Echo is located in Umatilla County, between Pendleton and Boardman, off of Interstate 84.American Indian artifacts excavated in the Echo area show that it has been an attractive place to live for over 3,000 years. The clean air, scenery, quiet, historic atmosphere, community pride, and low crime rate continue to make Echo a desirable place to live, operate a business, and raise a family.
Echo is situated in the Umatilla River Valley among rolling hills 15 miles south of the Columbia River and 30 miles from the Blue Mountains. The Echo area enjoys a mild semi-desert climate, with average rainfall less than 10 inches per year.
Scenic old buildings and homes abound in Echo. Over half the buildings on the west side of town were built prior to 1915. Historical attractions include: Echo Museum, Chinese House Railroad Museum, Corral Springs, Fort Henrietta Park, Echo Hotel and Echo Meadows Oregon Trail Site.
A hilly, challenging, 9-hole Golf Course in Echo also attracts many visitor and residents alike.