Echo Canyon State Park

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Echo Canyon State Park
Nevada State Park
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Echo Canyon Reservoir
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Lincoln
Elevation 5,348 ft (1,630 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°54′46″N 114°16′09″W / 37.91278°N 114.26917°W / 37.91278; -114.26917Coordinates: 37°54′46″N 114°16′09″W / 37.91278°N 114.26917°W / 37.91278; -114.26917 [1]
Area 1,800 acres (728 ha)
Founded 1970
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location in Nevada
Website: Echo Canyon State Park

Echo Canyon State Park is a public recreation area surrounding a 65-acre (26 ha) reservoir, located about 12 miles (19 km) east of the town of Pioche, Nevada. The state park's 1,800 acres (730 ha) include Echo Canyon Reservoir, created with the building in 1969-70 of the Echo Canyon Dam, the farthest downstream dam on the Meadow Valley Wash. Following development of a camping area, the Nevada Division of State Parks took control of operations in 1970.[2]

The scenic area around Echo Canyon has several ranches and farms. The park ranges in elevation from 5,200 feet (1,600 m) to 5,600 feet (1,700 m)[3] and sees occasional winter snows.[4] The park offers campsites, picnicking, boat launch, and fishing. The 2.5-mile (4.0 km) Ash Canyon hiking trail leads into backcountry areas of the park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Echo Canyon Reservoir State Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Echo Canyon State Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Echo Canyon State Park Brochure" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. June 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chapter 5: Inventory" (PDF). Nevada 2005 State Recreational Trails Plan. Nevada Division of State Parks, Planning and Development Section. p. 59. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

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