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Address: Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
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+1 847-662-6433
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Very nice State Park!

Illinois Beach State Park, tucked in the far northeast corner of Illinois has something for everyone. They have a hotel with a decent restaurant, and a campground. The hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Beach Park, Illinois
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Beach Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Illinois Beach State Park, tucked in the far northeast corner of Illinois has something for everyone. They have a hotel with a decent restaurant, and a campground. The hotel has older rooms and could be updated. The campground is great, but alcohol is not allowed on all areas of the campground, so check which campsites allow alcohol. Pets are allowed... More 

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Key West, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Older park but very clean and well maintained campground. Not many asphalt sites and hard to get into if making reservations for the weekend. Electric only at camp sites with water spigots scattered around the park and one dump station. Very close to the Great Lakes Naval Training (Bootcamp) which may be one reason this park stays full on weekends... More 

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Nashville, TN
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This part is beautiful! The beach area is small, but very nice with lots of parking. We were here for a friend being treated at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and we enjoyed breaks here at the beach. It was a lovely spot to quiet our minds and dip our toes in the water. Lots of people swimming, but we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Beach is disappearing n why is no one running that refreshment stand I want a snow cone or hot dog. Why is nothing going on at the beach anymore like jet ski races or sand castle contest or bikini contest the walking trails could use some pruning n. maintenance but I still love to go there all the time and... More 

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Thank Alan T
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The park is is to reach, as is the beach. Free parking-a plus. I'm happy it/s still free, so very family friendly and a Beautiful view. Now-very poor for families and senios! Only 2 porta potties and no water at all I could see. No concessions. So-nice for the price and bring your own stuff. Safe for families

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2 Thank gilthorp
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went out to the restaurant for their special on Saturday evening. The food was cold when we got it -- the waitress was rude and when we complained about our service she came back and commented on our complaint. Very poor service and cold food. Don't bother

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Thank Anita C
Lombard, Illinois
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This review does not speak to the lodge. I visited the South end of the park and the Nature Preserve. Of course being by the Lake is always nice, but the state of disrepair this place is in is just heartbreaking. The old structures remind you that at one time the State of Illinois took pride in this place. The... More 

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1 Thank bradner3
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This review does not include the lodge. Beautiful setting along Lake Michigan, this state park facilities show the many years of deferred maintenance due to continuous budget cuts in Springfield. The beach houses (looks like something from the old Soviet Union era) have been shut for years and are an eyesore. The beach/camp store has also been closed and the... More 

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2 Thank HoggerJon
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I went to the beach with my two teenage daughters. We entered at the north entrance of the park and put down our things on the beach at the dunes day use area. The view was beautiful. We walked up and down the beach collecting rocks and relaxed in the sun. We brought a lunch so we didn't need anything... More 

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4 Thank Alicia W
Orvieto, Italy
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The view of the lake is spectacular. We were at the Illinois Beach Resort for a wedding. The ceremony and reception were lovely. Our room was quite the opposite. We read reviews about some rooms having been renovated. We requested a renovated room. We got it...kind of. It appeared it had been started and then stopped. The front desk attendants... More 

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