Echo Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Located along Echo Lake Road in North Conway, New Hampshire, Echo Lake State Park is a family-friendly park known for its scenic hiking trails and water activities. The hiking trails are set around the lake, with most towering over it to give visitors breathtaking views. Located on 118 acres, this park attracts people who love swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, and biking. The weather in Conway, NH, is sunny most of the days between May and September while the cold in the fall and winter presents a great chance for snow activities. Outside the park, visitors can enjoy city life in the nearby towns of Conway, Bartlett, and Glen. 

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Spring 19-64 F
Summer 51-81 F
Fall 22-72 F
Winter 8-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Echo Lake State Park

The easiest way to enjoy your trip to Echo Lake State Park is through an RV. An RV offers plenty of comfort and convenient amenities for solo and group road trips and camping. With an RV, you can sleep comfortably and cook your meals just as you would at home. If you do not have an RV of your own, you can rent one on RVshare.com

Saco River Camping Area

Located 4.2 miles from Echo Lake State Park, the Saco River Camping Area is a family-friendly campground located in Mount Washington Valley. The campground offers a host of facilities and things to do; you can explore the Conway Scenic Railway and Story Land, play golf and tennis, hike and bike, and boat and swim.

The Saco River Camping Area has more than 180 full-hookup sites that can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 50 feet long. Most of the sites are close to the Saco River, so visitors can enjoy scenic views and the incessant sounds of the flowing river. If you love sports, the campground allows you to play basketball, bocce, gaga ball, laser tag, whiffle ball, horseshoes, and more.

The camping area also offers bike, kayak, boat, golf cart, and canoe rentals, a country store for the best state products, a heated swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi. The environment in Mount Washington Valley and the area around the Saco River make for the best camping ground. Nightly rates start at $8 for an adult, $5 for a child, and $5 for a pet. The location of the site you choose will affect the rates charged per night, with Deluxe Waterfront sites being the most expensive.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Modern toilets, shower, playgrounds

Beach Camping Area

Located 5.6 miles from Echo Lake State Park off route NH-16 N, the Beach Camping Area is set along the Saco River. Most of the sites sit along the Saco River. Some are shaded by the tall trees in the campground, but others are sunny. Better still, some sites allow a scenic view of the mountains.

Inside the Beach Camping Area is a recreation pavilion, a playground for kids, tax-free shopping stalls, and canoe, kayak, and tubing rentals. The Kancamagus Highway is located 2 miles from the campground. This highway takes you into the White Mountain National Forest, where you can enjoy more nature.

There are more than 100 campsites, with each site accommodating two full-size RVs. The sites offer three-way hookups with 20-, 30-, and 50-amp service. For each site, you get a dump station, a fire pit, picnic tables, metered hot showers, and flushing toilets. Other facilities and amenities include wireless broadband internet, a laundry room, and a camp store for wood, ice, toys, and other supplies. Nightly rates start at $40 for no-hookup sites and $49 for standard hookup sites.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

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What to Do at
Echo Lake State Park

Inside Echo Lake State Park

Echo Lake State Park is a great place for swimming, picnicking, and sightseeing along the trails. The trails tower over the lake, and so does the 700-foot Cathedral Ledge, allowing visitors the best views of White Mountain, Echo Lake, and the Saco River Valley. The Cathedral and White Horse ledges offer great ice- and rock-climbing walls. When winter kicks in, visitors can enjoy snowmobiling, ice fishing, and other snow activities. 

Outside Echo Lake State Park

North Conway is a great place for nature lovers, thanks to the presence of Echo Lake, the Saco River, and White Mountain National Forest. Visitors to the area can go hiking, biking, and swimming as they enjoy the scenic views from the trails and other areas. The towns near Echo Lake State Park offer great places for wining, dining, and shopping. 


May Kelly's Cottage

May Kelly's Cottage is a traditional Irish restaurant. Inside, the restaurant has a vintage atmosphere that looks unique. On the menu are traditional Irish meals with a modern twist. Visitors can order the meatloaf, beef stew, the shepherd's pie, and fish-and-chips. The bar is full of Scotch and Irish whiskeys, and you can order special cocktails.

