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 as featured in BestFishingInAmerica.com. 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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GEARING UP FOR OPENING DAY 2018!
East Lake Resort is closed for the Winter but will re-open for the 2018 season on May 24th and is scheduled to close September 30th. Reservations for the 2018 season can be made on this web site or by calling our winter office at 541-536-2230.
**The Deschutes County Road Department is currently targeting May 14th for the full opening of Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road. This date is tentative and could be moved up or back depending on weather conditions, readiness of resort operators, availability of roadside parking and other factors.***
The gate on Paulina Lake Road at 10 mile snow park is closed which means your only way to East Lake during the winter is on foot, cross country ski or snowmobile. We do not recommend trying to drive the China Hat road even in a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle. One traveler on that road has already had to abandon his vehicle and request evacuation assistance.
Fishing at the lake is now year round, but please remember there are NO Winter services available at East Lake. Paulina Lake Resort does have a winter schedule that can provide some off season accommodation.
Please note, we are not able to take reservations for the US Forest Service campgrounds on the lake. Some of the area Forest Service Campgrounds will be closed intermittently this Summer. For more information see below. For reservations in those campgrounds go to recreation.gov. EAST LAKE RESORT CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AND WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.
Forest Service Campground closure information:
This Summer the Forest Service will be cutting trees in their campgrounds around the lake. EAST LAKE RESORT WILL NOT BE AFFECTED but here is the description of the short term closure policy for the USFS campgrounds taken directly from the update we received from them:
Reservations not available in the following campgrounds until trees are removed. However these campgrounds will be available on a first come, first served basis until the campground is temporarily closed during tree removal operations: Cinder Hill CG, East Lake CG, Paulina Lake CG.
(I assume this means reservations will be taken after the tree cutting closure.)
Reservations open thru 9/2 at the following campgrounds: Little Crater Campground and Chief Paulina Horse Camp.
Reservations open thru 9/8 at the following campgrounds: Newberry Group Camp.
Campgrounds not affected and open for reservations: McKay Crossing CG, Prairie and Ogden Group Camp.