Pere Marquette State Park Campground Illinois

13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, Illinois 62037
618 786-3323
Lat / Long:

39.01806, -90.54

Pere Marquette State Park Campground is in a nice wooded area and has 87 single-family campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. All campsites have electric hookups except the 7 tents sites. The campground has flush toilets, hot showers, a dumpstation and playground. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. Group camping is also available.

Pere Marquette State Park – Area Recreation

The 8,000-acre park in Jersey County famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors. You can also spot the bald eagle during the winter months. The park offers spectacular views of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs. Other outdoor recreation includes horseback riding, camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking and boating.

Horseshoe Lake State Park is about is 40 miles away and has 25 campsites.

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Best Campsites

26, 27, 77, 79

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Year Round



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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Marina
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

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  1. Donna Davis says:

    I made a reservation for campsite #74 for July 12-15 because my niece is getting married at the Lodge that weekend. I just went and visited the campground today and was appalled at the conditions there. There is absolutely no privacy or separation between campsites. The one that I reserved, has no level ground or gravel where you are supposed to back the camper into. It is at a 30° grade uphill, and has a huge dip in the middle. There is NO WAY anyone could back a camper in there and have it be leveled. You would need a stack of wood 3 ft high on your front stabilizer Jacks in order for it to be level. How they can even have this on the website to rent is beyond me. I cancelled my reservation and lost money, for a campsite that shouldn’t even be listed as a rentable space on Reserve America. I am very angry and thank GOD I went and saw it beforehand, because we would have been screwed had we shown up July 12th, and realized this site wasn’t even feasible to back a camper into. The picnic table was next to the picnic table for the next site over. This is one of the WORST campgrounds I have ever been to.

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