Layers of Time

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Entrance sign at Champoeg State Park

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Welcome to Champoeg State Heritage Area, where history and nature intertwine to create a captivating experience for all. Nestled along the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the region’s past. This unique heritage area is a living testament to the pivotal moments that shaped Oregon’s history, from the establishment of the first provisional government in 1843 to the fascinating tales of the pioneers who once called this picturesque landscape home.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover, or someone seeking a tranquil escape, Champoeg State Heritage Area promises a blend of captivating stories, unparalleled landscapes, and a sense of connection to the roots of the Pacific Northwest. Explore the wonders that await at Champoeg – where the past comes alive in the modern world.

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So Much to Experience

A Riverside Paradise

Located on the banks of the Willamette River, Champoeg offers an unparalleled selection of activities for visitors.

Activities for All

Playing disc golf at Champoeg State ParkChampoeg State Park offers outdoor activities that cater to nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Visitors can hike along the park’s well-maintained trails, immersing themselves in riverside scenery and fresh air. Bicyclists have miles of paved paths within the park, but the nearby town of Butteville (and its historic store) have become a particular attraction for ebikers. And since Champoeg is nestled along the Willamette River, it offers great locations for putting in watercraft and for fishing. There’s plenty of spots for tent camping, RVs and even yurts, not to mention a popular disc golf course and lots of open area to simply play. A visit to Champoeg is sure to have something for everyone!

How Your Lottery Play Helps

Repaired Ryan Creek Bridge at Champoeg State ParkOregon State Parks shield logo - smallWhen you play Oregon Lottery games, you help support Oregon State Parks and State Heritage Areas like Champoeg. Here, projects including the removal of hazardous trees, restoration of drainfields, and even the reconstruction of the Ryan Creek Bridge (pictured here) have been funded in part by Lottery dollars.  Thanks to Lottery-generated funds, along with visitor and license fees, Oregon’s most important places are preserved for us all, now and into the future. When you play, you play it forward — for Oregon!

A Store with a Story

The general store in historic Butteville, Oregon.

Visit Historic Butteville

The Historic Butteville Store is owned by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), and operated in conjunction with Champoeg State Park. Cyclists and ebikers especially enjoy the fully paved route between the park and the store. You’ll find its famous ice cream cones, along with sandwiches, soft drinks, and many other treats sure to satisfy even the hungriest outdoor enthusiasts. Complete your Champoeg trip with stop at the Butteville Store to enjoy its historic vibe and charm!