What is Fancy Frog Forest ?

4333 HWY 292, Loon Lake WA 99148

(Forest Stewardship Plan ~ Projects ~ Photos ~ Future Plans ~ Live Forest Cam)

Fancy Frog Forest is a "BY INVITATION ONLY" Forest Restoration, Wildlife Habitat Project.

At Fancy Frog Forest we strive to create and maintain a healthy, resilient forest ecosystem.  Until this goal is met, the forest remains closed to the public.
(along with the normal harmless forest creatures, FFF is home to a large cougar, several bears, a bobcat, and quite a few rattle snakes; a trespasser is considered a snack for the cougar)

Be aware, Fancy Frog Forest is protected by 24 hour night vision surveillance cameras. It is a no trespassing, no hunting, no fishing, no trapping, and no camping area.
By entering this area you are agreeing to have your image and activities broadcast on the internet.


Stewardship  Plan: View as a [PDF] file: Forest_Stewardship_Plan.pdf

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Fancy Frog Forest Stewardship Plan [pdf]

 

Adopt a Highway Project: Litter Crew Info:  Adopt-a-Roadway Project for FancyFrogForest since 2012

Litter pick up
Litter pick up
litter control
Willow helping with the litter pick-up 2012
Volunteers are limited to "Invitation Only"

Forest Thinning Project 2012

Images::

Stewardship Plan image #2 over-crowding

 

Hiking trail development along southwest 1/4, backed by State DNR land.
Trail ends at the entrance to DNR forest. DO NOT drive on hiking trails, foot traffic ONLY.


(above) Entrance to Fancy Frog Forest 4333 Hwy 292, Loon Lake, WA 99148

Road to storage facility at FancyFrogForest.  Visitors and Litter crew: turn right here and continue on to the building.

Be aware, Fancy Frog Forest is protected by 24 hour night vision surveillance cameras. It is a no trespassing area.
By entering this area you are agreeing to have your image and activities broadcast on the internet.

New for 2018: Screened in patio area: Thanks Rocco Construction of Spokane

Storage building on lot at rear of property (Litter crew meets here)  Please park on the north side of building

Entrance #1 to FancyFrogForest  Litter bags are left here at the entrance. 
Do not stack bags on top of each other.  There is plenty of room.

Deliveries:  Please call ahead for deliveries: gate is locked.

Live Forest Cam: Call for URL and Password

ForestFoot is back: April 29, 2015 (and he's hungry!)


Night vision PTZ camera is now broadcasting the wildlife day and night at FancyFrogForest
PTZ allows you to pan, tilt, and zoom the camera from your computer.

 

Night Vision  Capture of  Forest  Foot

 

                The Robin cam is new this year


New at FancyFrogForest in 2014 is the wild turkey feeder.  A big "Thank You" to Mountain Man Chicken Coops
(before image) for designing the wild turkey feeder to our specifications and delivering it to the forest. Also, "Thanks" to Big R (Mead)
for coming all the way out to FancyFrogForest to bring bags of feed - the deer and turkeys thank you both too!


Left: Frog pond, Right: Deer pond with 2 visitors


Also new in 2014 at FancyFrogForest are the deer and frog ponds.  One side is shallow
and lined with river rock so the deer can walk in and the other side
is deeper with lots of plants and sand for the frogs. A special "Thank You" to Gary Mullica
at Inland Northwest Sand and Gravel for the gorgeous river rock and sand for the pond.

Below are the two bear cubs playing in the turkey house and a new Fancy Forest
visitor, our skunk; we named him Stinky Foot


Below: The moose also enjoys the new pond.


Even in the winter our moose visits (2016)


3 Cougars visited the forest, usually solitary animals, we're guessing it was a mom and her
kids sniffing around for a turkey or deer.


Coyote or wolf howling at night. On the right is a turkey enjoying a safe place during hunting season.

(above) The deer and turkeys are always late afternoon/early evening visitors to the pond.

Bats, little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) have found Fancy Frog Forest and are busy keeping the insect population in check (2016) Each bat can consume 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in just one hour. Their wingspan is about 10".

VIEW THE FOREST CAM IMAGES

Be aware, Fancy Frog Forest is protected by 24 hour night vision surveillance cameras. It is a no trespassing area.
By entering this area you are agreeing to have your image and activities broadcast on the internet.   
Law enforcement: Please be aware that Harold Mckee has permission to enter property. 
To verify, call the contact number on the gate.