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Illinois Beach State Park

Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
+1 847-662-6433
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Great place at dusk

We came by between rainstorms and loved having the beach to ourselves for a short time just before... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ed B
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Eagle Mountain, Utah
via mobile
Beautiful unspoilt beach.

Plenty of parking plus barbecue spots and benches and tables to use for free. Also a camping spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suemL8612CE
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Epsom
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  • Poor8%
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“family place” (2 reviews)
“nice beach” (6 reviews)
“from chicago” (3 reviews)
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Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
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+1 847-662-6433
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came by between rainstorms and loved having the beach to ourselves for a short time just before sunset.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking plus barbecue spots and benches and tables to use for free. Also a camping spot. Beach is safe but no lifeguard

Thank suemL8612CE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family here for a camping trip. We had an amazing experience. The State Park is beautiful, the campground is well kept and the beach is beautiful. Our kids loved it as much as we did.

Thank Leo Gaby V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Illinois has limited free beach accesses to Lake Michigan. This one will do nicely. OK beach with lake access. Watch the kids and moms venture into the cold -- even for July -- waters. Weekends are crowded with families enjoying the lake and swimming along...More

Thank TravelJewels45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Waukegan to the North Beach Park and for the first time I met a guard there at the gate who was charging money to enter. He asked for $20!!! Only cash. There was no sign about fees to the park. He look...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

3  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 30 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
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posse127
2 July 2017|
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Response from Stan K | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
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posse127
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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