Jubilee College State Park RV & Campground Guide

Illinois

Located between the towns of Brimfield and Kickapoo, Jubilee College State Park is a 3,200-acre multi-use area in Peoria County, Illinois. This park contains the Jubilee College State Historic Site, which was the home of the former Illinois college from 1840 to 1862. Along with the rolling Jubilee Creek, the park provides a scenic view of the local landscape. From horseback riding to camping, there are plenty of recreational opportunities here. If you are planning to visit Jubilee College State Park, be aware that the temperatures do vary throughout the year. You can expect the temperatures to dip down to the low 20s in the winter and reach a high in the 80s for the summer. 

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Weather
Spring 41-63 F
Summer 66-87 F
Fall 44-64 F
Winter 20-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jubilee College State Park

With an RV rental from RVshare, you can escape into nature at Jubilee College State Park. At this location, you will find plenty of places to park your rig and enjoy the solitude of nature. 

An RV rental is a great way to hit the open road. From luxury motorhomes to campervans, you can find a large selection of RV rentals from RVshare throughout the Peoria area. After you have selected your vehicle, RVshare continues to support you along the way through benefits like 24/7 roadside assistance and nationwide insurance. 

Carl Spindler Campground

This 15-acre campground is located along the banks of the Illinois River. There are 78 campsites that offer full hookups. The Carl Spindler Campground provides plenty of recreational options, including boating, hiking, and swimming. This spot is also known for its proximity to the local restaurants and shopping centers. The daily rate is $27.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station and laundry facilities

Mount Hawley Mobile Home Park

If you are looking for plenty of shade and space in Peoria, then this urban RV park would make an excellent choice for your vacation. This campground has been in operation for more than 45 years. It is close to all the attractions, restaurants, and stores in Peoria. Mount Hawley Mobile Home Park is one of the few campgrounds that remains open throughout the year. This mobile home park offers both rates for short-term and permanent residents.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: On-site manager

Galesburg East Campground

Galesburg East Campground is another quiet RV park located in the Peoria area. There are plenty of amenities at this campground, including a swimming pool, playground, and game room. The owners live on the property, and they are welcoming to all guests. If you want to relax at the end of the day, there is a little pond that makes a great place to catch a sunset. For those who want to spend the night, this park's daily rates range from $34 to $38.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Laundry facilities and clubhouse

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What to Do at
Jubilee College State Park

Inside Jubilee College State Park

With over 40 miles of trails, you will find plenty of recreational options at Jubilee College State Park. This park winds through the prairies, woodlands, hills, and ravines. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and camping are some of the most popular activities at this spot. 

Outside Jubilee College State Park

Jubilee College State Park is located near Peoria. This town is the perfect place to find a campground or restaurant. If you are looking for a few entertainment options, then you will not be disappointed in Peoria. 

Restaurants

Alexander's Steakhouse

For a unique experience at a steakhouse, you will want to head over to Alexander's Steakhouse. You can select your own cut of meat from the cold locker and cook it over a live charcoal grill. There are 12 different cuts, such as ribeye, filet, or top sirloin. In addition to the red meat, this steakhouse has other menu items, including lobster, chicken, and fish.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 100 Alexander Ave, Peoria, IL 61603

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe

This casual riverfront cafe and bar offers eclectic live music with a hip atmosphere. The Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe has a wide selection of menu items. They serve lunch and dinner. Many of the selections have a distinctive Cajun flair. You might want to try the shrimp with sweet biscuits or the gumbo.

Type: Southern

Location: 305 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602

Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

Located in a converted rail depot, this casual pub offers plenty of tasty barbeque meals. If you want to sample some of the local beers and wines, the Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern is the right spot for you. Throughout the year, they even tap seasonal beers for their patrons. For the menu items, you will not want to miss the specialties, such as pulled pork or St. Louis ribs.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602

Shopping

Haddad's Market

This local grocery store has been serving the Peoria area for over a century. This fully operational store offers grocery, meat, deli, and produce items. You can even find household items too. Haddad's prides themselves on making everything fresh and delicious. There are many high-quality items at this boutique grocery store.

Location: 2407 W Rohmann Ave, West Peoria, IL 61604

Schnucks Peoria

Schnucks is another great grocery store in Peoria. From grocery to produce, they also offer a large selection of items for your trip. You can stop by the deli to pick up a sandwich or grab some food from the salad bar. This grocery store even has a coffee bar for you to enjoy after a day of shopping.

Location: 4800 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614

Kroger

If you are looking to stock up your rig, then you should make a trip to Kroger. This supermarket has plenty of produce, grocery, meats, dairy, and seafood choices. You can also visit the bakery and deli departments to pick up some goods for a picnic. In addition to that, Kroger does have health and beauty products.

Location: 9219 N Lindbergh Dr, Peoria, IL 61615

Sightseeing

Peoria Riverfront Museum

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is located in the downtown area of Peoria, and it has exhibits on history, art, and science. The museum features a collection of over 15,000 items. You can also visit the popular planetarium and theater with a giant screen. Throughout the year, the museum offers educational classes and public outreach programs.

Location: 222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602

Hazel & Bill Rutherford Wildlife Prairie Park

This park is officially known as the Hazel & Bill Rutherford Wildlife Prairie Park, and it is located about 10 miles west of Peoria. At the park, you can find animals that are native to the Illinois area. Wildlife Prairie Park covers over 1,800 acres, and it is home to 60 different species and over 150 animals.

Location: 3826 N Taylor Rd, Hanna City, IL 61536

RiverFront

If you want to see Peoria's downtown area, you will want to visit the RiverFront. There are several restaurants, shops, and art galleries at this location. This spot is located in the oldest part of the city. Along with these attractions, you can also visit the RiverFront Marketplace. 

Location: 212 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602

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How to Get to
Jubilee College State Park

You can reach Jubilee College State Park from I-74. From the east, you will want to take exit 75 at Brimfield and turn left on U.S. Route 150. You will drive for 4 miles down the road. The park entrance will be on the left. Those traveling westbound should take exit 82 and head right towards Kickapoo. You will make a left onto U.S. Route 150 and drive for 4 miles. The park entrance will be on your right. 

Entering Jubilee College State Park

Jubilee College State Park is open throughout the day. However, if you are not camping, you must leave an hour after sunset. 

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Jubilee College State Park is a great place to visit with your RV. When you book with RVshare, you can have a relaxing trip. You never have to worry about those vacation hassles, such as booking a hotel room. There are plenty of RV rental options at RVshare. While you are on the road, please keep us updated about your adventures. You can send us your trip reports to [email protected] Don't forget to tag us on social media. We might even feature your story or pictures on our blog.