Sunday, July 26, 2015

Champoeg State Heritage Area and Park




Brief description:  Large State Park with an interpretive center.  Situated in a farming valley near the Willamette River.  A very popular park, reservations are suggested, although it is possible to find a spot without a reservation at various times during the year.

Open Dates:  Open year round

Number of Campsites:
  • 67+ sites with electric and water  ~ 5 sites are handicapped accessible
  • 8 full hook up sites
  • 6 walk in tent sites ~ one site handicapped accessible
  • 6 cabins (pet friendly)  All handicapped accessible
  • 6 yurts ~ one handicapped accessible
  • 3 group tent camping areas
  • RV group camping with meeting hall
  • Hiker/biker camp area
Length of Stay:  Maximum of 14 days consecutive

Fees: 
  • Electrical:  $26 per day 
  • Extra vehicle:  $7 
  • Full Hookup:  $28
  • Hiker-biker per person:  $5 
  • Pet Friendly Rustic Cabin:  $50 
  • Pet Friendly Yurt:  $50   Rustic cabin:  $40 
  • Tent site:  $19   
  • Yurt:  $40
 Affiliation:  Oregon State Park

Location/Address:

Champoeg State Heritage Area (and Park)
8239 Champoeg Road Northeast, St. Paul, OR 97137

 From Highway I-5 north or south, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora). Follow State Park signs 6 miles west to park entrance.  The roads are marked, but often the road will curve and turn and the 6 miles might seem more like 12!  One will travel through farmland and the scenery is nice, keep an eye out for signs.  Stay on the same road, the name may change (Depending on which way you might travel) from Donald to Yergen and then eventually a hard right to Case Road and eventually to Champoeg Rd. 

Elevation:  125 ft.

Contact Information:

General Information:  (800) 551-6949
Park:  (503) 678-1251
Reservations via Reserve America:  (800) 452-5687
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, Or  97301
Office:  (503) 986-0707

Website:  http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=79

Amenities:
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station
  • Firewood and ice sales
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic tables
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bike path
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • Disc golf course

General Description:  A nice park with lots to do and see family and pet friendly.  Campsites are sometimes close together and some areas have little vegetation between the sites, especially in the trailer and RV areas.  Some sites are shaded, others are in the sun.


Nearby Services:  (groceries, medical, etc.)  Groceries, medical care, fuel, etc. in Newberg, Oregon approximately 6 miles at the Interstate.  

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