Champoeg State Heritage Area is on the south shore of the Willamette River at 8239 Champoeg Rd. N.E. This was the site of the 1843 vote to form the first American provisional government in the Pacific Northwest and the gateway to early Willamette Valley exploration and settlement. The park has scenic views, camping, picnic facilities and more than 7 miles of paved bike trails and roadways.
Exhibits at the visitor center, reconstructed 1843 Robert Newell House and Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin describe the life of fur trappers and settlers in the town of Champoeg. A school, jail and barn also are on the grounds. Learn the town's story on a guided walk and enjoy an 1860s-style garden.
More than 4 miles front the Willamette River. Trails provide wildlife viewing opportunities in meadows, wetlands and woods.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.