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About Illinois Beach State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
No Alchohol
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Illinois Beach State Park is located in Illinois
42.434 N
-87.807 W
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36 Reviews of Illinois Beach State Park
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.


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

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.