The Legion's been sending raiding parties across the river in larger numbers lately. We don't have the men at this post to intercept them all.”— Ranger Erasmus
Ranger station Echo is a location in the Mojave Wasteland. It is located to the far north-east of Camp Searchlight past the Coyote Mines. Its purpose is to survey Cottonwood Cove for troop movements and kill any Legionaries trying to infiltrate the NCR side of the river, but according to the C.O. they're just maintaining an uneasy stalemate between either side.
The place is run by Ranger Erasmus, who watches the Legion’s movement toward Cottonwood Cove. The rest of the Rangers are ghouls, as this particular camp is friendly to these type of folk. Comm Officer Green operates the radio.
This station should be approached from the west, as it is inaccessible from any other direction. A good strategy is to start around Coyote Mines and work your way north-north-east from there, then approaching directly west when you're parallel to it. You'll make slight turns but it's an easy approach otherwise.
There is a series of radioactive bomb craters to the south of the camp, located in close proximity. The southern most crater is filled with radioactive water that can output 2 rad/s.
- Even if you have attacked and/or cleared out Cottonwood Cove and freed the slaves, Comm Officer Green will still say there's "nothing going on down there at the moment - just the usual slave trafficking".
- Like most NCR held positions, this one can feature NCR Veteran Rangers starting at level 16, as long as the player has reached one of the main faction's endgame quests.
- Sometimes Caesar's Legion assassins will spawn below the hill causing a battle to break out. However, the small amount of rangers will probably lose due to the more advanced weapons of the assassins if the PC is of high level. Even if the attack is repulsed, some named characters in the camp may die if the Courier does not intervene.
- This location is based off of the real location, Echo Bay, NV, a small town located on the west side of Lake Mead.
Ranger station Echo appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.