Echo Lake Camp


Echo Lake Camp

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. Visit Echo Lake Camp's website for detailed information and reservation forms.

Season Dates

Summer: July 2 to September 3


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.

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.

Because of its location and proximity to the lake, Echo Lake Camp is not suitable for children under the age of four or pets. Smoking is prohibited.

Echo Lake Camp Rates 2016

Summer Weekly Rates AMC Members AMC Nonmemebers
Adult $657 $725
Juniors (11-15) $560 $619
Children (4-10) $428 $482

Rates include AMC program charge, meals, and lodging tax. Not included: lobsters, entry fee to Acadia National Park.

Reservations & Policies

Reservation forms must be submitted to Registrar, Lillian Buck, 360 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109. All applications postmarked between January 1-15th and received by January 20th will receive equal consideration. Any week that is over-subscribed will have spaces assigned by lottery. Applications postmarked after January 15th will be handled in order of arrival. Group size is limited to no more than twelve.

Include with your reservation

1. Reservation Form (up to 12 people)
2. Check in US funds made out to AMC Echo Lake Camp to cover non-transferable deposit of $150 per person per week.
3. Remainder of bill is payable at camp (no credit cards).
4. Business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope.

Mail Your Reservation

Before June 20, contact:

Lillian Buck
360 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
phone: 860-529-6333

After June 20, contact the managers:

Scott and Elly Preston
P.O. Box 219
AMC Echo Lake Camp
Mount Desert, ME 04660
phone: 207-244-3747


We will refund 50% of deposit if your reservation is canceled at least 30 days in advance. Full rate will be charged for cancellations less than 14 days in advance.