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References, Resources and Links

In building this website, I have gotten information from a lot of different places. In each case, I have always tried to give them credit in the “References and Resources” section at the bottom of each page.

I plan to continue doing this for each page that I build, but I thought it would be nice for visitor’s to have one page which lists many of my sources and their website address.

Also, I thought this might be a good place to list some of the websites I have visited, and, although they may not have anything to do with Lake Powell Country directly, I found them interesting and wanted to share these sites with my readers.

Who knows, you may be considering a trip to Viet Nam and would like to do some motorcycle touring while you are there? It so happens, I have a link for a company that provides just that type of service.

Links, References and Resources:

Wikimedia Commons

This is a wonderful site for finding images of all kinds and a great place to display some of your own. I have been very fortunate in finding wonderful images here to add to my website, most of which are in the Public Domain. This is a great site to add to your Favorites.

Wikipedia (The free encyclopedia)

After 244 years as one of Americas leading references, Encyclopedia Britannica recently announced it will no longer publish a printed version of its encyclopedia. The wealth of information to be found on the internet, with just a click of the mouse, greatly contributed to its obsolescence. That and websites like Wikipedia and Wikimedia. I probably don’t even need to list these websites, as I am sure they are already on your Favorites List, but I don’t want to slight them by omitting them.

American State Parks

Visitors to this site are in for a treat. Beautiful images, wonderful descriptions and a lot of great information. For each of the fifty states, there is a description and brief history of the state and a listing of all its state parks and a link to the parks managing authority.

Since there are over 7500 state parks in the United States, it would be a monumental task to describe every individual park with details such as its location, the park’s history and what facilities they might have, if any.

Understandably, then, this site is still a work in progress, but don’t let this deter you from visiting it. As a photographer, I find the images alone to be worth the visit to American State Parks

All About Houseboats is for the Curious, New, Beginner, or Experienced House Boater. Filled with valuable free Tips, Guides, Reviews, Articles, and FAQ's related to House Boats, and Houseboating.

Arizona State University

For the student of Grand Canyon history, this is a wonderful site, full of stories about the South Rim, the North Rim, the Kolb Studio and many, many others. In the archives, are audio tours, video tours, photographs, postcards, documents and maps; such a wealth of information, just for the click of a mouse. It is on my List of Favorites, it should be on yours also.

Bass Pro Shops

When we hear the name Bass Pro Shops we naturally think of fishing. However, they are more than that. They “…are an outdoor retail leader in hunting, camping, boating, and outdoor clothing, in addition to fishing.

They “…have everything an outdoor enthusiast could need or want -- from the best of the national brands, to local favorites, to a large offering of quality ‘house-brand’ specialties designed by the best outdoorsmen in the business.”

If you ever have the opportunity, be sure to visit one of their retail stores; it will make your mouth water.

To check out some of their great buys and special discounts, please visit them online at

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Boating Basics Online

A free on-line course, designed for the person new to boating. It should be considered as only a starting point on the journey to becoming a safe and competent boater. It covers everything from boating terminology, to reading a nautical chart, to handling accidents and other boating emergencies.

BoatUS - Boat Owners Association of The United States-

“For over 40 years… BoatUS…has … provided affordable, broad insurance coverage to recreational boaters nationwide.” But, they are more than just a marine insurance company; they are a group of dedicated people who are committed to boating safety and education.

They have been a great asset to me with their many articles from fishing, to personal flotation devices, boat buying , to boating while drinking. If you are a boat owner, or just interested in boating, check out their website.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter®

Since their founding in 1961, Cabela’s has offered a huge selection of Quality Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Outdoor Gear, Men’s and Women’s Apparel, Field-proven Footwear, Automotive and Marine Accessories; all at competitive prices.

For brands you can trust, for great prices and great service, it is hard to find a better on-line outlet than

Desert Magazine

This magazine was first published in 1937 by Randall Henderson and was published monthly until its last issue in July 1985. It was revived as an e-zine in 2006. The URL I have listed below is for the archives of the printed magazines, beginning with the November 1937 issue which sold for 25 cents. Each magazine is like taking a trip back in time; just reading the advertisements is a trip down memory lane.

In the July 1963 issue is an article, with photographs, of Lake Powell as the water started rising behind Glen Canyon Dam.

Read it, if you have the time. I am sure you will find it interesting.

Desert USA

For anyone interested in learning more about the American desert this is a website worth checking out. Their articles range from descriptions of the great American deserts, such as the Sonoran, the Mojave and the Great Basins. There are articles on desert fauna and flora, geology and rocks, gems and minerals. A fascinating website.

Destination Pensacola Florida

For those of you who may want to find a place that has more water than Lake Powell, a place away from the arid southwest, some place with sparkling white beaches that offers boating, big game fishing and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, you might want to consider Pensacola, Florida.

This site will take you there, help you find a place to stay, show you the best beaches and fishing spots and help make your visit to Pensacola a memorable one.

Gorges to Visit

This is a wonderful site, with beautiful images, about gorges around the world. But it is more than just a site about gorges. It links to some of the activities you could reasonably expect to find at or near these gorges, such as fishing, hiking, canoeing, white water rafting and rock climbing.

One of the featured gorges, and one of my favorites, is Flaming Gorge on the Green River. In Gorges to Visit you will learn how it got its name, how to get there, and a nice article about the excellent fishing to be found in the Green River and the reservoir behind the dam. A beautiful site and beautifully done! You should visit Gorges to Visit.

Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation

This is a great site for anyone interested in the Mormon Expedition from Escalante, Utah to Bluff, Utah in 1879 and 1880. I relied heavily on them for photographs and wonderful details in the writing of my page about the Hole-in-the-Rock.


