Echo Lake (California)

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Echo Lake
Upper and Lower Echo Lake, California
LocationEl Dorado County, California, U.S.
Coordinates38°50′34″N 120°04′32″W / 38.84278°N 120.07556°W / 38.84278; -120.07556 (Upper Echo Lake)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. depth303 ft (92 m)
Surface elevation2,260 m (7,410 ft)

Echo Lake, is the name of a glacial lake—summer reservoir located in El Dorado County, eastern California, United States.


Echo Lake is in the Sierra Nevada, and within the El Dorado National Forest. The lake is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from Highway 50 at Echo Summit.

The lake is divided into two sections; an Upper lake, and a Lower lake. The elevation of Echo lake is maintained in summer months with a dam at 7,414 feet (2,260 m) above sea level.[1]

There has been little development beyond lakeside cabins.

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