this camping spot was very quiet and secluded, just like I wanted, but at about midnight there were at least 3 bobcats snarling and growling near our tents and then they circled our tents, sniffing them. my friends and I were stuck in our tents for an hour waiting for the bobcats to walk off into the woods so we could run to our cars and go home.
we knew going in that this campground would probably be bad- over 90% of the spots were available. As we predicted- this was probably the worst campground we've ever been to. The bathrooms were disgusting, like probably not cleaned in years gross. There was not a level campsite available in the whole place- all had some gravel that had obviously not been maintained in several years. I would not stay here again- place is falling apart and is not maintained at all.
Excellent horse trails. Went with a group of around 8 people and it was beautiful! Well maintained.
Jubilee is a prairie conservation park so very few mature trees through out. Bathrooms clean, but shower house water smelled like sulfur.
This campground is our "go-to" when we need a last minute getaway from city life. Located outside of Peoria, Jubilee is far enough away from town that you get clear, start night skies.
The campsite has three main loops with RV pads and electric goo ups. We tent camp and majority for the sites also have plenty of room for one or two tents. There is also a fourth tent-only loop, which is all grass and technically "hike-in" but a very short hike depending on which site you pick. All loops have restrooms and a water spigot. There is a shower house near loop B, which is not bad. Could be cleaner, but gets the job done.
There is a decent trail system, which supports hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The trails are well maintained and most are used on regular basis.
The campground host is very friendly! If you are looking for food or supplies, the town of Kickapoo is not far, and Peoria is only a 15min drive, which offers Hy-Vee and an abundance of restaurants if you prefer not to cook over a campfire. Overall, Jubilee offers a nice camping option near Peoria, IL.
Our family had a day out there on our bikes and loved it!