Champoeg State Heritage Area

  Emergency Closure 02/15/18
The RV dump station at Champoeg State Heritage Area is closed. This is due to the failure of the septic drain field. There are plans to replace this drain field, expected to be completed in 2019. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. The nearest 24 hour RV Dump Stations are at the following locations: The City of Newberg Waste Water Treatment Plant, East Gate, 2301 Wynooski Road, Newberg, OR 97132 Debit/credit card kiosk: $5/dump; or Flying J Travel Center, 12334 Ehlen Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 678-1262 $10/dump.
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)
  • Amphitheater
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Open Year Round
  • Disc Golf
  • 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.

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

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.  Starting May 17, 2019, the store will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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:

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
  • 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.