Echo Lake 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. This quiet campground, where the sounds of birds and the wind are often heard, is a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of the area's resort scene. A variety of campsites, activities and amenities offer a comfortable stay for RV, trailer and tent campers. Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region, is comprised of three million acres. The forest spans 150 miles along the United States-Canada border. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Echo Lake is a popular fishing spot for walleye, northern pike, panfish, black crappie, white sucker and yellow perch also living in the lake. The surrounding national forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking in secluded woodlands and canoeing in pristine lakes and rivers. View recreation guides and maps of hiking trails and canoe routes in the national forest.
The campground provides 24 sites, with eight reservable sites (1 group site and 7 standard sites) and 16 first come-first served. The sites are non- electric and amenities include vault toilets, solar powered water, tables, an amphitheater, garbage service, campfire rings. A group campsite is available for groups of up to 21 people. Three first-come, first-served dispersed campsites that can be accessed only by boat are located around the lake as well. Heavy vegetation may limit the lake view from some sites; however, there are numerous trails leading to the water. Young trees and lush ground plants provide privacy between sites. A boat ramp and sandy beach are provided for access to water activities and swimming. Firewood can be purchased on-site.
This campground is on the south shore of the 1,222-acre Echo Lake and is surrounded by a mix of aspen, balsam, spruce, maple and pine trees, which provide ample shade.
Possible day trips from the campground include Voyageurs National Park, Crane Lake, Vermillion Falls, Echo Lake Trail (1.5 miles) and Echo Lake Hunters Walking Trail (10 miles).
Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities lie within Superior National Forest's 77 lake accesses, 13 fishing piers, 10 swimming beaches and 22 picnic areas. The forest is also home to three scenic byways and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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My family and I have been camping up here for three generations (50+ years), it’s a beautiful spot away from every day life. We come up to pick fresh blueberries, and spend time on the lake. Many memories have been made at this camp ground.
This is my favorite campground in all of Minnesota. Located outside of Orr close to 20 miles, there are no people or towns to make noise or light. The stars are incredibly bright at night. Plenty of hiking trails and great for fishing walleye.
This was our first time staying at Echo Lake Campground. We pulled in on a Friday night and a number of sites were already full or reserved. We ended up picking site #10. It was a good site. A slight incline down from the road but a nice tent pad and a very roomy site. The campground was very quiet even though there were a number of people staying there. A number of the sites would be good for either tents or campers. We would happily stay here again!
Stayed at two different campsites on angleworm. Both beautiful sites. Next time I stay at this lake I will definitely portage. There are some gorgeous sites that can only be reached my canoe. At one point on the hike (to get to the further sites) you have to walk across a beaver dam. Kind of disruptive to the habitat :/