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Milo McIver State Park, Portland

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • It was a clear night and could see lots of stars you forget how beautiful they can be when you live in the city. Nice walk down to the water. Also the view point had pretty views of Mt. Hood . 
  • This very remarkable and interesting State Park is located in the vicinity of the town of Estacada. The respective input is crucial for further activities in the Park. We drove through the "South entrance". As in all State Parks, a fee of $5 is due, which can be paid cash or card at a kiosk. Worth a visit: the scenic Clackamas River with its Rapids, the fish hatchery with the rearing of salmon, Stealheads and trouts (salmon and trout). Only visually, there are explanations, we have seen staff. One can also find the Estacada Lake and the mill Park dam. There are several hiking trails, but leaves to be desired the signage in the Park sometimes. Taking the North Entrance, you will see also to boat rental. In addition, you should know that many riders use this site with their horses.
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  • Second time here. This time for Labor Day. Last time was Fourth of July! This park is huge, and only a limited number of electric sites! Hiker biker camp, 2-3 huge group sites! Bring your kayaks, fish...  read more »
  • Best place for a relaxing float or bbq! Floating the upper to lower boat ramp is a nice 2.5 hour experience with minor whitewater that is easily managed by people with modest river experience. If youre an unsure swimmer please remeber to bring a life jacket and stay safe! Alcohol is only allowed in designated areas of the park but has no restrictions on the river itself. Be responsible by cleaning up after yourself and have a good time!
  • Camping was great. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Campgrounds and restrooms were clean and the showers were hot. Very quiet place. August 2016.
  • Great park. Easy hike along the Clackamas River. I took the Riverbend Trail. There are other trails as well. $5 day pass required. Easy parking. If you play golf [I don't], there's a 9 hole & 18 hole course. Yje river is good for kayaking and very clean. Will be perfect for a swim or to cool off during the warm summer weather. Not crowded so a good place if you jsut want to get away.
  • Milo (as the locals call it) is a really neat place to explore. There are trails for both hikers and equestrians. I've never been there and not see a horse or two. Milo has several miles of trails, and they run both in the woods and along the river (Clackamas). They have a great off leash area. But, it isn't fenced, and placed between an equestrian trail and the road. If your pup isn't quite comfortable with horses and likely to run into the road you might want to re-evaluate letting them run here. The group campsites here are good sized, and I've hosted a group of 50+ at the three of them near the main campground. I'd come back here again with a group. The sites in the main campground have beautiful tall mature trees, and this is a great spot to escape the heat of the Summer. Reservations are required, and they aren't always easy to get. So, do your research and make reservations if you plan to visit between June and September. You can't just run up to Milo and hope to get a spot - you won't. Icy winters often dictate how soon Milo opens and closes each year. Milo has a beautiful disc golf course. They have pro tournaments here, but the amateur can have fun too! Just don't come on a tournament weekend - you won't get to play. Milo can be a lot of fun, just realize you might not get much privacy anywhere in the park on a busy Summer weekend/holiday. There is a day use fee charged to visit this park.
  • I camp here frequently and I've only had one negative experience with a camp host they're friendly and accommodating... showers always hot and not coin op and there is a lot to explore
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