Members of the governor's Lake Powell Region Resources Development Council met Monday to further discuss the development of additional recreational facilities on the Utah side of the lake.
The committee has shortened the list of possible sites to five. Those sites are: Lone Rock/Wahweap Bay; the Bullfrog Bay Complex; Hall's Crossing, Cove No. 4; Farley Canyon and Llewelyn Bench-Gulch.The state wants to exchange lands within Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon Recreation Area with federal lands on the shores of Lake Powell. Many visitors now traveling to the lake travel to Arizona since Utah has less access to the lake. The National Park Service opposes the exchange and believes additional development would overcrowd the lake.
An impact analysis study is being prepared and committee members plan to inspect the sites.