Lake Powell - The Second Largest Man-made Lake in the United States

Lake Powell is a beautiful man-made reservoir on the Colorado river in the United States. Located between Utah and Arizona, it is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. Lake Powell is a major vacation spot  in the United States with almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west. Around 2 million people visit every year to see the sprawling lake. The lake is surrounded by magnificent Navajo sandstone canyon walls.

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam in the early 1960s. It is a storage facility for the Upper Basin states of the Colorado River Compact. The lake has a storing capacity of 24,322,000 acre feet of water when full. It is the second largest reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States.

The lake, along with Horseshoe Bend and the notable Rainbow Bridge National Monument rock formation, is now part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a popular summer destination. It draws more than two million visitors annually. Recreational activities in the area include boating, fishing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, and hiking. Visitors to the lake can tour its waters via boat rental or guided tour. Tour operators and lodging can be found in the nearby town of Page in Arizona.

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Photos of Lake Powell

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