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Castle Rock State Park

1365 W. Castle Road, Oregon, IL 61061
815-732-7329
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Oregon
Type: State Parks
Description: Named for a large sandstone butte along the Rock River, this park has no camping.
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Ashton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I go here often and always see something I haven't seen. If you are looking for beautiful nature scenic views, Castle Rock is a great place to go!

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Dixon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Castle Rock gives you a great view of the Rock River valley. In the spring you can get great views of eagles flying over the river and fishing. In the fall, the view of colors is great! You can also get some good exercise climbing to the top to the viewing platforms.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I took a day trip here-very nice park. We did a little hiking and a little fishing and enjoyed our drive along the river. Despite it being the first nice weekend of the year here in Illinois there were not very many other people here. Lots of places for a picnic and also passed a playground or... More

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Park City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I went there on Saturday September 21, 2013 and it was a sunny day and I walked the stairs and saw the Rock River and it was picturesque.

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Oregon, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

the climb up the stairs to the top of Castle Rock is a refreshing challenge and the view is extraordinary. The rock let you see north several miles to the islands in the Rock where the blue heron rockery comes alive every spring and the south view is several miles until the river curves to Dixon. Castle Rock park's trails... More

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Oregon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I go fishing here at the Rock River. Some of the places are quite nice. My family hikes and cross county skis there. I go fishing in the summer. Usually a very good time. It has a real nice outdoor bathroom on the boat launching area, and that is why I like to fish there. Too many times the parks... More

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Oregon, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a wonderful park to hike and picnic. The views are wonderful and the park itself is in great shape. They go to great trouble to keep it natural for all the sightseeing you can stand. Plenty of bird watching as well. There are some pavillions for covered picnics also. I think its one of the best kept secrets... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were passing by and saw the wildlife sightings, So we decide To try out our binocular's.. We saw many bird's and even a Eagle in action going for prey, But I could get the camera out in time then it almost when near our car windshield.. But a really nice place to vist.

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Elgin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Castle Rock Sate Park has a pull-off that is a scenic overview of the Rock River. The path is a short (no more than 5 mintues) hike up stairs to the beautiful view. This pull-off also leads to nice picnic areas with firepits/ grills along the river. The state park also includes "north trails" and "south trails" for hiking. We... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Castle Rock is a nice park for some day hiking. On the side of the park right by the Rock River, there are some stairs to climb for wonderful views of the Rock River. Down along the river is also a nice shady area with picnic tables. We didn't eat here, but I can imagine it would be a great... More

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