Acadia National Park is one of America’s greatest natural treasures—a rare meeting of mountains and ocean that offers dramatic vistas and unbeatable hiking. This lakefront camp in Mount Desert, Maine, is an exceptional vacation spot amid this spectacular scenery.
Echo Lake Camp’s facilities consist of platform tents with canvas sides, equipped with cots, blankets, mattresses, and pillows for two to five people. The Camp also offers a full-service dining hall providing three meals a day, a library, a recreation hall with comfy chairs and fireplaces, flush toilets, and a shared bathhouse with hot showers. Tent platforms, bathhouse, and dining hall are accessible by wheelchair. Because of its location and proximity to the lake, Echo Lake Camp is not suitable for children under the age of four.
Activities include self-service options like hiking, canoeing/kayaking, sailing, and biking, as well as daily hikes led by experienced leaders, nature walks with the Camp’s naturalist, and weekly lobster cookouts and clambakes. Evening programs range from square dancing to Bingo, and each week is concluded with a final Talent Night.
Summer Weekly Rates
Adults: $707 (members), $782 (non-members)
Juniors (11yr-15yr): $603 (members), $667 (non-members)
Children (4yr-10yr)$461 (members), $510 (non-members)
Note: A pandemic protection fee of up to $40/week/camper may be charged for pandemic costs. Rates include AMC program charge, Maine meals, and lodging tax. Not included: lobsters, Acadia National Park passes. No credit cards accepted.
Reservations and Policies:
The camp committee is working to address COVID-19 risks and will continue to monitor and comply with applicable pandemic-related guidance. Information on camp plans and activities addressing the pandemic can be found at https://amcecholakecamp.org/covidplans.htm.
Reservations can be made by following the guidelines at https://amcecholakecamp.org/visit.htm.
Reservation, Cancellation, and Refund guidelines and policies are posted at the above website, along with availability and contact information for the camp’s registrar.
Because of its location and proximity to the lake, Echo Lake Camp is not suitable for children under the age of four or for pets. As at all AMC facilities, smoking, vaping, illicit drug use, and excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.
If you have questions, please contact the camp’s registrar at ELCRegistrar@outdoors.org or the camp committee chair at ELCChair@outdoors.org.