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Address: Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
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So much potential if we had politicians that knew how to govern

This is such a gem for our area, but yet our failing Illinois politicians let this degrade as they have the entire state. When will Illinois residents wise up and vote these self... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a gem for our area, but yet our failing Illinois politicians let this degrade as they have the entire state. When will Illinois residents wise up and vote these self serving clowns out of office?

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Illinois State Beach Park is located just over an our north of Chicago City limits. The park is divided in two parts, the North part, and the South part, with the decommissioned Zion Nuclear Power Station dividing the two parts. (we'll get back to that). The North part is trails for hiking and biking, as well as a harbor, and... More 

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Round Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So we closed out the season with a trip to Illinois State Beach Campground. We have camped here many times the last few years. The kids love the trees, the wildlife and the beach. It is a shame that the have let all the buildings along the waterfront fall into such disrepair. Beautiful place though.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here Tues- Fri and loved the spacious sites. Park was very empty so very enjoyable. Heard waves and crickets all night. Walked along the beach and empty camping loops daily. Don't know if beachside buildings are open in season but they and campground toilets and showers are very run down but kept as clean as can with old buildings.... More 

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150 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If the warning signs about asbestos found on the beach are not enough to keep you away from this place, then you should check its neighbours on Internet. About one mile to the north on the shore is a shut down nuclear plant with 1100 tons of nuclear waste waiting to be removed from the site. About 1.5 miles to... More 

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2 Thank GreenKona
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The marvelous weather helped, but my hiking buddy and I and " Camel like doggie" enjoyed the pet friendly ( on a leash ) hiking areas of this renewed State Park - just 5 minutes from WI... Expect for the somewhat bug ridden outdoor toilets the areas were clean and well kept for the beginning of the off season and... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you want to skip the crowded Michigan beaches, try Illinois Beach State Park. There are several beaches to choose from, and even on Labor Day Weekend, they were not too crowded. There are trails to hike and bike, though we were disappointed that dogs were not allowed on the nature trails. We found some good places to walk around... More 

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Stratford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The view of Lake Michigan is incredible and if you like to walk the beach or collect rocks it's a great spot. The draw for us was location....convenient drive to the out malls as well as the Bristol Renaissance Fairs and about an hour from Chicago as well. The campground itself is decent depending on what you are looking for.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Fantastic beach. Lots of rocks, so best to take beach shoes. If you're looking for beautiful soft sand, this is not the beach for you. We went on a weekday and there were no crowds. For August, the water was a bit cold, but still able to swim. Plenty of parking. Highly recommend.

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Thank ILFamily_of_Five
McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Located a short distance from our home, the Illinois Beach Resort is a gem. I took my daughter and 2 granddaughters there in early August. The front desk staff was very helpful in choosing just the right room for us. Our 2nd floor room, with a view of the lake, was spacious and clean. The beds were very comfortable. We... More 

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