Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River in the United States, located in the states of Utah and Arizona. It is a popular vacation destination that attracts over two million visitors per year. When complete, it holds 24,322,000 acre feet (3.00011010 m3) of water, making it the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States after Lake Mead.
However, due to high water withdrawals for human and agricultural use, as well as subsequent droughts in the region, Lake Mead has dropped below Lake Powell in terms of volume of water, depth, and surface area many times during the twenty-first century.
Lake Powell is the ultimate playground, with nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, constant sunlight, warm water, ideal weather, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the west. Rent a houseboat, camp at the campground, or stay in a hotel and join a guided expedition.