White Pelican Canoe & Kayak Rental - Oregon, IL

10/3: The Rock River is in flood stage, so we won't be running river trips until further notice. Please see this graph to check on water levels. We don't operate in any action/flood stage. Stay safe! Thanks :)

White Pelican, Inc  815-263-4088

Offering canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, tube, and bike rentals on the beautiful Rock River in Oregon, IL



Lowden State Park is a unique park located in Oregon, IL and has 4 miles of hiking trails.  In the late 1800's, Lowden State Park was the home of the Eagles Nest Art Colony, where a group of well-known artists from the University of Chicago and the area worked on their peices.  One of the artworks that is available for viewing is the Eternal Indian, built in 1908 by Loredo Taft.  The sculpture is on a 90 ft. bluff overlooking the river, and stands about 50 ft. tall.  One hike takes visitors to Ganymede's Spring, the spring that was used by the art colony for drinking, cooking, and even their swimming pools.  The spring originates in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.  Please see below for directions and trail maps.

 Lowden State Park Additional Information

Lowden State Park is within a 5 minute drive or approximately 45 minute walk of White Pelican.  Please click on the map for directions.