Good Question!

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 a 25-35 minute drive from Six Flags Great America.  As Preferred Lodging Partners with 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

Pool and Lake Safety

These safety rules apply to all that enter our pool or lake:

Are fishing licenses required?


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.

Do you have rental accommodations?

We have  4 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, centralA/C, picnic table, parking for two cars, grill and more!

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 boat for a $5 launch fee.  Non-campers must pay the daily admission plus $5 fee to launch a boat on Fish Lake.

We offer rowboats, stand-up paddle boards, paddle boats and single or tandem kayak rentals.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes!  To avoid disappointment we encourage reservations.

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 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 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.  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 their own firewood however, we sell premium firewood bundles for $8 each

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 season ends 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 connection, 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 bring a Golf Cart IF they meet the qualifications for and are in possession of a current, permanent state-issued Disability Placard or Disability Plate for the individual that owns and drives 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.

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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