A Perfect Getaway For RVers
By Carol L. Allen
It presents a panoramic view of one of the most beautiful
lakes in the Southwest.
It is close to all the amenities, activities, and adventures
of the memorable Lake Powell.
It is truly a magical spot to camp or to park your RV.
This is ARAMARK’S Wahweap Campground/RV.
One weekend in late October, my husband Jim and I were guests
of ARAMARK at Lake Powell, and since we are RVers, one of the
highlights for us was a tour of the full-service Wahweap
We were impressed. It is a remarkable facility, set high
above the lake.
There are 90 full hookups plus 112 tent or non-hookups, and
more are planned.
In addition, there are pull-through spaces, grills at each
site, tent camping, and group tent sites.
Every need of the camper and RVer has been anticipated and
met at Wahweap Campground/RV.
There are immaculate showers and laundry facilities. There is
a very attractive and convenient store/office, The Lower
Campground Store that is a great place to shop for Lake Powell
apparel, books and gifts, snacks, as well as grocery and sundry
In addition, there is a convenient dump station, and there is
Clean And Green
Clean. Green. Those two words came to our minds as we viewed
the bristol facilities and the perfectly groomed campground. The
commitment to keeping the natural beauty of the area untarnished
is obvious all around the grounds.
In fact, ARAMARK’s "Planet Evergreen" promise is to lead the
way in resource management and sustainability. At the
campground/RV park there are many examples of energy- and
water-conservation features, recycled materials, and natural
We were impressed, for instance, with the use of old railroad
ties — recovered from an abandoned railroad line beneath the
great Salt Lake — used as pillars and beams in the campground
store and adjacent facilities. We marveled also at the
convenience benches made of re-cycled materials, yet looking
very much like traditional wooden seats.
Located just a quarter mile east of ARAMARK’s Lake Powell
Resort, campers and RVers — some who trailer their boats to
Powell — can easily access the activities and amenities of the
entire area: fishing, swimming, watersports, boat tours, boat
rentals, a fully stocked sports store, the marina store,
overnight boat slips, a gas station, and a repair and parts
Also within an easy distance of the Wahweap Campground/RV
park are the relaxing Driftwood Lounge and the renowned Rainbow
Room Restaurant as well as a unique gift shop at the Lake Powell
Easy Access To Area Attractions
There is possibly no other destination in the state that
offers as much to the RVer and camper — both on the grounds
themselves and beyond. While at Wahweap, it is easy to arrange
tours to area attractions such as Carl Hayden Visitor Center at
Glen Canyon Dam, the John Wesley Powell Museum, Antelope Canyon
(slot canyons), and Horseshoe Bend Overlook.
And, of course, there are easy day trips from Lake Powell to
other enchanting areas of the Southwest: Bryce, Grand, and
Marble canyons; Monument Valley, and Zion National Park.
What more can I say except to urge you to experience this
wonderland for yourself. More information on Wahweap
Campground/RV is available by calling (800) 528-6154 or (928)
645-1059. Outside the United States, dial (602) 278-8888.
Editor’s Note: Wahweap Campground/RV is managed by ARAMARK,
an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service at
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.