Description - Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, McIver State Park is only 45 minutes away from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities.
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Horseback riding in Milo McIver State Park
- Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque) Clackamas river with rafts, canoes or kayaks.
Prefer to stay dry? You can hike, or ride your horse. Still too sweaty for you? Spend a lazy afternoon playing the year-round, 18-hole disc golf course. Discs for putting and driving are available at the park.
If you're planning a special gathering, reservable picnic sites with a shelter are available. If you just need to get away for a while, individual and group campsites are waiting for you. While staying at McIver during the summer, we have family oriented interpretive programs -- from guided hikes to nature crafts. An annual civil war reenactment occurs every April. Over 300 actors participate.
Vital stats: Open March - November. The campground gate is closed from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. during camping season. Current day use hours are posted at the park entrance. The campground provides 44 electrical sites (maximum site 50 feet) and 9 primitive sites and 1 hiker-biker site. In addition there are 3 group tent areas.
Recreation - Milo McIver provides multiple recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular include camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, fishing, attending interpretive programs, viewing wildlife, bird watching, horseback riding, biking.
Climate - The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days with moderate temperatures.
Milo McIver State Park is located in the Portland Area, on Springwater Road, 4 miles west of Estacada.