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Lowden State Park, Oregon

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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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 stumbled upon this attraction in a magazine and decided to check it out during a trip through central Illinois. Well worth the side trip ! The story behind the building of the 48 foot monument as w...  read more »
  • If after a long hot day camping, you like to sit at around your campfire and have a beer - DON'T. I know the signs say Alcohol Prohibited but I have never had any trouble being able to enjoy one beer ...  read more »
  • No visit to Oregon, IL, population 3200, is complete without standing at the feet of the Blackhawk statue. Over 100 years old this cement Lorado Taft sculpture is a monument to the Native American tri...  read more »
  • This park is a must-see for visitors to the area, especially now that the scaffolding is down from the Blackhawk Statue renovations. The park has the usual playground equipment, hiking trails, concession stands, camping areas, and picnic grounds... but the river overlook, the giant statue, and the trail down to Ganymede Spring on the riverbank make it unique. This park contains priceless memories and will continue to make new ones for generations to come.
  • Great place to camp or day trip. We have camped here and had an awesome time in the past. I personally like the campsites on the east side of HW 33 better than the more open sites on the west side but all are nice. There is also the giant statue that is a tribute to the Native American's of the area that overlooks the Rock River. There are nice views of the river and trails that you can hike down to the river. The trees are beautiful in the fall. Castle Rock and White Pines State Parks are also close by so if you are day tripping it is nice to hit up all three or if you are camping there is plenty to see outside of the one state park.
  • Nice looking campsites and the staue is cool. Nice over look of the river. Not really anything for hiking trails to speak of.
  • Beautiful views. Blackhawk is currently being renovated, but if you go to the trail, its along the river and ots absolutely lovely.
  • THE STATUE IS CURRENTLY UNDER COVER FOR RENOVATIONS. I feel they should tell you that on the website... Nevertheless, free nature walks for me and my dog. Very peaceful.
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