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Easy access to Lake Michigan makes Illinois Beach State Park a relaxing and enjoyable place to picnic with the family. Both the northern and southern units of the park contain ample picnic grounds, complete with tables.

Alcohol is prohibited at Illinois Beach State Park.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in the nature preserve. Dogs are allowed in the campground, the picnic area, and the remainder of the trails as long as they are on a leash. Pets are not to be left unattended.

Groups of 25 - 60 must have a picnic permit. Please call the park office for more information at (847) 662-4811.