East Lake Resort offers RV sites, cabins and tent sites – all with great views of the lake and surrounding area. Enjoy convenient access to hiking, biking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Pull Through
- Near Fishing / Hunting
- Groceries / Ice Onsite
- Laundry Facilities
- 50 Amp Hookups
- Restaurant / Lounge
- Cabin / Cottage Rentals
Great Family Trip
My Uncle set this family trip up for a group of four families that hadn't seen each other in a long while. We stayed for 3 nights. We rented 4 cabins. They were very clean, and comfy. We bought snacks and breakfast meals, but ate lunch at the dining spot they had at the Resort. Food was excellent!!! We rented a party pontoon boat that fit 8 people. We took turns taking it out during the day. We also rented paddle boards which were super fun. The kids loved every moment. It was a blessing not to have any electronics, even cell service. As a group, everyone took turns cooking dinner at night, sitting by the campfire and sharing stories. The kids took over a cabin to play cards every night. Hiking was amazing. My cousin and I went every morning at 7am. My son was fly fishing all the time. He caught some trout. Great Staff, Beautiful Place, Highly recommend it!!!!
The recent ownership change has been a good thing. They continue to upgrade cabins and facilities. They are on top of maintenance and upkeep which is a constant challenge in these kinds of rustic environments. We have been coming here for years and always look forward to our stay. A lot of things to do but mostly enjoy the Lake, the trees and the air.
It was okay....
We stayed here in our truck camper during our 3k mile, 5 state road trip with our kids. It was okay and probably a "one and done" trip for us. Lake seemed peaceful, restaurant had good food and it was nice to be in the trees. Unfortunately the flies ruined a majority of it for us. It was like you couldn't get away from them. They would fly right into your face while you were walking and were bad enough in our RV area that we really didn't enjoy sitting outside. I don't know if it was just because of the time of year (for the extreme amount of flies and gnats) or what but I noticed that a lot of other people in the RV area were just staying in their RV's and not actually enjoying the outdoors and sitting around in their camp site. And when I did see them outside I could hear comments about the flies and would see them swatting as well. It was all day so it wasn't like we could get away from it. We are use to nature and bugs but this was the worst we have dealt with and it made it hard to enjoy the stay at all. Also, if you are going for the first time...they don't have maps in the office of the campground so you just have to wander around and figure it out on your own. The one map I did find online, the RV sites looked much closer to the water than they actually were (they are actually on the other side of the street from the main portion the campground). Restaurant wait staff was very friendly.
Rednecks and dog fights
Now I know where the trailer park crowd congregate. Kind of hard to enjoy sitting lakeside when the white trash crowd let's their dogs run free and get in fights all over the beach. At one point I was sitting in my chair when a obese white turd couple came up to the lake tied thier two dogs to a log 20 feet from me then left them there as they paddled out on their SUP leaving me to listen to their dogs bark and howl incessantly. First off, that's just inconsiderate as hell but also incredibly irresponsible to leave your dogs tied to a log on a 10 foot leash to get tangled and strangled while trying to fight off the roaming unleashed dogs. And then there are the irresponsible parents. I watched a couple of teenage girls head out in kayaks with out life jackets and one girl saying "I've never been kayaking before". Sure flat water kayaking may not seem that dangerous, but I wouldn't say that to the two people I've pulled out of lakes after they capsized their kayaks. People need to learn responsibility and courtesy. And East Lake Resort should enforce the leash laws they have posted every where.
Still the Best
We have been coming to East Lake Resort for many years now. Our fly fishing club has an outing every July. The resort has new owners and you can tell they are investing in updating the cabins and the operations. People working here are really friendly and a lot of fun. In particular is the lady who runs the store. What a character and what a nice person. I saw her award a couple of young kids with candy when they waited till other people left the store as the numbers are regulated because of the Virus. I was a couple of quarters short of my purchase and she covered me so I did not have to walk back to cabin. Special person they are lucky to have working there. By the way the resort is doing a great job in meeting the Virus requirements.