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“Great historical site and nice walk”

Champoeg State Heritage Park
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Newberg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Where decision was (it is claimed) made to have Oregon territory join U.S. instead of U.K. Site of ambitious development of town that might have been major city in Oregon. Streets were laid out with French names. Then the Willamette flooded ....

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The name Champoeg is actually an old American Indian tribe not a French name as I first thought. This great state park located on the Willamette river is where a thriving port city once was before a great flood washed away the entire town. There are hiking trials through the site of the old town with markers indicating actual street locations. The park grounds are beautiful and there are two choices for campgrounds. Loop A is a classic old state park site with huge trees and close campsites. Loop B is newer and more spacious but not as overgrown with trees.

5  Thank MojoPortland
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you're an interested student of Oregon history, this is a place worth checking out as it is the site where the first provisional government in Oregon was formed. If you come in August, you can do a little blackberry picking as you explore this great park.

1  Thank nostalgicmommy
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Champoeg is a huge park and there's a lot of things to see and do, not only in the park but close by the park! There are plenty of hiking trails and places to walk your dog. The pavilion is beautiful. The park is nestled by the river, which is pretty! There is also a place to play horse shoes and disc/frisbee golf! The park rangers and the park hosts are very friendly.
We stayed in a yurt and the price was pretty cheap! We opted for the yurt, instead of a hotel, due to the fantastic price!
My only negatives would be that there was no bank or beach to access the river, only a boat dock (no boat launch either)
The other negative would be that the yurts were all together, kinda close together in a field type area.
Other than that it was a great place to visit and stay!

2  Thank Kanderka
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stroll by the river, go swimming, bike the trails, camp, hike, fresbie gold course, historical sites to visite, hold a special event. It costs $5 to enter the park. If you bring your bike you can ride the trail out of the park the Butteville store for drinks or ice cream or lunch. Many things to do and a great day to spend the day.

3  Thank Gunny75
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