Illinois Beach State Park

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Illinois Beach State Park

Location:In northeastern Illinois, on Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin border.
Facilities:244 Class A Premium sites with electricity and access to showers and sanitation facilities, camp store, swimming beach, fishing pier (é), trails (5 miles), picnic areas, interpretive center, 96-room resort lodge with conference center, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, and health club.
Activities:Camping, boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing (but not in nature preserve), interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is part of a dune complex that once stretched from south of Chicago to the Wisconsin line. Today the park contains the only beach ridge shoreline remaining in the state and a dramatic variety of vegetation and wildlife.
Address:Lake Front
Zion, IL 60099

Size: 4,160 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Enjoy music and a one-of-a-kind car show venue located inside of Illinois Beach State Park. For details, visit or call (847) 235-6528.
They are also reported have posed with an ISIS flag at Illinois Beach State Park.
A recovery program began in 1986 after the species was listed as federally endangered--and last year 75 pairs, including the pair at Illinois Beach State Park, were discovered breeding in the Great Lakes Region, according to Vince Cavalieri, Great Lakes piping plover coordinator for the U.S.
Reintroduction began in former habitat at Illinois Beach State Park in 1991.
Lake Co.: sand swale, Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, 2 Sep 1988, MBowles 842 (MOR); marshland, 2.5 miles S of Wauconda, 21 Sep 1961, R.A.Evers 71702 (ILLS); beach, Liatris spicata prairie, 24 Aug 1909, F.C.Gates 3210 (F); Illinois Beach State Park, 27 Aug 1983, U.Rowlett 1365 (F); alkaline marshy ground.
For example, we are partnering with The Morton Arboretum to reintroduce Pitcher's thistle (Cirsiumpitcheri) to Illinois Beach State Park. The species had not been seen in Illinois since the early 1900s but is now reproducing on its own at the park.
No one who has toured Stevenson High School, biked through Independence Grove, or spent an afternoon at Illinois Beach State Park could say our community isn't worth saving.
Glyceria maxima (Hartman) Holmberg (Poaceae, sweet reed grass) is reported for Illinois based on recently collected specimens from Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County, Illinois.
Main Attractions/Events: Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills, 60 hotels including Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Illinois Beach Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Volo Auto Museum, Hawthorn Mall, Lambs Farm, hiking/biking in Lake County Forest Preserves, boating/fishing on the Chain O' Lakes, Illinois Beach State Park, National Museum of the American Sailor, Historic Downtown Long Grove, Ravinia, Lake County Fair, Lake County Restaurant Week, Lake County Libation Trail and many community festivals.
Our next stop was the south unit of Illinois Beach State Park, where we quickly located a few Euro goldfinches in the pines outside the resort and conference center.

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