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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 166
Cost: $10 per vehicle, $16 per watercraft
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: 35 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station
Cell Phone Service: Coverage may not be available, depending on carrier
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Year Round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 36.308447, -114.434954
Nearest City: Boulder City, Nevada
Elevation: 1250 Feet
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.


Phone: (702) 293-2540 Facebook:  
Web: Lake Mead National Recreation Area Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

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.

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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

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