Echo Bay, Nevada

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The marina at Echo Bay, Nevada

Echo Bay is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is located on the western shore of the Overton Arm (northern portion) of Lake Mead, within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The community contains a campground run by the National Park Service and a boat ramp. There used to be a marina there as well, but it closed in February 2013. Approximately 200,000 people visit Echo Bay annually. There was a small trailer park for housing.[1]

Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, used to frequent the Echo Bay marina before it closed in 2013 and the area is credited for the inspiration behind the name of the online auction marketplace. He was said to have a fondness for the area and when asked about the reason behind the name choice he said that Echo Bay "just sounded cool." The Web address was already taken by a Canadian mining company at the time so he went with his second choice,[2]


  1. ^ Brean, Henry (January 3, 2013). "Echo Bay Marina to close at Lake Mead". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Viegas, Jennifer (2007). Pierre Omidyar: The Founder of eBay. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. p. 52. ISBN 1-4042-0715-5.

Coordinates: 36°18′31″N 114°25′39″W / 36.308674°N 114.427476°W / 36.308674; -114.427476