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, recreational campgrounds in Illinois, with over 500 seasonal sites.
  • A seasonal site allows you to come and go or stay all season, from mid-April through October 15th.
  • Our seasonal sites are licensed to the RV owner or park model owner.  Licensees, you do NOT own the site they use it by payment of a Site License fee due each season.  Our campground is a gated community; admission requires vehicle passes, (vehicle stickers) applied to the vehicles owned and driven by the licensees.  Guests of licensees are provided temporary vehicle passes for their visit.
  • Depending upon the site, it may be occupied by a park model or RV* such as a travel trailer, 5th wheel or motorhome. *RV’s over 12 years old cannot occupy ANY seasonal site.
  • Each seasonal site is equipped with water, sewer, fire pit, metered electricity, 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 site license fees.
  • Looking for a move-in-ready summer place? See Fish Lake Trailer Sales for park models on Fish Lake Beach sites.
  • We are currently on a wait-list basis for RV 2024 seasonal sites. To inquire, send an email to with this information:  The length, age, and type of trailer you have, the number of slide outs-if any, whether you require in and out moves during the season, and the make-up of your family-age of adults and kids. Also, include your phone number.
Site Availability and Placement
  • Seasonal sites vary in size, location, configuration, view, and parking space.
  • Site selection and placement are established with each family to ensure that site size and location are a good fit. It helps us to know the type and length of your trailer, its age, and about your family-do you have school-age children? That way we can consider sites in our family section where other children are or ‘M’ section for adults without children.*     *Visiting grandchildren are welcome 🙂
  • Once your seasonal site is established the site license rolls over automatically from season to season.
  • Interested in a seasonal site with a park model? Email or click on the Fish Lake Trailer Sales page to view park models for sale on seasonal sites.
See What We Offer
Visit or Stay
  • If you’ve NEVER been to Fish Lake Beach please visit on weekdays May 1st – Oct 14th, for a $6 per person admission fee.
  • We welcome prospective seasonal campers to experience Fish Lake Beach overnight in their 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.  Visitors must pay the admission fee and obtain a parking pass. Paid visits of less than a 1/2 hour, will result in a refund. 
  • If you visit or stay-please drive safely and slowly. 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, from 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 for Licensees that pay their deposit in October and pay in full by April 15th.
  • Buy a Seasonal Vehicle Pass for friends or family who want to come often and visit. (Guests cannot occupy the site or trailer without the Licensee present.)  $75 per Seasonal Vehicle Pass. We do not pro-rate the cost of the 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 Seasonal Handbook which is updated every year.

Seasonal License Fees

  • Sites vary in size, location, view, and parking space, therefore, license fees are tiered to account for site variables and characteristics.
  • For seasonal license fees, please call 847-546-2228. Seasonal License and Camping Fees are subject to the 5% Village of Volo Tax.  
  • NEW Village of Volo Tax: Click on this link to read the August 29, 2022, Seasonal Newsletter regarding the NEW CAMPSITE TAX imposed on Fish Lake Beach campers, by the Village of Volo Click on this link to read the notice we received that informed us of this new TAX ORDINANCE, created and voted on by Village of Volo administrators and trustees.
  • Prospective seasonal licensees must take and pass a background check. This applies to anyone who wants to become a seasonal licensee, including prospective trailer buyers through Fish Lake Trailer Sales. If there is more than one buyer, both must take and pass the background check. The fee is $37.50 per person.  Two families may NOT buy a trailer (park model) or license a seasonal site because the use of the site and adherence to site license policies is not possible. It also creates excessive use of the site by family, extended family, guests and friends of two families. 
  • Renewing licensees must pay the deposit by October 15th–the balance is 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-Returning Seasonal Campers

  • Registration forms are emailed to the Licensee (s) in mid-January 2023.  Online registration makes it easy to fill out forms and send documentation from the comfort of your home, using a computer (not a cellphone).
  • Registration forms include the current Seasonal HandbookThe seasonal handbook is updated every season.
  • Complete the registration process by filling out 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 usable. The actual date that the water is usable is weather-dependent.
  • Although the site license begins mid-April, we accommodate seasonals with early admission to begin site cleanup IF the water is on and usable prior to mid-April. A notification will be sent by email and a 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 canceled 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 from May 1-October 14th.
  • The newsletter appears on CampersApp, Facebook, and the News section of our website AND 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 before April 15th
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 licensee’s 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 year round. Park models must have critter damage, Golf Cart Permits (if the Licensee has approval) must be covered on the insurance policy. 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 on 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 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.



Seasonal Campers may apply for a Golf Cart Permit for their use of a Golf Cart on Fish Lake Beach property if they have a current, state-issued PERMANENT Disability Placard or Disability Plate for the Licensee (seasonal camper) that will drive or be a passenger on the Golf Cart.  There is a Golf Cart Permit fee that must be paid each season and Rules that must be agreed to in writing before a permit will be issued and usage allowed.  An active insurance policy for the Golf Cart must be kept current 365 days a year. Biglow Insurance is one resource for Park Model, RV and Golf Cart insurance.

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Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
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