Milo McIver State Park RV & Campground Guide


At Milo McIver State Park, you can enjoy miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. If you prefer to be on the water, launch your canoe or kayak onto the Clackamas River. Fish for steelhead with numbers usually reaching their highest in March, or catch chinook that often frequent this area. You can also tour the fish hatchery. This park, located about 24 miles southeast of Portland, 23 miles northeast of Camby, 4 miles northwest of Springwater, and 4 miles west of Estacada, is open year-round for day use. 

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Spring 43-61 F
Summer 52-76 F
Fall 46-68 F
Winter 35-48 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Milo McIver State Park

The river and lake at this state park are particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset. With a camper or motorhome, you can position yourself for a prime view at a campsite. If you do not have an RV, you can rent one on RVshare

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

RV Rentals Near Milo McIver State Park

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What to Do 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. 

Outside Milo McIver State Park

This area, which is very near Mt. Hood and Portland, offers many exciting opportunities. If you're looking for an urban-based vacation, there's a wealth of things to do in Portland. However, you can also have a nature-oriented vacation near this state park as there are a few small towns you may want to visit. 


Cazadero Steakhouse & Best “Dam” Bar

Enjoy seeing the 20-foot, model-railroad village at the entrance to this restaurant, where you can get outstanding breakfast and great steaks while enjoying a scenic view of the Clackamas River. 

Type: American

Location: 352 SE Highway 211, Estacada, OR 97023

Hitchin Post Pizza and The Watering Hole Saloon

Try your luck at the video lottery games or beat someone at a pool game while enjoying garlic-crust pizza at this restaurant that also serves premium beers. 

Type: Bar

Location: 458 SW 2nd Ave, Estacada, OR 97023

The Mason Jar Cafe

Start your day with a breakfast burrito, sandwich, or bowl at this neighborhood café. Come in for lunch for a made-to-order deli sandwich. 

Type: Diner

Location: 360 S Broadway St, Estacada, OR 97023

View Point Restaurant and Lounge

Come to this restaurant in the evening for their outstanding specials like herb-roasted prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. 

Type: Diner

Location: 20189 S Springwater Rd, Estacada, OR 97023

Granny’s Drive-thru

In the mood for a quick hamburger, hot dog, or sandwich? This drive-thru restaurant is sure to please. You can also head inside and dine on your favorites in the retro dining room. 

Type: Diner

Location: 156 NW 6th Ave, Estacada, OR 97023


Clackamas River Outfitters

Rent standup paddleboards or kayaks from this location. This shop also offers paddling lessons and guided tours as well as new and used equipment. 

Location: 360 SW Zobrist, Estacada, OR 97023

Flawless Creations by Audra

Want to look your best while in the Great Outdoors? At this shop, you'll find hair and nail products.

Location: 156 NW 6th, Estacada, OR 97023

The Spiral Gallery An Artists Cooperative

Browse the works of local artists at this gallery that puts on First Friday, a wine and cheese event, monthly. 

Location: 341 S Broadway, Estacada, OR 97023

Hughes Family Tree Farm

If you're visiting near the holiday season, visit Hughes Family Tree Farm. For over 70 years, this farm has been growing and selling Christmas trees and produce to the public. 

Location: 37151 SE Kemp Rd, Estacada, OR 97023

Wade Creek Vintage Marketplace

Make vintage wall hangings, shop for nostalgic items, and visit the monthly farmers market at this location.

Location: 664 NW Wade St, Estacada, OR 97023


Philip Foster Farm

Between 1848 and 1865, Phillip Foster guided thousands through the area and into the Willamette Valley. You can visit his home, which is now a living history museum. 

Location: 22725 SE Eagle Creek Rd, Eagle Creek, OR 97022

Douglas Ridge Rifle Club

Since 1956, shooters in different disciplines have been coming to this range to practice, and it is the longest long range in the state. 

Location: 27787 Hwy 224, Eagle Creek, OR 97022

Timber Park

Nestled on the shoreline of Estacada Lake above River Mill Dam, this park is a great place to picnic, watch ballgames, fish, and launch a boat.

Location: 30878 NW Evergreen Way, Estacada, OR 97023

Wildwood Recreation Site

This 580-acre site includes an underwater viewport into a mountain stream, and you can walk on miles of hiking trails. 

Location: 65670 US-26, Welches, OR 97067

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How to Get to
Milo McIver State Park

If you're trying to reach this park from Portland, get on OR-99 E and go until you get to Happy Valley. You'll then merge onto OR-224 E. Follow this road to Market Road 39. Turn right onto 39, then turn left almost immediately onto Springwater Road. Go about nine miles and turn onto South Entrance Road to reach the park. 

Entering Milo McIver State Park

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Frequently Asked Questions About Milo McIver State Park

What is the climate of Milo McIver State Park?

Milo McIver State Park has summer temperatures that range from 51 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temps hover between 36 and 52 degrees, and winter experiences heavy rainfall.

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

The best time to visit Milo McIver State Park is June to September. In addition to having the warmest temperatures, those months are the least rainy.

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

Milo McIver State Park is an excellent area for bird-watching. You can spot species like osprey, bald eagles, red-breasted sapsuckers, Wilson's warblers, western tanagers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, and many more.

Are pets allowed at Milo McIver State Park?

Leashed pets are allowed at Milo McIver State Park. There is also a designated off-leash area where they can run free.

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

Yes, the Milo McIver State Park Campground features 44 designated RV campsites. This campground is open from mid-March through mid-October and features an on-site dump station. The RV sites offer water and electrical hookups.