Glen Echo Lake is a private freshwater lake located in Charlton, Massachusetts. It is 116 acres and is primarily used by its residents for fishing, swimming, and water skiing.


The Glen Echo Improvement Association, made up entirely of volunteers, was founded to promote good fellowship among its members; to promote the civic welfare of Glen Echo Lake Community; to establish and maintain improvements in and about the community; to improve the ecology of Glen Echo Lake; to preserve the rights and privileges of residents; and to do things necessary and incidental to these purposes permissible under Chapter 180 of the General Laws.


It is also our goal to educate lake residents, and provide a social forum for members to express concerns and to share information. Monthly meetings, held during the summer, determine our direction by providing an opportunity for everyone living on Glen Echo to discuss any topic regarding the lake. All voices are heard. You need not be a member of the association to address the group. You do need to be a member of the Association to vote. Meeting dates, times, and location are announced on GEIA bulletin boards around the lake and by our newsletter. Please come to a meeting and learn more about us.


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Fall Clothing Store

Nov. 10, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

Shop the Fall Clothing Store here! Orders due by November 20, 2022!

Drawdown/Refill Status

Oct. 22, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

UPDATE – 9 November: Drawdown started on Sunday, October 16, 2022.  The valve was opened to allow water to flow freely downstream, however, with the rainy weather pattern at the time, we didn’t see much lake level reduction until recently.  As of 4 November, the lake level was down ~21-inches from the top of the dam.


At the August 30 GEIA meeting, we discussed Glen Echo's Order of Conditions (OOC) and how the upcoming fall drawdown could be limited to no more than 4-feet due to a single shallow well on the lake.


Our current OOC allows us to incrementally increase the drawdown depth each year (provided certain conditions are met) to a max drawdown depth of 7-feet.  Our OOC does have a shallow well contingency plan, which states that water will be provided.


On September 13, GEIA went in front of the Charlton Board of Selectmen (BOS).  At that meeting we explained the rationale behind the current OOC and requested that the BOS abide by the DEP approved methodology outlined in the OOC.  After much consideration and discussion, the BOS voted to allow the increase in drawdown depth to 5-feet for the fall of 2022.


A letter was sent to all the necessary town boards and the owner of the shallow well with the decision.  (see weed control section of this website) You can also watch the BOS meeting here.


As in years past, drawdown will start the weekend of October 15/16, 2022 (1-2 inches per day). 


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