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Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort

32223 N US Highway 12, Volo, IL 60073-9633
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Come to Fish Lake Beach for Overnight Camping and Seasonal Living! Both options include admission to our beach and swimming, fishing or boating in our 80 acre lake! Our heated pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, playgrounds, leash free dog park and weekend activities bring families back year after year. Overnight camping May 1st-October 15th in your own tent, RV or one of our rental park models. Seasonal Camping April 15th-October 15th allows families to rent a site to place a travel trailer, motor home or park model on, then come and go as you please. We're conveniently located on US Route 12, north of US Route 120. Near Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Lake County Forest Preserves, Metra Train station and other attractions. Our beach and lake are open to the public on WEEKDAYS ONLY for a low admission fee.
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Free parking
Free internet
Snack bar
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid internet
Hot tub
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Convenience store
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Self-serve laundry
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Renee096 wrote a review Jun 4
McHenry, Illinois4 contributions
This is our second stay at Fish Lake Beach and we’d come back again. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. We called for our reservations since we’re here for two weeks. We were initially staying 3 weeks but had to change our arrival date as we had a death in the family. They were understanding. The escort to our site was helpful since we needed to back in our RV. We have a 32 ft Winnebago with two pop outs. Also love the site we got as it was the perfect size for our camper and left us plenty of space between us and our neighbors. WiFi and cable is not great, but I couldn’t care less since I’m here for the outdoor fun. We also travel with our two dogs and have no issue with the other pets around. I haven’t heard dogs barking all night or loud parties. It’s a fairly normal campground for families. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Check in is 4pm. We arrived too early so ran to Woodmans for groceries and gas. There’s also a...
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Chad P wrote a review May 2022
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Our First evening there was nice. By the next morning you realize you are in a large dog park with constant barking. The wood they sold us smoldered for hours before it could burn and stunk like garbage. The pool is closed to the children until 11:00 am, which makes for a long morning with four kids. I brought in a seltzer water with me to the pool and was quickly scolded for having a water with me while watching my children at the pool. My wife and cousin also brought plastic traveling water bottles with ice water, and they were told those were not welcome. A young couple who we did not know arrived shortly after and choose seats furthest away from the pool. They each had a small Gatorade bottle. Before they could even get their towels on their chairs, they were told that there hydrating drinks were not welcome. No snacks No coolers No drinks No music. If a child was to walk ANY PACE faster than a SLOW walk a whistle was blown and told to walk and threatened with a time out. The kids in the kiddie pool had to SLOWLY WALK. NO SPLASHING and NO PUTTING THEIR HEADS UNDER WATER. We could only swim for 50 minutes and forced to take a 10-minute break. I understand rules are rules. However, these rules are taking the excitement from children going to the pool. Going to the beach wasn't any better. We have gone to many campgrounds and enjoy spending the day at the pool with other campers, family and friends. My wife and I were excited to find a place close to home to take our kids for weekend get aways. We wanted to report to our large camping group of a wonderful clean campground close to home. Instead, we found Fish Lake Beach fell short of an enjoyable experience for my four children, wife, Parents, Cousins family with 3 children and myself. We will not be returning to Fish Lake Beach and will not recommend. Hopefully this place can loosen the reins for a more enjoyable experience for others.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Murphy J wrote a review Apr 2022
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Beware of investing your money in park model trailers located in this park. You are not protected as there are no leases and no contracts that legally protect your right to occupy one of their lots. They only provide you with a seasonal permit that grants you the "revocable" and "terminable" permission to keep your trailer on their lot. I went to sell my trailer through their trailer sales and during negotiations the owner literally threatened and bullied me by telling me he could pull my trailer off my lot and out of the park at my expense anytime and for any reason. Additionally he told me he could decide not to renew my permit at his discretion. That he had no legal obligation to let me stay there, even long enough to sell my trailer. It was a complete nightmare. They have it set up where they have 100% legal power over your investment. Do yourself a favor and look at other parks that have lot ownership or lot leases that protect you.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Kim D wrote a review Jun 2021
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Nice campground with poor communication and amenities. I call because we arrived early and asked how early could I check in ? I was told someone was in my spot till 3 call back at 4 . Went there instead 2:30 someone took me to my spot. Woke up in morning with note on door electrical issues no electricity for 3 hours . Also no water for 9 hours main line broke. Paid $50.00 a site no electricity or plumbing. Will NOT be going back and want a refund! Talk to staff all they say is I’m sorry
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Susan Tiesi, Marketing at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort
Responded Jun 25, 2021
I'm very sorry your stay was impacted by a planned power outage that had to be solved quickly that morning. The break in the water line caused an unforseen disruption starting at 930a and that was resolved by approximately 330p. If you email us at camping@fishlakebeach.com your name perhaps we can resolve this to your satisfaction. Thanks.
