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Champoeg State Heritage Area

8087 Champoeg Road Northeast

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 behind 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 store is now closed for the season.

Campground info

  • Approximately eight full-hookup sites
  • More than 67 electric sites with water
  • Six walk-in tent sites
  • Six yurts (three pet friendly)
  • Six cabins (three pet friendly)
  • Three group tent camping areas
  • RV group camping loop with meeting hall
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station
  • Firewood and ice sales

Universal Access
All of the cabins, one yurt, five campsites and one walk-in tent site are accessible to campers with disabilities.



Saturday, March 31, 2018
We came over Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Pros The camp site was close to the river dock. Cons The Oasis group site was nothing like an oasis! We had to hike all of our stuff in. There were box elder bugs EVERYWHERE!! We came back at lunch time to make sandwiches and they had found their way into tents (hundreds of them) they would fly in our hair, clothes, face, glasses lenses. We couldn't get away from them. They were swarming everywhere! They laid eggs on clothing, our food and who knows what else. Inside the tent they got on our clothes, sleeping bags and pillows. There was some absurdly long grass that had just recently been cut and there was hay type stuff everywhere in our campsite. It got on our clothes, hair, feet which then brought it back into the tents. Anyone who had allergies needed to take something 24/7 religiously to get relief. There were no dumpsters or showers in the group sites and the only bathroom was next to the day use area and was an outhouse. We had to drive to the individual camping area to find flushing toilets, soap and showers. A woman came the the day use area around sunset on one of our 3 nights there to get high and then started yelling at our camp site because no one is helping her. The guys in our group were up dealing with her and police for hours and didn't get back to the camp site until after 1am. There was no ranger or anyone from Champoeg there. The only great thing about this group site was the company and nice weather and I can go somewhere else for all of that. I would not recommend Champoeg's group sites! I can't say anything for the individual sites because I haven't been there but I most likely won't try it after the experience I had with the group sites.

Brooke T

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
This place is big. We wandered aimlessly for a while and didn't really see anything. Be prepared - you can't just walk from the visitor center here and get to much.

S Bailey

Monday, June 4, 2018
Beautiful setting for my daughters wedding.

Jason M

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
This state park includes many actives: Frisbee golf course, fishing, hiking, boat dock and picnic areas. There are two camping sections within this park. One section is heavily wooded, and the other section in an open field. We found the section in the open field of the park to be our favorite with better views and most sites included sewer hookups. As you enter the park, a gift shop and museum are at the entrance. Our site was level. Only a few sites within the wooded area were able to a DirecTV satellite signal. Our Verizon phones got a weak 3G signal. Our family is currently traveling this beautiful country via RV style, and have been RV'ing for many years. Therefore, we have an idea between high-standard qualities and poor quality. We utilize Trip Advisor to assist us on locating top attractions, tasty restaurants and exciting locations within our wonderful country. Follow our adventure via Facebook; “Happy Campers 227”.

toye hoffman

Friday, May 26, 2017
I love this park. Went for a picnic one day, and decided to come back for the night and rent a cabin. The visitor's center is really cool and has a lot of history information. The whole park area is a 615 acre historical place.

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