Adeline Jay-Geo Karis Illinois Beach State Park
3.5 rating
(3.5)
Location
Address: Lake Front, Zion, Illinois 60099
GPS: 42.426513, -87.804768
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Local Directions: 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
Local Phone: 1-847-662-4811
Website: http://www.dnr.state.il.us/lan...
Email: dnr.r2parks@illinois.gov

Open
April to December

  Sites
241 RV Sites, 241 Tent Sites, 1 Group Site, 241 Electric Only, 30 Amps, 50 Amps

Rates
Daily Rates: $10.00 - $35.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, Vault Toilets

Recreation
Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground, Swimming

Policies
All Ages, Pets Welcome

Restrictions
Max RV Length 64 ft
Description
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Group Camping

Group site can accommodate minimum of 10-60 people. Fee is $20/night.
Sites
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Total Sites241
RV Sites241
   
Tent Sites241
Group Sites1
   
Max RV Length64 ft
  
Electric Only (241)
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Facilities and Services
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  Hours Description Fees
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Controlled Access Gate  
Dump Station  
Firewood   Fee Applies
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Ice   Fee Applies
Morning Paper  
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Vault Toilets  
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Recreation
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  Hours Description Fees
Beach  
Biking  
Bird Watching  
Boating  
Canoeing  
Fishing   Lake/Pond
Hiking  
Kayaking  
Pavilion  
Planned Group Activities  
Playground  
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Sports Field  
Swimming   Lake
Volleyball  
Wildlife Watching  
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Average Rating
3.5 star rating
(3.5)
Based on 2 reviews
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4 star rating
Good park close to Chicago
doseofdiscovery
Newbie
August 1, 2016
If you're in a need of a quick getaway close to Chicago, this is a good option. We biked up from Chicago (~42 miles). The bike paths were good until we got to Waukgena. The sites were better than expected - we had a lot of trees/shade and didn't feel too close to our neighbors. It was quiet at night. I wouldn't say there's a ton to do in the area. The beach is fairly rocky and the water is freezing. There are a few hiking and biking trails, but we didn't do much exploring since we had crappy weather. The nuclear power plant is very close by which made an interesting walk.

We stayed here in a Tent.
 
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3 star rating
Nice, family-friendly campground by the beach
Stephen G
Silver
September 4, 2011
What I like about this campground: 1) Very nice location, secluded, close to the beach, and only 10 minutes from the restaurants and attractions in the area. 2) The rangers are friendly but strict in enforcing rules, so no one gets disturbed by noise in the middle of the night. 3) Very nice trails for walking and biking. 4) Lots of shade. What I don't like about this campground: no lifeguards at the beach, no full hookups, no wifi or cable, not all the showers work, and there's no hot water in the shower.

We stayed here in a Class C Motorhome.
 
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