Lowden State Park
1411 North River Rd.
Oregon, IL 61061
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Snow Sports, Walk, Water Sports
One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. Legend has it that Chief Black Hawk, as he left the area after the Black Hawk War, talked of the beauty of the area and admonished his captors to care for the land as he and his people had. Lowden State Park was established not only to care for the land but to allow visitors to share in the beauty as well. The park serves as a memorial to Gov. Frank O. Lowden, who served Illinois during World War I.