Mohawk Recreation Area

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Mohawk Recreation Area


(541) 683-6600

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The Mohawk Recreation Area includes over 75,000 acres of interspersed public and private timber lands in the Coburg Hills to the northeast of the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area. These are some of the most heavily visited public lands in the Eugene District. The Mohawk area combines an extensive road and trail system (averaging 4.5 miles of road for every square mile of public land) with intensively managed forest lands, creating constantly changing opportunities for a wide variety of recreational uses. Hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and dispersed camping are all allowed in the area. The only facilities in the area are at the nearby Shotgun Creek, the Mohawk Recreation Area proper is much less developed.

In addition, the nearby Shotgun Creek features swimming, ball fields, a volleyball court and a playground. A six-mile hiking network with an accessible segment and desirable viewing spots overlooking the creek make any day a full outing. The group shelters are day-use and available by reservation only.

Map of Mohawk Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 44.144030, -122.913494



  • Bicycling

    Many bike-accessible paths are located around the area.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Driving is a great way to see the scenery of this beautiful area.

  • Camping

    Camping is allowed in the recreation area through dispersed camping only.

  • Hiking

    There are many trails available for hiking in the Mohawk Recreation Area.

  • Horseback Riding

    Numerous horseback riding opportunities exist on the many trails in the Mohawk Recreation Area.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is seasonally allowed with a permit. Check with BLM and FWS for current information.

  • Picnicking

    Visitors can picnic anywhere in the recreation area, but the only developed picnic tables are located at the nearby Shotgun Creek.



From Eugene go about eight miles north on Mohawk River Road to McGowan Creek Road; then drive 15 miles to Shotgun Creek Road; and 18 miles to Brush Creek Road.

Phone Numbers


(541) 683-6600