area

Places to eat:

  • El Tapatio
  • BirdHouse
  • Hot N Sweet Coffee and Donut Shop

During our time in this area, we enjoyed multiple days of sitting on the beach in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I definitely recommend you spend at least one day enjoying a full day to play while admiring the beautiful lake. The Wahweap Swim beach is within walking distance from the campground. Definitely recommend bringing a wagon or something to carry your items. When we were there in Summer of 2021, the water levels were down 30 feet since the previous year. Which meant that you had to walk downhill in the sand after the cement sidewalk because the water was so low. 

There are plenty of paid water sport and rental items available at the marina. Instead, we brought our paddle boards and used those to fill our day with lots of fun in the water. I would definitely recommend Lone Rock Beach for Sand Play. The beach at the Wahweap Campground area was a bit rocky, but that did not stop our kiddos from playing when wearing their water shoes.

We did do one hike directly right outside of the Glen Canyon Area:

Hanging Garden

  • Turn off for this trailhead is about 1/4 of a mile east of the Glen Canyon Bridge on Hwy 89. There is trailhead parking about 500 yards off the highway.
  • This is an easy hike; the end of the hike opens up to a hanging garden inside of a sandstone like opening. 
  • The total hike to the garden was about .75 miles for a round trip of 1.5 miles. Some of the hike is dirt and gravel but as you get closer to the hanging garden is is sandstone and there are some slick areas.
  • We adventured off a bit to the viewpoint which is a steep, scramble up some of the sanstone to a 360 degree view of the Glen Canyon area. A gracious hiker had previously stacked stones to great a visual guide for the most direct way up. The kids loved finding the stacked stones, but there definitely are multiple ways to scramble up to the viewpoint.
  • Round-trip this hike and adventure up to the viewpoint was 2.0 miles
  • There is very little shade so definitely go early to avoid the heat and pack some water!

Next time we are in this area we will definitely be doing more exploring with tours and being on the water! I think that it will give a totally different experience to this area!