Rock Creek Canyon, Middle Rock Creek Canyon, and Dry Rock Creek Canyon are all accessed off of Buoy 36 at Lake Powell. The canyons are each wonderful places for relaxing on a beach, fishing, or taking in a sunrise / sunset against the towering red rock buttes. You can explore the area and find several small arches and caves.

Rock Creek Canyon is located in South Lake Powell and is best reached from Wahweap Marina. These canyons are out of the wind, so they are a great location for waterskiing. 

Photos: Bernard Spragg and Robert Shea

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Snacks 
  • Swim suit and towel
  • Sun protection
  • Layers for when the sun goes down 
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Swimming Hole

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