This lovely Newberg public park has an off-leash designated area where dogs can exercise, have fun, flourish and have a have a jolly good time with other pooches. Pet parents are advised to be careful though, as the Champoeg State Heritage Off-Leash Area is not entirely fenced.
The trails are beautifully maintained, and there are plenty of insects which most pooches like to chase. On the banks of the Willamette River, the Champoeg State Heritage Off-Leash Area has a rich historical past and also offers living history demonstrations, history programs, and numerous water and land activities.
Dogs of all sizes are allowed. However, there is no particular area for smaller dogs to play in so pet parents must always be on the lookout for their dogs’ well-being. The large off-leash area is at the west end of the park. It is easy to find and has precise boundaries.
There is a four-mile bicycle trail that starts near the dog play area and winds through meadows, along the river, and ends at the park’s Butteville General Store. A hint for all the pet parents out there, the store has summer hours. Everyone knows how much dogs love ice cream, especially on a hot summer day.
There are acres of forest, wetlands, and fields that help recreate the landscape of a bygone area. There is plenty to do in this place, not only for pooches but the general population too. However, many pet parents believe that the dog area is not a safe place to leave their dogs off leash as it is next to a road with cars driving by it.
Pooches can easily get injured by cars. For those who frequent the Champoeg State Heritage Off-Leash Area, it makes more sense to purchase the annual fee for $25. If you would like only to visit once or twice, then the day use fee of $3 will serve you better.