Beautiful natural scenery, intriguing history, and abundant recreational opportunities are all on offer at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Located less than 30 miles southwest of Oregon, this park sits on the site where Oregon's first provisional government was established in 1843.
As a result, visitors to the park can get a taste of what life was like in a bygone era. You can tour the park's visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums to find out exactly what pioneer life was like at Champoeg. Guided walks are also available to help you gain insight into the rise and fall of the once-bustling pioneer town of Champoeg.
If history doesn't interest you, there's plenty more to see and do. Champoeg State Heritage Area sits on the south bank of the pretty Willamette River, which offers great fishing and also offers a lovely backdrop for anyone planning a scenic stroll. Hiking trails, biking trails, and disc golf are all available.
When you're ready to set up camp for the night, the park's campground features eight full hookup sites, six walk-in tent sites, and 67 electric sites with water. There are also six yurts (three pet-friendly) and six cabins (three pet-friendly) to choose from.
A $5 daily parking fee applies, while camping costs vary depending on the type of site you select. For example, while tent sites are $19 per night, spending the night in a pet-friendly yurt or cabin will set you back $53. A two-pet maximum also applies to cabins and yurts.
Throughout your stay in Champoeg State Heritage Area, remember to clean up after your pooch and keep them leashed and under control at all times. If you can be a responsible dog owner and show courtesy to other park visitors, you and your pet will have a paw-some time in this wonderful park.