Activity Permits: A Group Use or Activity permit may be required prior to making a reservation for shelters or group camp areas, please Click Here first, to determine if a permit is required for your event or activity.
Please Note: If you are reserving our organized Youth Group Campsite, you must meet the following conditions: in order to occupy this site, you must have a group of five or more minors up to age 18 years of age who are members of an organization camping with its adult leaders such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorers, Church groups, etc. If you do not meet the above qualifications, you will not be allowed to camp in our Youth Group Camp and will be asked to leave. Large families and/or companies not affiliated with youth groups are not allowed in our Youth Group Camp.

If you are a customer booking our Youth Group Campsite, you MUST select Youth check box as primary occupant.
Notice: 2-day minimum stay on the weekends either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday applied to this park.

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park, IL

Illinois Beach State Park is a unique and captivating natural resource for all to enjoy. Stretching leisurely for six and a half miles along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois, Illinois Beach State Park encompasses the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Feb 23 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park is open year round, but the campground is closed January through March.

A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.

For a campsite, a "Single Family" consisting of Father and/or Mother and unmarried minor children or "Single Group" consisting of no more than 4 adults without children all 18 years of age or older.

Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only.

Group/Family size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums.

The maximum length of camping stay is 14 nights in any 30 day period.

Campers MUST check into the campground by 10:00 p.m and set up their campsite immediately; so as not to disturb neighboring campers.

Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in part of the Campground only. Absolutely No Alcohol allowed anywhere on the beach, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

All pets must be on a leash and in owners presence at all times (No pet is to be left alone). Pet owner's are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly. Pets are not allowed anywhere on the beach, or nature preserve hiking trails

Campground quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m..

All visitors for the campground are required to check in at the permit booth with information on the site number and name of person they are visiting to gain entrance into the campground. Reminder: Only 2 vehicles allowed per site at any given time.

All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 9:00pm.

Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office.

We hope you enjoy your stay at Illinois Beach State Park & remember to take only memories, leave only footprints.

For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 847-662-4811

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Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Youth Group Camp 60
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

Description

Illinois Beach State Park is a unique and captivating natural resource for all to enjoy. Stretching leisurely for six and a half miles along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois, Illinois Beach State Park encompasses the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in the state. The 4,160 acre park, managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, consists of two separate areas that offers ample opportunities for swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing, & camping. More than 650 species of plants have been recorded here, including dozens of colorful wildflowers & large variety of grasses beautifully seen in the spring, summer, & fall . Anytime during the year, wildlife viewing opportunities are everywhere.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 30 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BATHHOUSE
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Information/Contact Station
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Nature Center
  • Newspapers
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • SWIMMING - PARK LAKE
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sanitary Facility
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Grocery Store
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Airport
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Ball Field
  • Car Rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • DUMP STATION, MARINA
  • Dock, Boat
  • Emergency Services
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Mobile Food Service
  • Moorage
  • Musical Performances
  • Propane
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CAMPSITES, CABINS:
Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility

Cancellations made prior to the 3 day minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the 3 day minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, ***will be charged the 1ST NIGHTS CAMP or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee.*** All remaining funds will be refunded.

Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date ***will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater) PLUS ONE ADDITIONAL NIGHTS CAMP OR CABIN USE FEE & the $5.00 reservation fee.*** Any remaining funds will be refunded.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
Youth Group Camp $20.00
Standard $25.00-$35.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Youth Group Camp $20.00
Standard $25.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Youth Group Camp $20.00
Standard $25.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Youth Group Camp $20.00
Standard $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.43889, -87.81056
42°26'20"N, 87°48'38"W

From the South: I-294 north to R173 east (approx. 1 mile) to Rt. 41, turn right on Rt. 41 (approx. 3 mile) to Wadsworth Road (stop light intersection) turn left heading east on Wadsworth. Wadsworth Road will dead end right into the park (approx. 8 mile).

From the North: I-94 South to Waukegan Rt. 41 (Left Exit). Once on Rt. 41 continue to Wadsworth Road (second stop light) turn left heading east on Wadsworth. Wadsworth will dead end right into the park.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Lakefront/Park Office
Zion  IL  60099

Phone Number:

Information:  (847)662-4811
Additional Information