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Champoeg State Park
Campground Description: Champoeg State Park is one of the closest State Parks to downtown Portland. Oregon State Parks are what every other state in the nation aspire to mimic. Champoeg State Park is no exception. This park offers RV camping and tent camping in a beautiful setting of (mostly) oak groves. Champoeg State Park offers far more than a campground. There are miles of hiking and biking trails, a huge day use area, museums, display and interpretive information, an amphitheater with regular programs, picnic areas and a terrific disc (Frisbee) golf course. With the number of available activities, Champoeg State Park is a destination, not necessarily an overnight camping stop. Camping is available year round with some limitations during the winter.
Weekend programs available late June through Labor Day weekend:
- Historic Manson Farmstead tour.
- 1860's Kitchen Garden tour.
- Historic Old Champoeg Town site tour.
- Birth of Oregon tour.
- Living History Demonstrations in the Manson Farmstead, Saturdays, July - August.
- Nature Walks.
- Bicycle Tours.
- Junior Ranger programs for the Kids.
- Nature and/or History programs, evenings in the campground, open to the public.
Number of Sites: 82 RV and tent, plus yurts, cabins, a group tent camp, and a group RV camp
Sewer: At 8 sites campsites in "B" loop
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Interstate 5 Southbound from downtown Portland - Drive South on I-5 to exit 278. Take exit 278 and turn right onto Ehlen Road. Follow Ehlen Road - it becomes Yergen Road NE. Follow the signs to Champoeg State Park. Champoeg State Park is 8 miles from I-5. Interstate 5 Northbound from Eugene - Drive North on I-5 to exit 278. Take exit 278 and turn left onto Ehlen Road. Follow Ehlen Road - it becomes Yergen Road NE. Follow the signs to Champoeg State Park. Champoeg State Park is 8 miles from I-5.
Fishing: Yes, at the park on the Willamette River
Astronomy Opportunities: Astronomy camping is excellent. Very little light pollution and there is a very large open field to set up in across the street, to the south of "B" loop. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.25182° North, 122.87460° West. The elevation at Champoeg State Park is approximately 125 feet.
Nearby Golfing: Portland offers more than 20 public golf courses. Look for them on the internet by clicking here: Portland Area Golf Courses or consult the Portland Area Yellow Pages.
Contact Information:Champoeg State Heritage Area 7679 Champoeg Rd NW St Paul, OR 97137 503-678-1251 (Park) 800-452-5687 (Reservations) Champoeg State Park Email Champoeg State Park
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Sign at the entrance to Champoeg State Park
Map of the campground and day use areas at Champoeg State Park
The restroom facilities offer flush toilets and hot showers at Champoeg State Park
Typical back-in camping site on "A" loop at Champoeg State Park
The "B" loop at Champoeg State Park is considerably newer and more spacious than the "A" loop
A typical back-in camping site on "B" loop at Champoeg State Park
Champoeg State Park offers both cabins and yurts
Restrooms on the "B" loop at Champoeg State Park offer hot showers and flush toilets
One of many tent camping campsites at Champoeg State Park
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