Wahweap Campground, Slip in Marina and Fishing - Lake PowellCampground and Marina Information and Photos
– In October of 2020 we camped at Wahweap Campground & RV Park and docked our boat in a slip at the Marina for a week. This was the first trip back to Lake Powell for myself since a houseboat trip as a teenager. It was my husband’s first time in this beautiful area.
If you’ve camped here and would like to share some photos with us, please send them to Karen@CampCampSite.com
FIRST STOP – HURRICANE – WILLOW WIND RV PARK
Driving from Dana Point to Lake Powell is about 8 1/2 hours. We drove as far as Hurricane (7 1/2 hours) and stayed the night at the Willow Wind RV Park. That way we could get to Wahweap early in the day and get set up. We had to launch our boat, get our slip, get set up in our Campsite and we didn’t want to do all of that at the end of a long drive.
Willow Wind was a really nice RV Park. Very shady, nice pull-through sites.
Click on brochure image below to view park brochure.
Click HERE to visit Willow Wind website
LAUNCHING OUR BOAT AND CHECKING IN AT THE MARINA
After arriving at Wahweap we launched our boat. The boat launch is very, very long! We launched the boat and parked the trailer in one of the lots. We then drove the boat over to the Marina office (next to the store). We got our slip number, got the boat into the slip and then went to check in at the campground. Note – when we arrived at the Marina office there was no one there. If we do this again, I would try and get the slip number before arriving so you can just get your boat in the slip without having to wait around for someone to show up. It was October, so maybe their hours were different than usual?
We docked our boat in the Marina for the time we were camping. All I can say is the dock planks were SO narrow! I got my footing by the second day, but you really had to watch your step!
Due to Covid, the shuttles were not running from the campground to the marina. As we had towed our boat with our RV we did not have a vehicle to drive to the marina from the campground every day, so we walked. It was a little over a mile walk. The ramp from the parking lot down to the Marina is long and steep. After our first day on the water we walked back to the campground. We pulled our wagon with our cooler, fishing rods etc.. The remaining days we snagged rides from the carts which were for Marina guests. That was great and a few times they gave us a ride all the way to our campsite. Our last day there we hitched a ride to the top of the ramp on a cart but it was at the end of the day and we couldn’t get a ride to the campground. I forgot my phone in the boat and had to walk down the ramp to get it! A nice man (employee) rode by in a cart and asked if I needed a ride to one of the houseboats. I explained my situation and he waited for me and drove me back up the ramp. WooHoo! He then told us to wait and he would pull a car around and drive us to our campsite. That was so nice of him!!!
The map below shows our walking path to the Marina from the Campsite.
Find information about securing a slip HERE
THE MARINA STORE
Here are a few photos of the inside of the Marina Store to give you an idea of what they carry.
LAKE TIME – FISHING AND RELAXING
We fished and caught a few different species. We caught a lot of stripers and enjoyed some fish tacos. We brought a small vacuum sealer and saved all of fish to take home.
Fuel, Ice and Bait – We went over to the Antelope Point Marina every morning to fuel up if necessary and buy ice and bait. The Wahweap Marina wasn’t open as early as we needed.
NAVAJO CANYON – FACES IN THE ROCK WALLS
ON THE WAY HOME – ONE NIGHT STAY AT LAS VEGAS KOA – SAM’S TOWN
We broke up our trip home with a one night stay at Sam’s Town KOA. It is a simple place next to the casino. Click on the park brochure to view.