Champoeg State Heritage Area

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Dump Station (ADA)
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Bike Path (ADA)
  • Ampitheater
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)

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 possibly the oldest operating store in Oregon. The store is the last commercial vestige of the once thriving Willamette River community of Butteville. The store will open for the season on March 3rd.  It will be open from 9 AM-6 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only for March and April.  The store will be open seven days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend.  The store will feature live acoustic music on Saturday evenings.

Campground info

  • Eight full-hookup sites
  • 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 for sale

Universal Access
All of the cabins, one yurt (F), five campsites and one walk-in tent site (T5) are accessible to campers with disabilities.