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.
The President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce, and those interacting with us, requires all Federal employees, contractors, and others in Federal buildings and on Federal lands to wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures identified in the CDC guidelines. Recreation site operations and capacity limitations vary based on local public health conditions. Please contact the BLM Recreation Site or District Office for current capacity limitations and site availability, which are subject to change as this situation evolves. Additional details are available here .
Day-use only site, there is no overnight camping allowed.
The facility collects a $3 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.
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.
Shelters are available for reservations during peak season at the following fees: 1-50 people ($85), 51-150 people ($150), 151-300 people ($300), both shelters $500 (up to 600 people). Fees do not include a per vehicle fee collected at the facility.
No ATV's or ORV's allowed within the site.
Dogs allowed when leashed (max. 6 foot leash).
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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