Frog Lake Campground Oregon - Mount Hood National Forest

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Frog Lake Campground Details

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  • Reservations Available: Yes
  • Number of Campsites: 33
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: 20
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Unknown
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: Unknown
  • Season: June - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 3
  • GPS: 45.22338,-121.69407
  • Elevation: 3800 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Unknown

Frog Lake Campground Description

Frog Lake Campground is located east of Government Camp on Mount Hood just off of Highway 26.  While it is not far from the highway it is shielded well from engine noise and is named after the many, many frogs that make this area their home.  The campground rests on the north side of the lake and is not huge with roughly 33 sites and decent privacy depending on which site you end up in.  The southside of the lake has a nice little picnic day use area that delivers amazing views of Mount Hood.  Frog Lake provides several activities including fishing, hiking and swimming. There are vaulted toilets and potable water for your convenience.  Just a few miles to the west on HWY 26 campers can find CJ’s Food Mart – a great little camper’s store located in the middle of nowhere.

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  1. While we loved the scenery and the campground facilities, the lake and campground are not–again, not–insulated from highway sounds. In fact, after the first night we, and everyone around us, looked like zombies from waking multiple times a night from jake braking by several semis on the nearby highway. The second night was much better as we invested $2.00 in some earplugs.

    Good for tent camping with ear plugs. Better for RV camping. Beautiful setting though–can’t beat that.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I have never camped here – only stopped by to visit the day use area. The views of Mt. Hood are amazing but I can imagine the trucks using their compression braking could drive you nuts. Hope it wasn’t too bad!

  2. I drove by this campground today on the way back from Timothy Lake Campgrounds and Detroit Campgrounds. We stopped to get some gas about a mole from the entrance to Frog Lake Campground and the lady said that they had just stocked the lake with fish. Timothy Lake was very bad for bank fishing cuz of all the ricks and shallow water. I noticed nothing was said about the fishing at Frog Lake, , , how is it? Was wondering about coming back sometime to try my hand there. Thanks a lot ,

  3. What’s the best time of year to visit Frog Lake to see the “invasion” of zillions of frogs? I was lucky to be there in the past one time, but I don’t remember what time of year I was there. Since then I’ve stopped several times but no frogs. TIA

  4. Just spent two nights at Frog Lake to escape the Fourth of July fireworks. It is a well-kept campground and the host, David, was super friendly and even organized a children’s talent show on the 4th. My site (#7) was very small but most are pretty spacious, though not a lot of privacy overall. The lake is easily accessible but as expected the water level was really low, leaving a muddy shore to navigate and wade through. Overall a nice experience, good for families. Special shout out to David for helping jump my car after my battery died. My hero!

  5. Would love to catch the frog invasion here someday? Would you or anyone else happen to know the best time?

  6. 7/28-7/31. Sites 10 and 11. Two families with 9 people total. Large and level area with plenty of space between the sites for kids to play. However, also very open sites and not the best if you’re looking for privacy. Campground road is paved (with potholes, beware) and perfect distance to allow kids of all ages to safely ride bicycles around the loop. Lake area was teeming with tiny frogs and hours were spent by the kids chasing them down. Kids and one parent seemed to have a skin reaction to the mud around the lake; itchiness that wore off after a few hours. The hand pump was VERY difficult to use but the water is potable. Very few bugs; mostly moths.

    1. Species emergence is pretty specific when it comes to conditions. Usually the conditions for the frogs occur in mid-late August, early September.

    2. 7-21-18 I used to visit Frog Lake every summer and there were always frogs! Then i started noticing snakes…more and more snakes year after year. Soon there were no frogs. Im guessing the snakes took over 🙁 But i heard last year they had tons of frogs so im going to take my girls up there this week and check it out 🙂