Champoeg State Heritage Area
Riverside Day Use Area


Begins: 09/07/2019 at 10:00 AM
Ends: 09/07/2019 at 4:00 PM


Visitors can take a walk back through time as they visit an authentic fur trappers' encampment. In the early 1800's the bank of the Willamette River at Champoeg was host to fur trappers and their families. From here they embarked on great travels to trap beaver. • In their camp, walk among the tents and works stations, ask questions of the interpreters and watch demonstrations of trapping, shooting, cooking and packing for the fur trade. • In September, learn what life was like for these intrepid men and their Metis wives as they gather, renew old friendships and prepare for their winter’s journey following waterways and trapping beaver. COST: $5 per vehicle parking fee or annual parking pass.