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Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

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Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

Due to a water boil notice, we recommend you bring your own water. 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,…

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A daily fee of $3 each vehicle is collected at the site.

Alternatively, you may use the Shotgun Annual Pass, Interagency Passes, and Golden Passes in place of the $3 per vehicle fee. Dispaly those passes on the dash or hanging from the rearview mirror.

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Location

Shotgun Creek Recreation Site is located in Oregon

Directions

From the North Take Interstate 5 south, exit 216, OR-228 towards Brownsville/Crawfordsville. Turn right on Bush Creek Road just east of Crawfordsville. Drive 12.4 miles on Bush Creek Road that turns into Marcola Road. Turn right just past the community of Mabel onto Shotgun Creek Road. Follow Shotgun Creek Road approximately 1.5 miles. The recreation site is located on the right side of the road. From the South Take Interstate 5 north, exit 194A, OR-126 E towards Springfield. Travel 4 miles east to the 42nd St/Marcola exit and follow the signs to Marcola driving for about 13.3 miles until it intersects the Shotgun Creek Road (first paved road on the left). Follow Shotgun Creek Road approximately 1.5 miles. The recreation site is located on the right side of the road.

Coordinates

43.4363813182369 N
123.11409015009733 W

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About This Campground

Due to a water boil notice, we recommend you bring your own water. 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. Recreation Hiking, picnicking, family gatherings, sand volleyball, softball, playground, horseshoe pits, and seasonal water play. Facilities 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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