Shotpouch Cabin

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

shotpouch cabin at night

Shotpouch Cabin is nestled in the Oregon Coast Range on a 70-acre nature reserve about 25 miles west of Corvallis. It overlooks Shotpouch Creek, a tributary of the Tum Tum River in the Marys River watershed. The creek is the beginning of a watercourse that supports the migration of cutthroat trout, pacific lamprey and other aquatic life to and from the Pacific Ocean. 

Stays at Shotpouch Cabin offer a profound experience of concentrated solitude and simple living that is conducive to curiosity, reflection and sustained focus. Since it became a residency space in 2002, the cabin has hosted hundreds of writers, artists, musicians and other creatives.

In addition to residencies, writing workshops open to the public are also held at Shotpouch Cabin in spring and fall. Subscribe to our newsletter on the Spring Creek Project page to learn about workshop opportunities.

View of the loft from the living room inside of Shotpouch Cabin

Aerial view of the living room from the loft inside of Shotpouch Cabin

Living room inside of Shotpouch Cabin

writing desk inside of Shotpouch Cabin

Shotpouch Creek

Shotpouch Cabin exterior and deck

Bookshelf inside of Shotpouch Cabin

Camping platforms on the Shotpouch land


  • Shotpouch Cabin is fully furnished with one loft bedroom, one first-floor bedroom, one bathroom, a spacious living/writing area, a simple kitchen with a full-size fridge, cooking range and toaster oven (no full-size oven or microwave).
  • No internet or cell service. A landline phone is available to make local calls or long-distance calls using a prepaid phone card. Residents can share the landline number with family and friends so they can be reached by phone. 
  • Residents provide their own transportation, food and laptop or writing/art supplies. Bedding, towels and basic cleaning supplies provided.
  • Quiet, ductless heating and cooling unit for year-round comfort.
  • Extensive library, AM/FM radio and record player.
  • Onsite ventless washer/dryer unit.
  • Access to miles of hiking trails that climb into the forested hills and wind through the riparian area. 
  • Platforms for tent camping stationed in meadows for group events or adventuresome individuals.
  • Property is entirely smoke-free. 
  • Due to the reserve’s protected status, pets are not allowed.
  • More detailed information will be provided before each stay.


Environmental Writing Fellowship and Residency

Spring Creek Project Faculty Residency

Spring Creek Project Graduate Student Residency

Public Humanities Collaboratory


PRAx designs residencies around the unique needs of each participant, including accessibility for individuals with disabilities in keeping with OSU’s commitments. For questions related to accessibility and accommodations, please contact Joy Jensen at [email protected]