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Castle Rock State Park, IL
DescriptionCastle Rock State park is located 3.5 miles south of Oregon, Il on IL Hwy 2. The park site on the west bank of the Rock River. 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 , gives the park its name. The Castle Rock is set in a large sandstone butte situated between the Rock River and Il Hwy 2. The rock is St. Peter sandstone. There are only a few places in Illinois where St. Peters sandstone comes to the surface, even though it underlies most of the state. There are three picnic areas in the park withshelters, tables, grills, toilets and drinking water. There are also scattered picnic tables in areas along the river. Two of the picnic shelters may be reserved with a fee. There are 7 miles of trails for hiking and x-country skiing that ofer the opportunity to view wildlife and scenic views. All fishing at the site is in the Rock River. The park offers 1 1/2 mi of bank fishing area. A boat ramp is also available. Boat size is limited due to the varying depth of the river. The only camping facility at Castle Rock is a small primitive caone/boat in camp area. All camper's must access the area by water. Reservations are not accepted. No drinking water is available. The park does offer limited hunting programs for squirrel, turkey and deer hunting.
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The park is located 3.5 miles south of Oregon, IL on Il Hwy 2. Interstate 88 and Interstate 39 are 15 miles away.Going east or west on I-88 take IL Hwy 26 north at the Dixon IL exit, From Dixon, IL take Hwy 2 north 12 miles to Castle Rock State Park. Going north on I-39 take Il Hwy 64 west to Oregon, IL, then take Il Hwy 2 south 3.5 miles south to Castle Rock.
Mailing Address:Castle Rock State Park
1365 W. Castle Rd
Oregon IL 61061
Phone Number:Project Office:(815)732-7329