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Echo Lake

Echo Lake is located in the Indian Head Wilderness Area. Anglers that enjoy hiking into remote locations will like this location. Access is provided by trail and is roughly a 4-5 mile hike.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 2,065 feet
Area: 13 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.43 miles


Trail access. No motors allowed

Fish Species:

Brook Trout


Photo of Brook Trout

Echo Lake has a self sustaining population of wild brook trout. It is important not to bring in any other fish species. Popular techniques for catching trout include casting small spoons and in-line spinners. Small trout worms are also very effective.


Special regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide (PDF).

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