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.
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 is now closed for the season.
All of the cabins, one yurt, five campsites and one walk-in tent site are accessible to campers with disabilities.
Major Features & Activities
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:00am
Portland Metro Area
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 9:00am
South Salem Senior Center
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