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WVSB - Champoeg State Park to Salem
Maps & Ride Descriptions
 
Champoeg to Salem
(north to south)
 
printer friendly MAP & CUE SHEET (259 kb pdf) 
 
 
Keizer detail
(north to south)
 
printer friendly MAP (76 kb pdf)
The section from Champoeg State Heritage Area to Keizer is mostly flat, following country roads. If you are riding in the summer and fall, look for the hop fields. Oregon ranks second in hop production in the United States. Willamette Valley hops are shipped worldwide and are an important beer ingredient, especially in the Oregon style of IPA.
 
The route through  Keizer follows pleasant residential streets and a short section of paved bike/pedestrian trail. Keizer’s business district is east of the bikeway and is easily accessed by turning east on Chemawa Road and riding 0.7 miles to River Road.
 
 
WVSB - Champoeg to Salem 
 
  Keizer detail map 
  
 
Parks & Camping
 
The northern end of the bikeway marks where Oregon’s first provisional government was formed in 1843.
 
Champoeg offers camping including hiker/bicyclist sites, yurts and cabins. A four-mile bicycle trail leads to the historic Butteville Store (open seasonally).  Visitors can buy snacks, sandwiches and gift items. The small town of St. Paul, several miles to the west of the route, has a small grocery store and post office.
 
Camping
Hiker-biker campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per night per person. Reservations for other sites are available online or calling 1-800-452-5687.
 
A limited number of parking spaces can be reserved by bicyclists to leave their vehicles overnight. Call the park, 503-678-1251, to make arrangements.
 
Bicyclists near the Champoeg Hiker Biker camp. 
Hiker/Biker camping at Champoeg.
  Reverend Jason Lee built a mission here in 1834 to teach American Indians in the Oregon Country. Today, the old mission building has been rebuilt as a ghost structure. The first white women to enter the Willamette Valley arrived at the mission in 1837.
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park has miles of hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails. The park has a reservation only group campsite.
 
Camping
A brand new hiker-biker camping area is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per night per person. Beaver Island group campsite has room for 100 tent campers. This is a primitive area. Call 1-800-452-5687 for reservations.
 
Take a break and visit this 120-acre park that sits along the banks of the Willamette River. To reach the park, turn west on Chemawa Road in Keizer.
 
 
Sunset Park 
Sunset Park in Keizer is located at 3800 Rivercrest Drive N. The park has 150 feet of pedestrian river access.

 
Additional WVSB Route Maps
Riding along the pedestrian path in Keizer. 
Riding along the pedestrian path in Keizer. 
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