Echo Chalet

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Echo Chalet is a high-Sierra, summer-only, resort located approximately 10 miles from South Lake Tahoe and 49 miles east of Placerville off U.S. Highway 50. The resort was established in 1939 and is owned and managed by Tom and Kathleen Fashinell.  The resort operates under a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Operated By: The resort operates under a special use permit from the United States Forest Service.

General Information

Directions: East on Highway 50 through Placerville and towards South Lake Tahoe. 1.8 miles east of the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, look for the brown Berkeley Camp / Echo Lake sign. Turn left. Continue about 1/2 mile to Echo Lakes Road, turn left again and continue to the end of the road.

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