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 in the state...

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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.

Services & 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
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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (847)662-4811