About Wahweap - Glen Canyon National Rec Area
Drive In, Boat In
National Park Service
Wahweap - Glen Canyon National Rec Area is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona
21 Reviews of Wahweap - Glen Canyon National Rec Area
I have tent camped here a couple of times in the past few years. The campground is clean and neat, and some sites offer great views of the lake and surrounding cliffs. It's a beautiful place to hang out at during sunset or sunrise. The shower and restrooms are clean, and the general store is nice and convenient. The laundry facilities are a nice place to get things cleaned up while you're on the road. The biggest problem I see with this area is the noise. A lot of the Wahweap workers live in an area of mobile homes above the campground, and they definitely like to party at night. A group of motorcyclists also thought it was a good idea to rev their Harleys up at 6 am one day. I am sure camping in and RV would isolate you from the noise, or maybe camping during a weekday would be better. Either way, I would stay here again. As for tent camping, some of the sites have zero shade, so be prepared with your own shelters. Just make sure you anchor them down; afternoons can bring some strong winds to the area.
We really enjoyed this spot, we did have to walk everything in but there were quite a few trees to hang our hammocks and had a great view of the cliffs and the lake! Great weather with a wonderful cross breeze! There were plenty of spots available.
it was a great experience staying here! there were restrooms nearby, as well as a large bathroom/shower/laundry facility attached to the campground store. the lake was super close, with access right across the road from the campsite. there were picnic tables and a fire pit for some s’mores roasting. 10/10 recommend. disclaimer: it is within the the glen canyon national recreation area, so you will have to pay an entrance fee (unless you have the national parks pass)
Stayed here for one night in late April. Campground was clean, pretty wide open area with nice views to Lake Powell across the street. Little to no privacy. Bathrooms were clean. Showers available for a fee ($2 I think?) next to the camp store/check in area, we didn't use those though. We stayed in a campervan - loop 2 site 51. It was close to the bathroom but not annoyingly so. We had reserved a site ahead of time but your site is assigned to you - first site we were given had a very sloped parking area (fine for a tent, but there was no way to level a vehicle you are sleeping in. Fortunately the campground wasn't full so we drove around and found a few sites that would work better, and they switched us with no issue. There are a few RV loops with full hookups, some tent/campervan sites, and some tent only sites (those had nice level tent pads to pitch the tent on). Wifi is also available if needed but the signal wasn't great near us (I needed to get a little work done while there so the wifi came in handy, signal was fine near the camp store and there are a few tables to sit on outside of it). Not the kind of campground I'd want to hang around in, but it was a convenient stop when we drove from the Grand Canyon to Page. We chose it based on the convenience of booking a site ahead of time, the fact that we were staying for only one night, and its proximity to Page (we did an Antelope Canyon tour). The group in the site next to us was a little on the loud side at night, but that's a risk at most large campgrounds. If we were going to be in this area longer than a night, I'd look for a more remote and peaceful location. Wahweap is a nice choice if you prefer a more "RV" type campground.
I spent two nights here in a tent, and the site was huge and well kept. The bathrooms are very clean, and the showers are hot! There’s WiFi available for free while you’re there, and the signal strength is decent. It’s definitely a good place to stay if you plan to be out doing other things in the area, but maybe not where you would want to just sit and hang out for the day. The view of the cliffs, and lake is beautiful, but it’s not a “spend time in nature” kind of place. I would highly recommend taking a float trip into Glen Canyon on the Colorado River if you’re in the area. Our float trip was fantastic, and a great way to experience the canyon.
Very popular campground near Lake Powell. Great staff, friendly. Our site was B5, FH, Pull-thru. Gift shop, some groceries, laundry and pay showers ($2.00 for 15 minutes). Near Page, AZ where there is a Walmart and several restaurants. Also boat tours are offered at Lake Powell Resort which I recommend. We had a great time in the area.
We stayed in a full hook up spot with a majestic view of the lake. Easy access to the dramatic Antelope Canyon which is a MUST SEE! Plan on a couple of nights as the star gazing across such an expansive sky is spectacular! Plenty of water adventures as well. Super dog friendly
Nice place to stay on the way to/from so many parks in the area…or to spend a few days on the big Lake Powell. The lake is surrounded on the east side by pretty cliffs and since the campground is so flat and relatively treeless you have good views from pretty much everywhere. This is a very serious place for boating with lots of elaborate marina and huge boats/yachts. Campsites have everything you could want including shade…mostly RVs but lots of tents too. This is not a place to go for wilderness but it is very pretty and the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.
We grabbed a spot here for a central base of operations as we explored Page. It wasn't crowded and we had our choice of spots. There is no privacy at any spots we saw other than the RV areas that they put in trees. We grabbed a spot close to the bathroom and that was a huge mistake. At night, the bathrooms have the orange lights on every side that are extremely bright right into your tent. The fire ants were everywhere. Luckily between two of us only got bit once. As a lot of people mentioned on Yelp, people play music late and loud.
Not only will you have to pay for the location but also for the park access. We used the beach once - it was not 3/4 mile walk as the sign said but much closer.
Fairly unorganized office & gravel sites (for dry camping). Full hook-ups available. Clean restrooms, store, cell service. Good place to stay when visiting Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam. The lake itself is magical, and it's hard to get it out of your system when you leave.