Champoeg State Park is large and mostly flat. An interesting variety of terrain should make for some fun orienteering!
Due to enthusiastic stinging nettles in parts of the course, wearing long pants or running tights is highly recommended.
If this is your first time orienteering, welcome! Free beginner clinics are offered as needed at this event to teach you everything you need to know.
We use an electronic scoring timing and scoring system known as “e-punch”. Each entry or team needs to have an e-punch fingerstick. If you don't have your own fingerstick, you can rent one at registration for an additional $5. Using the e-punch" system is easy. You can learn how at the event, or read about e-punch here.
Intermediate Skills Workshop (Topic TBA)
Intermediate skills workshops are for people who want to up their skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. After the workshop you will have time to do your course of choice.
Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Beginner clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed
Intermediate workshop: 10:00 am to 10:45ish
Course starts for individuals and teams anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
All courses close at 3:00 pm
All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.
White: Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
Yellow: Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
Orange: Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
Green: Advanced (about 5 to 6 Km, 15-20 controls, mostly off trail navigation)
Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.
All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:
No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks
You can help out AND still run your course of choice
Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer pages.
Results are posted to the Events & Results web page a few days after the event.
Registration and other costs
(CROC event fees do not include any extra day use fees charged by the park. You must pay these separately. Oregon State Parks charges $5 for day use, $30 for a 12 month pass and $50 for a 24 month pass.)
Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.
Former CROC members who have let their membership lapse pay non-member fees.
Fees for this event are:
$7 - individual (base rate)
+$5 - any additional persons in your group
+$5 - not an orienteering club member
+$5 - epunch rental
Scout or youth groups - $12 per team
Meet director: TBA
Driving directions and location
Latitude longitude coordinates of the event: 45.2482, -122.8940
Click these coordinates for a Google map link, or copy/paste these coordinates into Google maps or your smartphone mapping app to get a map and driving directions to the event.
From Interstate 5, take the Donald exit (Exit 278).
Follow the signs to Champoeg Park: Drive west on Ehlen Road. Go about 3.6 miles.
Turn right on Case Road. Go about 1.4 miles.
Turn left on Champoeg Road. Go about 0.9 miles.
Turn right into the park at the entrance. Follow the orienteering signs to the event start area.
Click the coordinates for a Google map, or copy and paste these latitude longitude coordinates (in decimal degree format) into Google maps or your smart phone to get a map and driving directions to the event.