Creep characteristic is one of the most important mechanical characteristics of rock. It controls the stability of rock engineering. Under step load conditon, the shear creep test of argillaceous siltstone which was collected in dam foundation is performed by using the RMT150c rock and soil mechanics testing machine. The shear creep curves under different normal stresses show that the argillaceous siltstone is very significant in creep, which should be considered in the stability analysis of dam foundation. According to the analysis of experimental results, the long-term shear strength parameters are determined to provide reference for engineering survey and design.