Echo Lake (Franconia Notch)

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Echo Lake
Echo Lake in Fall of 2008.JPG
Echo Lake seen from the Cannon Mountain aerial tramway in October 2008
Location of Echo Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Echo Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Echo Lake
Location of Echo Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Echo Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Echo Lake
LocationGrafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates44°10′31″N 71°41′32″W / 44.17528°N 71.69222°W / 44.17528; -71.69222Coordinates: 44°10′31″N 71°41′32″W / 44.17528°N 71.69222°W / 44.17528; -71.69222
Primary outflowstributary of Lafayette Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.4 mi (0.6 km)
Max. width0.2 mi (0.3 km)
Surface area38.2 acres (15.5 ha)
Average depth14 ft (4.3 m)
Max. depth39 ft (12 m)
Surface elevation1,930 ft (588 m)
SettlementsCannon Mountain Ski Area
Echo Lake and Cannon Mountain Ski Area seen from Artists Bluff, December 2018

Echo Lake is a 38.2-acre (15.5 ha) water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain.[1] The lake is in the Connecticut River watershed, near the height of land in Franconia Notch; water from the lake's outlet flows north via Lafayette Brook to the Gale River, then the Ammonoosuc River, and finally the Connecticut River to Long Island Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

Echo Lake lies in Franconia Notch State Park. The park's Cannon Mountain ski slopes rise directly to the southwest of the lake. Interstate 93 (the Franconia Notch Parkway) runs along the lake's eastern shore, and New Hampshire Route 18 passes the lake's northern shore, where a state park swimming beach is located. Artists Bluff, a hill with open ledges, rises north of the lake and provides views south over the lake into the center of Franconia Notch.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.[2]

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Echo Lake, Franconia" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 12, 2014.