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Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

Marcola, Oregon

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About Shotgun Creek Recreation Site


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.


Hiking, picnicking, family gatherings, sand volleyball, softball, playground, horseshoe pits, and seasonal water play.


  • Reserve one or both large group day-use shelters each equipped with fireplace, lights, sinks, potable water, and picnic tables that will accommodate up to 112 people comfortably for events.
  • 23 individual picnic sites
  • 6.43 miles of hiking trail

Natural Features

The beautiful, well-equipped wooden shelters, available by reservation, offer a fine place to celebrate special events such as weddings, anniversaries or birthday parties.

Nearby Attractions

  • The 34-mile Shotgun OHV Trail System is located immediately north of the recreation site. Nearby staging facilities offer free amenities such as picnic tables, bathrooms, and trash facilities. Elevations from 758 to 2,864. Call the Springfield Interagency Office at 541-683-6600 for current trail conditions and closures.
  • Earnest Bridge south on Marcola Rd about a mile on the left on Paschelke Rd.
  • Springfield Golf Club south on Marcola Rd about 9 miles turn left on Sunderman Rd.
  • McGowan Environmental Education Area is located along McGowan Creek Road west of Shotgun Creek Rd.

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