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East Lake, La Pine

East Lake is one of the twin lakes that occupy part of the Newberry Crater or caldera in Central Oregon, United States. It is located in the Deschutes National Forest near the city of La Pine. The caldera was formed over 500,000 years ago from volcanic eruptions. East Lake's water comes from snow melt, rain fall, and hot springs only. The average depth is 67ft, 180ft at the deepest point, and covers 1044acre. East Lake is about 50ft higher in elevation and is to the east of its twin, Paulina Lake.
East Lake has two main camping grounds along the lake shore as well as East Lake Resort. The resort has cabins and boats for rent as well as a general store. The lake offers fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout. The lake is stocked with sockeye salmon (Kokanee) and Atlantic salmon.
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  • We didn't know a thing about East Lake and the Newberry caldera before we started our plans for an Oregon vacation, and this was the biggest, best surprise of the trip. The caldera is comparable in si...  more »
  • I had a blast fishing with my son and grandson last week for half a day and we caught more than enough legal rainbows to feed our group of 8 back at our Sunriver lodging. We had a blast and what a tru...  more »
  • The lake is great but a little hard to launch a 19' boat. Had to put half my truck in the water to get boat off the trailer.
  • Very nice lake with beaches. Camping spots are starting to be like all of the other parks (very small and limited). A little bit of privacy is nice while camping. Apparently it's all about money nowadays

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