Champoeg State Park – a great State park in Wine Country!

Champoeg State Park is on the edge of the great & fabulous Willamette Wine Region – featuring some of the best wine & wineries.

great campsite at Champoeg….

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.


Bergstrom Fields…
A rainbow over the Bergstrom vineyard…
a happy Bergstrom employee, Jake, pressing wine with his feet. This is why the wines are so great….

And of course a visit to Willakenzie, one of our favorites..


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Willakenzie Grapes

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.


DSC_7583A guided walk will teach what happened to the bustling pioneer town of Champoeg, and how the Donald Manson Barn was built. An 1860s-style garden lies next to the visitor center.


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.

DSC_7560After Champoeg, we drove Route 22 through the great Detroit Lake region – new to us.  A great high mountain lake was in view of the State highway.



And a great Mountain View –  Mt. Bachelor.  DSC_7695Our 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.



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