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Lee’s Ferry, Arizona Photography Hot Spot Location

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Hotel Information:

Lee’s Ferry Lodge –  $80.00/125.00Night – 541.5 Hwy 89A – Marble Canyon, AZ – (928) 355-2231 – OLDER ARTICLE CALL FOR UPDATE
This rustic lodge in a stone-and-timber building is a 4-minute drive from Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center’s craft vendors and pedestrian bridge. Ten basic rooms and suites sleep up to seven (7) and are casually decorated, each with a unique theme. Each room opens onto a veranda with seating, including individual heat and air-conditioning controls. We stayed here, and our room had a country cowboy-type theme.

Lees Ferry Lodge at Vermilion Cliffs provides quiet and comfortable lodging for travelers in scenic northern Arizona.

The restaurant is open all day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. The accommodations are the perfect getaway for those traveling to Marble Canyon, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Lake Powell, the Colorado River and many other beautiful and exciting places in the Southwest.

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When to go:  We like October the best. The temperature is perfect, and the milky way is still visible.

When to view the Milky way

The best images are usually of the dense part of the Milky Way. We can see this part of the milk way in the southern sky. During March, April, and May, the milky way rises above the horizon in the pre-dawn hours. At about 10:00 p.m., you will see the milky way in June.  From July until October, you can see the milky way as soon as the sunsets, and it becomes dark enough to see, which is about an hour after sunset. In November, the milky way no longer comes above the horizon. You will have to wait until March if you want to stay away really late or get up early to see her again.

See our Milky Way Hot Spot Locator and our Night Photography Information. 

Photography Information for  Ghost Hunting Photography

DSLR Camera: We like DSLR cameras best, but ghost hunting can be done with non-DSLR cameras. Cameras that allow you to change all the settings listed are best. Cameras cannot see in the absolute darkness. You must bring a light source of some kind for focusing.

DSLR Camera Lens: The ideal lens to use while Ghost Hunting is a wide-angle lens. It is also best to use a lens with an aperture such as 2.8 or below so more light goes into the camera since we will be in dark locations most of the time. High-quality images with high-end cameras are better, but lower-end lenses and cameras can also be used. We are here to document paranormal activity, so prioritizing quality may not be the priority when ghost hunting.

Gear:  Bring your tripod with your infrared illuminating light and your shutter release. Bring your driver’s license if the police question you. Be prepared for that. Be sure there aren’t any NO TRESPASSING signs where you are—trespass at your own risk.

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Park Information

Entrance Fees – Weekly

1-7 Day Vehicle Entrance – $25.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers

1-7 Day Motorcycle Entrance – $20.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

1-7 Day Individual Entrance – $12.00

Admits one individual when entering on foot, or bicycle. Not to exceed $25 vehicle fee. Individuals 15 years of age and younger are admitted free.

1-7 Day Boating Entrance – $30.00

Admits one single private vessel

1-7 Day Boating Entrance additional vessel – $30.00

Admits one single private vessel on the same trailer as a vessel paying full entry fees

Entrance Fees – Annual Passes

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Annual Pass – $50.00

Allows unlimited entry to Glen Canyon for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Annual Vessel Sicker – $50.00

Allows unlimited entry to Glen Canyon for one vessel Jan 1 – Dec 31.



Where to camp while visiting Lee’s Ferry

Add your campground here! Do you want us to send our photography and ghost hunting friends to your campground to stay during their ghost hunting trip? Put your campground information here. We will put a picture of your establishment, the website link, the phone number and your information on your campground to make it easy for our photographers and ghost hunters to find you. They are really good at getting there in the dark.

Would you like to be featured in an article as a place to stay while doing photography or ghost hunting? If so, please send us an email.  You will be surprised at how affordable our prices can be.

Camping: Information for developed campgrounds, beach camping, primitive and reservation campgrounds.

Lees Ferry Campground

· $12 per night / per site

· 55 developed sites – no hookups

Lone Rock Beach

· $10 per night / per vehicle

· Beach Camping Area

Glen Canyon NRA Backcountry (Including Lake Powell Shoreline)

· No camping fee is required

· Primitive Camping

Note: Additional developed campgrounds, operated by Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, are available at Wahweap, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing. For details and rates call 1-800-528-6154.

Backcountry use in the Orange Cliffs Unit of Glen Canyon requires a backcountry permit from Canyonlands National Park




Lee’s Ferry Lodge has a restaurant which is just a few miles from Lee’s Ferry. The restaurant is open all day with service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The accommodations at the hotel are the perfect getaway for those traveling to Marble Canyon, the North Rim of Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Lake Powell, the Colorado River and many other beautiful and exciting places in the Southwest.

There are a gas station and two total places to eat in this entire area so check their hours and plan accordingly.



 Area Weather:

Lee’s Ferry weather can be found here.

Don’t forget that you can use a rain sleeve on your camera if it is raining. If it is bright and sunny, you want to use a low ISO such as 100.

If you are doing photography along with your ghost hunting on cloudy days, you can do running water or waterfall photography to avoid the glaring sun. You can also use an ND filter to get a long exposure for dramatic effects, even in the sunshine. If you ghost hunt indoors in abandoned places be careful!

Go to our Photography Store after reading all about waterfall photography or neutral density filters.