Champoeg State Heritage Area

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

PARK DAY USE HOURS THROUGH 11/02/19:  7 AM - 7 PM

VISITOR CENTER HOURS FOR OCTOBER THROUGH FEBRUARY: 11 AM - 4 PM

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.

Champoeg State Heritage Area is on the National Register of Historic Places.  For this reason, drones and metal detectors are not allowed anywhere in the park.  For additional information, contact Park Manager, John Mullen, at 503-970-8545 or john.mullen@oregon.gov.

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.  For September, 2019, the store will be open weekends only from 9 AM to 5 PM.  On Saturdays, dinner seating begins at 6 PM, and live music from 7 PM - 9 PM.  Limited seating reservations are available by calling the store directly at 503-678-1605.  You can view the entire season Live Music schedule by going to the store website at:  www.butteville.org

Campground info

  • Eight full-hookup sites
  • 67 electric sites with water
  • Six walk-in tent sites
  • Six yurts (Three; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Six cabins (Three; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Three group tent camping areas
  • RV group camping loop with meeting hall
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • 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.