Milo McIver
State Park

Near Portland, Oregon, United States

Park Overview

Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. You can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields.

Seasonal Camping (Mid-March – Oct. 31)

Campground is accepting reservations up to 6 months in advance at

  • 44 electrical sites with water (one accessible). 
  • Nine tent sites with water nearby
  • Hot showers and flush toilets
  • Three reservable group tent camping areas with water, flush toilets and fire rings
  • Three hiker/biker campsites with water, lockers, solar charging station and fire pit
  • RV dump station
  • Click here to see a campground map.

Water Play

River lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque) Clackamas River with rafts, canoes or kayaks. For fishing enthusiasts, Estacada Lake offers a boat ramp and an ADA fishing dock, and the Clackamas River has steelhead and Chinook runs.

The Clackamas Fish Hatchery is located at McIver Park, and self-guided tours of the hatchery guide visitors through the life-cycle of Chinook salmon and steelhead.

Know Before You Go

  • A life jacket loaner station is at Estacada Lake with life jackets of various sizes. Be aware of hidden obstructions beneath the surface. Wearing a life jacket, and making sure it fits properly, saves lives. 
  • Boaters: check ahead for obstructions on the Oregon State Marine Board's Reported Obstructions and Alerts page.

SUP and Kayak Rentals

Rentals and guided tours are offered by Clackamas River Outfitters at Estacada Lake through contract with Oregon State Parks. Information: 503-586-3241 or

Land Play

Prefer to stay dry? You can hike or ride your horse over miles of trails. (Bicycles are allowed only on paved trails and roads, for the safety of all.)

Milo also sports a world-class, 27-hole disc golf course at the Riverbend Day-use Area. Discs are available at the park office to rent or buy.

For a map of the park and trails, see our Recreation Guide.

Effective Sep 10, 2022
Milo McIver was impacted by a wildfire Sept. 9. As a result, the Kingfisher group camp and the picnic shelters will remain closed to reservations until power and water are restored. The Vortex Loop Trail was impacted by the fire and will remain closed at this time.
Effective Oct 15, 2022
The disc golf course at Milo McIver State Park will be closed for a cross country running event Saturday, Oct. 15. Parking will be limited in the Riverbend Day-use Area during this time
Effective Oct 12, 2022 – Oct 12, 2022
The Disc Golf Course will be closed Wednesday 10/12/22 and Wednesday 10/26 for a Cross Country Running Event.
Effective Oct 1, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022
The disc golf course at Milo McIver State Park will be closed for a tournament.
Effective Sep 9, 2022
Open flame restrictions are in effect beginning Sept. 9 until further notice. The ban includes wood fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet-fueled grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers and cannot be turned off with a valve. Portable cooking stoves and other devices using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed for cooking purposes only, fire pits are not permitted.
Effective Aug 19, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer, a highly invasive insect, has been sighted in Oregon for the first time. Help contain this extremely damaging insect by following these firewood tips:
  • Buy locally harvested firewood at or near your destination.
  • Buy certified heat-treated firewood ahead of time, if available.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-tent Open for camping Mar 12 – Oct 31 mdi-car-side First-come, first-served camping mdi-currency-usd
Day-use parking permit required
(purchase 1-day permit on site)
Day-use parking permit
(1-day purchased on-site)
Buy annual permit
mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 503-630-7150
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Amenities & Features


mdi-help-circle-outline What's Allowed

Are bicycles allowed on trails?

Bicycles are allowed on paved trails and park roads only. 

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ


The park land was purchased from private owners between 1966 and 1975. In 1987, an additional tract was given to the state by Grant Schiewe. The park was dedicated in honor of Milo K. McIver (1897-1962), member of the Oregon Highway Commission from 1950 to 1962 and strong supporter of state parks activities. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife operates a fish hatchery in the park under agreement.

Brochures and Maps

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