Lowden Miller State Forest, Oregon

Directions: Lowden-Miller State Forest is located along the eastern shoreline of the Rock River, 4 miles south of IL Hwy 64 at Oregon, IL.
 
If traveling east from the Chicago area, take I-90 to Rockford. At Rockford, take I-39 south 20 miles to IL Hwy 64 and take Hwy 64 west 15 miles to Oregon. At first stop light, turn left on Daysville Rd., go 2 miles and turn right on Lowden Rd. Go 1 mile, then turn right on Nashua Rd. to State Forest.
 
If traveling west on I-88 take Exit 97 at Rochelle, IL. Take I-39 north 7 miles to Hwy 64, Exit 104 and go west on Hwy 64 for 15 miles to Oregon. Follow the above directions from IL Hwy 64 and Daysville Rd. to the State Forest.
 
If traveling on Hwy 26 south of Dixon, IL, take IL Hwy 26 north into Dixon. In Dixon take IL Hwy 2 north for 15 miles into Oregon, IL. In Oregon take IL Hwy 64 east across Rock River. At stop lights of Hwy 64 and Daysville Rd, follow above directions on Daysville Rd.
 
If traveling east on I-88 west of Dixon, IL, take exit at Dixon on Il Hwy 26 north. In Dixon take IL Rt 2 north for 15 miles to Oregon. In Oregon take IL Hwy 64 across Rock River. At stop lights of Hwy 64 and Daysville Rd, follow above directions to the State Forest.

Trail Information: http://dnr.state.il.us/Lands/landmgt/parks/R1/LOWDENMI.HTM
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Miscellaneous Information: Nestled in the Rock River Valley, just 3 miles south of the town of Oregon, lies a 2,291-acre wooded area that is one of Ogle County's most beautiful and historic sites. Its scenic qualities come from 120-foot bluffs along 3.5 miles of riverfront forested with hardwood and pine trees. Lowden-Miller State Forest has approximately 22 miles of maintained trails available.

Mark Nehrkorn