Top 25 Pere Marquette State Park, IL RV Rentals and Motorhome Rentals

RV Rental Pere Marquette State Park

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Discover Pere Marquette State Park

Pere Marquette State Park is an outdoor playground set on the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Whether you're paddling on the river, admiring the fiery fall foliage, or marveling at hundreds of migrating bald eagles, Pere Marquette State Park promises outdoor adventures for the whole family. The park occupies more than 8,000 acres and features a patchwork of hiking trails, hunting grounds, and picnic sites.

On the banks of the Illinois River, historic Pere Marquette Lodge is a handsome building constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. You're welcome to warm up by the enormous 50-foot-high fireplace, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, and sip moscato at the winery. Want to escape to the forest? Book an RV in Jersey County and you can sleep under the stars at Pere Marquette State Park.

Getting Outdoors

Scenic trails wind through Pere Marquette State Park and are fantastic for stretching your legs. As you hike, watch for deer, hummingbirds, lizards, and other wildlife. The park also rents one-speed cruisers that are great for cruising along the 20-mile Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail. If you don't want to work up a sweat, the Scenic Drive takes you deep into the park and past a handful of lookouts. On the banks of the river, a marina makes it easy to launch a boat and cast a line for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Thrillseekers love gearing up and exploring the rock climbing routes within Pere Marquette State Park.

Housed within Pere Marquette Lodge, the restaurant serves authentic American cuisine, including a legendary fried chicken dish. The enormous timber beams and limestone walls create a cozy and rustic atmosphere. Also located within the lodge, Mary Michelle Winery pours local, award-winning wines that are perfect for sipping around the campfire. The adjacent visitors' center features educational exhibits on the local history of the park, as well as unique flora and fauna.

Pere Marquette State Park hosts dozens of events and activities throughout the year, ranging from bird walks and bonfires to Sunday brunches and horse-drawn trolley rides. Every winter, birders flock to watch the annual bald eagle migration. Fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit the park, when the trees explode in a sea of reds, yellows, oranges, and golds. In spring, Pere Marquette is blanketed in a carpet of colorful wildflowers. Spring also sees morel mushrooms pop up throughout the park. They're delicious when breaded and fried in butter. Hunters will jump at the chance to target deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, coyote, and waterfowl in the park's 5,000 acres of public hunting grounds.

Camping at Pere Marquette State Park

The Pere Marquette State Park Campground enjoys a picturesque setting under a canopy of mature trees. Choose from around 80 Class A sites with electrical hookups and access to modern bathroom blocks with flush toilets and hot showers. A sanitary dump station caters to RV rentals with services onboard. Like most state park RV campgrounds, sites here feature picnic tables and grills for enjoying your meals outdoors.

Some sites are available to reserve online, while others are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There's also a Class B tent camping area if you need extra space. Dogs are welcome when RV camping at Pere Marquette State Park, so rent a pet-friendly motorhome and bring along the whole family on your trip. The largest sites can accommodate RVs of up to 60 feet in length, making Pere Marquette State Park a good option for big rigs. If you need more space, try the St. Louis N.E./I-270/Granite City KOA.

Exploring the Area

RV camping at Pere Marquette State Park provides a fantastic base for exploring the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, which hugs the banks of the Mississippi and stretches across ten states. You'll love exploring charming riverside towns like Alton, where you can shop for treasures on Antique Row, visit Lewis & Clark historic sites, and stroll around the blufftop Christian Hill Historic District.

Fuel, snacks, and other motorhome camping supplies can be found in the town of Grafton. It's a short ten-minute drive from the campground and offers a good selection of cafes and diners. Further south, St. Louis is home to attractions like the Gateway Arch and Six Flags. Baseball buffs will jump at the chance to watch the St. Louis Cardinals hit home runs at Busch Stadium. St. Louis also offers a huge selection of RV rentals near Pere Marquette State Park, making the city a fantastic place to kick off a Midwest road trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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