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East Lake is one of the finest and most historic fisheries in Oregon. Each season it produces Brown Trout over 10 pounds. The record is a 22-1/2 pound Brown, which is displayed in the General Store.
According to many experts, the new Oregon state record Brown Trout is somewhere in the depths of East Lake. Rainbow Trout are the mainstay, caught using all techniques: trolling, still-fishing, wet and dry fly fishing and casting.
Nature watching is a popular past time at East Lake Resort. Newberry Crater and East Lake are nesting sites for Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, and Osprey. Golden Eagle have been known to nest in the cliffs that surround the lake. Check out a complete list of birds that you might expect to see. Happy Birding!
In 1915, East Lake Resort opened its doors on the shores of East Lake in the caldera of Newberry Volcano – the largest volcano in the Cascade Range. Rebuilt in 1942, our current resort is a full service facility 45 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon. Our remoteness gives you the chance to unplug and unwind in the heart of one of Central Oregon’s most scenic regions.
Classic cabins, tent sites, RV sites and watercraft (from paddle boards to pontoons and fishing boats) are available for rent. The Blue Duck Grill provides a relaxing atmosphere for a pub style meal. The on-site general store and tackle shop will take care of your last minute camping and fishing needs. The gift shop gives guests an opportunity to shop for a unique gift or clothing item.
The 1050 acre lake, at 6,400 feet altitude, is known as one of the finest lake fisheries in Oregon as featured in BestFishingInAmerica.com. Brown Trout, Kokanee, and Rainbow Trout are available for harvest throughout the season. For an up to date fishing report look to our friends at Fly and Field in Bend.
Before you visit East Lake Resort please remember that the resort is located in the beautiful caldera of the Newberry Volcanic Monument. There is very limited cell services and no access to wifi. Our communication with civilization is limited to a 1940’s landline phone service.
Bruce Bronson has owned the resort since March 2014. The 2023 season will be managed by Chris and Anna Bronson. We welcome you to spend a few hours or a few days enjoying the unique Oregon experience.
"Love this place. Born and raised in Bend. Always brings back memories. People at the boathouse extremely helpful. The Blue Duck Restaurant has a great burger. Acknowledging veterans, a big plus."