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“Nice to have a place like this nearby”

Illinois Beach State Park
Reviewed November 8, 2012

There is lots of open space here and plenty of free parking. The beaches could be a little bigger, but there are plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas. Be careful of your belongings, though, as this park draws a lot of questionable-character people.

4  Thank TravelerJim
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"nice beach"
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"from chicago"
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"beautiful place"
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"sheridan road"
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"bike path"
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"hiking trails"
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"beautiful lake"
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"great trails"
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"nature center"
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"south end"
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"winthrop harbor"
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"for sale"
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"north unit"
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"native plants"
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"quick swim"
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"camping trip"
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

ok beach area. really run down building. There are alot better lake michigan places to visit withing a 5 mile radius. Trust me. do a map quest search. Two beaches in winthrop harbor.

2  Thank Laurie A
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This was our first visit to the park in 4 years and it will be our last until they improve it. The only place to change into bating suits were the smelly out houses that havn't been cleaned out in months. The odor almost knocked you over. All of the amenities like concession stands are gone and the entire park is rundown and unkept. We ended up traveling to Racine Wisconsin to enjoy their fantastic North Beach.

2  Thank blonblu1
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Clean, not crowded, lots of rocks to look thru. Can walk quite a distance. Would have been nice to be able to take the bike trails.

1  Thank Jen313
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful lake access for free and nice, easy scenic nature walk. Parking is free and access to the lake and dunes is easy.

1  Thank Y_Ddraig
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