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Jubilee College State Park
JUBILEE COLLEGE STATE PARK
JUBILEE COLLEGE STATE PARK
13921 W. Route 150
Brimfield, Illinois   61517

Phone: 309-446-3758
Reservations: 309-446-3758
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Jubilee College State Park

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. This scenic area, with its rolling topography and meandering Jubilee Creek, offers various outdoor recreational opportunities.
Nature of the Area
Jubilee is situated in the Illinoisan drift-plain, and is deeply eroded into many complex valley systems, from near-level ridgetops and floodplains to steep slope ravines. Bedrock exposures are numerous and include shale, sandstone, limestone and coal. The highest elevation is 660 feet. The topography and Jubilee Creek constitute an aesthetically pleasing environment for outdoor recreation activities, and provide habitat for numerous wildlife and fish species. Visitors may see deer, rabbits, squirrel, fox, coyote and raccoon throughout the forests, while the creek may offer glimpses of mink, muskrat and beaver.

Over 160 species of birds are present, and wild turkeys, stocked in 1988, call Jubilee home.

Jubilee Creek is a tributary to Kickapoo Creek that passes through the park from northwest to southeast. It is characterized by deep pools and fast riffles. The average width is 40 feet and average depth is four inches. Fish species of interest to anglers include smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish and carp. Swimming is prohibited in the creek.
History of the Area
Named Jubilee College by its founder, Episcopal Bishop Philander Chase in 1839, in expression of his thankfulness and joy, the college was one of the earliest educational enterprises in Illinois. Through a series of misfortunes climaxed by the Bishop's death, the college closed in 1862. In 1933 the college and grounds, consisting of 93 acres, were presented to the state of Illinois. Since that time the Department of Natural Resources increased the acreage to 3,200. The college building, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, has been restored to its original appearance and is under the management of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Contact the site for information at: Jubilee College State Historic Site, 11817 Jubilee College Rd., Brimfield, IL 61517, 309.243.9489, E-Mail

The park continues to flourish with the development of a new campground, day-use facilities, along with an entrance road and interior roads that now link the park and the college area.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
CampingElectric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Campground facilities, open from April 15 to November 1, 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 ($15.00) and Class C ($8.00) w/showers. Groups are welcome. Permits are required and can be obtained from the site staff or campground host. Reservations are no longer being accepted.

Winter Camping:

In the main camping area, Coyote Cove loop is open with Class B sites with electric, and primitive privies. No running water is available.
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Picnicking
Several large picnic areas are located throughout the 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.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 29 Mountain Bike Only Trails - NOT by Paul
Someone posted that the park has Mountain Bike Only Trails, this is not true all trails in the park are multi-use for all users.
September 6 Equine Park Trails by Sherrykup
I had a wonderful weekend at Jubilee, many trails to ride, we rode 3 hours easily our first afternoon. A lot of nice horse people all campers were friendly and many asked if we wanted to join them for a group ride. We did on our second day and rode for nearly 4 hours it was so enjoyable! We Will go back as much as possible!
June 28 Aweosme Park
they do have electric at the campgrounds, unless you camp at the primitive sites. They also have water at the majority of the pavillions and great shower facilities. By far one of the greatest parks in Central Il for Trail running, hiking,biking and horseback.
April 26 Call first if trails are open!
There are tons of horse trails, mostly unmarked so a gps may be helpful. You need to call first to make sure the equestrian campground/trails are open. They were closed the majority of last year due to rain. Campground has no electric, not sure why someone would think it is better than the other campgrounds.
October 23 great place to ride your horse by Norm F.
I had a great time riding the trails here.I wish I lived closer to the park. I would ride every day
February 28 my favorite plave to camp 100% for shure by october 17
theres plenty to do there good fishing (as of the last time i was there) exelent campgrounds and plenty of room for great hiking
December 2 Spend Time Here! by Ben
Jubilee State Park has an excellent network of mountain bike only trails which are well maintained by PAMBA - the Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association. It also has a huge network of equestrian and hiking trails. The park is actually huge and there are lots of areas to explore. There are well maintained if somewhat horse - overused trails throughout the whole park. The campground is nice, but the horse campground is even nicer.


Area Campgrounds

Mt. Hawley RV Park
8327 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL


Carl Spindler Marina and Campground
3701 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL
309-699-5615


MillPoint Park
310 Ash Lane
East Peoria, IL
309-231-6497


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Starved Rock Lodge Conference Center - Oglesby, ILHotels/Motels
Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge, Cabins and Starved Rock Inn. The historic Lodge has 69 guest rooms, which include three bay-window rooms, plus cabins nestled in the woods. Fireplaces can be found in four of the eight sunset cabins near the pool area...
Web Site: starvedrocklodge.com/
53.7 miles from park*
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Directions
Jubilee College State Park can be reached from I-74.Eastbound: Brimfield Exit #75, left to US Rte 150. Then turn right on US Rte 150 and go 4 miles to park entrance on left.

Westbound: Kickapoo-Edwards Exit #82, right 1.5 miles to Kickapoo. Then left onto US Rte 150 for 4 miles to park entrance on right.

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