Welcome to Shotgun Creek Recreation Site!
The refreshing respite of a lush, forest setting, coupled with comforts normally associated with an urban park, blend
seamlessly at this popular day-use site. Here, one can become immersed in the enjoyment of the surrounding
hiking trails, swimming area, meandering creek, and picnicking units. The beautiful, well-equipped wooden shelters,
available by reservation, offer a fine place to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or birthday party. Whether seeking
trail solitude, a fun day of water play during the dog-days of summer, or the lingering memory of that very special
celebration, this special place awaits your arrival.
Know before you go
SHELTER RESERVATIONS can be made by contacting the Springfield BLM Office.
pERMITS are required spring through fall; one-day permit and seasonal permits are
SITE HOURS vary per season.
dogs are permitted on leash; dog waste bags are provided on site.
Take exit 194A from I- 5 onto Highway 126. Travel 4 miles east to the 42nd Street exit.
Turn left and proceed to Marcola Road. Turn right and continue northeast about 10
miles towards the town of Marcola. Proceed through the town towards Shotgun Creek
Road (look for signage). Turn left at Shotgun Creek Road and travel northwest about 2
miles. Site entrance is on the right.
point of interest
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477
During the closed season (typically November 1–
April 30), the public is allowed to access the lowelevation hiking trails.