Good Question!


Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions-
  • Do you allow pets?  Yes, we’re pet friendly!  
    • Pet Policies
    • Pets may not be left outside, unattended at camp sites.
    • Pets MUST be  controlled on a leash at all times.
    • Leashes may not exceed 6 ft long.
    • Owners must clean up after pets. FREE disposable bags and waste receptacles are along the main roads in the resort.
    • Pets are prohibited  on the beach.
    • Loud or constant barking will not be tolerated.
    • Pets are required to have current shots.
    • Pets are NOT permitted in or at Rentals 
  • Do you sell Six Flags Great America tickets?

YES! As Preferred Lodging Partners with Six Flags Great America, Preferred Lodging Partner of Six Flags we sell discounted Daily Admission tickets for $49 each AND Season Passes for $81.  Campers, their guests and the public may buy them at the registration office for cash only.  With advance notice we can accommodate group ticket sales as well. Call 847 546 2228 for details.

  • Check In and Check Out times,  Early Check-In, Late Check-Out

Check-In: 4pm   Check-Out 3pm

Early Check In?  Call 847 546 2228 your day of arrival to find out if your site has been vacated from the previous night.  If its available, we allow early check-in after 12 NOON at no additional charge.  If an early Check-In is not possible because the site you requested or are scheduled to go on has not been vacated, your family is welcome to use the pool and beach until your site is available. Late check out is not allowed. (Check-In and Check-Out for Rental units is listed on the Rental Accommodations page.)

  • Do you have WiFi?  Yes, Overnight Campers may enjoy free Wifi service in the Overnight Camping section near the pavilion.  The official Fish Lake Beach Overnight Campers wifi signal is named FishLakeWifi.  The security password  is provided upon check in.  Call 847-546-2228 if you forget it.  Any other wifi signals shown are not owned by Fish Lake Beach 
    • Comcast services are available for purchase throughout the entire property to allow Monthly and Seasonal Campers to buy high speed internet and/or television services for a month or on a quarterly basis.    Comcast has reasonable rates for Fish Lake Beach campers without a long term contract or satellite dish.  No need to call an 800 number, or wait on hold.  Comcast representative Dale Betts will make it easy to get service started and help at any time during service delivery.  Have questions?  E mail or call Dale Betts at 847-366-3646  or E-mail at Dale_betts@cable.comcast.com
  • Do you have swimming?  Water recreation is a big part of the Fish Lake Beach camping experience!  Seasonal Campers and Overnight campers may use the heated pool, kiddie pool, hot tub and lake.  Fish Lake is open to the public for swimming, fishing and picnics.  Click on Play for a day for daily admission, hours and details. Group Picnic guests may swim in the lake. The rules below apply to all campers, their guests and daily beach goers.

    Fun on the sand at the beach

    • Lake swimming is allowed in the roped off area during posted hours.
    • Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the lake and pool.
    • No diving into the pool or lake.
    • Swimmers must obey the lifeguard and safety rules posted at the lake and pool.
    • Our pool(s) and hot tub are for campers only.
    • Our pool & lake open Memorial Day weekend when the temperature is 70 degrees or above.
    • Fish Lake is monitored by the Lake County health department Memorial Day-Labor Day.
    • Pool Hours:  Open daily 9-11am Adults only; 11am-8pm Family Time; Closed 5-6pm
  • Are fishing licenses required?  Fishing licenses are required by the IDNR for individuals 16 years old and over.  You may purchase a fishing license at Fish Lake Beach at the Registration office with a drivers license, previous license or student ID. Cash and credit cards accepted.
  • Can I go fishing at night?  Shore fishing is permitted 6am – 11pm Monday-Friday.  You may fish from a row boat until 7pm.
  • Do you have rentals?  YES!

    Rental Site

    Rental Accommodations in our overnight camping section are park models, equipped with tv, kitchen, sofa, deck, grill, picnic table, parking for 2 cars, grill and more!  We do not rent tents or other types of recreational vehicles.


  • Tell me about boating on Fish Lake! 

    Row boat rental

    Campers may bring their own boat for a $ 5 launch fee.  Non-campers must pay the daily admission plus $5 launch fee to use a boat on Fish Lake.We have row boat, paddle boat and single or tandem kayak rentals from 7am-7pm on weekends, and 8am-7pm on weekdays.  Boats must be on shore by 7pm.

  • How many people are allowed on a overnight campsite? Rates are based on 2 adults & 2 kids or less. Additional occupants are $6 per person, per night. Maximum occupancy: 6 total. 4 adults per site max. Kids considered 17 and under. Note: Kids 3 and under are FREE but count in maximum occupancy.  See Overnight Camping page.  Rental units have different occupancy maximums.

Tent site on the lake

  • How many tents can I put on a campsite?   One large tent per site, OR two small dome OR two 2-3 person tents.  More than one tent per site adds to the overnight camping fee by $10 per night.  A tent may not be put up on seasonal sites or RV overnights sites.
  • Do you have Group Camping?  Campsites are arranged in rows to maximize space and to allow adequate space and some space and privacy between campers.  When booking, you may request sites next to or across from each other. Weekends book up quickly so we suggest booking as far in advance as possible to increase your chances of securing multiple sites (next to or across from each other). See the campground map for more details.
  • Do you serve food?  Yes!  Concessions is directly across from the beach.
  • What are the Rules for campers?  Camping guests and visitors must abide by Fish Lake Beach rules and regulations; most are posted around the resort and on this website.  Overnight, Rental, Seasonal and Monthly campers must sign Fish Lake Beach rules as part of the registration process. If you have any questions call 847 546 2228.  We want all guests to have a peaceful and safe experience.
  • When are quiet hours?
    • Weekdays  10pm-8am Sunday – Thursday
    • Weekends 11pm-8am Friday and Saturday
  • Where is the nearest grocery store?  3 miles north on Route 12 there is an Aldi grocery store
  • Are you a GREEN campground?  Recycling is encouraged. Large recycling bins are by the pool bathrooms; smaller green recycling receptacles throughout the resort, beach and common areas.
  • Do you allow camp fires?  Yes, in the campfire pit or ring on each campsite.  Fires must be kept under 2 feet high.  Firewood may be purchased at Concessions, across from the beach.
  • Is alcohol permitted? Alcohol is permitted at the beach and campsites. Glass bottles or containers are prohibited at the beach, please.  We do not sell alcohol.
  • I’m under 21.  Can I camp with my with friends?   Individuals under 21 may not camp without parent/custodian supervision present at all times.  Rental leasees must be 25+.