Champoeg State Park is on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, and a great place to camp if you want to do a long biking getaway. The campground is pretty full service for a state park. You can buy ice and firewood onsite, and there is a small store that is a short walk away. There is also a children's playground and lots of bike paths.
What Champoeg is lacking is atmosphere. Since you're in the valley, the campground is mostly just flat land with very little tree cover. You'll definitely be able to see your neighbors whether you're in the tent or rv area.
Biking the loop to St. Paul is a fun countryside ride. The location is also pretty accessible to wine country.
Just north of Wilsonville, this is a great quick last minute getaway spot. Open camping spots, great facilities and a short walk to hiking, biking, fishing and more.
Beautiful in the summertime. Great for families. Make sure to pack a swimsuit to play in the water!
We've been here 3 times, once for tent camping and twice in a yurt. The yurts are heated, and a couple of them are pet friendly, which is great for us! There is a small table in each yurt. Theres a couch and a bunk bed for sleeping arrangements, with the lower bunk larger than the top bunk. Great walking trails and day use areas, and our favorite thing about this place is biking on the biking trails surrounding the area. Beautiful and close to civilization for a quick and low key camping trip. Great for beginner campers and families!
visit was great played disc golf with buddies and went for a jog.
this is mor like glamping. they have showers and restrooms. and most sites have electricity and water. it’s very convenient and if you need to go to town it’s about 15-20 Minuets away. they have a nice dock where you can launch you kayaks and any water gear. make sure to bring sunscreen and water shoes if you decide to walk on the dock, it’s is scolding hot. They tell you there is no swimming but there is spots where you can go in and swim. just watch out for the current. We do a yearly trip here and stay for a full week. it’s the best!
No thank you. Not impressed with the campground or the water.
This park has a great interpretive center, rangers, and trails. This is one of the closer State parks to the Salem-Keizer area. Worth the drive.
Champoeg is a great family friendly campground. It is a great place to camp, if you need something close by. There is also access to a boat dock with a 72 hour docking limit. (but there is no boat launch).
I stayed in the 1 of 5 tent spaces. They were a bit close to the other sites, but still large enough for a few tents if needed. There was only 1 parking lot for the tent/cabin spaces, so had to carry all my stuff about 100 feet. The bathrooms were clean and well lit at night. The bike paths through the campground/park were great and lots of people were using them all day. I walked the path around the entire park, which took me about 3 hours. Along the way got to see the Champoeg Heritage site with period piece actors, wide open spaces, and the Willamette River. There was a huge playground for the kids. There was also a large field area for dogs to roam around, just no fence. For being so close to the greater Portland area it felt like we were much further away. I would recommend this place, just make reservations early.