Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Located 8 miles south of Mount Hood, Frog Lake is a modest, 10-acre body of water with picturesque views of the volcano.  The Frog Lake campground is set on the northern end of the lake, and although no campsites offer direct views of the lake or of Mount Hood, it is only a short stroll before you are near the clearing of the lake.

While camping, you can enjoy basking in the sun along the lake's western shore, a picnic in the day-use area on the southern shore, or a relaxing paddle.  Additionally, if you walk back toward the highway you will find the trailhead for Twin Lakes.  This 6 mile day hike follows the Pacific Crest Trail, and it is the perfect, active alternative to simply lounging around this relaxing subalpine lake.  Also consider climbing the 1,400 feet to the cleared summits of Frog Lake Buttes to gain expansive views of the entire region.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Open from

May 17 to September 21

Pros

Access to Frog Lake. Large campsites.

Cons

No views of the lake or Mount Hood from the campsites.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Northwest Land Management

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

Vault toilet
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

21

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Mount Hood National Forest
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Comments

07/15/2019
This was my second visit to the campsite. We had site 24 which is close enough to the water to be a short hike. The site was too open for me, easily sharing site lines to the 3 sites next to it. Sadly, the road noise is now constant and loud.

Another disappointment was that we discovered the water from the pump had gone off. It was clear on our first day but the next afternoon the water turned brown, then yellow. It had a kind of rotten egg smell. Our girls got tummy aches from drinking it. We also went swimming and encountered a few hot spots in the lake, accompanied by the rotten egg smell again. We reported it to the camp host who assured us that they would look into it.
05/23/2014
We booked early and got our pick. Based on recommendations here and another campsite photo website, we settled on #18. It was nice, one of the closest to the lake - although no direct view, and also close to toilets and trash, and not super private. It was big enough for the two larger tents and one smaller tent we had. We personally like a lot more privacy and being so close to the toilets isn't a positive in our opinion, but I realize many would like that. They have done some additional cutting and you can see a bit of the lake from #16, but it is more open. We also liked the look of #9, which has a little stream along the back, and it's a bit more secluded. All of the sites on the inside of the loop are very open.

We drove up to the sno-park and hiked to the Lower Twin Lake which was very nice and not crowded. It looks like some people have probably backpacked and stayed overnight there. It's a really nice 2 mile hike with a pretty lake. We also walked down to the day-use area and it was a nice little area with a non-motorized boat launch that many people took advantage of. We didn't fish, but saw some great catches from others, so the lake is well stocked.
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