Stewarts Point is one of a few developed dispersed campgrounds that can be found in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This cozy lakeside boondocking spot is located on Northshore Road between Echo Bay and the north exit gate, which is a good place for setting up a basecamp for adventures in this area. The St Thomas Ghost Town and the Valley Of Fire State Park are nearby, so there will be at least a few full days of entertaining activities to take on. The sport fishing is great in this end of Lake Mead and the Bighorn Sheep are frequently seen here in the morning, so an outdoorsman will feel right at home. The tall mountains meet the big lake in this end of the park and the scenery is as majestic as can be, which is like the icing on the cake as far as camping at Stewarts Point is concerned!
Stewarts Point is a popular spot during the cool weather seasons, while on the opposite extreme, this campground is nearly empty during the long hot Mojave Desert summer. This is a remote spot in this big National Recreation Area, but incidental supplies can be found a few dozen miles north in Overton. Speaking of the devil, the old Overton Beach facilities are now closed because of Lake Mead water depletion, so Stewarts Point currently is the northernmost spot to take a dip in the water.
The shoreline meanders around the mountains at Stewarts Point and the views of Gold Butte across the water are as clear as a bell, so this is a beautiful spot to spend some time. The access road is paved to the developed end of the campground and it is all dirt road driving from that point on. The dirt roads to the campsite pads are smooth in the developed area where the facilities are located, so the RV campers and trailer haulers tend to prefer this section. There is an option to do back country camping on the long Stewarts Point shoreline, but a high ground clearance 4x4 will be needed to access these spots. The soil is a mixture of silt and sand in this area, so it pays to use good judgment to avoid getting stuck.
Dispersed free camping is a good choice for those who are on a tight budget and the "pack it in-pack it out rules" are easy to follow, especially when basic facilities are available onsite. Stewarts Point certainly is a picturesque place to spend some time camping at Lake Mead, especially while the temperatures are cool. If splashing in the water, relaxing and cooking Striped Bass for dinner is what is in mind, then be sure to chalk this premium boondocking spot high on the list!
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