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Rock Cut State Park - Closed until further notice


March 15, 2020: "Effective immediately, all IDNR-owned properties are closed to the public to help stem the spread of COVID-19. All scheduled events on state property are effectively cancelled; patrons are encouraged to call IDNR’s Parks administrative line Monday through Friday at 217-782-6752 with questions."

The closures in the Stateline includes Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County as well as Lowden State Park and Castle Rock State Park, both in Ogle County.

Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes that set off the park's 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 50-acre Olson Lake is especially for swimmers. Fishing, boat launches, restored prairie and birdwatching, hiking, extensive campgrounds, paddleboat and canoe rental, horse and bike trails, cross-country ski trails and concessions.

  • Directions: The park is accessible from Highway 173, at the north entrance and Harlem Road at the south entrance. Travelers using Interstate 90 should take exit at Highway 173.
  • Hours: April-October 6:00am-10:00pm | November-March 8:00am-5:00pm | Food/Beverage Service: May-October
Attraction Amenities
  • Handicap Accessibility:
  • Parking - Free:
  • Pets Allowed:
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Rates & Reservations
  • Admission Free:
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  • Rental Canoes: