Lowden State Park, Oregon, IL 61061

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Posted: June 18, 2016

Category: Illinois, North America, United States, View All

1411 North River Road
Oregon, IL 61061
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At river level coming out of the cliff. Directly beneath the statue of Chief Blackhawk.

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  1. Gabi says:

    Has anyone tried this water? Is it well water?

  2. Michelle Chambers says:

    Just visited this spring. It is almost 40 minutes from our home. We were a bit disappointed because there is quite the hike getting to the spring. You have to decend 7 flights of stairs to get to river level. You then follow a trail quite a ways to get to the spring. We filled our water bottles and headed back down the trail and back up the 7 flights o stairs. Pretty much drank the water from our water bottles after climbing all those stairs. We would never be able to fill jugs with water to take home. Very nice state park though. We took pictures.

  3. Cheryl Wash says:

    We live on a lake near Oregon Il. It is called lost lake. We’ve been told that the lake was a small spring fed pond. In the 70’s, a developer came through purchased some farm land. The farm land was flooded to create a 90 acre lake. Is there a way to find the spring in the lake and can the source move as the earth shifts?

  4. Andrea says:

    This spring is called Ganymede Spring. It comes from the rock and flows through a short (1 foot?) pipe for easier collecting. Pure, beautifully tasteful water from the Earth. You have to walk down 204 steps and down a short trail along the river to access the spring from land, and then back up the steps afterwards, so prepare to only bring containers you can carry up that many stairs. A very sacred space.

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