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welcome to

EASTLAKE

RESORT

THINGS TO DO

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STAY AT EASTLAKE
East Lake Resort has Cabins, RV Sites and Tent sites for rent, all with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding area. You will find hiking and biking trails, water activities, wildlife viewing and so much more.

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.

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FISHING

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.

WILDLIFE VIEWING
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!

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LAKE ACTIVITIES
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. 

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OUR HISTORY

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. Randy, our experienced central Oregon fishing expert will be available for guided fishing trips on East Lake throughout the 2021 season.  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.

Grant McOmie’s “Travel Oregon” and Brian Jennings “Great Outdoors” travel shows have featured the history, scenery and fishing of the Newberry Caldera and East Lake.

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. Bruce’s longtime business partner, Rob has retired to Arizona, but no worries as he will be making appearances at the resort throughout the season. The 2021 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.

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GUEST REVIEWS

"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."