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Echo Lake Beach & Boat Rentals

Echo Lake Beach is now closed for the summer season.

2022 Reservations & Beach Rules

*PLEASE NOTE: No lifeguards on duty summer 2022*

9/22/22 UPDATE - The beach will be CLOSED Friday, 9/23/22 due to weather.

Advance Online Reservations Required.

Before purchasing reservations, please read info below.

Please note:

  • We do not issue refunds due to weather.
  • We do not accept American Express at Echo Lake Beach

• Walk-ins not permitted.
Reservations are limited and may sell out. Reservations will need to be made for every person in your group, even if they are 5 & under as the number of people on the beach will be limited. This includes toddlers and infants.
• A limited number of NH Senior and NH Park Plates entries may be available for walk-up entry, but are not guaranteed. (ID or proof of Parks plate required)
• Guests with reservations must check in at ticket booth.
• Paper printout or phone receipt accepted on site for check-in.
• Guests are NOT PERMITTED on the beach prior to opening and between the hours of 6pm and 10am.
• Reservation is valid only during operating hours.
• The beach will be cleared at closing time.
• Please notify staff if you leave before closing, so we may add a reservation.
• Boat rentals will be limited and may sell out quickly due to the sanitizing process for boats and life jackets.
• Bringing your own USCG approved life jackets will help get you a boat rental. Once we have run out of sanitized life jackets and close boat rentals, we will still rent a boat to those who bring their own life jackets.

General Beach Rules:

- PETS are PROHIBITED at all times.
- Swim in designated areas only.
- Drones are prohibited at Echo Lake Beach.

Please no:

- Launching personal boats / paddle boards
Public boat launch located at Exit 34B
- Bikes
- Alcohol
- Glass
- Snorkeling
- Feeding ducks or wildlife
- Fishing from beach

2022 Hours, Pricing & General Information

At Echo Lake Beach, visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 39-acre lake with an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch.

2022 ADMISSION (DAY USE) RATES (by online reservation only)
Reservations will be available beginning early May

Adults (ages 12+): $4.00
Children (ages 6-11): $2.00
Children 5 & under: FREE

SUMMER HOURS (weather permitting)
Beach is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC from 6pm - 9am.

May 27 - June 12
Open Fridays - Sundays 10am - 5pm
General Store open Fridays - Sundays 10am - 5pm
Boat Rentals Fridays - Sundays 10am - 5pm, Last boat rentals go out at 4pm

June 17 - September 5

Beach is open daily 9am - 6pm
General Store open daily 9am - 6pm
Boat Rentals open daily 9am - 6pm, Last boat rentals go out at 5pm.

September 9 - October 9
Open Fridays - Sundays 9am - 5pm
General Store open Fridays - Sundays 9am - 5pm
Boat Rentals Fridays - Sundays 9am - 5pm, Last boat rentals go out at 4pm

Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats are available for rent at Echo Lake. Pedal boats are $25 / hour. Canoes & Kayaks are $20 / hour. Due to new sanitizing protocols, each boat and all life jackets (pfd's) will need to be sanitized after use. Because of a limited supply of PFD's, boat rentals may need to be suspended during the day, once all PFD's have been used. When boats are sold out, we can rent them to anyone who brings their own (USCG approved) PFD.

The Lakeside General Store will have firewood, ice, drinks, ice cream, snacks and some beach gear available from the outside window only. Guests will not have access inside the store.

Pets are prohibited from Echo Lake Beach, Cannon RV Park, Lafayette Campground, on the Tram and in the Flume Gorge.
Pets are only permitted in Franconia Notch State Park in the designated dog walks in the Flume & Tramway parking lots.

Echo Lake Beach is a carry-in / carry-out facility. Please bring all trash with you upon departure and help keep our NH State Parks beautiful. Thank you for your cooperation!