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About Deschutes/East Lake Campground

East Lake is a popular recreation lake in a setting of wooded shorelines, sandy beaches and brilliant blue-green water. The lake is one of two exceptional trout lakes nestled in the caldera of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, the largest ice-age volcano in Oregon. In addition to fishing for kokanee, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, chub, and brown trout, people come to this lake to picnic and camp. East Lake shares this outstanding geologic area with Paulina Lake and both lakes are well known for their large brown trout. East lake is one of the finest and most traditional fisheries in Oregon, regularly producing brown trout over 10 pounds. The lake record for brown trout is a 22.5 pounds. Brown. Rainbow trout are also popular using all kinds of angling techniques. East Lake is 6,381 feet above sea level, is approximately a mile in diameter, and the average depth is just over 67 feet. The lake is fed by snowmelt and underground springs. Covering over 500 square miles, Newberry Volcano is one of the largest shield volcanoes in the lower 48 states. The area was named after J. S. Newberry, a scientist attached to the 1853 railroad surveying party. The volcano's summit contains a seventeen square mile caldera, also referred to as Newberry Crater, formed as the top of the volcano collapsed when the magma chamber beneath emptied out. The caldera may have Originally contained one large lake, like Crater Lake. However, more recent eruptions divided the crater into two crystal clear lakes, separated by pumice, ash, and lava flows. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on this body of water.  For boat launch information see East Lake Boating Site , Cinderhill Boating Site  , Hot Springs Boating Site  and East Lake Resort. 

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Toilets
Water Hookups
Location
Deschutes/East Lake Campground is located in Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland in Oregon
Latitude
43.7177 N
Longitude
-121.2113 W
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Directions
From Bend, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 for approximately 20.3 miles, then turn left at County Road 21 (Paulina-East Lake Road) and travel 16 miles to the East Lake Campground.
2 Reviews of Deschutes/East Lake Campground
East Lake Campgrounds are huge!

It's big. Over 100 spots. Some are right on the lake. Hot Springs are very close and it's a great way to escape the heat. Bring bug spray and plenty of firewood!

First to Review
New friends and great fishing

We stayed at east like the beginning of June. Fishing was spot on. Kokanee biting like crazy. The view of the lake was beautiful. Flat like glass in the evening. Some of the shore lines still had snow!! We met a gentleman who was singing and playing guitar at the cafe and he came back to camp and serenaded us. Bugs weren't to bad at all and the people all around us were friendly and quiet at night. Great experience.