Echo Bay

Echo Bay Explore
Echo Bay looks out towards Lake Mead and the desert landscape.

NPS Photo/A. Cattoir

Explore Echo Bay

Located on the northwestern part of Lake Mead. Access from the north from Overton, or from the south from the Las Vegas Valley. The Echo Bay turnoff is 10 miles south of the Northshore entrance station and 40 miles south of the Lake Mead Parkway entrance. The campground is about 5 miles from the turnoff to Echo Bay.

Due to low water the Echo Bay Boat Launch Ramp is closed. The nearest boat launch access point is roughly 30 miles south at the Callville Bay launch ramp.

Also, please be aware of muddy shorelines with receding waters, as cars and people have gotten stuck. Test all ground before fully committing. Top layers can look dry and be deceiving.

Up the road from Echo Bay, take Northshore Road Scenic Drive and enjoy geologic, red rock formations and beautiful picnic areas.

Recreation at Echo Bay

A picnic table in a picnic shelter


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

Redstone picnic area

Hike Redstone

Meander and scramble along the red geologic formations

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.

Launch Ramp Closure
A sign informs boaters of closures to launch ramps.

NPS Photo/A. Cattoir

Boat Lake Mead

Until recently, this area had a boat launch capable of handling power boats on trailers. Over the past seven years, Lake Mead’s water level has dropped about 35 feet, leaving boat ramps sometimes hundreds of feet from the water. While the park has used millions of dollars in federal funding to extend ramps, most of that construction no longer reaches the lake. On Lake Mead, currently only Hemenway Harbor has a ramp for trailered boat launching and retrieval that does not require a 4wd. Lake Mohave has open boat ramps at all its locations.

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.

Echo Bay Launch Ramp Status



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Small Motorized Vessels

Non-Motorized Vessels

Echo Bay



Inoperable due to low water levels.


Echo Bay_Campground
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


Camp at the RV park or campground and spend your days fishing from the shore.

The campground is 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.

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:
Campground Reservations Nightly Fee Total # of Sites

Echo Bay

first come,
first served

(cash only)


Concession Operated Campgrounds

*Information is subject to change. For up-to-date info, contact each concessionaire directly via corresponding reservation page.
RV Park Reservations Nightly Fee Total # of Sites

Echo Bay

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Accesible sites —— Wifi —— Dump Station
Pets allowed on leash —— Pay showers —— Included at site

Last updated: February 28, 2023

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