THINGS TO DO
HIKING & BIKING
Hiking opportunities range from a short stroll to an all day affair. The 20 mile Crater Rim Trail circumnavigates both East and Paulina Lakes on the caldera rim and is also popular with mountain bikers.
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!
There's nothing quite like a day out on the water at East Lake. Our guests enjoy all kinds of water activities such as Boating, Kayaking & Canoeing to explore and take in the breathtaking scenery.
DINING & GENERAL STORE
The Blue Duck Grill offers a casual, affordable pub-style menu with dine-in or lake view patio seating.
The General Store offers an array of souvenirs, tackle, groceries, yearly and day forest passes and fishing licenses.
"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."