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Beautiful, clear, sand bottom lake

We went here on a 50 degree day, so no swimming for us. However, the lake is pristine and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TrentFL
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USA
Gorgeous Area

After visiting Cathedral Ledge drive a short distance to Echo Lake. So worth the stop. It is a... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Barb M
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Leicester, Massachusetts
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Off U.S 302, Conway, NH
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Just discovered this place today while in North Conway. I was confused at first by the name, which is the same as a lake at the base of Cannon Mtn in Franconia Notch... I am very familiar with that lake (and that side of the...More

9  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We’ve been going to Echo Lake for 14 years. Today we were sitting on the beach enjoying the view and witnessed a woman take a dirty diaper and rinse it in the water. She obviously didn’t want to take the reusable swim diaper home with...More

15  Thank sallyinfl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a 50 degree day, so no swimming for us. However, the lake is pristine and beautiful. Not really worth the $10 entry fee on that day for us, however if it were a hot summer's day, then I would definitely head...More

Thank TrentFL
Reviewed October 3, 2018

After visiting Cathedral Ledge drive a short distance to Echo Lake. So worth the stop. It is a beautiful state park. Park..... and then short walk down to the lake area. What a gem! Very peaceful with gorgeous scenery. You can walk around the lake...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is one of the cleanest lakes I have ever been to. The whole entire area was very clean with picnic tables and grills at most of them. We sat on the beach and watched the climbers on the 2 ledges in front of us....More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful spot to spend the day. We had an 8, 5, 4 and 1 year old kids. They all had fun. We brought drinks, lunch and snacks. It was very clean and the water was beautiful. Remember to bring floats for the kids! Parking...More

1  Thank jacqueline1174
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This state park has everything, a lake to swim in, hiking trails, bike trails, hibachi grills, picnic tables, bathrooms, and change rooms. We hiked around the lake, as well as to the base of Cathedral Ledge. Absolutely beautiful, and you’re able to make a day...More

1  Thank 535elyseb
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We’ve been coming to Echo Lake State Park for 20 years and it only gets better. With a modest beach area, picnic tables, charcoal grills, extremely clean flush toilets, and a gentle hiking trail around the lake, it’s a perfect destination for anyone in the...More

1  Thank Catie H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We’ve been going to Echo Lake for 14 years. Today we were sitting on the beach enjoying the view and witnessed a woman take a dirty diaper and rinse it in the water. She obviously didn’t want to take the reusable swim diaper home with...More

15  Thank sallyinfl
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We went here to spend a nice day, at a peaceful lake, with a gorgeous view. We were not disappointed. There are hiking trails going in different directions. Some paths lead to Cathedral Ledge. The water was nice. It was quite busy so it was...More

2  Thank deedz60
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I went here late afternoon and it was pretty. There is a walk around but we didn’t do it. There were picnic tables. Kids looked like they were having fun in the water. They had floats and just running in.

2  Thank Danielle1977
Reviewed June 14, 2018

My wife and I spent the better part of a very pleasant day at Echo Lake State Park. There is a fee to get in ($4 per adult) but I think it is worth it. The parking lot is a good size but I bet...More

9  Thank danieloW7812SH
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BarbaraF1440
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Response from Catie H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your kayak or canoe but no motor boats. You’ll have to carry the canoe/kayak from parking lot to lake. About a two minute walk. You can also paddle board.
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