November 3, 2014

Lake Powell Boating

Surrounded by inviting beaches, spectacular red rock landscape, and nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, crystal blue Lake Powell is an oasis in southern Utah’s high desert. The 186-mile lake straddles the Utah-Arizona border, creating a haven for water sports, fishing, boating, and sunbathing on the red sand beaches surrounded by towering red rock cliffs. Sun, scenery, and warm breezes…what more can you ask for?

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell – Glen Canyon NRA

Set your sights on Bullfrog Marina as the best point for experiencing all Lake Powell has to offer on the Utah side. Bullfrog’s bay, coves, and beaches are perfect for swimming, camping, picnicking, jet skiing, kayaking, water skiing, boating, and more. As the largest marina on Lake Powell, Bullfrog is a hub of activity, with a six-lane ramp ideal for launching speedboats, sail boats and sea kayaks into the lake. Don’t have your own watercraft? No problem. Boat rentals are available at Bullfrog Marina, along with houseboat reservations, and Lake Powell sightseeing tours to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Bullfrog Marina also offers ferry rides across Lake Powell to Hall’s Crossing on the John Atlantic Burr Ferry, where you can continue your travels on UT-276.

Lake Powell -Bullfrog

Views of Lake Powell

Bullfrog Marina’s amenities include a general store, gas station, groceries, post office, and a visitor center. Settle down for the night in nearby Ticaboo, located just 12 miles north of Bullfrog Marina via UT-276. Lodging is available at the Ticaboo Resort, along with RV services, a café, and a gas station.

A view over Maidenwater Slot Canyon on the road to Ticaboo, Utah and Bullfrog Marina

A view over Maidenwater Slot Canyon on the road to Ticaboo, Utah and Bullfrog Marina


You can also reach Bullfrog Marina from Bryce Canyon Country via the scenic Burr Trail, an extremely scenic backcountry route accessible from Boulder. The Burr Trail winds through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, through Capital Reef National Park, down to Bullfrog Marina. From the junction of Burr Trail/Bullfrog-Notom Road and UT-276, turn slightly north to Ticaboo or continue south to reach Bullfrog Marina.UT-276 ends right at Bullfrog Marina’s boat launch ramp.   Learn more about Lake Powell


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