Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park houses an abundance of wildlife and is the only remaining beach ridge shoreline of Illinois.

The state acquired the first parcels of what is now Illinois Beach State Park in 1948. In 1950, the Illinois Dunes Preservation Society was established to protect the natural qualities of the area, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The area is the home to more than 650 species of plants, including dozens of different kinds of wildflowers, the park’s website notes. “The sandy ridges are crowned by black oak forests with an open, savanna-like appearance.”

Visitors to the 4,160-acre park can swim, boat, go picnicking, hike, fish, camp or simply enjoy the park’s unique natural environment. There park is comprised of two separate areas (North Unit and South Unit).

“In addition to swimming beaches, trails and campgrounds, the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center is the perfect place to get away for a weekend or a weeklong vacation,” the park notes.

Hours
8am - 8pm Daily

During hunting season, many sites are closed or partially closed to the public. Public should contact the site directly for closure updates and/or winter hours before going to site.

Fees & Passes
For additional information about slip rental, write the Department of Natural Resources, North Point Marina, 701 North Point Drive, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096 or call (847) 746-2845 or online at http://npmonline.com/

Additional Phone Numbers
Firewood Sales 847-662-4811
Food and Refreshments 847-662-4811
Gift Shop/Souvenirs 847-625-7300
Lodge 847-625-7300
Restaurant 847-625-7300
Theater Productions 847-625-7300

Content last updated January 29, 2018. Contact this park directly to obtain most current information.

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Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
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Illinois Beach State Park houses an abundance of wildlife and is the only remaining beach ridge shoreline of Illinois.

The state acquired the first parcels of what is now Illinois Beach State Park in 1948. In 1950, the Illinois Dunes Preservation Society was established to protect the natural qualities of the area, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The area is the home to more than 650 species of plants, including dozens of different kinds of wildflowers, the park’s website notes. “The sandy ridges are crowned by black oak forests with an open, savanna-like appearance.”

Visitors to the 4,160-acre park can swim, boat, go picnicking, hike, fish, camp or simply enjoy the park’s unique natural environment. There park is comprised of two separate areas (North Unit and South Unit).

“In addition to swimming beaches, trails and campgrounds, the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center is the perfect place to get away for a weekend or a weeklong vacation,” the park notes.

Hours
8am - 8pm Daily

During hunting season, many sites are closed or partially closed to the public. Public should contact the site directly for closure updates and/or winter hours before going to site.

Fees & Passes
For additional information about slip rental, write the Department of Natural Resources, North Point Marina, 701 North Point Drive, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096 or call (847) 746-2845 or online at http://npmonline.com/

Additional Phone Numbers
Firewood Sales 847-662-4811
Food and Refreshments 847-662-4811
Gift Shop/Souvenirs 847-625-7300
Lodge 847-625-7300
Restaurant 847-625-7300
Theater Productions 847-625-7300

Content last updated January 29, 2018. Contact this park directly to obtain most current information.

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Camping
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/AdelineJayGeo-KarisIllinoisBeach.aspx
847-662-4811
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January 29, 2018 11:31 AM
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
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