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Best Equestrian Sites Near Jacksonville, IL (9)

    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    1.

    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    49 Photos
    52 Saves
    Rochester, Illinois

    Welcome to Sangchris Lake State Park Campground, a gem near Rochester, IL. This spot is perfect for those who love a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground is known for its beautiful lakeside views and spacious sites, making it a favorite for many visitors.

    One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at most sites, which is a big plus for RV campers. The campground also offers clean restrooms and shower facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors often rave about the peaceful atmosphere and the well-maintained grounds. The sites are large and provide plenty of room between neighbors, giving you a sense of privacy. If you're into fishing, you'll love the easy access to the lake and the multiple public docks available. Some campers even have their own private docks, which is a real treat.

    The campground is open from April 1 to January 16, giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the changing seasons. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to do. From hiking and boating to simply enjoying the serene surroundings, Sangchris Lake State Park Campground has something for everyone.

    So pack your gear, bring your family or friends, and come experience the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful campground. You won't be disappointed!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Waverly Lake City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Waverly Lake City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Waverly Lake City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Waverly Lake City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Waverly Lake City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

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    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    10 Photos
    36 Saves
    Rochester, Illinois

    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground, near Rochester, IL, is a solid spot for those looking to unwind and enjoy some time outdoors. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping preferences. The park is open from April 1 to January 16, giving you plenty of opportunities to visit throughout the year.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, which, while not suitable for swimming, provides a serene backdrop and is great for fishing. The campground is divided into two main areas: Hickory Point, which is closer to the lake, and Deer Run, which is nestled in the woods. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, you might prefer one over the other.

    Visitors have noted that the sites are generally clean and well-maintained, with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and picnic tables available. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Firewood is available, though some have mentioned it can be a bit pricey, so you might want to bring your own.

    The bathrooms and showers are basic but functional. Some campers have mentioned that the showers require frequent button-pushing to keep the water running, but hey, it’s all part of the adventure, right? The camp hosts are known to be friendly and helpful, adding a nice touch to your stay.

    For those who enjoy hiking, the park offers several trails, though a few visitors have mentioned that some of the trails and bridges could use a bit of TLC. Despite this, the natural beauty of the area, with its trees, sunsets, and open skies, makes it a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

    So, if you're looking for a place to fish, camp, and just kick back, Sangchris Lake State Park Campground is worth checking out. Just remember to pack your sense of adventure and maybe a little extra firewood.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Siloam Springs State Park Campground

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    Siloam Springs State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    41 Photos
    47 Saves
    Liberty, Illinois

    Siloam Springs State Park Campground, near Clayton, IL, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has a bit of everything, from tent and RV sites to cozy cabins. It's open year-round, so whether you're into summer hikes or winter camping, you're covered.

    One of the standout features here is the Red Oak Backpacking Trail. It's a bit of a workout, especially at the start, but the views and varied terrain make it worth the effort. If you're into hiking, you'll also enjoy the Hoot Owl Trail. Both trails are well-marked and offer a mix of flat areas, valleys, and creeks. Perfect for a day of exploration.

    Fishing and boating are also big draws. The lake is stocked with trout, and you can rent kayaks, canoes, and boats right on-site. If you're more into relaxing by the water, the lake's a great spot for that too. And for those who like a bit of comfort, the campground has electric hookups, showers, and toilets.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, they might have to carry their own gear if you're hitting the trails! There's also a camp store nearby for any last-minute supplies, and an Amish store close by for ice and other amenities.

    Overall, Siloam Springs offers a peaceful, scenic getaway with plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just kicking back by the campfire, it's a spot that keeps folks coming back year after year.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Questing Hills Equestrian Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Questing Hills Equestrian Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

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    Questing Hills Equestrian Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    2 Saves
    Chandlerville, Illinois

    Questing Hills has 51 electric sites. A Class AA campground has 18 sites that have sewer drops and water hookups at the sites and an additional 64 class A sites. A new shower building is available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project
    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project
    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project
    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project
    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project
    Camper-submitted photo from McCully Heritage Project

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    McCully Heritage Project

    5 Reviews
    6 Photos
    45 Saves
    Kampsville, Illinois

    Pitch your tent in one of four widely spaced sites. Each site has enough room for multiple tents and includes a fire pit and picnic table. The sites are just a short walk from our shower/restroom facility. The fishing ponds are just a quarter mile walk from the campsites, and access to the numerous trails throughout our 940-acre property is directly from the campsites. While we have four designated sites, it is rare for all to be full, and likely that you'll be the only campers here most days. We are located in a very remote/rural part of Illinois in a county nestled between the Mississippi& Illinois Rivers, but only 75 miles north of downtown St. Louis. We have been included in John Shirle's"The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois."

    The McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville in beautiful and remote Calhoun County. We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Run Campground — Sangchris Lake State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Run Campground — Sangchris Lake State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Run Campground — Sangchris Lake State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseman's Park — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area

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    Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    2 Saves
    Augusta, Illinois

    Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area is an area of rolling hills with a meandering creek in western Illinois. The 772-acre site, including a 4-acre pond, is located in Schuyler County, 3 miles east of Augusta north of Route 101. Mrs. Gertrude K. Allen presented a deed for about 500 acres of what is now Weinberg-King SFWA land to the State of Illinois in May 1968. An additional 295 acres were later purchased by the Department of Natural Resources to expand the site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $18 / night


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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Jacksonville, IL is Sangchris Lake State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 18 reviews.

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