Echo Lake State Park

68 Echo Lake Road
North Conway, NH 03860
Phone: 603-356-2672

Activities and Amenities

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.

Echo Lake & Cathedral Ledge State Park Trail Map

Notice: From June 7 through the end of August trail work will be conducted at the Echo Roof section of Whitehorse Ledge. Due to the nature of the work, climbers will have limited access Monday – Thursday at Whitehorse Ledge from "Waiting for Comeau" to "Future Shock." Visitors will be able to move through the work site (following directions from the trail crews) to access routes such as those on the Ethereal Buttress.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to Echo Lake State Park: Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.

BEACH Reservations

Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are desiganted spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Operating Schedule

Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Fee Days/Hours
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
Open Daily: 9am - 6pm
Gates close at 6pm

This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Fees

Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).

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.

Keep Your Parks Clean

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.

Beach Advisories

For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
 
Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to fly over or within NH State Park boundaries.