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.

This is a real nice lookout along the Rock River. from the parking lot there is access to trails going north & south along the river. There are 138 stairs to the upper lookout deck. It's a very sturdy wide stair case, the stairs them selves are aluminum. The 2 outlook decks have benches, plenty of room for lots of people.

walking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

We had an awesome time on this trail!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2011