The refreshing location with its lush, forest setting, coupled with comforts normally associated with an urban park, blend seamlessly at this popular day-use site. Here, one can immerse in the enjoyment of surrounding hiking trails, a swimming area, meandering creeks, and picnicking units. Whether seeking trail solitude, a fun day of water play during the heat of summer, or the lingering memory of that very special celebration, this special place awaits your arrival. Shotgun Creek Recreation Site is open to day use year round. Shelter reservations are available from May 1-September 30 each year.
Our site sanitary facilities are temporarily closed. Portable Restroom and hand wash station access is available on site.
Campfires? Please see here for current fire restrictions: Fire Closures and Restrictions. Typically, campfires are limited to the steel fire rings or BBQ grills provided within the recreation site. No building rock campfire rings. Public Fire Restriction levels can be found on Oregon Department of Forestry's website.
Shelters are available for reservations during peak season at the following fees: 1-100 people ($100) , both shelters ($300). Each additonal person over the initial 100 are rated at an additonal $1.50/ person. Fees do not include a per vehicle fee collected at the facility.
The facility collects a $5 fee for each vehicle entering the site including those vehicles associated with a shelter reservation. Alternatively, you may use the following annual passes: Shotgun Annual, Interagency Annual or Lifetime, and Golden Lifetime passes.
Day-use only site, there is no overnight camping allowed.
The gate hours during peak season of May 1-September 30 is 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
The gate hours during non-peak season of October 1-April 30 is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
No ATV's or ORV's allowed within the site.
The beautiful, well-equipped wooden shelters, available by reservation, offer a fine place to celebrate special events such as weddings, anniversaries or birthday parties.
Hiking, picnicking, family gatherings, sand volleyball, softball, playground, horseshoe pits, and seasonal water play.
Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.
Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.
NORTHWEST OREGON DISTRICT BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT-SPRINGFIELD INTERAGENCY OFFICE 3106 PIERCE PARKWAY, SUITE E SPRINGFIELD OR 97477
Shotgun Creek Recreation Site 38455 Shotgun Creek Rd. Marcola OR 97454
Springfield Interagency Office Attn: Recreation Operations 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E Springfield OR 97477
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-683-6600
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