White Pines is approximately 90 miles west of Chicago off of Route 64, near Oregon, IL. (Click here for to see a map and get directions)
The park is....
30 miles southwest of Rockford
10 miles north of Dixon
100 miles north of Bloomington
80 miles northwest of the Quad Cities
There is no swimming in the White Pines State Park, just creeks for fishing. Within minutes there are several places such as Oregon's Nash Recreation Center (indoor olympic sized pool & hot tub), Lake LaDonna (outdoor spring-fed lake and white sand beach), and several outdoor city pools. More information on area swimming is available at www.bwcvb.com, the local tourism website.