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“Family Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pearl Lake

Pearl Lake
Highway 251, South Beloit, IL
(815) 389-1479
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This 4th of July we decided to do a camping trip with two other families. We choose Pearl Lake camp grounds in South Beloit, IL. We had three camp sites together which included electricity, water spiket, a fire pit and picnic table. In addition there was a very clean and well kept bathhouse with electricity for hot showers and hair care. The camp grounds were clean and we had alot of space for our three family to spread out and play ball, bags and nighttime flashlight games. The owners of this place take great care in making sure there is no loud obnoxious behavior going on and all families are ensured a safe and enjoyable adventure. The beach that is next to the camp sight is awesome fun! Restaurant, Tiki Hut with DJ and house special drinks. We had a blast. Something for the adults and alot for the kids to do.

Visited July 2013
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“Terrible morale”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice place to go to but the morale of every employee is horrific. My entire family was treated badly from check-in, to food order, to asking where the restrooms are located. Management here must not be good.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Way overpriced.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Nice man made beach, but way over priced and over crowded. I would rather drive 45 minutes to lake michigan. Loud music blares all day, sand is all trucked in so its like a mix of sand, dirt and gravel. The price is absurd. like 20$ for one person. They have an advantage being the only beach around. Which really isnt a beach at all. Pearl lake is also the on ly place around for scuba diving and training. I guess thats not too bad. As far a a beach for sun and fun, its not terrible, but bring your wallet and make sure its full of money.

Visited August 2012
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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“old school charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Pearl lake is tucked away off of hwy 51 and surrounded by industrial plants, yet when you pull up you immediately find yourself thinking of old school family vacation days. Reminds me of the camp in Dirty Dancing.

Visited June 2012
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Poplar Grove, IL
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158 reviews 158 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Traditional Wisconsin Dinner Club”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Wonderful location and view. The food is fine and the service is always pleasant. The dining area is small and wrapped around the bar. Weekend reservation are essential for groups. The restaurant is only open from April to October

Visited September 2012
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