Do you enjoy getting out on the trails and communing with nature? If so, there are several opportunities to experience in the Oregon area. Surrounded by three state parks, a state forest and having an outstanding city park system, avid hikers have many opportunities to enjoy their active exercise.
Listed below are the parks and forests surrounding Oregon, along with links to their location as well as park maps highlighting trails and other amenities.
LOWDEN-MILLER STATE FOREST
Located south of Oregon. Follow Daysville Road south from Route 64 … turn right on to Lowden Road at the south edge of Daysville … follow Lowden Road until W Nashua Road and make a right turn … several access points to the trails will be on your right as you travel along W Nashua Road.
LOWDEN STATE PARK
Located north of Oregon on the east side of the Rock River at 1411 N River Road. Lowden State Park is the home to Blackhawk – the Eternal Indian – created by sculptor Lorado Taft. There are several trails that pass through the woods as well as a trail along the Rock River in addition to having both a modern and a primitive camping area.
CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK
The entry to Castle Rock State Park is approximately five miles south of Oregon on Illinois Route 2. Castle Rock is noted for its scenic overlook of the Rock River on the east side of Route 2, as well as its enjoyable trails on the west side of Route 2.
WHITE PINES STATE PARK