Champoeg State Park is on the edge of the great & fabulous Willamette Wine Region – featuring some of the best wine & wineries.
An easy drive off of Interstate 5, Champoeg has Oregon History, a beautiful River and great campsites to offer. We have visited this campground numerous times, met new friends there and keep returning year after year.
We managed to squeeze in a visit to a winery – or two – and pick up some wine purchases for the ride home.
And of course a visit to Willakenzie, one of our favorites..
We like the location & beauty this park offers.
This is the site where Oregon’s first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843.
Situated on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg’s acres of forest, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era. Tour the park’s visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums to discover pioneer life at Champoeg.
The park also includes the Historic Butteville Store founded in 1863. It is considered the oldest operating store in Oregon. The store is the last commercial vestige of the once thriving Willamette River.
And a great Mountain View – Mt. Bachelor. Our stop at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds RV Park. Asphalt, Concrete and Fast WiFi. Love It!
We are here at the great Bend, Oregon for the next few days – town we love for the Beer, Views, Paddling. And the love the locals have for their hometown.