WELCOME TO EAST LAKE RESORT – “The Unique Oregon Experience”

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.  Brown Trout, Kokanee, and Rainbow Trout are available for harvest throughout the season.

Bruce Bronson and Rob and Sandy Morrison have owned the resort since March 2014 and welcome you to spend a few hours or few days enjoying the unique Oregon experience.


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Opening Day, USFS campground closures, the search for summer help…


Opening Day 

Opening day at East Lake is just around the corner and despite the record snow falls this winter we will open for full service on the 26th of May, Memorial Day weekend, as usual. We are hopeful for a high lake level, excellent fishing conditions and snow on the ground for opening day. If you need to book your family gathering do it soon! We are filling up fast!

Checking availability is easy and convenient on the web site, however, you may also call the office at 541-536-2230 to book your favorite accommodation. If you reach an answering machine please do leave a message. We are checking messages daily and are monitoring the phones on a part time basis.

In 2017, the Blue Duck Grill will again be open 7 days a week starting on Friday May 26th.  The popular pub style menu may include a few updates and local bands “Burning Moonlight” and “The Wampus Cat” will again play on our patio weather permitting. You can find a full schedule of events on our Facebook page.

We are now accepting applications

Although many of our great employees will be returning we are still looking for a few new folks to fill in the gaps. We are eagerly looking for cooks, housekeepers, waitstaff, cashiers and office staff. Hard-working, dependable, fun-loving folks can send a letter of interest to eastlakeresort@gmail.com.

East Lake News

This past fall the Mallard Cabin was refurbished with a new ceiling, new flooring, a new front door and the addition of a ladder accessible loft with two twin beds.  Several other cabins also received a fresh coat of red paint.

USFS Campground Closures

Below is the updated Newberry Crater campground closure information from the US Forest Service in late March 2017. Please note the East Lake Resort campground and RV Park are open full time throughout the summer.

From opening dates thru June 29th  2017, US Forest Service campgrounds throughout Newberry National Monument will be subject to short term closures to allow for hazard tree management and forest restoration efforts adjacent to the campground. Accordingly your ability to reserve camp sites is affected.

Boat launches in the Newberry Caldera will not be affected.  Other day use areas such as picnic areas and trail-heads will see rotating short term closures.

Closure period notices will typically be posted at each campground as well as communicated on Forest Service, Hoodoo Recreation and recreation.gov websites.

Affected Campgrounds Include: Little Crater Campground, Paulina Lake Campground, Paulina Horse Camp, Cinder Hill Campground, East Lake Campground and Newberry Group Camp.

Opening day thru June 29th, 2017:

 Friday through Sunday afternoon: All campgrounds open and reservable on recreation.gov. 

Sunday night – Thursday night: Campgrounds will be subject to closure. If the campground is open, sites will be available on a “first-come, first-served” basis but will not be reservable.

 Jun 30th, 2017 through closing: All campgrounds open and reservable 7 days a week.