Champoeg State Heritage Area

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Champoeg State Heritage Area

Oregon

(503) 678-1251

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Overview

Champoeg features a unique combination of history, nature, and recreation. This is the site where Oregon's first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843. Situated on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg's acres of forest, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era. Tour the park's visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums to discover pioneer life at Champoeg. Take a guided walk to learn what happened to the bustling pioneer town of Champoeg, and how the Donald Manson Barn was built. An 1860s-style garden lies next to the visitor center. The park also includes the Historic Butteville Store founded in 1863. It is considered the oldest operating store in Oregon and is operated by the Friends of Historic Champoeg. The store is the last commercial vestige of the once thriving Willamette River community of Butteville. Walk or bike along the Willamette River and catch a glimpse of park wildlife, including western bluebirds. Camp and picnic amid a dense stand of Oregon oak and ash trees. Play disc golf, or go fishing and canoeing. Or just relax and take in the entire scene.

Map of Champoeg State Heritage Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.252699, -122.876908

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Activities

  • Boating

    Explore the heritage area by canoe.

  • Bicycling

    Bike along the Willamette River and catch a glimpse of park wildlife, including western bluebirds.

  • Camping

    12 full hookup, 67 electrical (maximum site 50 feet); 6 yurts; 6 cabins; group tent (3 areas); group RV camp with meeting hall; 6 walk-in tent sites; hiker/cyclist camp; Reservable day use areas (10) and one picnic shelter; Pioneer Memorial Pavilion Area and disc golf course. For information only, call 503-678-1251 Ext. 225, or 1-800-551-6949. To make reservations, call 1-800-452-5687. This park has a designated off-leash area for your pet. A leash no longer than 6 feet is required elsewhere in the park.

  • Fishing

    Try your luck at fishing at Champoeg State Heritage Area.

  • Hiking

    Walk along the Willamette River and catch a glimpse of park wildlife, including western bluebirds.

  • Historic Sites

    Tour the park's visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums to discover pioneer life at Champoeg. Take a guided walk to learn what happened to the bustling pioneer town of Champoeg, and how the Donald Manson Barn was built (download the park's day recreation brochure - 1.3 MB); requires Acrobat). An 1860s-style garden lies next to the visitor center. The park also includes the Historic Butteville Store founded in 1863. It is considered the oldest operating store in Oregon. The store is the last commercial vestige of the once thriving Willamette River community of Butteville. The Friends of Historic Champoeg operate the store Friday - Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m - 5 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in September. Champoeg Promise: An interactive living history program bringing Champoeg history to life for school children grades 1 through 8. Now accepting reservations for programs running from March to mid-June. For more information on this exciting program at Champoeg, call the Friends of Historic Champoeg at (503) 678-1649. In addition, Daughters of the American Revolution Mothers Memorial Cabin and Robert Newell House tours are available. Contact the cabin at (503) 633-2237 and the Newell House at (503) 678-5537 for information about fees and group reservations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic amid a dense stand of Oregon oak and ash trees. Play disc golf, or go fishing and canoeing. Or just relax and take in the entire scene.

  • RVing

    12 full hookup, 67 electrical (maximum site 50 feet); 6 yurts; 6 cabins; group tent (3 areas); group RV camp with meeting hall; 6 walk-in tent sites; hiker/cyclist camp; Reservable day use areas (10) and one picnic shelter; Pioneer Memorial Pavilion Area and disc golf course. For information only, call 503-678-1251 Ext. 225, or 1-800-551-6949. To make reservations, call 1-800-452-5687. This park has a designated off-leash area for your pet. A leash no longer than 6 feet is required elsewhere in the park.

Seasonality/Weather

$5 daily day-use fee. Open year-round.

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Directions

Driving

Off US 99W, 7 miles east of Newberg. From I-5, take Exit 278 and head west. Follow the signs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(503) 678-1251

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