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Camping at Lone Rock Beach | Lake Powell

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If you are planning a southwest road trip, you should definitely add camping at Lone Rock Beach to your itinerary!

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If you find yourself near Page, Arizona and are looking for a unique place to spend the night, I highly recommend camping at Lake Powell’s Lone Rock Beach! 

 

Lone Rock Beach Campground is nestled in Lake Powell’s Wahweap Bay and is one of the few spots you can drive directly to the water’s edge and camp along the shore. You can pitch your tent on the sandy beach, or up in the dunes – it’s up to you! No matter where you sleep, you’ll have epic views of Lone Rock, a massive isolated red rock formation. 

 

Keep scrolling to read everything you need to know about camping at Lone Rock Beach campsite at Lake Powell

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Camping at Lone Rock Beach Lake Powell

Jacey running on the beach of Lake Powell

Lone Rock Lake Powell Map

The Lone Rock Lake Powell Campsite is located on the Utah/Arizona border. If you are driving north on Hwy 89 from Glen Canyon dam, right after the Utah state line is the turnoff for Lone Rock Beach. 

 

For my Phoenix friends, the drive from Phoenix to Lake Powell took 4 and a half hours. It’s a straight shot through Flagstaff and Page!

Lone Rock Beach Campground Overview

Lone Rock Beach’s primitive campground offers unparalleled views of the lake and access to the water! You can launch motorized boats or kayaks from the shore, and swimming during the warmer months is a must. 

 

Lone Rock Beach campground is a primitive campground, meaning there are no designated camping spots. There are no reservations at this camping area, all sites are first-come, first-served. While it’s a large area, it gets busy around the holidays so be sure to get there early!

Fires are permitted, and there are flush toilets, potable water, cold showers, and dumpsters available for all campers.

 

There are two options for camping at Lone Rock: Camp on the beach or camp above the beach

Camping at Lone Rock Beach Campsite in Lake Powell Utah

Camping on the beach

If you have a 4WD vehicle and are confident driving in sand, you can camp anywhere on the shore of the lake! 

 

I would have loved to camp on the beach when we visited but I didn’t want to risk getting stuck in the sand haha 

 

To get to the beach camping, head right as soon as you enter the park and follow the road down to the shore.

Camping above the beach

If you don’t have a vehicle with 4WD, there are still a ton of amazing spots in the dunes just above the beach!

 

Once you pull into the park, head left and you’ll be taken to a rocky overlook. You can camp along the perimeter of the overlook for an epic view of the beach, or further back in the small sand dunes for some privacy. 

 

If you choose to camp above the beach, it’s only a quick walk down a sand dune to get to the shore.

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How Much Is Camping At Lone Rock Beach?

All campsites are first come, first served and you can not make a reservation. There is an entrance fee of $14 and since the area is a National Monument, you’ll need to pay an additional $30/car fee.

 

I skip out on that fee by using my America the Beautiful Pass

Visit a lot of National Parks?

If you are visiting Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, or any of the other national parks across the country, consider getting an $80 America the Beautiful pass! It lasts for 1 year and gets you admission to all registered sites. 

 

Purchase your National Parks Pass here! 

My Experience Camping At Lone Rock Beach in Lake Powell

My husband, Dominick, and I camped at Lone Rock in late April 2021. We were on our way to Zion National Park and decided to stop before crossing the Utah border, and I’m so glad we did! 

 

We camped above the beach and had dozens of campsites to choose from. Even though we weren’t directly on the beach, we still had great views of the lake. 

 

After picking a campsite, we grabbed our camp chairs and some beers from the cooler, so we could watch the sunset from the beach. After cooking dinner, we had an early bedtime. 

 

The campground was fairly full in late April and we had lots of neighbors, most of which abided by the park’s quiet hours. 

 

Overall, Lone Rock Campground was a great place to spend the night! This place is so gorgeous, the pictures don’t do it justice. 

 

If I went back, I would plan to stay longer and bring our kayaks to explore the beautiful blue water. If you visit, be sure to stay up long enough to check out the night sky – the stars are brilliant out there and you’re sure to see a shooting star! 

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Things To Do Near Lake Powell

Lone Rock Beach campground is a great place to camp if you are on a Southwest road trip! In addition to exploring more of Lake Powell, like Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, you can visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park!

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lone rock beach lake powell

Final Thoughts On Camping At Lone Rock Beach

I really enjoyed camping at Lone Rock Beach and would definitely go back. It’s a great place to stop on a southwest National Park road trip! 

 

I hope this post was helpful and inspired you to add this epic camping spot to your bucket list. If you visit, please be sure to follow the park service rules, abide by the quiet hours, and pack out all the trash you bring in. 

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Jacey West

My mission is simple: Inspire you to get outside. I like camping, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and exploring National Parks. I’m passionate about sharing all the details of my adventure so you can plan some of your own!

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