Castle Rock State Park


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Castle Rock State Park


Location:2.5 miles south of junction of Highways 9 & 35 on Skyline Road.
Facilities:23 primitive backpacking campsites, picnic areas, trails (32 miles).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing.
Special Features:Situated along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the park retains a wild and natural atmosphere of steep canyons with interesting rock formations and a dense, mossy forest of coast redwood, Douglas fir, and madrone. The park's trails are part of a more extensive system that links the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys with Castle Rock State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park (see separate entry), and the Pacific Coast.
Address:c/o Santa Cruz District Office
303 Big Trees Park Rd
Felton, CA 95018

Phone:408-867-2952
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=538
Size: 5,242 acres. Elevation: 3,215 feet.

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Castle Rock State Park


Location:Northwestern Illinois, 3 miles south of Oregon on Highway 2 in Ogle County.
Facilities:Primitive canoe camping area; 3 picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds, toilets, and drinking water; hiking trails (6 miles); boat ramp. Additional campsites, picnic areas, and trails are planned.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting (limited), cross-country skiing, sledding.
Special Features:Park lies along the west bank of the Rock River and is representative of the Rock River Hills area, with rock formations, ravines, and unique northern plant associations. Castle Rock is a large sandstone butte situated between Rock River and Highway 2. The rock is made up of Saint Peter sandstone and is one of the few places in Illinois where this type of sandstone comes to the surface, even though it underlies almost the whole state.
Address:1365 W Castle Rd
Oregon, IL 61061

Phone:815-732-7329
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/CASTLE.HTM
Size: 1,995 acres.

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2) Sanborn County Park, Santa Clara Sierra Azul OSP, Santa Clara Los Trancos OSP, San Mateo and Santa Clara Castle Rock State Park, Santa Cruz 1/51 (2.
A fabulous way to traverse the range is on the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, a multiday trek from ridgetop Castle Rock State Park to the ocean in Rancho del Oso.
Rick Wagner, a 26-year veteran of the National Park Service with 43 years of federal conservation work, who preserved key pieces of the American cultural and natural heritage by spearheading the creation of the State of Idaho Castle Rock State Park and the expansion of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, and the California Trail in the City of Rocks National Reserve.
A calm oasis in the midst of the fast-paced Peninsula, Sanborn-Skyline boasts more than 3,400 acres of oaks, redwoods, and high mountain meadows, plus 15 miles of trails that link with neighboring Castle Rock State Park and the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.
Sitting atop the western crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 3,600-acre Castle Rock State Park features several 3,000-foot peaks.

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