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Eric S wrote a review Sep 2020
Lake in the Hills, Illinois1 contribution
I love FLB. My family loves FLB. Always have a great time. The entrance off Volo village road is awful. Worse than ever, damn near torn the axels off my trailer. I mentioned it to Rob, the manager, and was told to use the other entrance in a rather snarky manner. I prefer the Volo village entrance because I can turn left at the stop light. It's a safety thing. FLB should take that into account, campers may be safer turning left at a stop light while pulling their trailer. FLB would be 5 stars all day every day if the drive was fixed and Rob wasnt such a jerk all the time. Every year his cocky attitude seems to get worse, just like the entrance drive. Oh well. I will be back next year for sure, I still love the place.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
IGEOTRAVELLLC wrote a review Jun 2020
Glendale, Arizona1 contribution6 helpful votes
Do not camp here. It is obvious who is welcome. We made a reservation and had to cancel to due Rig issues and being stuck in another state. We cancelled before the penalty and we were not refunded our full amount even though we cancelled before their policy requirement. When i called to get clarification the female was extremely nasty and condescending when i asked about their policy.... Oh, and then she hung up on me. You would think i called, cursed, berated them the way she talked to me, but during these racially charged times Im sure they are happy we cancelled. We will take our black brown cream red skins and spend our GREEN money somewhere where we’ll be respected and treated as valued customers. We’ve been to camps like this before and we were harassed so I’m sure we saved ourselves by not staying here since I’m sure they would have had a problem with everything we did, as most racist business do. They like to berate POC when they don’t want them there... but first they take our money.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Melissa Jane wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois24 contributions8 helpful votes
We loved the campground but you can tell a lot about a business the way they conduct themselves during a crisis or a time such as COVID-19 . In the five years we had been with the campground we never had an issue until it was time for us to get our camper off the site this season. The campground normally opens in the middle of April but due to Covid it was closed, understandable... by the time they did open it we had also gone back to work and so now we need to schedule a time to bring up a U-Haul to remove all of our outdoor items and then schedule another time to bring up a big rented half ton pick up to be able to move our large travel trailer because we did not have a truck... we also could not do it on a weekend because where our trailer was located you can't turn around a big truck or get down there if there are any other cars on site so it needed to be done during the week...So again it was a matter of coordinating schedules ,both taking off of work , and being able to get there and back before the mandatory curfews went into effect.! We had never been late on any payments as seasonals and would have gladly paid extra money if it were asked, to accommodate us until we could get the trailer off the site .... instead the new manager Kristy (who happens to be the owners daughter) became extremely nasty with us leaving nasty voicemail messages and yelling at my husband on the phone screaming like a teenager!!! She claimed we went behind her back and we're taking advantage of the Campground by calling the other manager because she wasn't returning our calls... then she told us she was pulling the camper off and had nowhere to store it and that very night we need to come up immediately and pick it up??? We have plenty of friends up there who said there were numerous empty sites where the camper could have went for a couple of days until we could get up there to get it and we would've gladly even paid the fee but that was not offered .. Kristy said they had absolutely nowhere to store it and we needed to come get it that night!!!! even after we had emails from her saying they could store it for us... I wish I could say that this was just a miscommunication, but after being in management for over 20 years both my husband and were shocked at Kristy's behavior, her attitude, and the way that she treated us as loyal customers who had been there for five years. Just because your family owns the campground does not give you the right to treat customers the way that you did. She also got very nasty with our friends who were buying our deck from us to move it to their site..She refused to give them her name after their conversation?? Really? Who does that? Like i said, she is conducting herself like a child. Very bad management skills. We had planned on coming back up to visit