Type: Irish, American, Bar

Location: Route 16, North Conway, NH 03860

Ledges Restaurant

The Ledges Restaurant is part of the White Mountains Hotel and Resort. It is a great place when you need to enjoy panoramic mountain views. It is known for its full American breakfast set in the beautiful mountain atmosphere. Meals are served at specific times for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, and you need to make reservations.

Type: American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Location: P. O. Box 1828, North Conway, NH 03860


Peach’s serves breakfast and lunch. The menu includes a full American breakfast with a choice of juices and fruits. It is known for its fruit and savory crepes. Besides the breakfast and lunch servings, there are freshly baked muffins, gluten-free breads, and cakes.

Type: American, Café, Vegetarian

Location: 2506 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH


Zebs General Store

Zebs General Store is a place for toys, gourmet foods, candies, clothing, and so many other items that a visitor can take as souvenirs.

Location: 2675 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway Village, NH 03860

Christmas Loft

Christmas Loft is a store for every Christmas-themed item you could want. It offers cupcakes, Christmas lights, ornaments, jewelry, and clothing, among others.

Location: 2028 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860-5148

Settlers Green

Settlers Green is a mall that offers a great shopping experience for locals and visitors. Inside are more than 60 national retailers that offer tax-free shopping. You can walk in for clothing, food items, jewelry, and much more.

Location: Route 16, North Conway, NH 03860


Kancamagus Highway

The Kancamagus Highway is a long stretch of scenic views. Along the highway, visitors can enjoy waterfalls at Kinsman Falls, Diana's Bath Waterfall, Rocky Glen Falls, Baby Flume, Basin, and Franconia Notch, among others. The highway stretches for 32 miles of natural beauty.

Location: NH 112 in New Hampshire

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Located at the highest point of Mount Washington, the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center gives you a bird's-eye view of the different features in North Conway, NH. This station was set up more than a century ago. Besides the views, it is a great place for visitors to learn about the weather in the Mount Washington region.

Location: 2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860

Conway Scenic Railroad

The Conway Scenic Railroad takes you across North Conway in a 1950s passenger car. Visitors can choose between the Conway Valley train to enjoy the views along the Heritage rail excursion and the Bartlett Excursion train that takes visitors through the Saco River Valley to Bartlett. Along the railroad are scenic natural views of the Saco Valley and other areas in North Conway.

Location: 38 Norcross Circle, P.O. Box 1947, North Conway, NH 03860

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How to Get to
Echo Lake State Park

Echo Lake State Park is located 82.1 miles from Concord, NH, via I-93 N. Drive along I-93 N up to NH-104 E and take Exit 23 from I-93 N. Turn to U.S. 3 N and drive on NH-25 E to Tamworth. Turn left to NH-16 N and drive on West Side Road to the park. 

Entering Echo Lake State Park

The park is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Echo Lake State Park Per person (adult) : $4.0

Echo Lake State Park Per person (child 6-11 years old) : $2.0

Echo Lake State Park Per person (65 years and older) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Echo Lake State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Echo Lake State Park?

Summer is the best time of year to visit the lake. The water is cool, the forests are green, and there are plenty of fish in the lake. However, fall is also an excellent time to see the beautiful foliage.

What is the climate of Echo Lake State Park?

Echo Lake State Park has a cold to temperate climate. While the late spring to late summer is mild, the fall and winter bring freezing temperatures and snowstorms. Early spring is typically very cold and can also produce occasional snowstorms.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Echo Lake State Park?

Echo Lake State Park is home to bears, white-tailed deer, foxes, and even moose. The waters are full of different kinds of trout and bass. There are also plenty of birds in the park, including the occasional peregrine falcon.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Echo Lake State Park?

Echo Lake State Park does not have designated RV camping spots. In fact, there is no camping on the park grounds. There are many options for RV parks that are just a few miles away.

Are pets allowed at Echo Lake State Park?

Pets are permitted on the back trails of Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge. However, pets are not permitted in the rest of the park between May 1 and October 31.