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    Jubilee College State Park is a 3,200-acre facility, located in Peoria County between the towns of Kickapoo and Brimfield, just off U.S. Route 150. It contains Jubilee College State Historic Site, a frontier Illinois college active from 1840 to 1862. This scenic area, with its rolling topography and meandering Jubilee Creek, offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

    Here you’ll enjoy beautiful wildflowers, Campgrounds, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian Trails, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking Trails, Hunting, Metal Detecting, Mountain Bike Trails, Picnicking, Snowmobile Trails and more.

    Jubilee College State Park Campground facilities, open from April 15th to November 1st, accommodate recreational vehicles or tents and include a shower building with flush toilets, a trailer dump station, graveled pads and grills, water hydrants and primitive toilets. Campsites are Class A electric and Class C with showers. Groups are welcome. Permits are required and can be obtained from site staff or campground host. Reservations can be made at ReserveAmerica.

    Winter Camping – In the main camping area, Coyote Cove loop is open to winter camping with Class B sites with electric and primitive privies. No running water is available. An equestrian camping area is located at the north end of the park.

    Picnicking – Several large picnic areas are located throughout Jubilee College State Park’s interior. Each area includes a shelter with electricity, picnic tables, charcoal grills, playground equipment, water hydrants and toilet facilities. Winter picnicking is permitted but some areas are closed. Most areas have electricity and water, but some do not. Call the park for updates on current facilities.

    Fishing – Limited fishing is available in Jubilee Creek and in two ponds, one of which is stocked yearly. Vehicular access is not available.

    Winter Sports – The rolling terrain provides an excellent opportunity for sledding and cross-country skiing. Several miles of trails are marked and groomed for skiing when the snowfall is sufficient. Snowmobiling is permitted on marked portions of equestrian trails during the daylight hours, when there is a 4-inch snow base.

    Jubilee College State Park Hunting – Approximately 2,900 acres are available for hunting. Hunters are required to register at either of the two check stations. Turkey hunting is bow and arrow only. Shotguns may be used for other game.

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    Attraction Facilities:
    • Campgrounds
    • Horse Trailer Parking
    • Picnic Sites
    • River
    • Trails
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    Attraction Activities:
    • Biking
    • Birding
    • Backpacking
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Geocaching
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Picnicking
  • Local Points of Interest
    Local RV Parks:

    Giant Goose Ranch, Canton Lakes Campground

    Local Restaurants:

    Rancho Nuevo, Canton Family Restaurant, Monical's Pizza, La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, Camino Real, Overseas Chinese Restaurant, Elm Street Cafe, China Inn Buffet, Dairy Dream, Italian Express, American Grille, Billy's Tap, Bistro 101

    Local Shopping:

    Hy-Vee Supermarket, Dollar General, County Market Pharmacy, Crow Hollow Boutique, Blessings Gift Shop, East Side Antiques, The Bloom Box, Triarc, Just Teaz'n Salon, It's All About Me Boutique Salon, VIP Nails & Spa

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