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Lowden State Park, Oregon

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State Park
Lowden State Park is an Illinois state park on in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The park was named after Governor Frank Orren Lowden. Governor Lowden had served Illinois during World War I. Lowden State Park is home to the Black Hawk Statue, by artist Lorado Taft. Lowden State Park was closed to the public due to budget cuts from November 30, 2008 until February 26, 2009.
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  • We didn't get to see the Blackhawk statue which was apparently getting a cleaning/facelift and was tarred but it was still a very pretty hike. Those steps to the river edge though - wow - those are a ...  more »
  • Definitely wet in the spring for camping but a great get away place. Always good to visit the Blackhawk statue too!  more »
  • We drove 45 minutes out of our way to Lowden State Park to see the giant (50 feet tall) Blackhawk statue. But it was covered in tarp and looked like a giant condom. It's also nearby a nuclear plant wh...  more »
  • Very well maintained state park. Our Sams Club comes here every year. Highly recommend.
  • Based on looks alone, this place os amazing. But there are issues with the electric hookups. Many are visibly damaged. The RV pads are in bad shape and the bath facilities are lacking. Illinois needs to repair this camogroind before it falls into disrepair. The nearby town, Oregon, is really quaint and fun to visit.
  • Blackhawk statue at this location is a must see if you are in the area. This region is rich with American Indian history. The park has several restroom facilities along with camping and a spectacular View. Hiking trails throughout and a trail along the river. This was my thinking spot when I lived in the area a long time ago. Great place to sit on the rock wall in front of Blackhawk overlooking the valley and just be free. Highly recommended.
  • Good hiking trails. The Blackhawk Statue was closed for maintenance, but we still enjoyed hiking the park.
  • I love to camp here, close to home and nice people.