Press Contact: Heather Hafer, Recreation Program Supervisor , (510) 981-6714

Opens Monday, January 25th for Berkeley Residents

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, January 13, 2010) - Echo Lake Family Camp is a terrific vacation opportunity for families who want to experience a fun outdoor adventure in a beautiful setting. Echo Lake Camp is minutes away from stunning Echo Lake and Desolation Wilderness, and South Lake Tahoe is a 15-minute drive away. Families can enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, campfires or just relaxing in the hot tub or reading a book in the Lodge. Echo Lake Camp features 18 acres of a red fir forest, hiking trails, rocky cliffs and expansive views. Campers stay in rustic wood-framed tent cabins, and three hot and wholesome meals are served daily.

Echo Lake Family Camp runs the week of July 2 - July 11 and the following weekends throughout the summer: July 16 -18, July 23 - 25, July 30 - August 1 and August 6 - 8.

Registration begins Monday, January 25 for Berkeley residents, and Monday, February 1 for non-residents. Please note that check in time is no earlier than 4:00p.m. on Fridays and check out is no later than 2:00p.m. on Sunday.

For more information please visit, send an email to, call (510) 981-5140 or stop by the Camps Office at 1947 Center Street, 1st floor.


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