Echo Bay Campground has 166 desert campsites and is the northern most campground at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, with spaces for tent and RV camping. Echo Bay is really two campgrounds, Upper Echo Bay and Lower Echo Bay. Upper Echo Bay Campground is larger, but is further away from the lake than Lower Echo Bay, which is adjacent to the water. Upper Echo Bay is also closer to the RV and Trailer Park. The marina is closed, but there is a small store, restaurant, bar, and a four story crows nest to take in some scenery.
Each campsite at Echo Bay comes with picnic tables, fire rings, and access to bathrooms and flush toilets.
The drought from the last several years has taken a toll on Lake Mead. Water levels are much lower in the summer, and some boat ramps may be unusable.
Echo Bay Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||166|
|Cost:||$10 per vehicle, $16 per watercraft|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station|
|Cell Phone Service:||Coverage may not be available, depending on carrier|
|Operating Season:||Year Round|
|Geo Coordinates:||36.308447, -114.434954|
|Nearest City:||Boulder City, Nevada|
|Location:||Southern Nevada – Clark County, Nevada|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store onsite in Echo Bay|
|Directions:||Take Hwy. 93 /95 South towards Henderson.
2. Exit Lake Mead Drive/ Hwy.146.
3. Turn left at base of off ramp.
4. Proceed to Henderson on Lake Mead Drive.
5. Stay on Lakeshore Rd. to the Echo Bay Resort turnoff. Turn left at turnoff,
6. Echo Bay is approximately 37 miles from this turnoff.
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When To Go
Fall ― The days are cooler than the summer, but the water is still warm. Also the days are still long enough to hike.
Use caution when camping as snakes and scorpions can be found in this area, especially in warm weather.
What to Do
Boating, Kayaking, Swimming, and Hiking are all available within a short distance from Lower Echo Bay Campground
Image Credits: Lake Mead NRA