Echo Lake Campground & Backcountry Sites

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Boat launch and dock at Echo Lake

This campground is on the south shore of Echo Lake and is surrounded by a mix of aspen, balsam, spruce, and pine trees. Echo Lake is popular for walleye and panfish fishing and is located on the west end of the Echo Trail, a remote country road that traverses through the heart of the western Superior National Forest. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground, picnic sites, beach and restrooms closed until further notice. Boat ramp open. Dispersed camping allowed. Backcountry sites open.
Reservations: Some sites are reservable through National Recreation Reservation Service's Echo Lake Campground page.  
Fees See Campground Fee Table.    
Restrictions: Maximum of 9 people per site.  There is space for 2 vehicles (a towed camper counts as 1 vehicle). Additional vehicles on the site require additional half fee and must park on the spur. No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic. ATVs not allowed.
Closest Towns: Orr, MN
Water: Solar Powered Well
Restroom: Outhouse (Vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire, located in site #2
Information Center: LaCroix Ranger District, 218-666-0020

General Information

General Notes:

This campground also has a swimming area, playground, picnic area, boat landing and a 1 1/2 mile hiking trail.  


Echo Lake Campground is on the Echo Trail, 22 miles northeast of Orr, MN.

  • From Orr, take St. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles).
  • At Buyck, County 23 turns into County 24.
  • Continue on County 24 for 4 miles to the Echo Trail (County Road 116).
  • Turn right, 0.8 miles to campground entrance road on left. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines.
  • Dispose of waste in containers provided.
  • Water faucets are for drinking water only, do not use as wash areas.
  • Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers. 
No. of Sites 24 campsites

RV Camping

Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs. Most can accommodate a moderately sized vehicle.

Group Camping

No. of Sites1 group site
Reservation info: Group site is reservable through National Recreation Reservation Service's Echo Lake Campground page.  
Rental info: Maximum of 24 people and 6 vehicles. 

Dispersed Camping

There are 3 dispersed sites located on Echo Lake. Sites are accessible by boat only. Use the boat ramp in the campground. 

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings and latrines. 

Fees: None required.
Reservation info: First-come, first-served. 


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