This Estacada park has an area especially just for dogs so that they can enjoy their freedom off their leashes. Located on Springwater Road, about four miles east of Estacada along the Clackamas River, the Milo McIver State Park Off-Leash Area offers four lush acres of off-leash play to satisfy canines of all sizes. There is no separate section for timid and tiny dogs, so dogs of all sizes have to play and get along with each other.
Pet parents must be vigilant in supervising their dogs so that no harm comes to them. After Spike enjoys his off-leash romp, you can take him with you to the trails. There are seven miles of the paths which you can enjoy if you would like to experience nature with Spike by your side or if you need to take a walk to clear your mind. The walk winds through meadows, as well as forested hillsides so there is plenty to see.
There is a horse trail right behind the Milo McIver State Park Off-Leash Area, so it is a plus if your pooch is not afraid of horses. People who love riding horses will also find this an excellent place to do so. The Milo McIver State Park Off-Leash Area offers other exciting pursuits as well, such as fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and other various activities.
If you are planning a special gathering, there are shelters and picnic sites available too. There is a parking lot in the premises, so pet parents who would like to drive to the park with their dogs can do so with peace of mind that there is a safe place for them where they can leave their vehicles. You need to pay a nominal entrance fee of $3 for the park’s day use. However, if you reside nearby and are planning to take Spike there frequently, it makes more sense to pay for the annual fee of $25.