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Flume Gorge
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Aerial Tram
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Echo Lake Beach
9:00am - 6:00pm

Echo Lake Beach & Boat Rentals

2024 Reservations & Beach Rules

*PLEASE NOTE: No lifeguards on duty summer 2024*

Advance Online Reservations Recommended.

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

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. Walk-ups will be permitted if reservations have not been sold out for that day.
• 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 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.

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

2024 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.

2024 ADMISSION (DAY USE) RATES (by online reservation)
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 24 - June 9
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 14 - September 2
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 6 - October 14
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

Kayaks and Pedal Boats are available for rent at Echo Lake. Pedal boats are $30/hour. Tandem kayaks are $25/hour. Kayaks are $20/hour.

The Lakeside General Store will have firewood, ice, drinks, ice cream, snacks and some beach gear available.

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!