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Illinois Beach State Park

Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
+1 847-662-6433
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This beach is unkept and needs some work! I like to think that maybe it's early in the season and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Stephanie C
Mundelein, Illinois
via mobile
Camping summer of 2017

Camped here for 3 nights in June 2017. Campground was nice but showing some wear and tear... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Andrew T
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Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
+1 847-662-6433
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This beach is unkept and needs some work! I like to think that maybe it's early in the season and cleaning hasn't begun. I do like the view!

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Camped here for 3 nights in June 2017. Campground was nice but showing some wear and tear. Campsites have a gravel strip for parking trailers and vehicles and rest of the site is well kept grass lawn with some shade depending on time of day....More

4  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This location is perfect for a full day of outdoor activities and it's free. There's several areas for parking. One is closest to the trails and the visitor center. The others are alongside the beach area. There's plenty of picnic areas and restrooms. The beach...More

Thank Traveling-TiaraG
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Have to say how surprised I was at how nice this place is! Very clean, family oriented camping. Sites of various sizes are avail. We did tent camping. Every site has electric. Clean, well maintained park. Bathrooms were spotless and smelled good! (Didn't utilize the...More

1  Thank afromen
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I go here whenever I can and weather is decent. I always go to the nature center area of the South unit - entering from Sheridan road at Wadsworth road. Parking is free. The "Beach trail" is a quarter mile sandy trail to a less...More

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A very nice beach, with some sand and lots of seashells, some large rocks and lots of seagulls. The parking is quite large, and in April it was pretty empty, but probably more crowded during over the Summer. The one thing that is pretty bad...More

2  Thank Eran G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There are several sections to this park. The Hotel/Lodge that is fair at best. The campground is well kept with large camping spots. A very nice pedestrian/bike path winds it's way north of the campground and all the way up to Marina in Winthrop Harbor

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I go to Illinois Beach state park to photograph nature. birds, landscapes, sand dunes and great place for people watch during beach times. during winter it it very beautiful

1  Thank Stan K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Want to see deer or fish? Do you want to get your hiking boots on or your feet wet? You want to see the sun set over the wetlands and trees or the sun rise over a Great Lake? Or, do you want all of...More

Thank Curt C
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)....More

5  Thank Maninairport
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Stan K | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the park and there is no fee for parking and no fee for swimming. In my opinion, the best beach is one-quarter mile walk from the parking lot at the nature area (take the "beach trail"). In the... More

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