Houseboating On Powell

Published in the September 2011 Issue September 2011 News

Houseboating on Lake PowellWe've asked our houseboat experts at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas to come up with the top five reasons to go houseboating in fall. They pooled their 50 plus years of experience on Lake Powell together and came up with the following:

1. It's Less Expensive
Fall rental rates start the first day of September with 20 percent savings from summer rates. Lake Powell Resorts and Marina is also offering 50 percent off on many popular houseboats, making houseboating an affordable vacation option.

2. Weather
In the fall the weather is more mild and pleasant. The average daytime high at Lake Powell in September is 84 degrees, compared to 95 in July. The nighttime lows are still high enough to sleep up top with the stars to keep you company, while the days are pleasant enough to spend all of your time on the deck of the houseboat.

3. Water Conditions
The water is better for water sports and is still warm enough for swimming. The average water temperature in September is 76 degrees-perfect for swimming. The water is also calmer in fall, making for smoother rides on powerboats, personal water crafts, water skiing and other water sports.

4. It's Less Crowded
Since most people see houseboating as a summer activity, the activity on the lake drops sharply in fall, even though the conditions are still great for being out on the water. Fewer people mean that the most sought-after houseboats are easier to rent and once out on the water, the best beaches are less crowded. The lake, as a whole, is a more peaceful and serene place perfect for a relaxing vacation.

5. Great Fishing
Experts agree that September is the best time to fish at Lake Powell. Fewer people mean fewer wakes, keeping the fish active longer. The fish, such as striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass, are more likely to find their ways into the shallows during fall, making the conditions perfect for catching a big one.

To check on fall rental houseboat rates and for more information on Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, call 888-896-3829 or visit

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