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Milo McIver State Park

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This meet is part of CROC's Classic Series. Click here for current standings and information about the series.

Quick info

  • NEW - online registration, details below

  • Date: Sat. Aug 24 - start any time between 11am - 1pm

  • Location: Milo McIver State Park near Estacada OR

  • Courses: Four different courses for all skill levels; Classic point-to-point orienteering format

  • Intermediate skills workshop: from 10:00 to 10:45, details below

  • Meet Director: Abra McNair and Sue Grandjean


CROC is transitioning to a online registration system, and we'd love for you to use it! This has several benefits:

  • Makes things fast and easy for YOU on event day (no paperwork or payment)

  • Helps meet directors know how many maps to print

  • See who’s attending, maybe plan a carpool


  • Online registration closes Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 1:00pm.

  • Day-of-event registration is also available, payment by cash or check only

  • Refund policy: full refund if requested more than 48 hours before the start time of the event. Email us to request a refund and we’ll work it out


Come out and enjoy orienteering on the varied terrain of this large riverside park. McIver State Park is a 1,600+-acre park with many miles of trails winding along the Clackamas River, near Estacada, OR. The park is very accessible, yet large enough to give participants a feeling of "getting out there." There is a nice mix of paved paths, open fields, and wooded areas. The terrain is both flat and hilly. 

We use an electronic scoring and timing system known as “e-punch” Each entry or team needs to have an e-punch stick. If you don't have your own e-punch stick, you can rent one at registration for an additional $5. Using the e-punch is easy. You can learn how at the event, or read about e-punch here.


Intermediate Skills Workshop - Compass Use: Orienting the Map and Following a Bearing

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. After the workshop you will have time to do your course of choice.

10:00 - 11:00 am

Using a compass in these two ways is essential to intermediate and advanced orienteering. We’ll practice keeping the map oriented to the terrain, and do a couple exercises to learn to navigate to a feature through fields and forests.


  • White: Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)

  • Yellow: Beginner/ Intermediate ((about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)

  • Orange: Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)

  • Green: Advanced (about 6-7 Km, 14-16 controls, mostly off-trail navigation)



  • Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am

  • Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm

  • Instruction Clinics 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as needed

  • Course starts 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Courses close 2:30 pm

All teams must check out through the course finish gate before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.


Registration and other costs 

Day-of-event registration is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Park Fee: Oregon State Parks charges $5 for day use, $30 for a 12 month pass and $50 for a 24 month pass. The day pass fee may be paid at the entrance station before you enter the park.

Event Cost

  • $17 base price - individuals

  • $22 base price - groups of 2 or more

    - Subtract $5 for membership in CROC or other O-club

    - Subtract $5 if you have your own e-stick

$12 - organized Scout or other youth group

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own epunch


All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks

  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice

Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Get Involved pages.



The team time will be posted to the Events & Results page a few days after the event.



Meet director: Abra McNair and Sue Grandjean


Map and Directions to Event

  1. From Portland City Center, go to Clackamas on I-205.

  2. Take Hwy 224 east to Estacada.

  3. At the east end of town, take a right onto Hwy 221, Woodburn-Estacada Hwy. (This will be a bridge over the Clackamas River.)

  4. In 1 mile, turn right onto S Hayden Road.

  5. In 1.2 miles, turn right onto S Springwater Road.

  6. In 0.7 miles turn right onto S Entrance Road to the park.

Latitude longitude coordinates of event:  45.2994, -122.3837

Copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.

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