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Here are 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?

According to Mapquest, Fish Lake Beach is approximately 25 minutes away from Six Flags Great America.  As Preferred Lodging Partners for Six Flags Great America we are pleased to be near this popular, family attraction.

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

Pool Hours

Pool Dates

Beach Dates

Fish Lake is monitored by the Lake County Health Department 

Group Picnic guests may swim in the lake, rent a boat or go fishing.

Pool and Lake Safety

These safety rules apply to anyone that enters our pool or lake:

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 no longer sell fishing licenses 

Can I fish at night?

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?

Our Overnight Camping section features 4 park model rentals to use for 2 days or up to 2 weeks. Each is equipped with TV, wifi, kitchen, sofa and chairs, deck, grill, central air conditioning, picnic table, parking for two cars, grill and more!  We do not rent tents or other recreational vehicles.  Cruise America offers RV rentals. 

Tell me about boating on Fish Lake!

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

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes! To avoid disappointment we encourage reservations. Nearly every weekend and holiday is sold out.  Midweek, Sunday through Thursday can also get sold out.  We are a large campground with over 550 seasonal sites and nearly 100 overnight camping sites and our reputation for clean facilities, family oriented activities and good customer service is well established. Many families book 3-5 months in advance. We begin taking reservations in mid January of 2022 for the 2022 season. Click or call to make reservations 847-546-2228.

How many people are allowed on an overnight campsite?

Overnight camping 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 6 and under are FREE but count in maximum occupancy.   Additional occupants at Rentals are $10 per person, per night. Maximum occupancy: 7 total. 4 adults per site max. Kids considered 17 and under. Note: Kids 6 and under are FREE but count in maximum occupancy.

How many tents can I put on a tent campsite?
Do you serve food?

Yes!  Fish Lake Beach concessions is directly 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, mac n cheese bites, slushees, softserve ice cream, chips, candy, canned and bottled soft drinks and more.

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 sign a copy of the overnight camping rules as part of the registration process. Our rules cover common sense guidelines, like quiet hours and safe driving throughout the campground for a 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 at Fish Lake Beach Trailer Sales and Service from 9am-4 pm daily. Call (847) 546-4777 for details.

Where are the nearest grocery stores?

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

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

Is there recycling containers in the campground?

Yes!  Large recycling dumpsters are marked and located by the bathhouse near the pavilion. 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 their own firewood however, we sell bundles for $7 and 15 split logs for $12.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes! 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 book a campsite?

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

Will I get a satellite signal at my camp site?

Our overnight camping section has a number 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 can be moved for relocation. Seasonal campers, also referred to as licensees, utilize park models on their seasonal site year after year as their summer home, however, they do not reside in them in our off season.   Other seasonal campers utilize their own motor home, RV or travel trailer on one of our seasonal sites, to suit their travel 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 connection, however, we are NOT open year round and the water is turned off at the end of the season, October 16th.

Is the public allowed to use the lake?

Starting June 7th 2021 the public will only be able to use the lake and beach on WEEKDAYS. The admission and hours can be found on the beach page of this website.

Can overnight, rental and monthly campers have guests?


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Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N. US Highway 12
Volo, IL 60073
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