- 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.
Vital stats: $3 daily day-use fee or buy a $25 annual permit for access to all state park day-use areas. The campground has 46 electrical (maximum site 50 feet); 6 yurts; group tent (3 areas); group RV area; hiker/biker camp. For information only, call (503) 678-1251 Ext. 225, or (800) 551-6949. To make reservations, call 1-800-452-5687.
Walk or bicycle along the Willamette River and catch a glimpse of park wildlife, including western bluebirds. Camp and picnic amid a dense stand of Oregon oak and ash trees (B-loop, normally open to tent camping, is closed until the summer of 2000 while construction of a hookup loop progresses). Play disc golf, or go fishing and canoeing. Or just relax and take in the entire scene while attending a music concert or special event at the park amphitheater.
Champoeg is located in the Willamette Valley, off US Highway 99 W, seven miles east of Newberg. From I-5, take Exit 278 and head west. Follow the signs to the park.
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