Echo Reservoir Utah Fishing, Camping, Boating

Echo Reservoir


Echo Reservoir is conveniently located off Interstate 80, just 22 miles north of Park City, and features excellent year-round fishing as well as boating, picnicking, hiking, and other recreational activities.

  • Echo Reservoir is located 22 miles north of Park City, near Echo Junction off Interstate 80. 
  • Fish the reservoir and the Weber River. 
  • Water-ski, power-boat, paddle, swim or sunbathe. 
  • Land-based recreation includes camping, hiking, and mountain biking. 
  • Day Use Fees: $4 for walk-in, $10 for parking, $15 for boating. 

Overview

Echo Reservoir is a venue for year-round fishing, summertime boating, swimming, hiking, camping, and mountain biking, and wintertime fun such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Overseen by Echo Resort in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation, the reservoir is highly visible due to Interstate 80 running the length of its western shoreline. The Weber River is a reservoir tributary and provides additional opportunity for excellent trout fishing.

Location/Directions

Echo Reservoir lies north of Coalville, UT near Echo Junction (1-80/UT-189 and I-84), just 22 miles north of Park City.

From Park City travel 1.5 miles north on UT-224 N/Olympic Parkway toward W Silver Springs Road. Turn right onto the I-80 E ramp towards Cheyenne and continue 21 miles on I-80 before taking the Echo Reservoir exit.

  • Hours/Seasons: Open year-round
  • Day Use Fees
    $4 Walk-Ins (per person)
    $10 Parking
    $15 Boating (use of boat launch)
    $20 overnight camping
  • Season Pass Fees
    $100 Parking
    $150 Boating
    $100 Month Boat Storage
    $200 Camping
    $225 Month Seasonal Space
    $175 Month Seasonal Beach Space
  • Contact Information: (435) 336-9894 or www.echodamresort.com/index.html

Fishing

Echo Reservoir is a Northern Utah fishing hotspot with big Brown and Rainbow Trout lurking in its deeper waters. Troll across the lake dragging a rapalla or stick to the shorelines and drop-offs and fish for Smallmouth Bass, catfish or perch. The best months for fishing are May and June; however, ice fishing is also popular in wintertime.

The Weber River, which runs between Echo and Rockport Reservoirs, is an excellent blue-ribbon trout fishery popular with fly fisherman. Always check regulations prior to fishing.

Boating/Water Skiing

Water-skiing, power-boating, kayaking and canoeing are all great ways to pass the time on this 4.5 square mile reservoir. A boat launch is available as well as seasonal storage facilities for your watercraft.

Land-based Recreation

Pack your tent, mountain bike, hiking boots or bring your horse or ATV for fun on the trails surrounding the reservoir. The terrain is relatively free of trees, mainly covered by sage brush and grass, so expect good views from the hillsides. For a more relaxed afternoon, enjoy a packed lunch at a picnic area then head to the beach for a swim with family and friends.

Fun Fact

The reservoir is named after Echo Creek which empties into the Weber River.


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