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There are the good, the bad and the ugly.

Therefore, I would suggest, before making any reservations, you use the box below to determine:

• which accommodations are available for the dates you need
• which have the best available price
• which have the best traveler reviews.

Doing this could save you money and keep you from having a bad experience.

Plane Crash Map

This is a neat website I came across while doing research on the Carl Hayden Visitors Center. It covers plane crashes across the continental United States. It gives the Aircraft Registration Number, accident date, aircraft type, nearest city and accident details. Very interesting.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

I am sure most of you are familiar with PBS, a not for profit organization, which airs on both radio and TV without commercials. Their website is a good source for information on the history of America’s National Parks. I highly recommend it. The Parks vs. the Most Dangerous Animal

REI bills themselves as “the Internet's largest outdoor store, offering a broad selection of trusted gear as well as expert advice and in-depth information about products and outdoor recreation.”

They “…serve the needs of outdoors people through over 90 retail stores in the U.S. and by direct sales via the Internet ( and, telephone and mail."

If it has to do with the outdoors, it is very likely you can find it at HOME PAGE

Sea Eagle Inflatable Boats and Kayaks

One of the premier manufacturers of inflatable boats and Kayaks, Sea Eagle has been in business for over 44 years.

If you are looking for a quality inflatable boat or kayak, at a fair and reasonable price, you owe it to yourself to check out my pages on Sea Eagle Inflatables.

Site Build It (SBI)

For over 10 years, SBI! has helped thousands of people become successful entrepreneurs; people who have a dream but thought they needed a lot of computer and technical skills to make it into a reality.

Well, I’m here to tell you, that is not the case!

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Sara’s Dogs

Website about, you guessed it, dogs; all kinds of dogs from the Afghan hound to the Yugoslav Shepherd Dog and all the dogs in between. Sara lists FAQ’s such as, “What happens as your dog gets older?” and “What should I feed my puppy?” And, Sara has all the answers. This is a website in progress but still has a lot of good information for the dog owner or prospective dog owner.

The Fur

Website about the history of the fur trade and other historic events including the Hole-in-the-Wall pioneers in southern Utah and Historical Facts of the Mormon Trail. This is a great site for anyone interested in the history of the west during the 19th century. Ned Eddins has written two historical novels which he sells on his website: The Winds of Change chronicles the early effects of westward expansion on the Northwest (Great Lakes area) and Plains Indians.

A historical novel, Mountains of Stone deals with the clash of European and Indian cultures beyond the Alleghany Mountains.

The Glen Canyon Natural History Association (GCNHA)

In their own words, GCNHA is “… a non-profit organization dedicated to education, interpretation, and research within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Glen Canyon Dam, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and other federal lands.” This is a nice site to visit to find publications and information about any of the above locations.

The Historical Marker Database

This is an excellent site for those who love to look at Historical Markers and for those who would like to share their images and descriptions of markers they have seen and photographed.

When you stop to think about it, there are thousands of markers commemorating thousands of events, from abolition to civil rights to the war of 1812 and the war of Texas Independence. This is a site where you can spend hours of discovery.

Wayne’s Words

If you are interested in any aspect of fishing Lake Powell, from where to go, when to go and what to use, this site if for you. Wayne Gustaveson is a fisheries biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and webmaster of Wayne’s Words.

To paraphrase an old country-western song, “Wayne’s forgotten more about fishing Lake Powell than most people will ever know.” If you have never fished Lake Powell, do yourself a favor, and, before you go, visit Waynes Word

Government Entities:

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

FEMP falls under the Department of Energy and is charged with managing the nation’s energy practices. It is a great site to visit for questions regarding renewable energy, greenhouse gases, water conservation and alternative fuel use.

Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation

The Navajo Nation is a vast land covering much of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Parks and Recreation website has a lot of useful information for visitors to this great and varied land. Here you will find information on Navajo Tribal Parks, Permits and Services, Current and Future Events and many useful Links.

United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)

This is a great site to go to whenever you have any dam or water related questions.

The following quotation, taken from the USBR’s website, is an apt description of their mission and history: “Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.”

United States Coast Guard (USCG)

“The U.S. Coast Guard is one of five branches of the US Armed Forces…and … is the nation's oldest continuous seagoing service with responsibilities including Search and Rescue (SAR), Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE), Aids to Navigation (ATON), Ice Breaking, Environmental Protection, Port Security and Military Readiness.”

This is a great site to go to for any questions regarding boating safety and boating regulations.

US Geological Survey
Department of interior

“The USGS defines themselves as “… a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.“

U.S. National Park Service (NPS)

The national Park Service has been entrusted with the care and management of all our National Parks since 1916. This site provides links to all the parks and monuments under their jurisdiction, and should be the first place you go when seeking information on our Nations Parks and Monuments.

State Governments:

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesAlthough this website is specific to Alabama, it does have some nice departments about hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife observation and has descriptions of 22 separate state parks.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

This is a wonderful site for anyone wanting to do any hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing in the state of Arizona which, of course, contains part of Lake Powell. It lists license requirements, watercraft registration, fishing reports and a myriad of other activities. I owe them a debt of gratitude for all the information on their website which I was able to pass on to my visitors.

California Department of Boating and Waterways

This is another site that is specific to a particular state, but contains some wonderful information about boating, boating safety, life jackets and correspondence courses on boating, water safety, navigation aids and others. This is a valuable site for any of you who plan to do any boating in California.

Utah Division Of Natural Resources

This is one of Utah’s largest government agencies. Some of its divisions include State Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Resources, Water Resources, Forestry and State Lands. This is a great site to add to your list of favorites. I find myself referring to them often and owe them a debt of gratitude for their lenient and accommodating Terms of Use.

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