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Camping at Callville Bay Campground

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Overview of Callville Bay Campground

Location: Callville Bay Campground is located within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, close to the Northshore Road, about 45 minutes from Las Vegas, Nevada. It's situated near the Callville Bay Marina on the northern shore of Lake Mead.

Camping Facilities: The campground offers a variety of facilities including:

  • Paved sites suitable for tents and RVs
  • Restrooms
  • Running water
  • Dump stations
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills and fire pits
  • No hook-ups for RVs are available

Activities: The campground's proximity to Lake Mead offers numerous recreational activities such as:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing

Reservation and Fees

Reservation: It is advisable to make a reservation before you visit, especially during peak season or on weekends. Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service or the official Lake Mead National Recreation Area website.

Fees: There are fees for both entering Lake Mead National Recreation Area and for camping at Callville Bay Campground. Entrance fees are per vehicle, and the camping fees vary depending on the site and amenities. It is important to check the most current fee schedule before planning your trip as fees can change.

Camping Rules and Regulations

Campground Regulations: When staying at Callville Bay Campground, you must adhere to certain rules and regulations, such as:

  • Camp only in designated areas
  • Quiet hours are typically from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Pets must be leashed and under control at all times
  • Observe fire safety rules; fires are allowed only in designated fire rings or grills
  • Pack out all trash and leave the site clean

Boating Regulations: Due to the proximity to the marina, there are specific boating regulations to be aware of:

  • Obey all posted speed limits and navigational rules
  • Ensure to have the proper safety equipment onboard
  • Check for any aquatic invasive species control measures

Wildlife and Safety: The National Recreation Area is home to various wildlife. For your safety and the protection of wildlife:

  • Do not feed wildlife
  • Store food securely
  • Be aware of the potential for encounters with animals such as snakes and scorpions

Weather and Best Time to Visit

Weather: The weather at Lake Mead can be extreme, with hot temperatures in the summer and cooler, but possibly still mild, temperatures in the winter. It is essential to check the forecast and prepare accordingly with plenty of water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is during the spring and fall when temperatures are milder. However, if you are prepared for the heat, summer can be a great time to enjoy the water activities that the lake offers.

Access to Callville Bay Campground

Accessibility: The campground is accessible by vehicle, and the roads to the site are paved and well-maintained. If you're driving an RV or towing a trailer, it's important to check the length restrictions for the campground to ensure your vehicle can be accommodated.

Contact Information and Bookings

For the most current information on campground status, bookings, and any alerts or closures, you should contact:

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center
  • Official website or reservation system
  • National Park Service information lines

It's critical for the safety and enjoyment of your trip that you check the latest updates and information before heading out to Callville Bay Campground.

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