Lowden State Park


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Lowden State Park


Location:Along the Rock River, just north of Oregon, in Ogle County.
Facilities:Individual and group campsites (limited electricity), showers, concession stand, picnic areas, outdoor toilets, drinking water, hiking trails (4 miles), boat ramp and docks (adjacent to the park).
Activities:Camping, boating, water skiing, fishing, hiking. (Swimming in the river is not permitted.)
Special Features:Park features a 50-foot-tall concrete-reinforced statue of a Native American that towers above the Rock River on the bluffs north of Oregon. Although the sculptor, Lorado Taft, dedicated the statue to Native Americans, it has become most commonly associated with Chief Black Hawk. According to legend, as he was leaving the area after the Black Hawk War, the Sauk warrior talked of the great beauty of the Rock River Valley and admonished his captors to care for the land as his people had.
Address:1411 N River Rd
Oregon, IL 61061

Phone:815-732-6828
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/LOWDENSP.HTM
Size: 207 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.