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Metzler Park - A Clackamas County Park
Campground Description: Metzler Park is owned and operated by the County of Clackamas, Oregon. Clackamas County should be awarded a medal for this and their other two outstanding camping parks. Metzler Park is a huge combination day use and camping park located 6 miles Southwest of Estacada, and approximately 40 miles Southeast from downtown Portland. Metzler offers tent camping and RV camping, fishing, hiking, a softball diamond, horseshoes, a volleyball court, a basketball court, hiking trails, playground equipment, a and picnic areas large enough to accommodate up to 100 people. Metzler is broken into three areas: the South campground, the North campground, and the day use area. The day use area offers picnic areas , a softball field, many horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a basketball court, and a beach area for swimming or fishing. The North and South campgrounds offer the same amenities. Each of camping sites 1-27 and 36-70 offer water and electricity in addition to a picnic table and fire pit. An RV sewage dump station is located near camping site 70 Metzler Park. All camping sites are open to either tent camping or RV camping. Overall the park is very well landscaped and maintained. Open May 1 to September 30. Reservations are recommended and must be made no fewer than 14 days in advance.
Number of Sites: 75
Electricity: Yes at camp sites 1-27 and 36-70
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Interstate 5 Northbound from Salem - Drive North on Interstate 5 (I-5) to Interstate 205 (I-205). Follow I-205 Northbound to exit 12A - the Highway 212/Highway 224 exit. Follow Highway 224 for 18 miles to Estacada. Just south of Estacada Highways 211 and 224 split. Stay on Highway 211. Follow Highway 211 for 3.8 miles to Springwater Road. At Springwater Road, turn left (West) and follow to Metzler Park Road. Turn onto Metzler Park road and follow to the entrance to the park Interstate 84 Westbound from Hood River - Drive West on I-84 to Interstate 205 (I-205). Take the I-205 Southbound exit (Salem exit). Follow for 10 miles to exit 12A - the Highway 212/Highway 224 exit. Follow Highway 224 for 18 miles to Estacada. Just south of Estacada Highways 211 and 224 split. Stay on Highway 211. Follow Highway 211 for 3.8 miles to Springwater Road. At Springwater Road, turn left (West) and follow to Metzler Park Road. Turn onto Metzler Park road and follow to the entrance to the park.
Fishing: Yes, on Clear Creek in the park or on the Clackamas river, a short drive away.
Astronomy Opportunities: Telescope camping can be very good with dark skies and little light pollution but there are few clear areas to see the sky because of trees. The softball field in the day use area or near the playground equipment in the North campsite area. The exact coordinates for computerized telescopes (at the softball field) is 45.22935° North, 122.36539° West.
Nearby Golfing:Springwater Golf Course 25230 S. Wallens Road Estacada, OR 97023 503-630-4586 Springwater Golf Course
Contact Information:Clackamas County Parks 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4414 http://reservations.clackamas.us
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Sign at the entrance to Metzler Park
Map of the camping sites and day use areas at Metzler Park
The restroom facilities at Metzler Park offer flush toilets and hot showers
A few of the campsites back up to Clear Creek at Metzler Park
Most of the camping sites at Metzler Park are gravel or grass, but a few are paved
Typical gravel back-in camping site at Metzler Park
A few of the campsites are set in a deep forest setting at Metzler Park
A typical grass/gravel camping site at Metzler Park
One of the day use area picnic shelters at Metzler Park
Metzler Park is well maintained and landscaped with natural vegetation
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