Seasonal Living

Your Home Away From Home

Do you dream of having a summer home?

Fish Lake Beach can make your dream a reality!  Learn more about Seasonal Living at Fish Lake Beach

  • Fish Lake Beach is one of the largest, privately owned campgrounds in Illinois, with over 580 seasonal sites.
  • A seasonal site allows you to come and go or stay all season, mid-April through October 15th.
  • Seasonal sites are licensed to the RV owner or park model owner.
  • Depending up on the individual site, it may be occupied by a park model or RV* such as travel trailer, 5th wheel or motorhome.
  • Each seasonal site is equipped with water, sewer, fire pit, metered electric and a picnic table.
  • LP gas is available from Hicks Gas or Suburban Propane.
  • Television and internet services are available through Comcast, however, not included with seasonal license fees.
  • Looking for a move-in ready summer home? See what’s available at Fish Lake Trailer Sales for park models on Fish Lake Beach sites.
  • *RV’s over 12 years old cannot occupy seasonal sites 
Site Availability and Placement
  • Seasonal sites vary in size, location, configuration, view and parking space.
  • Site selection and placement is done on a one-to-one basis to ensure that site size and location are a good fit.
  • Once your seasonal site is established the site license rolls over automatically from season to season.
  • Interested in a seasonal site? Email or click on the Fish Lake Trailer Sales page to view park models for sale on seasonal sites.
See What We Offer
  • Current pictures of campsites, activities, facilities and amenities on our website provides a glimpse of Fish Lake Beach.
  • To our delight, seasonal campers and their guests share their Fish Lake Beach experience online through Google reviews and pictures.
  • These make us blush sometimes but help others learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Fish Lake Beach community.
Visit or Stay
  • If you’ve NEVER been to Fish Lake Beach please visit weekdays May 1st through Oct 15th, for $6 per person.
  • We welcome prospective seasonal campers to experience Fish Lake Beach overnight in your own RV or our park model rentals. Book online.
  • Fish Lake Beach is gated for the privacy and peace of mind of our campers therefore we do not offer free tours of Fish Lake Beach property.
  • If you visit or stay – please drive safe and slow. Our property is large, with slim, winding roads shared by people and vehicles.

Get Away, Your Way!

  • A seasonal site allows you to come and go or stay, mid-April through October 15th.
  • Soak up the amenities, such as our spring fed lake, sandy beach, heated swimming pool, leash-free dog park and more! 
  • Look forward to fun themed weekends and free activities throughout the season.
  • Invite friends and family to stay with you or visit with FREE Guest Passes, a courtesy gift with full payment of license fees by April 15th.
  • Buy a Seasonal Vehicle Pass for friends or family that want to come often.  $75.00 per Seasonal Vehicle Pass.
  • Pre-pay for your guests by calling the office on the day of arrival, $6 per person.
  • Vehicle Pass policies and Guest Admission are covered in the 2022-Seasonal-Handbook.

Seasonal License Fees

  • Seasonal sites vary in size, location, water view, parking space, therefore, license fees are tiered to account for site variables and characteristics.
  • To learn more about seasonal license fees for 2022, please call 847-546-2228.
  • NEW Seasonal Licensees (as of 2022) must pay for and be approved by background check.
  • A $25.00 reduction is offered for payment in full by February 1st
  • Licensees that pay in full by April 15th receive 10 FREE Guest Passes.
  • Renewing licensees must pay the deposit by September 15th –balance due by April 15th
  • NON RENEWING licensees must notify Fish Lake Beach by January 7th, in writing, to get their deposit refunded.  If Fish Lake Beach is notified after January 7th the deposit will NOT BE REFUNDED.  Acceptable notification methods: certified letter OR email to with the site number and licensee name(s) .

License Registration

  • Registration forms are emailed to make it easy to fill out from the comfort of your home, using a laptop or tablet (not a cellphone). How To Complete the Registration Forms
  • Registration forms includes the current Seasonal License Handbook. The handbook is updated every season.
  • Complete the registration process by completing the registration forms, sending supporting documents, and paying all balances.
  • For health and safety purposes, the site license begins in mid-April once the water in the campground is on and usable. The actual date is weather dependent.
  • Once admittance for licensees to begin site clean up an email notification will be sent and Facebook announcement will be published.
Covid-19 Disclaimer
  • Activities and the use of our pool, beach, playground, pavilion, rec halls and piers depend on the IDPH and Illinois Governor’s mandates for Covid-19.
  • Activities may be modified or cancelled for safety and compliance purposes.  We will make every effort to provide recreational options for our campers.
  • Updates will be published in our Weekly Fish-Tastic newsletters May 1-October 15th.
  • The newsletter appears on CampersApp, Facebook and the News section of our website as well as a handout available at our store and the gatehouse.

Registration Overview
  1. Registration forms must be completed using a computer (not a cellphone)
  2. Supporting documents must be sent to with the site number in the subject line.
  3. Pay outstanding balances for electric and site license fees.
FAQ: Licensees, Title, Passes, Trailer Insurance 

Licensee(s): The primary licensee must be named on the unit title. If there is a secondary licensee, that individual must reside at the same address as the primary licensee and sign the registration forms where required.  If there is not a secondary licensee an Extra Vehicle Pass is included with at no charge.

Title:  If the unit title is held by the licensee(s) a copy of the original trailer title must be on file with Fish Lake Beach.  If the title is not in the licensees name, the licensee must apply for a title change and a receipt for the application supplied to the registration office until the updated title arrives. 

Passes:  The license includes up to 2 vehicle passes for vehicles owned and driven by the primary licensee AND vehicle passes for the licensee(s) Unmarried Children 25 or Under That Reside At The Licensee(s) Home AND up to 2 vehicle passes for vehicles owned and driven by the secondary licensee.

Trailer/Unit Insurance  Licensees must carry trailer insurance. Biglow insurance provides policies to many of our existing seasonal licensees.

Guest Admission

We have several options for your guest admission needs.

Overnight Occupancy

Overnight occupancy is prohibited until the water is turned on.

Each spring we determine the actual opening date based upon the weather.

The water can ONLY be turned on when the outside temperature is above freezing for multiple days in a row.

We attempt a ‘soft opening’ prior to April 15th every season however it is weather dependent.

Licensees can expect the exact date to be published on CampersApp and Facebook.

Comcast TV and Internet Services

Get Comcast TV & Internet service at your Fish Lake Beach site.

Boat Storage

Boats with electric trolling motors and non-motorized boats 14 ft. or less for use on Fish Lake may be stored at your seasonal site, free or by the lake when not in use for $25.00 per season.

Stay In Touch

Weekly newsletters with the activity updates and park changes are emailed to seasonal licensees. Our smartphone app, CampersApp allows us to notify our campers of  electrical or water issues, pool or beach closings, lost or found pets and more.

Call to reserve now(847) 546-2228

Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
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