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Shotgun OHV Area

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Showalter Creek, Cash Creek, White Creek, Drury Creek, Shot Gun Creek, Shotgun Creek, Cascade View OHV Complex

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area offers about 34 miles of marked and rated multiple-use trails. Most of the trails are signed for two-way traffic except for the trails marked as most difficult.

The trail system has two staging areas, both with plenty of room for parking and vault toilets. The staging area off Dollar Road has a large flat training area and a short easy loop, but is only open during daylight hours. Primitive camping is permitted at the staging area off Crooked Creek Road.

Other activities can be found at Shotgun Creek Recreation Site, a nearby day use only recreation area that offers picnic tables, two large group shelters, horseshoe pits, volleyball and softball fields plus a swimming area.

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Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenOpen daily except during fire season.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits. (As of October 1, 2021, Oregon no longer honors stickers from Washington.) (AZ, CA, ID, IN, MO, NV, PA, SC, UT, VT)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on designated trails
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasOregon ATV Permit stickers required
permitted on designated trails
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted at Crooked Staging Area
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size8,090 acres (13 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail34
Climate TypeForest
Elevation758 to 2864 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)7-11 (541) 747-1631
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (SW)Truck 'n Travel (541) 868-2860
Potable Water WaterOn SiteShotgun Creek Park (541) 683-6600
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Eugene Kamping World (541) 343-4832
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Truck 'n Travel (541) 868-2860
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Grocery Outlet (541) 726-1306




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityMarcola, OR
AddressShotgun Creek Road, Marcola, OR 97454
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Eugene, OR
1) Take SR-126 to exit for Mohawk Blvd.
2) Turn left (north) off the exit ramp onto Mohawk Blvd., continue .2 miles
3) Turn right (east) on Marcola Road, continue 14.6 miles
4) Turn left (west) on Shotgun Creek Road, continue 1 mile
5) Veer left on BLM Road 15-1-31, continue 2.1 miles
6) Dollar Staging area is on the right at the intersection of BLM Road 15-2-26-9.

For Crooked Creek Staging Area:
7) Continue on Shotgun Creek Road past BLM Road 15-1-31, continue 2.1 miles
8) Staging area is on the left between the intersection of Shotgun Creek Road and Crooked Creek Road.


Contact InfoBLM - Eugene Office
3106 Pierce Parkway Suite E
Eugene, OR 97477
(541) 683-6600
(888) 442-3061
Contact InfoOregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St.
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 945-7200
Commentcontact for fire restriction dates
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
Contact InfoOregon State Parks Online Store
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(800) 551-6949


Shotgun Trail Photo

Shotgun OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/12/2012 (Thanks!)

Shotgun Trail Photo

Scenic view of Shotgun OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 2/15/2013 (Thanks!)

Shotgun Trail Photo

OHV at Shotgun OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/7/2013 (Thanks!)

Shotgun Trail Photo

OHV at Shotgun OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/7/2013 (Thanks!)

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