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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for info on what the camping is like in the immediate area of Echo Lake (just west of Squamish, across the river). I've read a couple mentions that camping is possible, but I'm wondering if that's just in amongst the trees, throwing tents down on shrubs, maybe some cleared out spots? How many tents is there room for?

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There's a smooth rock just south of the lake outlet a bit above the lake that will accomodate 2 or 3 tents. We slept in a hammock, not too many other areas to pitch a tent there.
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okay thanks martin
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 05:50 PM
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Bump! Thinking overnight at Echo Lake and up to Alec Lake possibly. Is there only room for 2 or 3 tents? Also wondering about where exactly to put in and safely park the vehicle or two? I'm guessing there is no snow there now but is the lake still partially frozen or thawed out?


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There's probably room for a couple of more tents in addition to the level area south of the lake outlet, if you aren't too picky about perfectly smooth ground. I'm sure the lake is thawed out by now. The place is getting popular though, on our way down a couple of years ago (a Saturday) there were many parties going up to camp, and I was wondering where they were all going to set up.
Also it's worth researching the tides before you go, something that I didn't do on our last trip. When the tide is high there is less current in the river. We had a nice easy paddle on the way there but in the afternoon when we came down, we had a hair raising paddle to get back to the other side.
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Thanks Martin,


Yeah I've seen two videos of camping going on in two different places. One near a rock slab and another someplace else a little more bushy looking. Definitely planning on checking the tides table before heading up that way.

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Not sure about parking but make sure to leave NOTHING in your vehicle......Break-ins are all too common. Also, make sure to lock up your canoe and life preservers once across......It is now a very popular place and things go missing too much nowadays.
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