Seasonal Living

Your home away from home

Do you dream of having a summer home?

Fish Lake Beach can make your dream a reality!  Here are the basics-

  • Seasonal sites are licensed to the RV owner or park model owner.
  • Occupancy starts mid-April and ends October 15th.
  • Depending up on the 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
  • Fish Lake Beach is one of the largest, privately owned campgrounds in Illinois, with over 580 seasonal sites occupying the majority of the campground.
  • 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.
Visit or Stay

If you’ve NEVER been to Fish Lake Beach, we welcome you!

    • Visit our lake and beach on weekdays May 1st through Oct 15th, $5 per person.
    • Stay overnight in your own RV or our park model rentals, to expeience Fish Lake Beach as a camperBook online.
  • Fish Lake Beach is gated for the peace of mind of our campers, therefore we do not allow open admittance for the public to ‘tour’ Fish Lake Beach property.
  • If you visit or stay – Fish Lake Beach property is spread out over 80 acres, with slim, winding roads shared by people and vehicles. Safe and slow driving is mandnatory.
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, Fish Lake Beach campers publish hundreds of reviews and pictures online that further increase our visibility and transparency about the Fish Lake Beach experience.

Get Away, Your Way!

  • A seasonal site allows you to come and go or stay all season, 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 Pass for $75 each, for friends or family that visit often as your guests.
  • Pre-pay for your guests by calling the office on the day of arrival, $6 per person.
  • Pass policies and guest admission are covered in the seasonal handbook.

Seasonal License Fees

  • Seasonal sites vary in size, location, water view, parking space, therefore, license fees are tiered.
  • Tiering takes into account the individual site characteristics.
  • To learn more about seasonal license fees for 2022, please call 847-546-2228.
  • A $25 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 $500 deposit by September 15th –balance due by April 15th
  • Licensees that will NOT BE RENEWING 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.  A certified letter or email to, include site number and licensee name are sufficient.

License Registration

Registering your seasonal license is easy!

  • Registration forms get emailed to make it easy for our seasonal campers to complete them on a laptop or tablet (not a cellphone).
  • Registration forms packet includes the current Seasonal License Handbook. The handbook is updated every season.
  • Complete the Registration process by sending supporting documents, and paying all balances.
  • Although the license begins in mid-April, when the water is on the actual date is weather dependent.
  • We send an email notification to licensee to allow early admittance for site clean up once weather permits.
Covid-19 Disclaimer
  • Activities and the use of our pool, beach, playground, pavilion, rec halls and piers depend on the IDPH and Illinois Govenor’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.

Seasonal Registration Overview

Occupancy mid-April through October 15th


  1. Registration forms must be completed using a computer or tablet (not a cellphone) by March 31st.
  2. Supporting documents below must be sent to with the site number in the subject line.
  1. Completed registration forms, supporting documentation and payment of all outstanding balances must be satisified before vehicle passes are prepared.
    • Vehicle passes will not be prepared if the registration forms are incomplete, documentation is missing or outstanding balances exist.

To buy additional vehicle passes send an email to with the quantity needed and the site number in the subject line. We will reply with an invoice. To obtain the vehicle pass(es) the invoice must be paid in full and a copy of each passholder’s drivers license sent to with the site number in the subject line.


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 must fill out 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 bank, the make, model and VIN must be on the License Application.  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 the updated title supplied to the registration office.

Passes:  The license includes up to 2 vehicle passes for vehicles owned and driven by the primary licensee as well as 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.

Guest Pass Use

Overnight Occupancy

Admission to Fish Lake Beach by licensees is permitted mid-April through October 15th. Every season we determine the actual opening date based upon the weather.  We’re typically able to open the 3rd weekend of April.  Licensees can expect the exact date to be published on CampersApp and Facebook. The campground water can ONLY be turned on when the outside temperature is above freezing for multiple days in a row.  Overnight occupancy is prohibited until the water is turned on.

Sign up For 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 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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