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Milo McIver State Park
Campground Description: Milo McIver State Park is a 951 acre State Park located approximately 30 miles southeast of downtown Portland. In addition to camping, Milo McIver offers significant recreation opportunities within the day use areas at the park. Included is a 27 hole disc (Frisbee) golf course, a boat launch onto the Clackamas river for boats, rafts and inner tubers. Milo McIver also offers miles of hiking and biking trails as well as horseback riding. A separate equestrian trailhead and parking area is available. Day use picnic areas for groups up to 200 people are available and may be reserved up to a nine months in advance. Located on the banks of the Clackamas River is a Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery that releases more than one million Chinook salmon each year. The campground is set into a densely forested area and, unfortunately, is limited to 44 RV sites and 9 tent sites. Open mid-March to October. Reservations may be made for the camping area up to 9 months in advance and are strongly recommended for weekend camping trips.
Number of Sites: 44 RV campsites and 9 walk-in tent camping sites
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 212/224 for 4.4 miles to the S. Springwater Road exit. Take the S Springwater Road exit and follow S Springwater Road for 9.6 miles to the entrance to Milo McIver State 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 212/224 for 4.4 miles to the S. Springwater Road exit. Take the S Springwater Road exit and follow S Springwater Road for 9.6 miles to the entrance to Milo McIver State Park.
Fishing: Yes, at the park on the Clackamas River
Astronomy Opportunities: Telescope camping is very good. No light pollution and there are a number of clearings outside of the campground (in the day use area) to set up. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.29614° North, 122.36932° West at the overlook/viewpoint within the day use area. The elevation at the day use area is approximately 280 feet.
Nearby Golfing:Springwater Golf Course 25230 S. Wallens Road Estacada, OR 97023 503-630-4586 Springwater Golf Course
Contact Information:Milo McIver State Park 24101 S. Entrance Road Estacada, OR 97023 503-630-7150 503-986-0707 Milo McIver State Park Email Oregon State Parks
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Sign at the entrance to Milo McIver State Park
Map of the campground, camping sites and day use area at Milo McIver State Park
One of the many day use areas at Milo McIver State Park
An excellent area to set up a telescope to observe the dark night skies at Milo McIver State Park
The restroom facilities at Milo McIver State Park feature flush toilets and hot showers
Typical paved back-in camping site at Milo McIver State Park
All campsites at Milo McIver State Park are set into the forest
A view of the Clackamas River from Milo McIver State Park
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