Standard (tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Illinois Beach State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Illinois Beach State Park is located in Illinois
Latitude
42.434 N
Longitude
-87.807 W
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39 Reviews of Illinois Beach State Park
Always a great choice

We visited this fall and were happy. I always forget that the sites in the 340’s are awesome. There was some flooding but it didn’t effect our trip.

Large sites, nice showers and beautiful Lake Michigan!

The sites are large and nice. There are some sites that aren't very level so you do need to check that out if you're in a larger rv. We had the beach mostly to ourselves. We camped from Monday to Thursday after school had started back. We will be returning to this campground. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The only down side we found was the limited shower and toilet facilities for such a large campground. We didn't have any trouble because of the time we were camping but it would be a problem if the campground was pretty full.

No privacy

I enjoy Illinois beach state park for a quick getaway. It’s a great spot to cook out and have a beer. However it is generally loud, with no vegetation between you and your neighbor. It’s not an ideal spot to connect with nature. The beach is pretty but it’s more interesting to look at the derelict old buildings and nearby out of use nuclear power plant.

It’s a state campground

Stayed in spot 275. Nice big spot with shade. We have a 36 ft 5th wheel with slide outs on both sides. Remember no sewer and water. They have a dump station on the way out.

Pretty!

This campsite was very pretty. The beach was nice and they are doing construction to make it even better. The bathrooms were rough at night but clean and smelled amazing in the morning!

Right on Lake Michigan

Maintained campground, sites aren’t very secluded. Easy access to the beach.

Really neat place

Fun activities for all skill levels or just sit back and relax

Camping Near Chicago

My wife and I have stayed at this park several times in the past two years. The lake is the main attraction. The park doesn't offer much in the way of hiking or additional activities other than hanging out by the water or your site.

The swimming portion of the beach is rather narrow, and doesn't offer much in terms of space to lounge. The rest of the shoreline is covered in rocks to prevent erosion.

The sites don't offer much privacy. The camping areas are rather open and exposed. There are few trees dividing the spaces, so the camping experience can feel a bit more communal than most.

If you are biking in, expect a lot of sidelong glances. This is camper territory. No hiker/biker sites. The showers are free, however.

Relaxing, Flexible

My boyfriend and I stayed a few days on the weekend at the campground here 3 different times this past Summer. Each time was just as enjoyable as the last. The staff are super friendly & welcoming & the beach is always a plus for us. However, I only recommend you visit the beach in mid July or later because the water is unbearably cold when Summer is just starting out (if you plan to swim). Loved the different trails & ponds as well!

Close to the Beach but No Privacy

This campgroudn is huge! you can get to the beach every hundred yards or so from the campsites. I loved hearing the waves all night. Watch for wind warnings though, you may not sleep well when the waves are really crashing and the wind is gusting like mad. se