because we truly did love the Campground and we had good memories there, but unfortunately this new manager still needs a lot of training and is so bad at Customer Service that we would never come up there again. She really needs to take some lessons from her mother YC who was amazing at working stuff out with customers ... This never ever needed to turn into an issue or get nasty there was absolutely no reason for it , and it saddens me that after being loyal customers for five years it had to end on such a sour note. Ok Rant done there- my only other issue was that the Beach is way too crowded on the weekends and they only open a small section to swim in. We hardly ever went on weekends even though we were seasonals and paid the $3,000 yearly fee. We had to wait to go during the week becasue it is open to the public. They also do not monitor the POOL , it is supposed to be for seasonals and campers and lifeguards are supposed to keep an eye out for that....but they always had random kids from the beach come up in big groups unsupervised ( unless Brianna the lifeguard was working) she did not play games and kicked them out. So we just used the pool occasionally when it was not overcrowded. But again it comes down to the new management. I still think it is a great campground, no campground is perfect....the new manager just needs to get more experience and learn how to treat customers.
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Date of stay: June 2020
2 Helpful votes
Run4medals wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois130 contributions69 helpful votes
We have been going to Fish Lake Beach for the last five years. This time it was very disappointing. The first night we were there the people two campers away from us were intoxicated and they were yelling and screaming until 1:00am. There is one lifeguard at the pool but she does not pay attention to the children in the water. The bathrooms were disgusting and there is no ventilation in them so it's hot and humid and there is water on the floor. Not sure if we will be back next year
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Date of stay: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Amy S wrote a review Aug 2019
Des Plaines, Illinois9 contributions5 helpful votes
If you are hoping for a quiet getaway, this is not the place. The beach is ok with murky water. A man in deeper water of the beach started panicking & flailing his arms as he could not swim. Luckily, a friend or relative was able to pull him back in, although it was not easy. The lifeguards never came out. Similar situation at the pool, where the lifeguard was often talking with friends/regulars. After going to public pools where lifeguards are trained to be vigilant, it was disappointing. Similar comments about the life guards in previous reviews. We often saw people walking around drinking alcohol, so by nightfall, lots of intoxicated guests! One person pushed a stroller full of alcohol. Also, the beach is open to private parties so the parking was extremely crowded. From our site, the walk was long so most drive to the beach. One group was blasting music with foul language. I asked employees at the gate if a dish washing station was available. They had never heard of these so I explained that it's just a sink that people can use to do dishes. Much easier and much more sanitary than washing dishes at a tent site. Anyway, I was told to use the bathroom sinks. Huh? So I did. Then a fellow camper "snitched" and a young employee came in and started yelling at me. When I told her that I was advised by the campground employees to use these sinks, she was not apologetic and said she would inform all the employees of the rules. Totally humiliating.
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
250amd wrote a review Aug 2018
Wildwood, Florida25 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the second time staying at Fish Lake. We stayed a week last year and stayed a week this year. Clean bathrooms, love the pool to busy to use it this trip. Our vehicle broke down and Frank and his wife went out of their way and drove us to check on our vehicle because we had no transportation. It is this type of caring that makes this campground a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled
Response from Susan Tiesi, General Manager at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort
Responded Jun 30, 2021
Thank you for your kind remarks about our staff. We're happy to know that things worked out for you. Come back soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Nearby attractions include Volo Auto Museum (0.3 miles), Moraine Hills State Park (3.5 miles), and Volo Bog State Natural Area (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobby's Barrel, Slyce Coal Fired Pizza, and Whistle Stop Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Volo.
Are pets allowed at Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.