Wahweap Marina is the largest marina on the south shore of Lake Powell. The marina was named for Wahweap Canyon, which is a side canyon of the Colorado River that is now covered by Lake Powell. Wahweap is a Paiute word for bitter or alkali water. Before Glen Canyon Dam was built, this spot was popular camping spot for river runners and cowboys running cattle in the area.
Today, Wahweap Marina has a wide variety of services and recreation activities. Visitors will find lodging, food services, gift shops, two campgrounds, laundry, showers and a gas station. The marina offers slips, buoys, boat rentals, tours, dry storage and fueling. There is also a ranger station at Wahweap. The station offers restrooms, free boat pump-out stations, picnic areas with grills, a fish cleaning station and drinking water. During the summer, the ranger provides programs. If you are interested in finding out more, you may contact the National Park Service at Wahweap by calling 520-608-6404.
You can get to Wahweap Marina from Tucson or Phoenix by taking Interstate 17 north out of town to Flagstaff. Once you are in Flagstaff take U.S. Highway 89 north to the town of Page, which lies just south of Lake Powell. The marina is six miles north of Page and five miles from Glen Canyon Dam. Wahweap Marina is 140 miles from Flagstaff, 280 miles from Phoenix and 399 miles from Tucson.