Campgrounds Travel

Mt. Hood National Forest: Frog Lake

When you think of Mt. Hood National Forest you think massive!! I wonder if anyone has ever camped at all of the eight different camp sites inside Mt. Hood National Forest. I had heard so much about this National Forest that I had to visit while I was near Government Camp, Oregon. The forest is just beautiful and it felt so peaceful. The air was just new and fresh.

I parked and looked around at Frog Lake to sit and relax. I had traveled from Portland to Mt. Hood which was about an hour and half away which wasn’t bad at all. I really enjoyed looking at the scenery along the way. I set up camp and later that night I quickly found out why its called Frog Lake, all sorts of noises came out. It was like a nature orchestra all to myself. It was nice actually because it helped me fall asleep.

The next day I explored a bit, unfortunately I couldn’t stay long to camp or get involved in any activities there. However, I wanted to scope it out and find out what it was like so that at least I would know to make future plans with my family next time. There were nice paved roads in and around the forest. I appreciated the signs throughout the camp.

My campsite was really nice, no utility hookups but that shouldn’t discourage anyone to not stay here. The campground has about 36 family sites for RV camping and tents. Parking surfaces are gravel and dirt. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with a grill. If you are camping by tent you are in luck because there are accessible vault toilets and drinking water is provided throughout the campground.

A hiking trail is also open to mountain biking and high-clearance off-road vehicles. For me that is a plus when I bring my 4 x 4 Sprinter van, I’ll have to check that out for sure. Frog Lake is about 10 acres. There are things to do other than the hiking trails such as fishing, swimming, canoeing and non-motorized boating is allowed and welcomed.

Location: Ft. Hood National Forest: Frog Lake

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