You can pay $14 to camp right on the shore! Be careful though, be smart when driving through the sand or park and walk your stuff in as close as you want. The wind can be a problem so be prepared and have the right gear. There are bathroom stalls within 200 feet from the beach lined up all along the campground. There are some spots that have rock circles for fires already so try to use those if ya can! Beautiful view and water access.
It’s as primitive as a campground could get at Lake Powell - pick a spot any where along the shore and it is yours (for $14 a night!) it does get very windy, so prepare or park your vehicles accordingly to help protect your site from the wind! We ended up just moving about 200 yards back by some trees. Sand does get every where, but it is the most beautiful place to camp. Water access right outside your door! Be careful driving through the sand - be wise! There are also toilets about 200 feet away from most of the camping areas.
Stayed here twice. First time was great but windy. It's the beach….there's lots of sand! On our second time, we had a nice spot until someone pitched tents practically on top of us. It didn't leave much personal space for us. It's uncomfortable when someone starts a fire within 10 feet of you.
Cold, outdoor showers were fine in the hot weather. You can get yourself pretty clean. Flush toilets and regular sinks were up top by those showers. And there is potable water at a dump station. Porta potty style toilets and urinals were on the beach, and there were plenty of them.
Inexpensive - $14, $7 with NPS Senior Pass.
There's always space available because the beach us huge.
Be careful in the sand; you don't want to get stuck!
You can’t get much closer to the lake then this…the sand road aling rhe top of the beach is well worn, so you won’t sink. There are pit toilets scattered along the top of the road. There are not designated spots, it is kind of a free for all, where you are going to park your RV, or put your tents. There is no water, or electricity, so you need to bring your own (I wouldn’t drink the lake water :)).
Great spots right on the Lake! very popular on Holiday weekends. First come sites- no tables or hook ups. Just set up In sand. Vault toilets along beach- a ways up from water. showers are available up top as you enter the beach area. I highly recommend 4 wheel drive- or you WILL GET STUCK IN SAND! Labor day weekend Is a party!
Thunderstoms are common every afternoon In late summer. Fun to watch, but get off the water when uoI see them rolling In.
We arrived to the beach after dark in our campervan in March. There was no tenant to collect payment, but rather a payment box which we used. The beach itself was empty and but three RV's parked back on land. The location of where to park for the night was difficult to figure out as there are minimal signs, poor night lighting, and no one to ask. If it were busier I'm sure we would've been able to figure it out a bit easier. We finally decided to park near the RV's as I didn't want to get stuck on the beach in the van. I woke up the next morning before dawn and the sunrise over Lake Powell was beautiful. There were no cars on the beach, nothing to distract from my desolation. The only draw back were the bathrooms. At that time of year there are about 10 or so non-flush toilets along the beach, but the majority were locked, so I had to walk the length of the beach to locate one that was open. It was fine, for a toilet. I've heard it's super crowded in the warmer months, but I'd highly recommend going here for an early spring night to bask in the quiet. And for 10$, what a steal.
We camped on the beach here for cheap. There are flush toilets every so many feet high up on the beach which is nice. I would bring plenty of water - I can't remember if the water from the sinks was potable. There was a nice guy helping to dig people's cars out of the sand - be careful where you drive, and whatever you do, if you get stuck do not drive SLOW afterward! Drive fast until you are on more solid ground. We saw one guy get stuck over and over and over again because he kept letting his car slow and lose momentum. We got stuck once ourselves. The great thing is that you are very visible and there were a few people willing to help us. What we ended up doing was parking far from the beach and just carrying our camp gear closer to the shore.
Lake Powell is AWESOME. The water is the perfect temperature, the sand is wonderful and not gravelly. This is a perfect place to just swim and float all day long, maybe with a couple beers and definitely LOTS of sunscreen.
This may have been a fluke or rare thing, but the wind was high the day we were here. Our tent quickly blew up from the ground and onto another family's tent! We re-staked it and weighed it down with our gear and that worked. It did storm on us overnight. Our tent was filled with sand the next morning and we were soaked and had to hold our tent up because of the wind and rain. However, it was still one of my favorite camping experiences of our two-week, 7 national parks trip!
very clean, quiet, plentiful facilities, good view of night sky, easy to find and get to
We had a very short yet eccentric visit. We enjoyed the view and nighttime twilight. We highly recommend this place as a fun cheap getaway. 5 stars.
Arrived late on Sunday night of a holiday weekend - we were able to find a spot right on the shore. The beach was packed but no one minded us squeezing into a spot. Be prepared for it to be loud, bring your own toilet paper, and don't push it if you don't have a AWD car. Very very beautiful worth the noise. $14