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About the Park
Echo Lake State Park is a great place to take the family for a swim and picnic. Several hiking trails originate in the park including a scenic trail around the lake and others which lead to Cathedral Ledge State Park where views of the Saco River Valley are spectacular.
Are pets allowed at Echo Lake State Park?
Pets are permitted throughout the back trails in the Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge areas only. Pets are not allowed at Echo Lake from May 1 to Oct. 31. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
Group Use Reservations
For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit Pavilions & Group Use page.
Youth Group Day Use
Youth and School Groups must call the park directly at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to make reservations before visiting. The Bus Pass Program is available for NH youth organizations that meet the program criteria (for more information and applications, please visit BUS PASS PROGRAM.)
Groups that do not meet the qualification for the Bus Pass Program are eligible to receive a discounted rate. For More information, please visit our School & Youth Group Page.
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
Keep Your Parks Clean
Visit our Accessibility page. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Echo Lake & Cathedral Ledge State Park Trail Map
Friends of The Ledges