Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the free loaner fishing equipment at Vermont State Parks has been suspended for the 2020 camping season.

Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake offers fishing opportunities. The park also loans out fishing gear through the REEL FUN program. 

Lake Area:

104 acres

click for larger map of Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake

Lake Max. Depth:

91 feet

Fish Species

Rainbow, brown and lake trout, rainbow smelt, largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, and catfish.

fishing dock on Echo Lake


Echo Lake provides diverse aquatic habitat to support the lake’s wide range of fish species. The cove on the north side of the park (fishing dock side) and the delta of Buffalo Brook are both shallower areas that provide good cover for warm water species such as bass, pickerel and sunfish. The open lake in front of the swim area is the deepest part of the lake and creates key habitat for coldwater dwelling trout and smelt.

Park Fishing Tips

Try your luck fishing for bass in the cove on the north side of the park. Use a spinner, popper or soft plastic bait. For trout, troll the deeper waters directly out from the swim area, or halfway between the island and the eastern (park) side of the lake. Use a three-way swivel with a natural or artificial bait, spinner or spoon to go after fish near the bottom.

Nearby Fishing License Dealers

You can purchase a fishing license at the park, at the Tyson Village Store or the Ludlow Town Clerk—both located in nearby Ludlow, or online.

Nearby Boating Access Areas

At Camp Plymouth on Echo Lake, campers may launch their canoes or kayaks from the park shoreline, or take advantage of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Fishing Access Area on the west side of the lake, which features a concrete boat ramp suitable for several types of watercraft, including motorboats.


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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