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work2play

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can you get out to these beach spots with a 35 foot Diesel pusher or am I just asking for trouble. Does it get pretty busy and hot in the summer?

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no problem getting a deisel pusher in there. just follow the "roads". there were many large rvs there.

yes, it does get hot in the summer. check page, az for local weather. i imagine it gets busy. this trip was my first visit.

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work2play wrote:

can you get out to these beach spots with a 35 foot Diesel pusher or am I just asking for trouble. Does it get pretty busy and hot in the summer?


The farther down the beach you go the softer it gets.Been going there for 22 years and havent been stuck.but we usually go where the roads are(not real roads but main paths campers use and the sand is more packed)go off these and you will know very fast.

Once you hit the shore its no problem.

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Posted: 05/22/09 08:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great report and photos!

I'll put it into Trip Reports...

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That is so cool! HOT! What size boat can be launched (see my pic below)? Capt PJ


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lance815 wrote:

yes, it does get hot in the summer. check page, az for local weather. i imagine it gets busy. this trip was my first visit.


Sure, it's hot (100 + degrees) but what's a lake for anyway? [emoticon] From Memorial Day weekend into September, Lone Rock is like the Jersey shore - LOTS of folks having fun, especially weekends. What is great about Lake Powell is that it is massive with over 1300 miles of shoreline. There are inlets, side canyons, and bays galore to poke around in - don't forget the water toys!

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That is so cool! HOT! What size boat can be launched (see my pic below)? Capt PJ


Lone Rock is a great place to camp and play but Lake Powell is huge and has many marinas. I've seen 60' houseboats being launched at Bulfrog. Lake Powell is very different from our green northwest. That makes it very special to me.

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By the way that bicyclist in the upper picture is looking out over Flaming Gorge reservoir in North Eastern Utah. Another wonderful vacation spot.

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I mean from the beach where you were camping? I do realize that there are marinas and ramps...I am talking no ramp beach launch. Would you suggest it be a 4x4 also? Is the beach a gentle slope or does it drop off? Is there any marinas that may be close to this boondocking beach you were at? THX. Capt PJ

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pjay9 wrote:

Is there any marinas that may be close to this boondocking beach you were at?


Click on the map thumbnail for a better look at the area - Wahweap Marina is just southeast of Lone Rock - very easy to get in and out.

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pjay9 wrote:

I mean from the beach where you were camping? I do realize that there are marinas and ramps...I am talking no ramp beach launch. Would you suggest it be a 4x4 also? Is the beach a gentle slope or does it drop off? Is there any marinas that may be close to this boondocking beach you were at? THX. Capt PJ


Capt. PJ, for me it would be iffy to launch at Lone Rock. It's a very gentle slope and you'd have to go too far "in" to float the boat. You would probably get stuck. You could always check it out yourself before going to Wahweap. The farther to the "left" of the beach the harder the ground. If you had a 12 ft. aluminum with a small outboard maybe. The folks I see launching have small boats and trucks or SUVs. Like Seldom said, Wahweap is close. Drop the boat, have the wife motor the boat up to the beach while you drive the highway to Lone Rock and set up camp. That's what we always did. OR, you drive the boat and beach it and walk up the beach to the hard pack where the wife is waiting. No wife? Then maybe a hitch on the front and you could launch your boat at the beach. During "high season" you'd be lucky to get to the water however. It's quite the zoo. In Sept. it starts to slow down a tad, but not much. Oct. is best, as is April and May. At least in Oct. the water is still warm from the summer warming. Spring will be chilly from the winter runoff. Good luck Sir, if you go.





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