North Lake Powell is popular year-round. The best time to visit depends on the activities you like to do. If you enjoy water sports and want or want to swim from your houseboat, summer is a great option, with warm water temperatures and air temperatures usually reaching the 90s. If you want to hike and participate in other inland activities you might want to opt for cooler weather in the spring and fall. September, October and November are generally considered best — plus you’ll find far fewer people on the trails.
In the spring, the snowpack at higher elevations is melting and the water level rises. The air is cool and the fish are spawning, making it an excellent time for anglers. It’s also a special time for those who like to enjoy quiet time on the lake, with far fewer boaters around. Winter also appeals to those looking for a relaxing getaway — just know that the air temperature can drop below freezing at night, so pack accordingly.
Where to Eat
While dining options are limited in this area, you do have two fine choices: At the Bullfrog Marina, the Anasazi Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with full menus for each meal in a comfortable and cozy setting; The Grill at the Offshore Marina features burgers, fresh sandwiches, pizza and more, about 10 miles north of the Bullfrog Marina.