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Page AZ & Lake Powell
Page Arizona was established in 1957 and was first introduced as "Camp Page", named after John C. Page - Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. Page AZ was originally known to the locals as Manson Mesa and was part of the Navajo Reservation. The US Government traded with the Navajo Nation for larger land in Utah to aquire the 17 square miles that Page now sits on. The small community first started out as a construction camp, that would build the second largest dam at Glen Canyon, it soon grew rapidly to a real town. After the Dam was completed in 1963, the small town shrunk to it's former beginnings until life sprang back into the the small community when constuction began on the nearby Navajo Generating Station in the early 1970s. Meanwhile, Lake Powell soon began to devolop and be filled due to the newly constructed dam. Once completely full in 1980, tourism would replace construction as the sustaining life of Page AZ.
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Page AZ today is highly favored location for tourism, located in the center of the region dubbed the Grand Circle, with approximately three million tourists visiting each year. The surrounding attractions that circles Page AZ include the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Nation Park, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Capital Reef and much more. Also, the grand beauty of Lake Powell makes Page AZ a visitor destination must experience!
Lake Powell, the second largest man-made lake in the United States, is an oasis for hiking, boating, fishing, or just relaxing among the breathtaking canyonlands. The lake resides both in Utah and in Arizona. It stretches 186 miles in length and covers over 160,000 acres, which contain over 95 major canyons. The Lake is fed by five rivers: the Green river, the Colorado river, the San Juan river, the Escalante river, and the Dirty Devil river. It is home to more than 170 species of birds, about 800 different mammals, and over a dozen reptile species. It is paradise in the desert.
Come and experience Page AZ/Lake Powell with 7,000 welcoming residents, and local businesses to accomodate your enjoyable, and memorable experience!