Milo McIver State Park RV & Campground Guide


Milo McIver State Park sits along the scenic Clackamas River in northwest Oregon where the northern Willamette Valley meets the Cascade foothills. The park features the river, Estacada Lake on the northeast side, forests, and fields filled with recreational opportunities and gorgeous views. The Clackamas Fish Hatchery, which raises and releases more than a million Chinook salmon each year, is located at the park with self-guided tours available to visitors. Milo McIver State Park is named for a man of the same name who was a member of the Oregon Highway Commission and a strong supporter of state park activities. This park is located just 25 miles from Portland, with plenty of nearby entertainment and activities as well.

Nearby Cities

  • Estacada, OR

  • Portland, OR

  • Eagle Creek, OR

  • Springwater, OR

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Spring 56-67 F
Summer 72-80 F
Fall 52-74 F
Winter 46-51 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Milo McIver State Park

Campground Accommodations

Milo McIver State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 86 feet

  • Other amenities: Hot showers, flush toilets, dump station, fire pits, picnic tables

Milo McIver State Park Campgrounds

One of the advantages of staying at this park is the proximity of the evening nature programs. These programs for the whole family are led by knowledgeable park rangers and greatly enhance your time spent in this park. Camping fees start at $18 a night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, reservable cooking grill 

Promontory Park Campground

This alcohol-free campground on the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River has a fishing lake just for kids and a playground. You'll love the hiking trails, boat lunch, fishing pier, and marina at this campground, where rates start at about $17 per night. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Playground, kids’ fishing lake, hiking trails 

Clackamas River RV Park

Located next to Mt. Hood National Forest, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery at this park. Nearby attractions make it a great place to explore, but you'll have to keep your travel trailer attached to your truck when staying at this campground. Rates start at $37 a day. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Gate and security cameras, playground, dog run 

Lockaby Campground

Located within Mt. Hood National Forest, this campground offers easy access to Clackamas River for great rafting fun. You can also fish from this campground with rates that start at $22 per night. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fishing, hiking, boating

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What to Do at
Milo McIver State Park

Visit Milo McIver State Park to enjoy boating, paddling, canoeing, and kayaking on the Clackamas River. Life jackets are available, as are paddleboat and kayak rentals. If land activities are more your style, try your hand at disc golf on the world-class 27-hole course. Rent or buy your discs at the park office. Equestrians love the park for the large horse arena, horse training stations, and six miles of adjacent riding trails. Take a trek over to the Milo McIver Memorial Viewpoint while visiting the park for a picturesque view of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams off in the distance.

With so much to do at Milo McIver State Park, you may want to reserve a camping spot and spend a few days. Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and so much more await you at Milo McIver State Park.

Inside Milo McIver State Park

If you're planning a celebration at the park, you can rent the picnic area for a party of up to 200 people. For a more solitary experience, fish from the pier, which is easily accessible regardless of your physical abilities. You can also rent a standup paddleboard or a kayak from the approved vendor at this state park. To learn more about the lifecycle of Chinook salmon and steelhead, check out the guided tours of the fish hatchery. 

Fishing Fishing

Anglers at Milo McIver State Park set their sights on Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Clackamas River. Estacada Lake offers a chance at reeling in some fish as well and has a boat ramp and fishing dock for plenty of space to cast your line.

Geocaching Geocaching

The Clackamas Geocaching Association has placed multiple caches within the park, with permission. Check out the official Geocache website or mobile app for clues and coordinates to help you find the prize.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Sit back and watch the osprey and eagles prey on fish in the river. Identify the different songbirds in the area, with dozens of species living in or migrating through the park.

Flora and Fauna

The park features rolling grass meadows with maple and Douglas fir trees. Green grass, shrubs, and wildflowers provide ground cover between the trees. The park is home to dozens of songbird species, warblers, sparrows, and flycatchers. Osprey and eagles are also seen flying around. Black-tailed deer, coyotes, and many other woodland mammals inhabit the park and surrounding areas. Townsend's big-eared bat, a protected species in Oregon, also lives at Milo McIver State Park.

Hiking Hiking

Stroll across seven miles of meadows and wooded areas on the hiking trails that wind through the park. These trails are shared with horseback riders, so be on the lookout for four-legged walkers.


The Clackamas River has two boat ramps, and Estacada Lake has a single boat ramp and a kayak launch. Rafts, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats are popular ways to get out and enjoy the river. A life jacket loaner station is located near the lake. Stand-up paddleboards and kayak rentals are offered by Clackamas River Outfitters at Estacada Lake. The group offers guided tours as well.


Guests are welcome to ride bicycles on all paved trails and roads in the park. For the safety of all guests, bikes are not allowed on unpaved trails and other areas.

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How to Get to
Milo McIver State Park

From Portland, take Highway 212 east out of the city to Highway 224. This highway will take you south and east, meeting up with Highway 211. Follow the signs on Highway 211 to the park entrance, located on the northern end of Estacada.

Entering Milo McIver State Park

Parking is available in numerous areas throughout the park. There is a large parking area near both boat launches on the river, as well as the boat launch on the lake. There are also several parking spots available near picnic areas and trailheads.

A valid parking permit is required for day-use visitors at a cost of $5 per vehicle. This permit is available at the park's entrance booth or can be purchased online.

It's hard to believe the difference that just a few miles can make between Portland's hustle and the serenity of Milo McIver State Park. Here, you can find a wealth of ways to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest's beauty. If you have spent time here, then post a story and share a photo to your social media account. Be sure to tag RVshare.com as we want to read about your experience. You can also send your photos and stories to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Milo McIver State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Milo McIver State Park?

The warmer temperatures of late spring, summer, and early fall provide guests with the most comfortable climate to enjoy all the recreation at the park, including water sports. Hiking is also more comfortable during these warmer seasons.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Milo McIver State Park?

Black-tailed deer, coyotes, and many other woodland species live in the park. Additionally, you'll find many bird species, including ospreys and bald eagles.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Milo McIver State Park?

There are 44 sites with water and electrical hookups in the campground at Milo McIver State Park. There are also nine tent sites in the campground with water nearby.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Milo McIver State Park and what is the cost?

You may reserve a camping spot at Milo McIver State Park up to six months in advance either online or by phone. The cost for camping is $26 per night or $182 per week. This fee is for residents of Oregon. For out-of-state visitors, there is an additional 25% fee for RV sites.

Are pets allowed at Milo McIver State Park?

Pets are welcome at Milo McIver State Park provided that they are kept on a leash and supervised at all times. Please remember to clean up after your furry friends.