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About Adeline Jay-Geo Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
No Alcohol
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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Water Hookups
Adeline Jay-Geo Karis Illinois Beach State Park is located in Illinois
42.4265 N
-87.8048 W
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3 Reviews of Adeline Jay-Geo Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Great Spot Right on Lake Michigan

About an hour north of Chicago, this made for a great stop on our way to Mackinac Island. This would be a fine destination in itself. In early October the trees are awash with color and the weather was still a reasonable chill. Bathrooms were clean. Campground was quiet. Sites were not private, but are backed by beautiful trees. Several minute stroll landed us on the shore. But do beware the mosquitoes!

Great quick escape from the city

Came for a 1-night camping trip from Chicago. The drive was about an hour. Very beautiful and diverse trails: beach, dunes, forest, prairie and wetlands. The trails are quite overgrown— we lost the trail several times— but very beautiful and not as crowded as the beach. It’s not the most secluded park (cars, trains and planes were very audible all night), and the campsites are well-sized but not very private, but it’s great to have a place like this just an hour from the city. Campsites have electrical outlets, water spigots nearby, bathrooms with running water (bring your own soap), firewood and ice available for purchase.

First to Review

Easy access to the beach, great sites and was very quiet. My only complaint is that there wasn’t any soap or sanitizer in the bathrooms.