Champoeg State Heritage Area

Near Portland, Oregon, United States

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Park is open for day use 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily, with reduced services:

  • Visitor Center and park office are closed. 
  • Group day-use facilities are open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance.
  • Life jacket loaner station closed.
  • Reduced garbage service. Pack out trash.
  • Facilities may close without notice.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.

 

Camping

Now accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance. See below for details on reduced services.

  • 21 Full-hookup sites
  • 54 Electric sites with water
  • 6 tent sites, with parking area nearby
  • 6 yurts (3 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info) CLOSED
  • 6 cabins (3 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info) CLOSED
  • 3 group tent camping areas 
  • RV group camping loop with meeting hall
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets NO SHOWERS
  • Firewood and ice for sale
  • Dump Station
  • Universal Access: All of the cabins, one yurt (F), five campsites and one tent site (T5) are accessible to campers with disabilities.

 

The information below pertains to pre-COVID-19 operations.

 

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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 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. On the first & third 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

Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-tent Open for camping Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-currency-usd Day-use parking permit required
(purchase 1-day permit on site)
Buy annual parking permit
mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 503-678-1251
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.