Lands were acquired between 1943 and 1987 from the State Board of Control and other owners. Champoeg was the site of a momentous meeting of French Prairie settlers on May 2, 1843 which led to the establishment of provisional government for the Oregon Country. Here also were a Hudson's Bay Company granary and town site, destroyed by flood in 1861. It was home to steamboat landings and ferry crossings, all of historical interest. The state's original holding of one square rod of land donated by John Hoefer and Casper Zorn was established as Provisional Government Park in 1901 and was marked by a commemorative monument.
Annual overnight attendance: 73,161
Annual dayuse attendance: 499,924
Champoeg State Heritage Area FAQ
Yes. You will need to check in with a ranger at the campground booth prior to leaving your car in the 'B' Loop overflow parking lot. You will need to purchase a day pass for every day you will be parked here or have an annual pass for your car.
The physical address for the park is 8239 Champoeg Rd NE, Saint Paul, OR 97137. Use this address to program into your GPS.
The mailing address for the park business office is 7679 Champoeg Rd NE, Saint Paul, OR 97137.
It depends on what time of year it is. "A" Loop is closed from November 1st through March 31st. We will, however, open "A" loop prior to April 1st on weekends if weather permits and B loop gets full. Once "A" loop opens April 1st, it is all on the reservation system.
"B" Loop is also on the reservation system, but in the winter (October 1st through April 30th), there are 10 sites that are first come, first served as well as the tent sites. Starting May 1st, all of "B" Loop is on the reservation system.