Navajo Lake boat rentals and watercraft services. Explore our visitor guide to all the must know information about this beautiful lake in Utah. The Lodge is located 26 miles east of Cedar City, Utah on Highway 14. Navajo Lake is a mere 3 hour drive from Las Vegas, NV. The Navajo Lake recreation area is located atop Cedar Mountain, approximately 25 miles east of Cedar City where you can enjoy boats, jet ski, and water sport rentals. This pristine lake is was originally known to the Paiute Indians as “Pa-Cu-Ay”, meaning “Cloud Lake”. Early pioneer settlers gave it its present name after a confrontation took place near the lake between the settlers and some traveling members of the Navajo tribe.
Navajo Lake was formed when an ancient lava flow dammed the eastern side of the lake valley, and wakeboarding, waverunners, and boat tours are fun. Resting on a layer of limestone, the lake soon developed underground drainage through sink holes. Some of the water drains towards the Pacific Ocean via Cascade Falls and the Virgin River (the river that formed Zion Canyon).Come and enjoy your stay on beautiful Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest, the heart of scenic “Color Country” Utah. Navajo Lake Lodge is centrally located between Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Cedar Breaks National Monument.