Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Nevada Spot And It’s Hauntingly Beautiful

Echo Bay Marina at Lake Mead in Southern Nevada was shut down by the National Park Service in 2013. Now, only a few years later, nature is reclaiming this abandoned Nevada spot.

The marina closed after it went to bid and no business was interested in operating it, in part because of Lake Mead’s falling water levels, according to the NPS. The water level of the man-made reservoir—created during the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s—has since fallen to an all-time low. A white “bathtub ring” of mineral deposits surrounding it provides a visual reminder of how much the water has fallen.

Lake Mead remains a popular recreational attraction in Southern Nevada. Tons of people flock here year-round to go boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking.