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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East Lake Resort is Closed for the Winter

Reservations Now Available for 2018 Season

East Lake Resort is closed for the Winter but will re-open for the 2018 season on May 25th and is scheduled to close September 30th. Reservations for the 2018 season can now be made on this web site or by calling our winter office at 541-536-2230. Early bookings have been heavy so try to make your vacation decision early.  Please note, we are not able to take reservations for the US Forest Service campgrounds on the lake.  Information and reservation information for those camp sites is available at www.recreation.gov.

The gate on Paulina Lake Road at 10 mile snow park is closed which means your only way to East Lake during winter (the gate normally reopens around 15 May) 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.

We wish you all the best for the New Year and look forward to seeing you at the lake in 2018.


Bruce Bronson, Rob & Sandy Morrison