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

Lowden Miller 2Located 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.

Forest Map
Forest Website

 

 

LOWDEN STATE PARK

Located north of Oregon on the east side of the Rock River at 1411 N River Road.  Lowden State Lowden 3Park 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.

Park Map
Park Website

 

 

CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK

The entry to Castle Rock State Park is approximately five miles south of Oregon on Illinois Route 2. Castle Rock 1Castle 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.

Park Map
Park Website

 

 

 

WHITE PINES STATE PARK

Located five miles west of Oregon on Pines Road, White Pines State Park offers a lodge with dining,White Pines 3 cabins that can be rented, a stocked trout stream, a camping area and a scenic trail system.

Park Map
Park Website