Lake Provincial Park
Echo Lake Provincial Park is located 20 km (12.5 miles) south-east
from the small community of Lumby
and about 19 km (12 miles) south-west of Cherryville.
The main highlight of Echo Lake Provincial Park is the close proximity
to the beautiful Monashee Mountains and the beautiful crystal clear
emerald green Echo Lake. Echo Lake Provincial Park is very serene,
quiet and a great place to go swimming or canoeing especially during
the hot Okanagan summer. The lake features great fishing along with
an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities.
To get here from Vernon
take Hwy 6, 6 km (3.75) east to Lumby. When you are just past Lumby
turn south onto Creighton Valley Road and travel approximately 20
km (12.5 miles) to Echo Lake Provincial Park. If you are coming
west on Hwy 6 from Needles
travel about 74 km (46 miles) to Cherryville. As you travel past
the Gold Panner Campground look for the Creighton Valley Road and
then go approximately 11 km (7 miles) to Echo Lake.
The facilities located at Echo Lake are basically nil and the only
real evidence is a sign on Creighton Valley Road. Unfortunately
at one time there was a small campground here but because of vandalism
in the past it had to be closed. If you do some exploring there
are some remains of the old campsite including the wharf situated
on the south-west side of the lake.
Lake Fishing Resort
If you would like to camp there is the privately owned Echo Lake
Fishing Resort located towards the eastern end of the lake. Echo
Lake Fishing Resort features 35 campsites, some situated next to
the lake available with power, as well as cabins, boat rentals,
launch and a small store complete with fishing gear and expert advice
on what the Rainbow, Kokanee and Lake Trout are feeding on.
Besides the Echo Lake Resort there is also the privately owned Cozy
Cabins situated on Creighton Valley Road very close to the west
boundary of Echo Lake Provincial Park. Cozy Cabins offers small
log cabins nestled in a relaxed forest setting very close to Echo
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside
around British Columbia, please remember this is Bear Country. Try
to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you
feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.