The Echo Lake is the name given to a glacial lake in the county of El Dorado. It is located just 2 miles off Highway 50. This stunning looking lake is divided into two sections, the upper lake and the lower lake. The lake is surrounded by several hiking trails, camping sites and recreational parks. It thus makes a perfect holiday spot with family and friends. Owing to its proximity to a major highway, it has consistently been a favorite pick among Californians to spend a day-out with kids, family and friends. One can enjoy some great panoramic views of the subtle lake and revitalize oneself from the busy schedules of a city-life!