We were heading to camp at Lake Mead last minute with no reservations and were nervous about getting a spot, but we showed up at Echo Bay on a weekend and there was practically NO ONE there…to this day I still have no idea why, maybe it was a bit early in the season. Seems like it was pretty much just an overflow for those that did not get other sites, but it was totally fine to me.
Make sure to get a site under a tree with some shade. All sites had restrooms, trash, and water nearby.
There is not a great place nearby to get groceries, so make sure to stock up beforehand. There is a little convenience store at the site but pickings were very slim.
There's a boat ramp at the bottom of the road, and some nice places to walk/hike along the lake.
Only downside is that it is pretty remote and it was an hour drive to Hoover Dam and the main lake Mead recreation areas.
It's a very clean campground. My wife and i set up camp on an early Saturday morning and for the rest of the day we enjoyed the weather and good conversation with the people camping up and down the road. The facility was well taken care of and have some great views especially during sunset. Looking forward to another visit there later this summer. H20 at each camp, restrooms only a few hundred feet from our site. The marina, RV camps and C-store were all operated by super friendly people.
When the lake was high, this was an awesome campground to stay at. Now, it's still a nice campground, but it becomes ridiculously hot in this area and there is no easy access to recreational water to cool off.
I'm surprized and happy to see that it's still open and well maintained.
This is a review for the lower campground, aka the one closer to the marina, and the store.