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Illinois Beach State Park

Lake Front / Park Office, Zion, IL 60099
+1 847-662-6433
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"Unbelievable Zion Beach!"

One would definitely enjoy the opportunity to visit here! Never suspected it would bee so nice! We... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
legacyendeavors
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Beach walk

A great place to hike, bike, swim, picnic, or just walk on the beach. We went with our teen... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
stubumm
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Crete, Illinois
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  • Excellent31%
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  • Average17%
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“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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"nice beach"
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"from chicago"
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"beautiful place"
in 5 reviews
"sheridan road"
in 3 reviews
"front desk"
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"bike path"
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"view of the lake"
in 3 reviews
"great trails"
in 2 reviews
"nature center"
in 4 reviews
"south end"
in 2 reviews
"winthrop harbor"
in 4 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"dump station"
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"native plants"
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"quick swim"
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"camping trip"
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

One would definitely enjoy the opportunity to visit here! Never suspected it would bee so nice! We enjoyed roaming about and stopped to eat a picnic lunch too, When we have more time, we'll return for sure!

Thank legacyendeavors
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

A great place to hike, bike, swim, picnic, or just walk on the beach. We went with our teen daughter's and walked the beach looking for shells and interesting rocks.

Thank stubumm
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 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

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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 1 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
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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
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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 28 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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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