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.
Seasonal campers may buy Comcast services for their seasonal site, including high-speed internet, tv programming and security.
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:
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
Shore fishing is permitted from 6 am-11 pm Monday-Friday. Fishing from a rowboat is permitted until 6 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Alcohol is permitted at the beach and campsites. Glass bottles or containers are prohibited at the beach, please. We do not sell alcohol.
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.
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.
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.
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.