Castle Rock State Park is located three miles south of Oregon, Illinois on Highway 2. The park is centrally located in the Rock River Hills region of Illinois, and its rolling topography is drained by the Rock River. The park is located along the west bank of the Rock River in Ogle County. The park is very representative of the Rock River Hills area with rock formations, ravines, and unique northern plant associations. A sandstone bluff, adjacent to the river, has given the park its name.

We had an awesome time on this trail!

The trails offer plenty of wild flowers to view and some nice open ranges as well. The hike itself is actually harder than many trails as there are several elevation changes.

canoeing
11 months ago

Canoeing south from downtown Oregon to Grand Detour is awesome. Takes about 4 hours. Camping at Castle Rock State Park campgrounds is by canoe only. Peaceful, serene. Not busy. Rock River is a bit muddy and smelly, however. It's downstream from industry.