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Castle Rock State Park, IL

Castle 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, ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 18 2015   Later Dates

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  • Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.
  • A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 815-732-7329
  • The site offers primitive canoe/boat in camping. Camper must access the campsites by water. Reservations are not accepted. Two picnic shelters can be reserved for a fee. The Old Orchard Picnic Area is limited to 100 people. The Valley View Picnic Area is limited to 75 people. The shelter reservations are non-refundable. The picnic areas and trails close at sunset.
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    Old Orchard Shelter 100 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Valley View Shelter 75
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Castle 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.

    Booking Window
    Sat Oct 25 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Auto Touring/Scenic Rtes
    • Ball Field
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoeing
    • Dock, Boat
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Geological Formations
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Hunting
    • Interpretive Trail
    • Jet Skiing
    • Jogging/Running
    • Kiosk
    • Paddle Boating
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Powerboating
    • Ranger Station
    • River/Stream
    • Shelters
    • Sightseeing
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Net
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Area attraction
    • Cabins
    • Canoe Rental
    • Church
    • Cultural Activities
    • Cultural sites / Exhibtits
    • Dining
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Grocery Store
    • Historic Sites
    • Historical Areas/Struct.
    • Horse Rentals
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hospital
    • Kayak Rentals
    • Kennel
    • Laundry
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Recycling Station
    • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
    • Restaurant
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Town
    • Trails, Equestrian
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Art & Museum
    • Putt-Putt Course
    • Putt-putt
    • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation


    Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

    Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

    No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

    SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.
    Shelter Rentals: Shelter rentals are for day use only, not overnight stays.

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Shelter $25.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Shelter $25.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Shelter $25.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Shelter $25.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.97167, -89.38417
    41°58'18"N, 89°23'3"W

    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.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Castle Rock State Park
    1365 W. Castle Rd
    Oregon  IL  61061

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (815)732-7329
    Additional Information