Lowden State Park, IL

With one of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River Lowden Memorial State Park has a lot to offer. Located on a bluff over looking the Rock River just north of Oregon IL, it is home to the Black Hawk (Eternal Indian)Statue which is the second tallest monolithic statue in the world...

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Description

With one of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River Lowden Memorial State Park has a lot to offer. Located on a bluff over looking the Rock River just north of Oregon IL, it is home to the Black Hawk (Eternal Indian)Statue which is the second tallest monolithic statue in the world. The park was establish in 1945 to serves as a memorial to Gov. Frank O. Lowden, who served Illinois during World War I. Lowden State Park has many great activities to offer. Wheather you want to camp, hike fish or hunt, Lowden offers many great outdoor activities for all ages.

Lowden State Park has a lot to offer throughout the seasons. From the wild flowers in the spring to the beautiful colors that paint the Rock River valley in the fall. Come to Lowden State Park for your next adventure, you won't be disappointed.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ball Field
  • Baseball/Softball Fld
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Difficult
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • River/Stream
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
  • Walking
  • Water, Drinking
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Canoeing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Canoe Rental
  • Dining
  • Jet Skiing
  • Powerboating
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Shopping
  • Skiing - Water
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Car Rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Church
  • Dock, Boat
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Musical Performances
  • Nature Center
  • Newspapers
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
  • Trails, Equestrian
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Area attraction
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Mall
  • Propane
Alerts and Important Information
  • 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.
  • Speical camping rate reductions apply to Illinois resident only
  • The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through Septempber 30 is 14 days in any 30 day period.
  • Main park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
  • All pets must be on a leash: Pets owners are responsible for the animal's waste and must dispose of it properly.
  • Groups of 25 or more are required to registe in advance with the park office.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 815-732-6828
  • Pets & cooking are not allowed in the cabin.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Lowden State Park
    1411 NORTH RIVER ROAD
    OREGON  IL  61061

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (815)732-6828