If the thought of houseboating in the winter gives you cold feet, here is some winter houseboat information on Lake Powell to warm you up to the idea. At Forever Houseboats, our fleet of modern houseboats are designed for year-round use. Fully equipped with heating, a kitchen, and indoor and outdoor dining areas, our houseboats are as comfortable in January as they are in July. Still not sure?
Here are some of the best reasons to rent a houseboat on Lake Powell this winter:
Mild Winter Weather
Although it definitely gets chilly on Lake Powell during the winter, the average monthly highs remain above freezing all year-round. On Lake Powell, the coldest months of the year are December, January, and February. It is possible to have overnight lows below freezing on Lake Powell, but it remains cozy and warm inside our heated Forever Fleet of houseboats. If you rent one of our 70- or 75-foot houseboats, you can warm up in the top deck hot tub while you take in the natural beauty of Lake Powell.
Stunning Winter Scenery
Lake Powell is quiet and serene during the winter months. With far fewer visitors than in the summer, the lake’s surface remains smooth and undisturbed. Although Lake Powell is beautiful year-round, the winter sunsets dazzle with deep purples and reds. The stunning red cliffs reflect on the lake and the chilly night air is teeming with stars. In fact, the night sky is so clear, you can even see the Milky Way.
Enjoyable Winter Activities
Fishing: The cooler water temperatures make for great fishing on Lake Powell during the winter. Striped bass, crappie, and walleye will keep biting all winter. You may need to head into some of the canyons for the best fishing, but the cooler water will bring plenty fish up from deeper below.
Hiking: The mild winter weather at Lake Powell is perfect for hiking. It is not so cold that you need snow gear and not so hot that you are at risk for heat exhaustion. Although there are no maintained trails within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, there are several stunning day hikes throughout the park and around Lake Powell.
Winter on Lake Powell may be Glen Canyon’s best-kept secret. The mild temperatures, amazing scenery and peaceful serenity combine for a perfect winter getaway. For houseboat information or to book your reservation, contact us today.