Champoeg State Heritage Area

Show09/01/2015
General Advisory
Effective immediately, a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. This includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches, charcoal briquettes and candles. The use of propane stoves for cooking may be allowed, but are subject to local fire restrictions. Please check with park staff. This ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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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 next to the visitor center.

The park also includes the Historic Butteville Store founded in 1863. It is considered 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 June 5th and will close for the season September 7th, 2015.  Hours will be Friday through Sunday from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  The store will be closed Monday through Thursday.

Campground info

  • Approximately eight full-hookup sites
  • More than 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 sales

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