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Castle Rock State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Oregon
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Owner description: Named for a large sandstone butte along the Rock River, this park has no camping.
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Anyone with kids would like this. It is very beautiful.

Thank Jill C
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

What a great place, Ogle County has 3 wonderful state parks within 15 minutes of each other.
Anyone could spend an entire week hiking, fishing, hunting in these parks and never see all of them. Castle Rock has a long history in the county and a hiding place of bandits in the mid 1800's. Bandits hide in the rocks and hills, and robbed passers by from Dixon to Oregon. Castle Rock park exist mostly west of Hwy 2. Most of that area has been undisturbed for over 100 years. The heavily wooded, valleys, make much of it a tough hike, but to the true hiker, it can be paradise. When you are done there, take a 10 minute drive north to Lowden State Park, where Blackhawk statue stands over the rock river, or head west 10 miles to White Pines State park, and drive thru the water crossings, hike the only vigin stand of White Pine Trees east of the Mississippi. All in all, hiking is your thing or just sitting by a quiet stream, Ogle County parks are a wonderful weekend stay.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We enjoyed a winter hike there this year. The trails were well maintained.

Thank Ohioillinois
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

we went here for a hike and to take some senior pictures. the place wasnt crowded and the trails were an easy hike.

Thank piplinerswife
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

By the pictures and descriptions of this park, I thought it would be similar to Starved Rock with rocky areas and canyons. The parts of it we saw were not like that at all, it was a pretty standard state park with several ok trails. Some did have hills in them, but were in a forest area on top of the sandstone rocks. It is in a nice location next to the Rock River, but there are several other parks in this area which we will be checking out next time we are in the area.

1  Thank chicagodono
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