During our US road trip we stayed at a bunch of campgrounds and campsites. With our trusty Honda Odyssey (Kona) we explored a tonne of different states and national parks but there was one campground that really stood out looking back on the trip. Camping at Lake Powell at the stunning Wahweap Campground in Page Arizona. It was hands down our favourite spot to camp and we don’t want you to miss it when you stop by Page.

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Wahweap Campground is located just right outside of Page Arizona and right next to the popular vacation spot, Lake Powell. There are tons of fun things to do around and near the campground – you can check out some examples in this post of 10+ epic things to do in Page. The area is just full of breathtaking scenery! The famous Horseshoe Bend hike which is a must-visit is only a 15-minute drive from the campsite!

We still dream about waking up with the red rock landscape in the background and lake Powell a stone throw away. It was such a magical place that we randomly stumbled upon at the last minute and we don’t want any of you to miss it.

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Why you should go camping at Lake Powell

I think the reason we both loved Wahweap so much was because it was the perfect combination of a beautifully located campground and also full of amazing amenities. We found that most of the time while camping in The States it’s hard to find both! This time while camping in Page we realized that we got the best of both worlds.

One of the best things to do around Page AZ is to stay at Wahweap campground

We were super impressed with the showers, and facilities it had to offer. They even had free wifi that ACTUALLY WORKED. It worked all the way to our campsite and not just in the lobby which was amazing. It was nice having wifi because then we could plan some things to do the next day which you won’t have to do because we got a list of things to do in Page, Arizona here.

Besides the wifi and the facilities, the campground was beautifully located next to Lake Powell and only a short drive to Page. It’s a great place to spend a few days to be able to do all the fun things in the area. Even some of the best hikes in Arizona are located in and around Page.

It’s a place you just have to experience for yourself. The stories and pictures don’t even do it justice. The best part of the whole thing is we didn’t even plan to camp at Wahweap.

We knew we wanted to stay in Page because it was next to the Horseshoe Bend Viewpoint, but besides that, we just lucked out and ended up here with pure luck. It’s a good thing to remember that some of the best memories aren’t planned and just randomly stumbled upon instead.

Wahweap campground is one of the best things to do in northern Arizona

Amenities at Wahweap Campground

  • Tent sites
  • RV sites
  • Group sites
  • Drinking water
  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Free wifi
  • Fire pits and picnic tables

Most of these sound like pretty basic amenities that most campgrounds should have but after doing our road trip we were quite surprised that this wasn’t the case.

For roughly $30 a night (tent site) it’s absolutely worth it. Plus you have the Wahweap Marina right next door which is a great place to go boating and explore Lake Powell!

Please note: To get to the campsite you will be entering the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area so you will have to pay the park fee to enter. The fee is $30 per week per vehicle or you can buyan America the Beautiful Pass online that is valid for all US National Parks for a full year. This pass costs $80 so you will quickly get your money’s worth!

Map of the Campground

Lake Powell Campground map.

We stayed in the second circle (see on the map) in a tent site because we were sleeping in our van and we had a beautiful view and great wifi. There were even bathrooms right across from our site.

All the information about booking, who to contact, prices, and anything else is on the map. It basically has everything you need to know to book a night or two at Wahweap.

Sunset over Lake Powell near Page, Arizona.

Things to do near Wahweap RV Park and Campground

There are tons of things to do around Wahweap Campground! If you’re interested in boating, hiking, fishing, or exploring Page then you’ll find plenty to do in the area. With the marina right next to the campground you can easily pop in and ask how you can get yourself a boat and explore Lake Powell.

If you’re not a water person then there are so many amazing hikes in the area along with some great sights to see in Page. Our list of +10 things to do in Page covers most of the exciting activities in the area and we definitely recommend checking them all out if you have the time!

Just in case you don’t have the time, we’ll give you a list of the top 3 things to do in Page, Arizona while camping at Wahweap that you just can’t miss.

The view at the end of Horseshoe Bend Hike
  1. Horseshoe Bend – The picturesque Horseshoe Bend has had tourists coming there for years and there’s no doubt why it’s been popular for so long. The famous view which overlooks the canyon and the river down below is something people come from all around the world to experience.

    We also went and took the classic picture but if you have the time try and come for sunrise or sunset and get some other amazing shots of the Bend. There’s something special about watching the sunrise or sunset in the desert. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with this short and sweet hike to Horseshoe Bend Overlook.
  2. Antelope Canyon X – You’ve probably heard of the amazing tours of Antelope Canyon that are run by the local tribes living in the area. Slot canyons are famous in the area and if you’re not sure what we’re talking about just do a Google image search “slot canyons Arizona” and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about.

    The tours are usually booked months in advance and we found them to be quite expensive. However, we found another tribe “Antelope Canyon X” that started running tours too and they’re still more of a hidden gem. Groups are smaller and prices are cheaper.

    So definitely check them out if you’re interested in exploring one of the slot canyons right outside of Page. Again, this is something you won’t really see anywhere else in the world and it’s definitely worth seeing while you’re exploring Arizona.
  3. Visit the Navajo Village Heritage Center – It’s always nice to learn about the culture and history of a place you’re visiting. We find that it’s a good way to truly learn about an area and its people. In Page you can go hear the stories about the tribes that have lived out in this desert for generations and generations!

    You’ll hear stories and myths about their ancestors and what they’ve done to survive all these years in the desert. It’s such a fascinating experience. It gives you a whole new appreciation for the land and the people that live there. It made us fall in love with Page and the hikes we did even more.
Looking for Page AZ activities? Then Lake Powell is worth visiting

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Last thoughts about Wahweap Campground

We hope that with all this information you end up enjoying your time in Page and camping in Wahweap. We went in early fall which was a fantastic time visit. The days were warm enough, then the evenings cooled off, and waking up in the morning actually wasn’t too cold.

So if we were to recommend a time to go we would definitely pick late August, September, and October. At that time, it’s still warm enough but not scorching hot like some of the other months.

Lake Powell is one of the things ti see in Page AZ

We mentioned our three favourite things to do in and around Wahweap but we just want to let you know that there are tons of things to do in the area so you may want to spend at least 2-3 days in Page to be able to explore some of the beautiful places.

We hope you enjoy exploring the Navajo land and all the fascinating structures that have formed over time here in the desert. Some of America’s most majestic beauty is right here in Northern Arizona.

Now it’s your turn to experience this amazing place and share with us your favourite spot!

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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