Located in the North Okanagan in a BC Provincial Park, Echo Lake is spring-fed, and approximately 70 ha in size with a perimeter of 6.8 km. Echo Lake has a gentle, gravel and reedy lakeshore, average depth 16 m/ 50 ft to 50m/ 165 ft, with a maximum recorded depth of 67m/ 220 ft.
Echo Lake’s elevation is 840m/ 2,755 ft above sea level, approximately 20 km southeast of Lumby in the Creighton Valley, with Denison Mountain to the South and the Monashee Mountains and Cherryville to the East. GPS 50°12’12.0″N 118°41’52.0″W. Ice over occurs late November through April with heavy snow in winter.
Echo Lakes’ shoreline is natural, and the riparian zone is entirely protected by the Provincial Park. The surrounding hillsides are heavily treed with Cedar, Douglas Fir, Spruce, Hemlock and Larch. Bird species include Common Loon, Eagle, Osprey, Kingfisher, Barred Owl, Canada geese and multiple duck species.