Swimming is a popular activity at Lake Powell, especially in the summer when water temperatures can surpass 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Please be aware that there are no life guards or designated swim beaches at Lake Powell or on the Colorado River. Water Quality conditions can change at your favorite swim areas depending on high visitor use, recent storms, rising lake waters, new algal blooms, and waste from wildlife, livestock, and previous visitors coming in contact with the lake waters. Swim at your own risk. Swimming is prohibited at all marinas and launch areas.
Swimming Safety Tips
From the American Red Cross and The National Park Service:
Do Not Swim in Marinas
Swimming is prohibited at all marinas and launch areas. There are potentially lethal safety concerns in marina waters. Electrical faults from vessels or docks can electrocute swimmers. Boat traffic and propeller strikes can maim or kill.
At the Beach: Sunglasses, Sandals, Sunscreen, and Safe Practices
For more detailed information visit the Lake Powell Recreational Water Advisory Webpage
Last updated: July 1, 2019