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Hidden gem in Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

Echo State Park

Echo State Park has countless activities for your family to enjoy.

Elevation: 
5,560 Feet
Echo State Park is a hidden gem located in the heart of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. With over 1,300 acres of stunning scenery, Echo State Park offers visitors an array of outdoor activities and natural beauty. From fishing and boating on the lake to rock climbing, hiking and camping among the peaks, Echo State Park provides something for everyone.

geology

The park is located in the Wasatch Mountains, which are composed of several different rock types including schist, quartzite and granite. These rocks have been sculpted by wind and water over millions of years to form a unique landscape of canyons and cliffs. The park’s trails provide visitors with a chance to learn about the area’s geological history.

history

The Echo Reservoir is the centerpiece of this park and was constructed in 1931 by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to provide irrigation water for nearby Cache Valley. At 1,394 surface acres, it’s one of Utah’s largest reservoirs and is primarily used for fishing and recreational boating. The reservoir also serves as a natural habitat for many species of fish, including bass, crappie and trout.

The park was originally established in 1931 as a campground for local visitors. Since then, Echo State Park has grown to become one of Utah’s most popular outdoor destinations. Its stunning scenery, combined with its abundant natural resources, has made it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
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Wildlife

Echo State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including bobcats, badgers, coyotes and eagles. Hikers should be aware that the park’s trails can sometimes become difficult due to the presence of these animals. The park also provides habitat for several species of migratory birds, which make their way through Utah in the spring and fall.

In addition to its wildlife, Echo State Park is also home to a variety of plant life. Visitors can expect to find a wide range of vegetation, including sagebrush, aspen and juniper trees. The park is also home to many wildflowers which bloom throughout the summer months.

Planning your trip to echo state park

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a weeklong camping trip, Echo State Park has something for everyone. Camping is available year-round and can be reserved in advance. There are also several lodges and cabins located within the park that provide visitors with luxury accommodations.

The park also offers plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained. Fishing, hiking and rock climbing are some of the most popular pastimes at Echo State Park. The reservoir is stocked with trout and bass, making it a great spot for fishing enthusiasts. Boating is also permitted on the lake, as long as a safety check-in has been completed beforehand.

lodging/camping

If you are looking for lodging options outside of the park, then towns and cities like Coalville, Utah and Morgan, Utah, which are a 6 minute and 23 minute drive, respectively, will have various options for you to choose from. There are several campgrounds located within Echo State Park, all of which offer a variety of amenities. Some campgrounds have RV hookups and shower facilities, while others are more rustic with only basic amenities such as fire pits and picnic tables. Campers can choose from a variety of sites, including tent sites, group sites and primitive backpacking sites.

dining

Echo State Park is very limited when it comes to restaurants and dining, so some of the closest towns and cities, such as Coalville and Morgan, will have plenty of restaurants and fast food places to choose from.

Fees/permits

A day-use entrance fee is required for all visitors and can be purchased at the park entrance as well as a fee for camping and the campground. For more information about fees and permits, visit the state park website for all amounts for Echo State Park.

Pets

Pets are allowed in the park, but they must be kept on a leash that is a maximum length of six feet and they need to be supervised at all times. All pet waste must be disposed of properly and visitors must abide by the posted rules and regulations. Pets are not allowed in any of the buildings or the beaches at any point.

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