Echo Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

An interpretive sign posted at the entrance to the campground, with picnic tables and benches.

The Echo Lake Campground is located near its namesake lake at the base of Mount Evans along Highway 103. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing and taking scenic drives along Mount Evans Road.

Facilities: There are 17 sites available. Ten sites are suitable for RV camping and seven sites are suitable for tents. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Other facilities include vault toilets, hand pumps with potable water and trash service. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground.

Natural Features: Echo Lake Campground sits in a spruce forest near the shores of Echo Lake. The campground's 10,600 feet elevation creates chilly nights, even in summer, and its location on a mountain pass makes for windy conditions year-round.

Recreation: Activities in the area include hiking in the Mount Evans Wilderness, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing. Several trails leave directly from the campground.

View a COTREX map here.

Note: Projected campground opening/closing dates and water system operation dates may change based on weather and some campgrounds may experience periodic closures for removal of hazard trees or mountain pine beetle treatments. Please check for updates closer to the camping season or call your local Ranger District.  

 

At a Glance

Reservations: Individual sites at this campground operate on a 6-month rolling basis. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table.
Open Season: 6/4 - 9/12
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • A single site may hold up to eight people.
  • Tents must fit on the pads provided. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.
  • The parking length ranges from 20 to 55 feet. 
  • Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs; Bergen Park
Water: Hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center; 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Go south 14 miles to the intersection of Hwy 103 and Hwy 5 (Mt Evans Road). Turn right on Hwy 5 then turn left to enter the campground.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.656552

  Longitude : 
-105.595409

  Elevation : 
10,600'

 



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