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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Hazy days have given way to clear crisp skies and cool mornings.  High temperatures climb into the 70s by midday and with light to moderate winds in the afternoon.  Fishing has been above average for late sumer with good results of Kokanee  (and some Browns) trolling in 40 feet of water along the east rock wall.  Wet and dry fly, spinner and worm, and bait fishing also remain productive methods to harvest Rainbow Trout.

Burning Moonlight and Wampus Cat, musical groups are both scheduled for return visits to the Blue Duck Grill Patio during August and September.  Burning Moonlight will entertain the afternoon of 19 August , while the Wampus Cat will be be on stage for the solar eclipse on Monday 21 August.  The Gift Shop, Tackle Shop and Blue Duck Grill all remain open seven days a week thru Labor day weekend.

RV Park and cabin accommodations remain tight for late summer weekends, but openings are still available, especially in September.  Watercraft are always available, however the popular pontoons are booking up early even during the weekdays and especially on the weekend.

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. Please note, the road to the top of Paulina Peak will be closed on August 21 (Eclipse day), but the footpath will remain available for use.

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