- Natural Features- 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.
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.
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.
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 four-inch snow base.
Hunting- Approximately 1400 acres are available for hunting. Hunters are required to register at the check station. Deer and turkey hunting is bow and arrow only, although shotgun can be used for other game. Contact the park office for information and species, hunting times and dates.
Please help preserve our natural heritage for all to enjoy. Put all litter in the nearest trash receptacle. All pets must be on a 10-foot-or-less leash. Jubilee is a place for the co-existence of nature and recreation.
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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