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Champoeg State Heritage Park

Off US 99W, Newberg, OR
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Newberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Explore the site where Oregon began its journey to statehood.  Learn about the Kalapuya Indians, French-Canadian fur trappers and early American... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was final leg of our 2 week OR-CA coast road trip. It was the perfect campground in an historic area. The state park is very large, with an oak tree picnic section, separated RV and tent campgrounds. We stayed in the RV section which had large level paved pads, large picnic table and fire pit. There was only electricity... More

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Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here on a geocaching adventure- lots of geocaches here- and really enjoyed walking the trails, too. The visitor's center has a small museum, and a little store with souvenirs and snacks, and a farm garden outside. There are plenty of nice, mostly level, walking trails, and we were amazed at the signs showing the flood levels from the... More

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WY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stay in the CG regularly .. all are reserved sites til Oct. Loop B has more sun. If you need, the restrooms/showers are spotless. The paved bike path East will get you the 'best ice cream' in Butteville or to the West 'Mother's Cabin' and some valuable history, just to imagine our beginnings. The disc golf course is ALWAYS... More

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My daughter got married here last summer. We reserved the pavilion near the Monument area. It was a beautiful place for wedding and reception.

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Salinas, California, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Oregon state parks are an upgrade for any Californian as they typically offer water/power to the rv/trailer camper. Champoeg is a beautifully configured park, offering nice sites, clean showers and restrooms and miles of hiking/biking trails along the Willamette River. I would give Champoeg 5 stars except that our plans required that we stay there over the Labor Day weekend... More

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Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The visitor center was a nice walk from the campground, and does a good job of presenting the history of Champoeg and the local area without bogging down into too many details. Some of the displays actually presented questions and story problems for the kids to work on, there were artifacts from the town, and friendly costumed docents eager to... More

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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were looking forward to our stay at Champoeg as it appeared very spacious (which it was), had a disc golf course and was beside a river (for swimming). We were hugely disappointed that there is no where to swim. Yes there is a dock (although we couldn't find it) but you're not allowed to swim from it. And all... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Great history. Wish Rangers would in force rules. Patrons show little respect for State Park. Camp grounds really messy, needs to be policed. (Military term for cleaned up). Great area for picnic & games. Very nice in Summer.

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Newberg, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Since we live in the area we come often to ride bikes on the well maintained bike/walking trails. It is quite scenic and historic. They have a visitors center that is manned by volunteers and staff that are very helpful. There are camp sites and yurts for rent. We like to ride to the Butteville store for ice cream as... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a wonderful park to ride bikes or just walk the several trails. Beautiful scenery and large trees make this a must do if you are in the area.

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