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“Nice area, lot's of mosquitos but great staircase”
Review of Lowden State Park

Lowden State Park
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Oregon
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Owner description: Best known as home to the statue "Eternal Indian," this park is set on high bluffs along the Rock River.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went over the 4th of July weekend and although weather was nice we definately broke a sweat going up and down the staircase. We went to go see the Black Hawk statue which was very cool! It's huge and a cool place to take pictures for people like us that were visiting from out of state. We went with the intention to see Black Hawk and get a good workout while on vacation since there is a staircase from the statue to the water. We drove up to the statue and took the stairs down, 201 stairs so it was a feat but not necessarily a work out per say so once we got down we walked along the path next to the water and unfortunately very quickly had to turn around because we were walking amongst tons of mosquito clouds so it made this walk/hike very unenjoyable. We went back up the stairs and called it a day. Great visit but perhaps our work out intentions were misaligned, the staircase is really not that big of a challenge if you normally exercise. We would have hit it twice for more of a workout BUT the stairs are really steep and were actually a bit too hard on my knees so FYI not something you can do quickly (run up/down) or if you have knee problems.

Thank TravelAround24
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful statue that is in need of repair & makes you proud to be from IL! There will be a lady there seeking donations so be sure to give a buck or two.

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

It's a nice view, I took my kids here for a picnic lunch. The statue is the highlight of the park,along with the view of the Rock river.There is not to many for hiking, but there are other state parks close by with more activities and trails. It is good place to go for day trip.

1  Thank Drasho
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The park is so nice I wish we had more time to stay and camp.
WE did see the Chief Statue .. Which was amazing...
and the View also......
Thanks..

Thank Jpfaith
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Fall is the best time to see this park. The Blackhawk statue is fun to drive up to and get out to see. But in the fall to look down the river valley at all of the changing leaves is just picture perfect.

1  Thank Kev521
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