One of the premier parks in the Oregon State Park system is Champoeg State Park Campground. It is located in the country 30 minutes south of Portland so is an ideal place to stay if you want to visit Portland and the surrounding area. It is located in a pastoral setting along the Willamette River.
Oregon State parks are notorious for being clean, scenic, with spacious sites and friendly rangers. Champoeg is no exception. We have camped here as camp hosts and visitors for the past 10 years and have never been disappointed.
History of Champoeg State Heritage Area
Champoeg State Heritage Area is a popular destination for its peaceful setting that also affords visitors a chance to explore hiking and biking trails, campsites and birds, such as bluebirds, ospreys and meadowlarks, and other wildlife. See more information about Champoeg in our post about the history of Champoeg and about the multitude of opportunities available in the park while you are camping. Whether you are a family with children or enjoying adult activities, you will find something to do at Champoeg.
Champoeg is open year-round and is available for camping (tent, yurt, cabin and RV), hiking, bicycling, bird watching, picnicking, fishing and boating. There is a disc golf area and large picnic pavilions for big gatherings.
Champoeg State Park Campground has two loops with slightly different amenities. The sites in both loops have water and electric, picnic tables, fire pits and are paved. The restrooms with flush toilets and showers are located in the center of both loops.
All sites are roomy with good shrub and tree barriers between most sites. There are tables, grills, water at all sites.
A Loop is located in an old Oak grove. It is very shaded and the length of most of the sites are shorter but some places are long enough for bigger rigs. Check the site length before you make your reservation. There are no pull through sites in this loop. There are two handicap sites available. There is a hiker/biker camping area at the back of this loop. six yurts are available for rent near Loop A.
B Loop is a newer loop with larger sites in a more open field. Trees and shrubs were planted when it opened and are growing to a nice size. This loop has several pull through sites and also has 8 sites with full hookups. There are 6 tent sites in this loop. There are 3 handicap sites in this loop. six cabins are available for rent in Loop B.
All of the cabins, one yurt (F), five of the campsites (A9, A11, B18, B19, and B23), and one walk-in tent site (T5) are accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There is an RV dump station as you enter the camping area and also a bike repair station at the entrance of Loop A. Firewood and ice are available from the camp hosts.
There are 3 group tent camping areas near the dock and an RV group camping loop with an enclosed heated meeting hall.
Some of the cabins and yurts are pet friendly. Pets must be kept on a leash except for the leash free area in the picnic area.
If you are in the area and need a place to stay, Champoeg State Heritage Area is a clean, convenient campground that feels like your are way out in the country in spite of being surrounded by cities.
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