Beach Camping On Lake Powell
Utah › Lone Rock Beach
Added by Dustin Landon
Beach camping!Beautiful sceneryWarm waterNo reservationsDrive right on to the beach and pick a spot or sleep in your car.Enjoy fiery sunsets and beautiful sunrises.
Just twelve miles north of Page, Arizona on Highway 89 across the Utah border, Lone Rock Beach is a great open beach where you can drive right up and make camp anywhere you like. There is a $10 fee to get on the beach and it can get a little busy during the summer, but it seems like you can always find a nice spot to call your own. Eight miles south is Wahweap Marina where you can put in boats and jet-skis.When we rolled in it was dark and had no idea what to expect but we woke up to an amazing sunrise over the red rock canyons and beautiful Lake Powell. Definitely going again!
Getting there is super easy - look for the turn off of Highway 89 onto Lone Rock Beach Road just before or just past the Utah/Arizona border, depending on which direction your driving.
- Tent (although you could sleep in your car, or right on the beach if so inclined)
- Sleeping bag / blankets
- Swimming suit
- Sun screen (it is in the desert)
- Food and drink (lots of water!)
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Fitness, Kayaking, Photography, Running, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Pretty chill spot
I was there I think on a holiday weekend and it was quite, quite crowded. But because of the undeveloped nature of the spot there was still a lot of empty space. Hope it doesn't get overdeveloped in the future because it was a great spot to pull up and spend a night.
Great scenery on the beach
Being able to camp anywhere on the beach was pretty cool. You can go swim in the water and then walk right back up to your tent. The view of Lone Rock and the canyon beyond really add to the experience. There is a shower and running water at the building as you come in, which we didn't realize til we were leaving.
Great Place To Camp For Cheap In Springtime
Stayed here first couple days in April and this is some of the best camping you can do for cheap anywhere around. Great scenic location and water is ice cold. Easy to find a place that isn't crowded if that's what you like. Campfires on the beach, flushing toilets and sand isn't anywhere near as bad as I've heard. Only a couple small spots in the middle and on the far right. If your in doubt, get out and make sure it's not one of those if you have two wheel drive. Other than that $7 a night and free entry if you have America the beautiful park pass.
We loved camping here! It was beautiful and a great place to kayak. We checked the weather beforehand and it was supposed to be clear skies, but we didn't take wind into account. We ended up having to leave the next day as winds got up to 40 mph, creating a sand storm. Moral of the story - check the wind forecast!
More Adventures Nearby
Backcountry Ski Butler Fork
Utah / Butler Fork Trailhead
The trail head for Butler Fork is 8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the left side of the road. Throw your gear on and head up the trail.
Hike and Fly-Fish Jone's Hole Creek
Utah / Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery
Starting from the Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery the trail follows spring fed Jone's Hole Creek 4 miles to its confluence with the Green River.