Short but sweet well describes our stay at Wahweap RV. The park is inside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Powell in ever amazing Arizona. The view from our pad (possibly the best in the park) is straight up fantastic; a grand array of colorful cliff faces and buttes abutting the lake. All around are natural plants and the park buildings are done in an adobe style that blends nicely with the landscape. Wake up to sunrise across an epic landscape right outside my window? yes, please!
- Amazing scenery
- Tons of adventures nearby
- Full hookups including water, sewer, electrical.
- Useless wireless
- Minimal amenities
- Price is steep and few discounts are offered
Water, sewer, and power hookups are all in good working order, but no cable at this stop, which is fine by me. They do have wireless internet but in our time, it’s not worked at the trailer once during our stay. Cell coverage can be spotty as well depending on your network. Our sprint based Karma can’t get a workable signal. For internet service, we have to retreat to the nearby marina resort hotel or into town to a coffee shop. Even here, however, the speed is pretty awful. Apparently the town of Powell just doesn’t have much in the way of high-speed internet service.
This is a true park rather than a resort so no pool, game rooms or the like. There are restrooms and showers, though here the showers are timed and coin operated. While it’s only $2 for 15 minutes, it was enough to coax me into using our trailer shower which I tend to avoid if I have another option due to its size. There is a nice store nearby with all the RV basics plus a nice selection of comfort food and recreational goods. Mind you if you want to do some swimming, go to Lake Powell, it’s pretty amazing; if a bit chilly.
Price is the big downside here. The only discount we were able to use was Tripple-A and the net price landed at $44 a day which is quite a bit more than we like to pay for lodging. For this reason, we didn’t stay as long as we might have otherwise.
I think given the location and jaw-dropping view, the price is not unreasonable. If you want a place to park your RV while you enjoy all the wonders the area has to offer, I highly recommend it.
PS: Ask if they have a good lake view spot when you book. We were in #3 which could well be the best in the park. We got it by sheer luck but if I went again I’d try to ask for it or one of its neighbors specifically.