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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Sunny warm days have been the norm in the caldera, the nights are cool and the sunsets calm and colorful .  Fishing has been good in shallow water with most fishermen returning with the five fish limit.  Wet and dry fly, spinner and worm, and bait fishing have all been productive methods to harvest Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, and Brown Trout.  In general, the lake is fishing more like what is expected in June rather than July.

Burning Moonlight, Wampus Cat, and RExDOn musical groups are all scheduled for return visits to the Blue Duck Grill Patio. Check us out on Facebook or call for information on future performances.  We are open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week, including the Blue Duck Grill. At the Blue Duck Grill we serve a pub style menu and daily specials.

RV Park and cabin accommodations are tight for July, but openings are still available, especially if you have some flexibility in your travel plans.  There is more availability in the later half of August, along with numerous opportunities for lodging or camping in the beautiful and relaxing late season of September. Watercraft are almost always available thru our web site or on a walk up basis.

The lake will be a prime spot for viewing the eclipse of the sun on 21 August. As might be expected, accommodations the night prior are tight, but with a good viewing venue, food specials at the Blue Duck Grill, and a musical group on the patio, East Lake Resort is a great place to make a day trip for this special event. Also note, the road and foot path to the top of Paulina Peak are both now open.

Whether you plan on spending several nights in the caldera, or are just stopping by for a couple of hours, we look forward to your visit.  Please stop by and say hi to our professional staff and let us know how your experience was at East Lake Resort.

Bruce and Rob