Red rock boating? East and west coast boaters who want to cruise the southwest, take note. Our friends from Lake Powell sent us this!
People are still planning summer vacations, getting the last little bit of vacation in before the kids head back to school. We all look forward to vacations but the prep and packing can be daunting especially when there are a lot of details involved. Houseboating at Lake Powell is a popular summertime getaway with quite a few details, so Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas want to help ease the pain with a trip planning guide for a houseboating vacation. Here are a few important tips to think about:
Make A Plan. At Lake Powell, there is an incredibly diverse range of sites to see and activities to do while houseboating. From wakeboarding,waterskiing, and fishing to seeing all that the lake has to offer including Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Antelope Canyon, Tower Butte, Gunsite, Cookie Jar and Padre Butte. Additionally, there are hundreds of secluded beaches that become your own private escape. The best way to make sure you enjoy every moment of your houseboating escape on Lake Powell is to plan ahead.
Mealtime. When you plan all your meals in advance and create a grocery shopping list, it’ll ensure you have everything you need once aboard your houseboat. If anything’s forgotten; however, there are plenty of supplies at the marina store. If you don’t want to worry about shopping and bringing up all your food, there are other options including a grocery delivery program, where a large selection of products and produce are conveniently delivered to your houseboat on the day of departure; or a chef-on-board program, where a professional chef comes aboard your houseboat and prepares all of your meals. Important items include: paper plates, paper cups, and plastic utensils, plastic containers or self-closing bags to store any leftovers, foil and plastic wrap, paper towels and kitchen towels, meals, drinks, snacks, seasons for meats and condiments.
Pack Your Bags. One of the most enjoyable parts of houseboating on Lake Powell is the unbeatable feeling of getting away from it all. But that also means getting away from the convenience of having a store right down the street. So it’s important to pack carefully so you can focus on having fun! Items you don’t want to forget include: sleeping bags, beach towels, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, seasonal and comfy clothing.
Other important items to consider:
- Favorite playlists downloaded to your phone or ipod
- Fishing tackle and poles, ice chest for what you catch
- Musical instruments, playing cards and games for evening entertainment
- Lounge chairs
- Tent or canopy with poles
- Battery powered lamp, flashlight or headlamp
- Book, e-reader or tablet
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas provides houseboat and powerboat rentals, lodging, dining and scenic tours. For more info. Visit www.lakepowell.com