Callville Bay

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Callville Bay Marina sits on Lake Mead surrounded by the beautiful, mountainous landscape in the background.

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Explore Callville Bay

When you visit Callville Bay, you can enjoy the area on land or on water. A nearby shaded picnic area has cool grass, grills, restrooms and panels explaining the history of the area.

Across the street, you’ll find the trailhead to the Callville Summit Trail. This 2.7-mile moderate hike requires a short climb, but yields a spectacular view of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill, the Hemenway Valley and the River Mountains.

The Callville Bay Resort is within walking distance and has a dine-in restaurant and lounge, a café and store with many amenities.

Down at the marina, you can rent boats by the hour or launch your own at the launch ramp. Although fishing and swimming are not allowed in the harbor where the marina is located, you can hike throughout the backcountry to find your own secluded cove.

Recreation at Callville Bay

Picnic area at Callville Bay


You're invited to enjoy shaded picnic areas throughout the park. Bring your meal or snacks and enjoy your picnic with a view.

A person stands on the edge of a hilly overlook. Water and mountainous landscape in background.

Hike the Callville Summit Trail

Spurring off from the Callville Bay Campground is the short Callville Bay Summit Trail.

Northshore Road Scenic Drive

Northshore Road Scenic Drive

Northshore Road leads through areas of brilliant red boulders and rock formations in between Callville Bay and Echo Bay.

A person wakeboard on a lake with a rope attached to a boat..
Water skiing is a popular activity among lake users.

NPS Photo/A. Cattoir

Boat Lake Mead

Lake Level Changing: Keep Alert & Launch At Your Own Risk

  • Boaters should excercise caution and be watchful of unexpected underwater and exposed water hazards.
  • Hazard buoys do not mark every hazard on the water.
  • Be prepared for longer wait times for launching and recovery
  • Ongoing maintenance/construction at ramps may require temporary closures.

Callville Bay is your gateway to the Boulder and Virgin Basins of Lake Mead.

Boating services operated through the park's concessionaries include fuel sales and a variety of boat and equipment rental options to include houseboats. Boat slip rentals are also available. Land and Water-acessed fuel can be purchased at Callville Bay.

For up-to-date boat ramp information refer to Current Conditions at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Additionally, visit the boating page for more information.

Callville Bay Launch Ramp Status



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Small Motorized Vessels

Non-Motorized Vessels

Callville Bay

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your own risk

Launch at
your own risk

Concessionaire launch operations are operable. Under 40' length recommended.

NPS facilities are inoperable.

Please contact the concessionaire directly at 702-565-8958 to inquire about launch ramp status.


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Paved roads lead to each site, and the sites are asphalt. There are multiple water spigots and restrooms spread out throughout the campground.

NPS Photo/A. Cattoir


Callville Bay Campground is located just minutes from Las Vegas along the northern edge of the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead.

It’s open year-round and features paved sites that can accommodate tents or RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsite.

Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year.

There is lush vegetation that provides shade. A few sites provide views of the lake.

NPS Operated Campgrounds

*50% discount with Senior/Access Pass
**RV's may park in any NPS campsite; however, there are no hookups.
***WiFi in campgrounds is operated by a concessionaire service. Contact them directly with questions at:
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Concession Operated Campgrounds

*Information is subject to change. For up-to-date info, contact each concessionaire directly via corresponding reservation page.
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Accesible sites —— Wifi —— Dump Station
Pets allowed on leash —— Pay showers —— Included at site

Last updated: February 27, 2023

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601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


702 293-8990
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