Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Loding & Dining


Lodging at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area includes onshore lodges, motel rooms and family units, and spacious houseboats. 

For lodging reservations any day prior to arrival, call (800) 528-6154 or (602) 278-8888 from the greater Phoenix area. You can also call the appropriate marina. Write to Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, P.O. Box 56909, Phoenix, AZ 85079; fax (602) 331-5258; or visit 

Note: For all lodges, motels and family units, check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. 

Lake Powell Resort

Overlooking Wahweap Bay, Lake Powell Resort, formerly known as Wahweap Lodge, is the largest lodging facility on Lake Powell. The elegant Rainbow Room dining room is featured, as well as banquet and meeting facilities. Amenities include a lounge, room service, a gift shop, two pools, a spa, an exercise room and satellite television. -

Bullfrog's Defiance House Lodge

Inspirational views of the sacred Navajo Mountain and the Henry Mountain Range reward the guests at Bullfrog's Defiance House Lodge, built high on a bluff overlooking Bullfrog Bay. Amenities include a restaurant, a lounge, a gift shop and satellite TV. -

Family Units

To enjoy the comforts of home, many visitors choose the family units at Halls Crossing and Bullfrog marinas and at Hite. Each three-bedroom unit has a living room, completely equipped kitchen, two full baths, a satellite TV, electricity and garbage collection, but no phones. One unit at Hite is specially equipped for guests with disabilities and there are units at Halls Crossing, Hite and Bullfrog with ramps. -


Every year, more and more people discover "the ultimate escape from a clock-watching world." Just cast off as your own captain and sleep under the stars in your private cove. Houseboats are virtually unsinkable. Some come equipped with two engines, so you have a back-up for emergencies. Houseboat rentals are available at Antelope Point, Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, and Wahweap marinas. A variety of sizes of houseboats are available with different features. Some include hot tubs and fireplaces! 

In 2006, ARAMARK introduced two new classes and sizes of houseboats, including a new luxury class of boats. The 75-foot Excursion houseboats sleep 12 in five private staterooms, and is equipped with satellite TV and radio, a hot tub, two barbecues and a fireplace. Antelope Point Marina also rents the 709 Millennium houseboat, which features a very open layout to fit your group with plenty of room to spare. A new fully accessible 759 houseboat, with an electronic elevator-style lift is also available. 

Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. Inquire about special packages and discounted rates. For houseboat rentals at Bullfrog, Halls Crossing and Wahweap, call ARAMARK at (800) 528-6154 or visit For houseboat rentals at Antelope Point, visit or call (800) 255-5561. Houseboats come equipped with a range, refrigerator, propane grill, all the necessary kitchen utensils and dishes, a heater, drinking water and a bathroom with toilet and shower. -


Jadi Tooh (Antelope River)

This remarkable restaurant opened in spring 2007 and is located on a one-acre "floating island" surrounded by floating fountains. The dramatic open breezeway welcomes you inside while floor to ceiling glass walls will surround you with stunning lake views. Being away from home doesn't mean you'll have to give up great food. Jadi Tooh Restaurant highlights the most innovative Southwestern cuisine with Native American fusion featuring cedar plank salmon. And in the center of it all is a huge wood-fire pizza oven. Prefer to stay on-board? Simply call in your menu order and it will be delivered dockside.

Rainbow Room

This elegant, glass-walled restaurant in Lake Powell Resort combines fine and romantic dining. The panoramic view of Wahweap Bay and Castle Rock will tempt you to sit here all day, from breakfast right through dinner, so you can watch the changing colors of the landscape. The restaurant is also the perfect spot to observe the houseboats and cruisers docking and departing. The Rainbow Room's ambience matches the variety and quality of its entrées and wines. It is open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Canyon Princess, Wahweap

New in 2007 is the yacht-style tour boat, the Canyon Princess. This luxurious 96-foot vessel will be available for short cruises around Wahweap Bay, as well as Sunset Dinner Cruises. The newest entry in the tour fleet at Lake Powell Resort will also be available on a charter basis for special functions such as weddings and catered meetings. There is a bar on board and comfortable seating in the fully enclosed upper and lower dining rooms. The front section of the lower deck and the rear section of the upper deck are both open and offer wonderful views as you glide across Wahweap Bay. Reservations are recommended and a minimum number of passengers is required. Please call Lake Powell Resort (928) 645-2433, (800) 528-6154 or (602) 278-8888 from the greater Phoenix area for more information. Dinner Cruises will be available April through October. Please check at Lake Powell Resort's front desk for Dinner Cruise departure times, which are determined by sunset.

Béne Pizzaria Restaurant, Lake Powell Resort

Enjoy the bustling boat activity at this convenient restaurant located near Wahweap's launch ramp. Enjoy your pizza or salad on the deck or have it delivered to your room at Lake Powell Resort. It is open May through September.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bullfrog

This restaurant adjoins Defiance House Lodge, so the setting affords panoramic views of Bullfrog Bay, Henry Mountains, Navajo Mountain and the Water-pocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park. Also, see reproductions of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery and a mural depicting a traditional village on display. It is open seasonally and provides a wine list, bar service, breakfast (seasonal), lunch and dinner.

Marina Stores

Stores at all marinas sell basic food supplies, beverages, ice and sundries. Fresh, ready-made sandwiches are also stocked at Antelope Point, Halls Crossing, Hite and Dangling Rope.

Box Lunches

For visitors at Wahweap or Bullfrog, box lunches are available with advance notice. Call the front desk of your lodge to place your order the night before.


I want to take this oppournity to thank two Park Rangers that Recently want above and beyond to help me and my family. In mid April of this year, my wife had made reservations for an advertised 3 bedroom 2 bath family unit at Hite recreational site and marina. The cost, including tax, was almost $300.00 for one night. When we arrived on site in the afternoon we were directed by a hand written note stuck in the window of a gas station/ store, to go to trailer #1 and the keys would be on the kitchen table. The Trailer was dirty, the toilets flushed but then took 35 minutes to refill the tank, the shower/ tub was full of red sand from a window that was left open, the TV did not work, and I could go on and on, needless to say , It sure as hell was not what the Web site advertised. I found two young ladies next door , both were Park Rangers assigned to duty at Hite marina, one was named Millessa, (I think) and the other was a little red headed gal walking her dog. Since there was no cell service, Millessa used her land line and got us transferred to Bullfrog marina an hour up the road. She did not have to do this, but she went out of her way to help total strangers. The family unit in Bullfrog was excellent and worth the price charged, however , they gave us a 20 % discount for our troubles. My hope is that the Park Service will somehow give a commendation to these two young ladies, They Represent your best!

         US Army Retired,  Sergeant Major

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