Champoeg State Park Professional Review and Guide
"This park captivates with Willamette Valley charm: sweeping green pastures, picturesque oaks, the sleepy Willamette River, and a comfortable, clean camp. The park sits where Oregon’s first provisional government—the Northwest’s first pro-American government—took flight. This area was also a Native American hunting and gathering camp, a fur-trading post, and a steamboat landing. Interpretive signs and the visitor center relate these tales. For the active the park offers a 10-mile bicycle path, 1.5 miles of riverside hiking trail, fishing, and birding. The park is well located for exploring the valley back roads and visiting U-pick farms or for taking in the attractions of Portland."