East Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Most sites in this campground are either on the lake or no more than a couple minute walk away. There are opportunities for bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing, and canoeing.  East Lake is a little shadier than the other lakes and is a perfect way to beat the heat of the summer. There are nearby hikes into the lava rock and close by waterfalls.

Find a map of this campground here.

There is a boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
Fees
  • Camping: Per night, per site fee: $18/first vehicle; $9/each additional vehicle.  There is a nearby dump station at Paulina Campground for $10.
  • Day use: $5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass at East Lake Boating Site.
Open Season: May 31 - October 17
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Deschutes National Forest
Information Center: Located within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument area on the Deschutes National Forest and are operated by National Forest staff.

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then 16.6 miles east on County Road 21.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

East Lake campground stays popular through the summer and into the fall. Be sure to arrive early as this campground tends to fill by Thursday afternoon for the weekend.  East Lake is just beyond Paulina Lake in the Newberry Monument area. It is probably the more popular of the two lakes, but both are great with nearby hikes into the lava rock or to close by waterfalls available. The campsites here are heavily used during the summer and campers would be smart to find a site before Friday or make a reservation. East Lake Resort is just up the road, this is place where you can stock up on some last minute essentials or take a break and eat at their cafe. The water system is pressurized. The RV dump station is near the entry of Paulina Lake Campground.

 

No. of Sites29 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.71759

  Longitude : 
-121.20959

  Elevation : 
6400

 



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