Milo McIver State Park

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Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver SP Clackamas.jpg
Clackamas River flowing through Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver State Park is located in Oregon
Milo McIver State Park
Type Public, state
Location Clackamas County, Oregon
Nearest city Oregon City
Coordinates 45°18′21″N 122°22′24″W / 45.3059547°N 122.3734195°W / 45.3059547; -122.3734195Coordinates: 45°18′21″N 122°22′24″W / 45.3059547°N 122.3734195°W / 45.3059547; -122.3734195[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Milo McIver State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in Clackamas County, along the Clackamas River, near Estacada and close to Mount Hood. It is about 45 minutes away from Portland, Oregon, the state's largest city.

History[edit]

The park was named in honor of Milo K. McIver. McIver was an Oregon Highway Commission member from April 1, 1950 to March 31, 1962. Commission Chairman from April 1, 1958 to March 31, 1962. Mr. McIver set a record for long service and accomplishment as a member and Chairman of the State Highway Commission. His 12-year term exceeded by a year and a half that of Ben R. Chandler. His facility in the fields of realty, property management, financing and industrial development were instrumental in converting nearly a billion dollars into nearly 1000 miles of new highway. During his term as Chairman, Oregon led all the states in opening interstate freeways.

In 1970, the park was the site of Vortex I, a government-sponsored music festival.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park contains a colony of Townsend's big-eared bats, considered a sensitive species in Oregon.[2]

Amenities[edit]

The park has many amenities for various activities, including day use and overnight camping, primitive camp sites, hiking and horse trails, boating, bird watching and disc golf course.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milo McIver State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Milo McIver State Park". Oregon State Parks Trust. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Milo McIver State Park". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2011-07-01.