FAQs

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Answers to frequently asked questions
Can we bring our dog?  Here’s the scoop on furry friends-
What is there to do at Fish Lake Beach?

See our themed weekend activities, amenities and beach page for details

How far are you from Six Flags Great America?

Six Flags Great America a 25-35 minute drive north of Fish Lake Beach. Campers love planning a family getaway that combines camping at Fish Lake Beach with the family  fun attraction. We are one of the Preferred Lodging Partners with Six Flags Great America,

When is Check-in and Check-out?

Check-In for Overnight Camping, Rentals and Monthly camping is 4pm. 

Do you have WiFi?

Overnight campsites, monthly campsites and rentals feature FREE WiFi service.

Seasonal campers may buy Comcast services for their seasonal site, including high-speed internet, TV programming and security.

Pool, Lake And Beach

For Your Safety: A rescue ring with rope is at the lake near the rules sign. All watercraft users must wear life jackets. Your safety and your family’s safety is your responsibility: swim at your own risk and boat at your own risk at our lake and pool.  Please familiarize yourself with the Pool, Lake and Beach information below before you arrive. 

Daily Pool Hours & Info

Beach Dates & Info

Are fishing licenses required?

Yes. Fishing licenses are required by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for individuals 15 years old and over. We DO NOT sell fishing licenses.  Shore fishing is permitted from 6 am-11 pm Monday-Friday. Fishing from a rowboat is permitted until 6 pm.

Do you have rental accommodations?

We have 9 park model rentals to use for 2 days or up to 2 weeks. Each rental is equipped with TV, wifi, kitchen, sofa, chairs, deck, grill, central A/C, picnic table, parking for two cars, grill and more!  8 of the park model rentals may not have a dog; 1 is dog friendly. We also have an ADA-equipped park model rental.

We do not rent tents or other recreational vehicles. 

Look to Cruise America for RV rentals. 

Tell me about boating on Fish Lake!

Campers may bring their own non-motorized boat and launch for free. There must be adequate parking. Please ask when making your reservation.

The public must pay the daily admission and may rent rowboats, stand-up paddle boards, paddle boats, and single or tandem kayaks.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes!  To avoid disappointment we encourage reservations. (Weekday ‘walk in’s have a greater chance for availability than weekends.)

How many people are allowed on an overnight campsite?
How many tents can I put on a tent campsite?
Do you serve food?

Yes!  Fish Lake Beach concessions is across from the beach. The hours vary during the season. Please call 847-546-2228 before you go.

The menu includes pretzel bites, pizza, chicken nuggets, slushees, soft-serve ice cream, chips, candy, soft drinks and adult beverages. 

Where can I view the rules for campers?

Campers and their guests must abide by Fish Lake Beach overnight camping rules; many are posted around the resort and on this website, however, we require all campers to sign a copy of the overnight camping rules as part of the registration. Our rules cover common sense guidelines, like quiet hours and safe driving in the campground for peace and safety.  With nearly 80 years running Fish Lake Beach, we’ve learned what helps create an enjoyable experience. If you have any questions call (847) 546-2228.

When are quiet hours?
Where can I get propane?

Propane is available for purchase near Fish Lake Beach at Thorntons, Menards, and Woodmans.

Where are the nearest grocery stores?

Jewel grocery store and Aldi grocery store are located approximately 3 miles north on Route 12.  Woodman’s is located on the southwest corner of route 120 and route 12.

Instacart is an online service that offers delivery and pick-up grocery services from nearby stores, Jewel and Aldi. They also have a smartphone app.

Is there recycling?

Recycling receptacles for bottles and cans are throughout the resort, beach, and common areas.

Do you allow campfires?

Yes! Campfires are permitted in the fire pit or fire ring on each campsite.  Fires must be kept under 2 ft high. Firewood may be purchased at concessions, across from the beach.  Campers may bring firewood however, we sell premium firewood bundles for $8 each plus tax.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes! Alcohol is permitted at the beach and campsites. Glass bottles or containers are prohibited at the beach, please.  We sell adult beverages in Concessions. 

I’m under 21.  Can I book a campsite?

No. Individuals under 21 years old may not camp without parents on the property at all times. Individuals who wish to use a rental must be over 25 years old.

Will I get a satellite signal at my campsite?

Our campground has thousands of mature trees that provide a pleasing combination of shade and sun. Therefore we cannot guarantee satellite reception as part of the camping experience. We offer free wifi in the monthly, rental, and overnight section that is password protected.

Can I stay at Fish Lake Beach year-round?

No.  It may appear that park models are permanent homes, but they are not. Seasonal campers, a.k.a. licensees, utilize park models on their seasonal site year after year as their summer home, however, they do not live at Fish Lake Beach after our seasonal permit and license agreement ends for seasonal campers, October 15th.  Other seasonal campers utilize their own motor home, RV or travel trailer on one of our seasonal sites, to suit their needs. Winter storage is included with the seasonal fees for RV campers.  Regardless of which is used, a park model or an RV, each seasonal site has water, electric, and sewer connections, and may not be used year-round.

Is the public allowed to use the lake?

Yes! The public is welcome to use Fish Lake and beach on WEEKDAYS. The admission and hours can be found on the beach page of this website.

Can I bring a Golf Cart?

Overnight, Monthly, and Rental campers MAY NOT BRING A GOLF CART.

Seasonal Campers MAY obtain a Golf Cart Permit every season IF the individual who owns and drives the Golf Cart also has a current, permanent state-issued Disability Placard or Disability Plate 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.

Can overnight, rental, and monthly campers have guests?
Do you have a DUMP STATION?

Yes! The dump station is for use by Fish Lake Beach overnight campers only. There is no charge to use it during your reservations.

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Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
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(847) 546-2228
camping@fishlakebeach.com

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