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RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Illinois Beach State Park
Access
Drive In, Boat In
Operator
State
Features
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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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32 Reviews of Illinois Beach State Park
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

Good Park

Big sites with no privacy between them. Overall pleasant stay this past weekend, low on bugs too. We were at site 252, so we were close to the decommissioned nuclear power plant just north and could hear the demolition noises. Freaky to know the spent rods are still on site.

Large Campground on the lake

Nice sites and nice beach area.

Great Park Great Staff

This park has a lot of great sites. Not all sites are for large motorhomes. Recomend the 30Amp older sites over the 50Amp newer sites.

Nice Beach Access but sites are close together

The campground is great, very clean and well maintained. Great access to the beach and lots to do in the area. The sites are a little close together for my liking.

state owned

this is state owned very strict rules. not a lot for kids to do, right on Lake Michigan

Great state park

love this park, decent bathrooms, quick walk to the beach and affordable for a quick weekend. electric only and they have reservable sites along with walk in only. lots of things for the kids to do in the area as well. We will often stop at Great America on our way home as they have RV parking which makes good use of our sunday. Also lots to do in Kenosha. They have a free dinosaur museum which was fun for the kids as well

Great state park

love this park, decent bathrooms, quick walk to the beach and affordable for a quick weekend. electric only and they have reservable sites along with walk in only. lots of things for the kids to do in the area as well. There is a free Dinosour museam in Kenosha, and the Jelly Belly Factory has a tour nearby. We will often stop at Great America on our way home as they have RV parking which makes good use of our sunday