Friday, May 14, 2010

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States behind Lake Mead. Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869. In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. It lies in parts of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, and Coconino County in northern Arizona.

Lake Powell view
by Wolfgang Staudt

ourists on Lake Powell
by wordmunger

Lake Powell rock
by Geert Orye

Lake Powell Navajo Canyon
by exfordy

Lake Powell marina
by Alex E. Proimos


Yoga Oregon said...

Lake Powell is real beauty. I visited it several times so far, about every second year.

Dentist Oregon said...

I am making plans to go on lake Powell next year. This photos looks great. Hope I'll enjoy there too. :)