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Explore Lake Powell - America's Favorite Playground

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon from the controversial Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer recreation destination.

The most southern part of Lake Powell, commonly referred to as South Lake Powell, starts in northern Arizona and extends up into southern Utah. The more northern section of the lake is called North Lake Powell. At 186 miles long and nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline - longer than the entire west coast of the U.S.A., Lake Powell covers an impressive amount of territory across the American West. There are 96 major canyons, some of which are 15 to 20 miles in length. It's no wonder Lake Powell is a national recreational destination of choice.