Echo Bay Upper & Lower Campgrounds, Overton, Nevada


After arriving at Valley of Fire State Park and hoping to snag a first come, first serve site with no luck, rangers encouraged us to drive through the park towards Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the Echo Bay campgrounds. The drive from Valley of Fire is a pretty one, as is the drive from Las Vegas, but the campground itself lacks any real appeal to non-boaters. I imagine during the late spring and late summer months when temperatures are pleasant and boating on the lake is a thrill, these sites have greater appeal than they did during our mid-Winter visit. Sites are primitive and offer paved pads, fire pits, and picnic tables, but not much more than that. Many of the sites at both of these campgrounds, separated by a mile or so, are not in view of the lake. You will still most likely need transportation to spend time along the shore. Sites seemed to max out around 30 feet, so bigger rigs might find it challenging to get a site that fits here. Desert shrubbery offers some privacy between most sites. There is a boat launch and small store within Echo Bay itself. If hookups and big rig space are a necessity, Echo Bay RV park, located between Upper and Lower Echo Bay Campgrounds is a better option. There are pit toilets, but little else as far as amenities.

Best Sites: None
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: No
Dump within Facility: No