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Illinois Beach State Park

Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
+1 847-662-6433
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banquet room

my son passed away 9/20/17 and I needed a place for a bereavement luncheon. my sisters and I went... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judie K
Ick!

The only thing this place has going for it is its location, on the shores of Lake Michigan. This... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
HavasuBabe
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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  • Poor9%
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“family place” (2 reviews)
“nice beach” (7 reviews)
“from chicago” (4 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 weeks ago

my son passed away 9/20/17 and I needed a place for a bereavement luncheon. my sisters and I went to Illinois Beach park/lodge and spoke with Ashleigh. She was very compassionate and helpful to us. I booked one of the banquet rooms with a gorgeous...More

Thank Judie K
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The only thing this place has going for it is its location, on the shores of Lake Michigan. This park is NOT being maintained at all. Our site would have been really lovely except for the trash everywhere... trash on the beach, in the firepit...More

Thank HavasuBabe
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My wife found a site that was closest to the beach. Through the path to the beach through a couple of trees you could see the sunrise from our site.:-) The restrooms were a bit of a walk. We did walk down to the resort...More

Thank Herky927
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed in the Campground for a weekend in mid-September, so the camping spots did not fill up as quickly as they do during the summer months. The Campground Office volunteers seemed to be heaving a big sigh of relief. The Campground is located mostly...More

Thank Gorgonzillah
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We camp for 2 nites in our camper, I'd like to come back here again and stay longer. The only downfall is there is a few abandoned building that kinda mess with the serenity of this place but you know state gotta keep corrupt people...More

1  Thank kfsvc78
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This could be a beautiful place but the place look run down, there are abandoned buildings on premises and tall grass on parking lot surfaces. I had to use an out house and almost vomited in there because waste were at the rim...the bike and...More

1  Thank Danhoang
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family and I took Grandpa to Illinois Beach State Park for lunch at the lodge and a walk thru the woods out to the beach for his 80th birthday. Unfortunately he is in a wheelchair but with determination and 2 strong young men in...More

5  Thank pondgal
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

After visiting lake Geneva and finding out any beach would charge $5 or more, it was good to see this is free, also with lots of free parking and still has facilities. The beach is not fantastic but it's pretty good and reasonably quiet, didn't...More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Park ranger at nature center is very helpful. Trails are well marked and easy to maneuver. Trails lead to the beach to view Lake Michigan.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Needed something to do when we arrived early for our son's Naval Graduation. Beach was recommended and it did not disappoint. I can imagine this is the place to go for people of Chicago to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life....More

2  Thank Danielle N
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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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