Hi all, I know a few of our members here boat on Powell so I was hoping I could extract some "local" knowledge of the area.
So my family is planning a trip there next October. This is something my mother has wanted to do for 20 years and now they are finally doing it. They just went out there for a few days to check out the houseboats and see which would accomodate all of us (8 adults and 4 kids). They also took advantage of the time and rented a small boat and did some exploring.
So they went to Bullfrog as their orginal idea was to launch from there as it is a bit closer to the areas they wanted to explore.
Well, after cruising around a bit in the small boat, they are starting to second guess that decision.
What they found in their journey was that there was no good place (or not many) to beach a houseboat.
So as it stands right now, here is what we see as our options:
Closer to areas we plan to explore
No local source of food so must haul all food in from somewhere else.
Not much in regards to sandy beach area to beach boat
Further from areas we plan to explore
Next to Page which has grocery stores (and everything else we could need)
Seems to have more areas with sandy shores for beaching boat
Also close enough to make quick trips back if more supplies are needed
So can anyone offer any advice or suggestions here? I think we want to be near the Escalante Arm so if there are some nice beaching areas near there, can you tell me where?
So far the plan is to stay 1 week and we might be getting either jetskis or a small (19-21ft) bowrider to explore in (maybe both)
The houseboat they liked was the 59' Discovery XL (and yes it does have a slide on the top deck!)
So any advice anyone can offer would be much appreciated. Just looking to save a bit of gas as well as getting stuck in an area with no place to park a 59' boat