East Lake Boating Site

Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest


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    Geolocation is not allowed



East Lake is situated in the Newberry Caldera and is fed by snowmelt and underground springs.

This boat launch is on the southwest side of East Lake within the East Lake Campground and has a paved boat ramp and small parking lot.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

Additional Information


$5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass – On site payment not available. Payments can be made at the Paulina Visitor Center.

Open Season Start



  • Boating - Motorized
  • Boating - Non-Motorized